Heard about the famous Dangote Group? Who wouldn’t! Aliko Dangote is the owner of this massive group and a philanthropist. He not only the owner but also the biggest Nigerian Business Magnate. He is one of the richest persons in the world and in Africa, he stands at first place in terms of wealth. Here is a quick summary of life, career and net worth of Aliko Dangote in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Born on 10th April 1957, Aliko Dangote belongs to Kano in Nigeria. He was born in a Muslim family. His great-grandfather Alhaji Alhassan Dantata was considered to be the richest African of the time, which meant that his family was already well settled.
Aliko Dangote was business-minded ever since he was a child. He did his schooling from Sheikh Ali Kumasi Madrasa and Capital High School, whereas he was graduated from Al-Azhar University at Cairo with a degree in Business and Management.
Aliko Dangote currently lives in Lagos, Nigeria and has a beautiful wife. He had been married to three ladies earlier but got divorced. However, now he has only one wife and is a father of three beautiful girls.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
The company of which Aliko Dangote is the owner started back in the year 1977. Dangote Group has its branches in Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria. When Aliko grew, he contributed $1million at Olusegun Obasanjo’s re-election. At the National Mosque, $0.25 million was contributed by him.
In the year 2011, he received ‘Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger Award’ by Goodluck Jonathan (Nigeria’s President). When there was a spread of Ebola, Aliko Dangote donated 150 million to the government so that it could be used to stop the disease. In the year 2014, he received the title of Forbes Africa Person and the next year in 2015; he won the Clinton Global Citizen Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
Aliko Dangote is entitled with both the titles of The Richest African and Richest Black Person. This person has its net worth in the present year at around $12.5 Billion. Apart from it, he stands at the 66th position to be the most powerful person in the world. He entered the list of richest persons from the year 2014 and has maintained his position in it. Every year, he added some amount to his wealth so that he could reach the top list of the richest persons in the world. He has earned millions from his company which continues its operations successfully in various African countries.
Since Aliko Dangote was determined and passionate to earn money, and no one could stop him. When he was in a primary school, he got involved in business all by himself. He did everything on his own and became the richest man in Africa just like his great-grandfather and is now one of the richest persons in the world. We want him to be more successful in his life and achieve his goals. All the best Aliko Dangote!