Aliko Dangote – Africa’s Richest Man?


For a man who is supposed to be Africa’s richest man, you don’t hear much of Aliko Dangote. In a country where many people’s riches are tied to the oil industry, Dangote made his fortune in myriad industries.  His Dangote Group of companies is a formidable conglomerate with operations across Africa and interests in sugar, flour milling, salt processing, cement manufacturing, textiles, real estate, and oil and gas.

In 2008 Forbes magazine estimated his fortune at $2.5 billion US dollars (others estimate his fortune at $5 billion). Either way, he is stupendously wealthy!

Some interesting links below about Aliko Dangote’s background and business empire:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfXJ9TRMVsw&feature=related



http://odili.net/news/source/2008/mar/7/206.html

http://www.forbes.com/lists/2009/10/billionaires-2009-richest-people_Aliko-Dangote_64RI.html

http://www.newswatchngr.com/profiles/Aliko%20Dangote-Ultimate%20Player.htm

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10 responses

  1. The man is really wealthy

  2. The man is so humble.

  3. he is a hard workin man but….

  4. nwaike charles emeka | Reply

    pls can you help me get this message across to him that i have a solution of converting gas to liquid petroleum as a means of checking gas fffffffffffffffflaring ,this is my phone number 08060905777,my contact addresss 5,ashogbon street olodi apapa lagos. i am a student of petroleum engineering.

    1. Ekuson Debango | Reply

      Mr. Nwaike Charles:I suggest you patent this idea of yours rather than naively hand it to someone else.Don’t you want to make your own millions,if not billions?I doubt the man will waste a penny on this idea of yours given the 419 phenomenon currently ravaging the plains of that geographic space called Nigeria. Good luck with your ideas bloke.

  5. A business man with alot of innovative ideas. Will his doing fine in business

  6. dennis o. enadeghe | Reply

    i wish 2 write an ebook on d “richest black in africa” soon using his name. hope no problem? help me 2 convey dis text.

  7. Diz Honourable man is RICH

  8. Joseph Moses Buba | Reply

    Ur are a great man u did well 2 dis country by esterblishing companies here in Nigerea where thousands of pple are getting dere daily bread. I pray God 2 bless u more n more n 2 keep u 4 more great did.

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