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: