Aliko Dangote: 11 facts about him you may not know

Aliko Dangote: 11 facts about him you may not know

He was born in April 10, 1957 in Kano, Nigeria. He’s the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote group, Africa’s biggest business group

11. Aliko Dangote is worth 12.7 billion in 2021 according to Forbes

Aliko Dangote’s net worth has increased in 2021, making him the richest man on the African continent. Dongote has been on top as Africa richest man for many years. He continues to be the pacesetter on the continent and the world.

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10. The Dangote brand has expanded into many Ventures

The brand deals in food processing, cement manufacturing and freight. It has grown from a mere trading company into an industrial brand, with Dangote Flour, Dangote cement and Dangote Sugar Refinery

9. Aliko Dangote is a proud fan of English football club Arsenal

The richest man in Africa is an Arsenal fan. He even showed interest to purchase the club sometime ago. In an interview, Dangote said he still had interest but had some projects to complete. Read more here when he said he was buying Arsenal

8. He had his tertiary education at Al-Azhar University, cairo

Aliko Dangote went to Al-Azhar University, Cairo where he graduated with a in Business and administration. He had his high school education at Sheikh Ali Kumasi Madrasa followed by Capital High school, Kano and Completed at Government college, Birnin Kudu.

7. The Dangote brand operates only in Africa

The Dangote brand only operates in Africa for now. Some of the countries include Ghana, Benin, Ivory Coast, Togo, Zambia and of course Nigeria.

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6. He divorced twice

Aliko Dangote has been married and divorced two times. He has three daughters: Halima Dangote, Fatima Dangote, Mariya Dangote and a son he adopted Mohammed Dangote.

5. He has been massively investing in the telecommunications space for sometime now

Aliko Dangote has ventured into the telecommunications space. His conglomerate is currently building 14,000 kilometres of fibre optic cables to supply to the whole of Nigeria.

4. Dangote also has investments in this areas

He massively invested in gas, transportation, banking, oil, textiles and real estate.

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3. His brand Dangote group was named most supportive company

The Dangote was named most supportive company December 2021. He was also honoured in January 2009 as the leading provider of employment in Nigerian construction industry.

2. Dongote has no political ambitions

He has not developed any interest in politics. Aliko Dangote just wany to expand in business, to develop Nigeria and Africa by helping to create job.

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11. Alhassan Dantata, Dangote’s great grand father was the richest man in West Africa in the 1940s

Alhassan Dantata was the richest in West Africa in the 1940s. Dantata built Kong Groundnut Pyramids amd dealt in kolanuts. He was a supplier to British companies back then. His great grand son, Dangote is the rich man.


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