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Here are some lesser-known facts about Aliko Dangote



Here are some lesser-known facts about Aliko Dangote, the Nigerian billionaire, and businessman:

  1. He was born in Kano, Nigeria, in 1957, and comes from a wealthy Muslim family.
  2. Dangote initially started his business career in the late 1970s trading in commodities such as cement, sugar, salt, and flour.
  3. He founded Dangote Group in 1981, which is now one of the largest conglomerates in Africa, with interests in cement, sugar, salt, flour, fertilizer, and more.
  4. Dangote is currently the richest man in Africa and has been named by Forbes as one of the wealthiest people in the world.
  5. He is known for his philanthropic activities and has donated billions of naira to various causes, including education, health, and disaster relief efforts.
  6. Dangote is also an avid sports enthusiast and has expressed interest in purchasing a Premier League football club.
  7. Despite his immense wealth, Dangote is known for his modest lifestyle and is often seen driving himself around in his own cars.
  8. He is a strong advocate for African business and has stated that his ultimate goal is to build an African conglomerate that rivals multinational corporations.
  9. Dangote is married and has three children.
  10. He has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career, including the Nigerian National Honours and African Business Leader awards.


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