Aliko Dangote is currently the richest man in Africa. He is a self-made billionaire from Nigeria, trading goods such as flour, sugar and cement. Dangote seeks opportunities to expand his business and is known to be very resourceful. He currently has a total of $11.2 billion. AlikoDangote also once held the title of the richest black man in the world.
Aliko Dangote is an optimist when it comes to Nigerian prospects, claiming that, "you just have to believe that yes, there is a future in this country of ours". Dangote generously funded the re-election of Obasanjo's re-election campaign in 2003 and is particularly involved in the development of his home of Nigeria. He has many employees, contributing to African communities by creating jobs in Nigeria and other African countries.
Dangote was born into a wealthy family and had an interest in business from an early age, making a profit by selling sweets to other children when he was in primary school. In 1977, 20-year-old Dangote founded a small trading firm that eventually grew to be an industry titan.
Aliko Dangote has been married four times, and has a total of 15 children. He currently has an American partner named Margie Neal.
The billionaire has a high respect for authority and believes that it is important to be obedient when it comes to government issues, as taught by his grandfather. This is especially important as politics play such a large role in his country. AlikoDangote's involvement in politics perhaps stems from his grandfather's morale.
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