Aliko Dangote is one of the richest men in Nigeria who is best known as the founder of Dangote Group. His company operates in several African countries as well as Nigeria. He is the 67th richest person on the planet according to Forbes Magazine. Dangote Sugar Refinery is one of the biggest organizations in Nigeria. Keep reading to know more about Aliko Dangote’s net worth in 2018.
Aliko Dangote Early Life
Aliko Dangote was born in 1957 on 10th April to Mariya Sanusi Dantata and Mohammed Dangote Hajia. He comes from a wealthy family. He is the great grandson of the richest man in Africa, Alhaji Alhassan Dantata.
In a candid interview, Dangote shared a children story, which depicts his passion and love business. When he was in his school, he used to sell candy to students in order to make money.
He was born and brought up in Nigeria.
Dangote completed his graduation from Al-Azhar University in Business Studies.
Aliko Dangote has married and divorced twice. His first marriage was arranged by his parents. He married his second wife, Maria AD Muhammad Rufai, but their marriage didn’t last any longer.
He has also been linked with 2013 Beauty Queen, Sylvia Nduka. There were also speculations that the couple has married secretly but nothing was confirmed rather it was reported that couple has separated.
Dangote has one daughter named Halima Dangote according to Wikipedia. However, he is often seen with two other girls named Mariya and Fatima who are also considered to his daughters.
Aliko Dangote Career, Awards & Achievement
Aliko Dangote established Dangote Group in 1977, and later relocated to Lagos to expand the realms of his company in Africa. Today the organization is a multi-trillion business magnate that dominates Nigerian sugar market, is also a major supplier of brewers, confectioners and soft drink in many countries. He has expanded his business to freight, cement manufacturing, and food cover processing.
Dangote has shown his interest in buying an English Football team called Arsenal in 2015. He also stated his plans of firing team’s manager Arsene Wenger, if he was able to buy the team.
Apart from his business modules, he also shows a keen interest in politics and can be seen funding parties of his supporters and friends.
Awards & Achievements
In 2007, Africa Investors Index awarded his Dangote Sugar Refinery with Best African Initial Public Offer. In 2014, Forbes honored Dangote by naming him 2014 Africa Person of the Year. In 2007, his company was also awarded as the Global Excellence Company of Year. In 2009, his company was honored with the International Quality Award in Gold Category.
Dangote has also been honored with Nigeria’s second highest honor GCON (Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger) by then, President, Goodluck Jonathan in 2011.
Net Worth of Aliko Dangote
Aliko Dangote has an estimated net worth of more than $13.1 billion. He has made his net worth from his smart investments, business modules and his organization Dangote Group. He also gets a royalty from his family business. He also has shares in some of the business biggies that also help in fueling his fortune.
Aliko Dangote comes from a family of fortune, but he hasn’t taken that wealth for granted. He ensured that his family remains the richest family in Nigeria and Africa by introducing new business prospects in his family business and also helping it expanding in Africa. He is a true inspiration for a black man; he has used his education in his fortune and created an empire that transformed him into the 67th richest man on the planet. In the list full of white billionaires, Dangote is a Black legend to reach the list.