Aliko Dangote

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Birthday
10, 1957
Birthplace
Kano, Nigeria
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
10, 1957 (age 61)
Birthplace
Kano, Nigeria

About

Nigerian business magnate who was ranked 43rd richest person in the world and richest person in Africa in 2013. He was featured in Forbes as the 43rd richest man in Africa.

Before Fame

He studied business at Al-Azhar University in Egypt and then borrowed money from his uncle to start his first business. The Dangote group began in 1977 as a small trading company but grew into a multinational conglomerate.

Trivia

His company dominated the sugar and refinery industry and later diversified by spreading into telecommunication. In 2009, he was the largest purveyor of jobs in the construction industry.

Family Life

He was married four times and had fifteen children.

Associated With

He was appointed Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger by Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan in 2011.