Rational humans shouldn't be motivated by financial gain. Forget about amassing a fortune in possessions; real riches come from being able to control one's consumption, not the other way around. The "King of Cement," Aliko Dangote, was named Africa's wealthiest individual once again. Supposedly, he's worth $13.4 billion.
Dangote is heavily invested in a wide range of businesses, from manufacturing to consumer goods to the oil and gas industries, and more. On April 10, 1957, he was born to a wealthy Muslim family in Kano State, Nigeria.
He established the Dangote Group and has been working to expand it for over 30 years. Dangote started his import-and-resale firm in Nigeria at the age of 21 with a $3,000 loan from his uncle. After assuming ownership, he expanded a little shop into one of Africa's most prosperous businesses. Dangote, like many other multibillionaires, is an extremely private person who dislikes talking about his wealth in public.
The current value of his Abuja property is estimated at $30 million (R450 Million). He's been there for almost a decade. Dangote believes that spending money and time on luxuries is a waste because they divert him from his true priorities. His whole portfolio of properties is located in Nigeria.
The classic design and details of the home will always be popular. Dangote spends a great deal of time in his living room watching business-related television. TV is a fun pastime for him and he normally watches Bloomberg TV, but there are other business news channels that he enjoys just as much.
After a day spent overseeing his multmultibillion-dollarpany, Africa's richest man heads to bed. He has received guests such as President Goodluck Jonathan, Bill Gates, and perhaps many other African heads of state.
They have a beautiful kitchen that serves as the focal point of their home. Family and friends from all over the world can find physical, mental, and spiritual nourishment in the meals given there. The dining room is where he periodically entertains important business guests and where his family usually gathers for meals.
The Dangote mansion is among the most extravagant in all of Africa, and its proprietor is a role model for all of us. Perhaps one of the many lessons we can learn from Aliko Dangote's story is that taking risks and being inventive both pay off in the end. It is my sincere hope that the New Year brings you nothing but prosperity. As the new year begins, I wish you nothing but pleasure and joy.
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