The announcement made by Forbes early this year pronounced Aliko Dangote as the richest man in Africa.The Nigerian Man who has been the top richest in Africa 10 times in a row has a net worth of 11.7 billion U.S. dollars as of the 2021's reports by Forbes early this year. He is ranked at number 183 worldwide.
Alhaji Aliko Dangote
Aliko Dangote is the founder and currently the chairman of Dangote Cement which is the largest cement producer on the whole African continent, and also the owner of salt and sugar manufacturing companies.
According to Wikipedia, Aliko Dangote was born on 10 April 1957 in Kano State in Nigeria into a wealthy Muslim family of the Nigerian bourgeoisie and he is the son of Mohammed Dangote and Mariya Sanusi Dantata, the daughter of Sanusi Dantata. He is the great-grandson of Alhassan Dantata, the richest West African at the time of his death in 1955.
He graduated from the Government College, Birnin Kudu in 1978 where he received a bachelor's degree in business studies and administration from Al-Azhar University in Cairo.
Currently Dangote lives in Lagos, Nigeria. He has been married and divorced twice and has three daughters named Mariya, Halima, Fatimah with one adopted son Abdulrahman Fasasi.
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