Alhaji Aliko Dangote is one man many would view as a man of timber and bore. With titles like MFR and GCON to his name, Aliko has accomplished an awesome arrangement in his lifetime remarkable of which is being viewed as the world’s wealthiest Dark man.
Conceived on the tenth of April, 1957, Dangote is a business magnate who possesses the Dangote Aggregate, a differing undertaking with interests in products. The organization gloats of operations in Nigeria and a few different nations in Africa, including Benin, Cameroon, Togo, Ghana, South Africa and Zambia. He is as of now justified regardless of an expected total assets of $26.3 billion USD. As indicated by Forbes Magazine, Dangote is the 23rd wealthiest individual on the planet and the wealthiest man in Africa. He was given the name ‘Aliko, which signifies ‘The Triumphant One Who Safeguards Mankind’, by his granddad, Sanusi Dantata.
Regarding scholarly interest, the Kano conceived business head honcho went to various schools including: Kano Capital Primary School and Sheik Ali Kumasi Madrasa (Arabic School in 1964, and Capital Secondary School, Kano in the 1970s. He considered business at the Al-Azhar College in Cairo, Egypt where he sacked a degree in Business Studies and Organization and after that came back to Nigeria to take a credit from his uncle Abdulkadir Dantata, who gave him the whole of ₦500,000 (Naira, NGN) when Aliko was just 21 years of age, youthful and hoping to end up noticeably a business visionary.
Aliko had dependably had a talent for profiting. He once stated, “I can recollect when I was in grade school, I would go and purchase containers of desserts [sugar boxes] and I would begin offering them just to profit. I was so inspired by business, even around then.”
The Dangote Amass appeared as an independent company firm in 1977 and after more than 30 years, it has transformed into a multi-trillion naira aggregate with a large portion of its operations in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo.
Dangote has gone past the customary extending his line of organizations to likewise suit ranges like nourishment preparing, bond assembling, and cargo. The Dangote Gathering is the main brand in the Nigerian sugar showcase and is the significant sugar provider to the nation’s soda pop organizations, distilleries, and confectioners. The Dangote Aggregate has developed from an insignificant exchanging organization to the biggest mechanical gathering in Nigeria and these include: Dangote Sugar Refinery, Dangote Bond, and Dangote Flour, among others.
Dangote’s sugar refinery is the biggest refinery in Africa and on the planet, it gloats of being the third biggest representing around 800,000 tons of sugar every year. Aside from these, the Dangote Bunch salt production lines and flour processes and is a noteworthy merchant of things like rice, fish, pasta, bond and manure.
The organization bargains in the exportation of cotton, cashew nuts, cocoa, sesame seed and ginger to a few nations. It likewise has significant interests in land, managing an account, transport, materials and oil and gas. The organization gives employments to more than 11,000 individuals and is legitimately the biggest modern aggregate in the entire of West Africa.
In July 2012, Dangote made a move by proposing the possibility of renting a deserted real estate parcel at the Apapa Port to individuals from the Nigerian Ports Expert which was generally welcomed and received. He later set up offices for his flour processes around there.
In the 1990s he moved toward the National Bank of Nigeria with the possibility that it would be less expensive for the bank to permit his vehicle organization to deal with their armada of staff transports and there was additionally no complaint to this.
In Nigeria today, Dangote Amass with its predominance in the sugar market and refinery business is the primary provider (70% of the market) to the nation’s soda pops organizations, bottling works and confectioners.
Dangote has dug into the domain of media communications and has gotten arranges under way to construct 14,000 kilometers of fiber optic links to provide food for the entire of Nigeria. This prompted Dangote being respected in January 2009 as the main supplier of work in the Nigerian development industry.
He stated, “Let me reveal to you this and I need to truly stress it… nothing will help Nigeria like Nigerians bringing back their cash. In the event that you give me $5 billion today, I will put everything here in Nigeria. Give us a chance to assemble our heads and work.”
In the region of governmental issues in Nigeria, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has never been on the sidelines. In 2003, he gave a lot of assets for previous president, Olusegun Obasanjo’s re-decision offer. to which he gave over N200 million (US$2M).
He has dependably been a kind supporter to causes judging from his commitment of N50 million (US$0.5M) to the National Mosque under the appearance of “Companions of Obasanjo and Atiku”. He likewise contributed N200 million to the Presidential Library. These profoundly disputable endowments to individuals from the decision Party [PDP] have cocked eyebrows in spite of very advertised hostile to defilement crusades amid Obasanjo’s second term administration. In 2014, the Nigerian government uncovered that Aliko Dangote had conferred the incredible entirety of 150 million Naira to battle the spread of the Ebola infection in Nigeria.
Dangote has three kin from his moms’ side: Sani, Bello and a more youthful sibling who lost his life in an air crash in Kano with Ibrahim Abacha in 1996. His mom, Mariya, whom he named his recreational pontoon after is as yet alive. He has been hitched and separated three times.
His present marriage created three excellent kids: Halima, Fatima and Sadia. Before, he had been impractically connected with the Chief and Secretary of his Unified Kingdom backup, Dangote Worldwide Administrations, Miss Oluwatosin Coker, and a sugar vendor and minister, Rev. Boss (Mrs.) Josephine Oluwadamilola Kuteyi.
The multi-very rich person Aliko is presently throwing his look past items like bond, sugar and flour–the three wares that filled in as the establishment for his business domain, to the oil business.
In April 2014, he reported that he had gotten $9 billion financing from a consortium of neighborhood and global banks to build a private oil refinery, compost and petrochemical complex in Nigeria. Dangote Concrete which is currently traded on an open market is likewise increasing new grounds in Africa with about $750 million put resources into new plants for Kenya and Niger.