Aliko Dangote was bornon 10 April 1957 in Lagos, Nigeria, Nigeria, is CEO, Dangote Group. Aliko Dangote is #102 in List Billionaires People In The World. Dangote, Africa's richest man, founded and chairs Dangote Cement, the continent's largest cement producer. He owns nearly 88% of publicly-traded Dangote Cement through a holding company. Dangote Cement produces 44 million metric tons annually and plans to increase its output 33% by 2020. Dangote also owns stakes in publicly-traded salt, sugar and flour manufacturing companies.
Nigeria is one of the best-kept secrets. A lot of foreigners are not investing because they're waiting for the right time. There is no right time.
As of February 2017, he had an estimated net worth of US$12
Dangote was named as the Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2014
In 2013, Dangote and six other prominent Nigerians were conferred honorary citizenship of Arkansas State by Governor Mike Beebe who also proclaimed 30 May of every year as Nigeria Day in the US
In July 2012, Dangote approached the Nigerian Ports Authorities to lease an abandoned piece of land at the Apapa Port, which was approved
In November 2011, Dangote was awarded Nigeria's second highest honour, the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) by the President, Goodluck Jonathan
In May 2010, Britain's Daily Mirror reported that Dangote was interested in buying a 16 per cent stake in Premiership side Arsenal belonging to Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith
As a result, Dangote was honoured in January 2009 as the leading provider of employment in the Nigerian construction industry
"Dangote played a prominent role in the funding of Olusegun Obasanjo's re-election bid in 2003, to which he gave over N200 million (US$1M)
In the 1990s, he approached the Central Bank of Nigeria with the idea that it would be cheaper for the bank to allow his transport company to manage their fleet of staff buses, a proposal that was also approved
The Dangote Group was established as a small trading firm in 1977, the same year Dangote relocated to Lagos to expand the company
Aliko Dangote, an ethnic Hausa Muslim from Kano State, was born on 10 April 1957 into a wealthy Muslim family
He is the great-grandson of Alhaji Alhassan Dantata, the richest African at the time of his death in 1955