Name: Alhaji Aliko Dangote
Born: 10 April 1957
Career: Business man
Aliko Dangote Untold Biography
The Alhaji Aliko Dangote aka Dangote was born 10th of the month April 1957, Dangote is a Nigerian business man mogul and philanthropist who is the founder and chairman and CEO of Dangote Group, an industrial conglomerate in Nigeria and Africa, with huge influence on the state of the country.
Aliko Dangote, an ethnic Hausa Muslim who is from Kano, Kano State. Dangote who was born on the 10 of April 1957 into a wealthy Muslim family from the north, the son of Mohammed Dangote and Mariya Sanusi Dantata, herself the daughter of Sanusi Dantata.
Dangote is the great grandson of sir Alhaji Alhassan Dantata, one of the richest in West African as at the time of his death in up in 1955, which was sad. Dangote lives in Lagos with his family, he was formally married and Dangote has three daughters including Halima Dangote, and one adopted son, whom he revealed he loves like his son.
Dangote was educated and schooled at the Sheikh Ali Kumasi Madrasa in kano, followed by Capital High School, all in Kano, Kano state. In 1978, he the boss graduated from the Government College, Birnin Kudu. Dangote received abachelor’s degree in business studies and administration from Al-Azhar University, Cairo, making him a degree holder.
Today the company is a multi trillion naira conglomerate with many as possible of its operations in Africa and mostly west Africa such as Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia and Togo, simply all west African region.
Dangote has expanded and spread to cover food processing, cement manufacturing, and freight goods. The Dangote Group also influence a large sector of the sugar market in Nigeria and west Africa as a whole and is a major supplier or giver of the country’s soft drink companies, breweries, and confectioners in Nigeria.
The Dangote Group has moved from being a trading stock company to being the largest yes biggest industrial group and business in Nigeria including Dangote Sugar Refinery, Dangote Cement, and Dangote Flour in Nigeria. In July 2012, Dangote approached or reach the Nigerian Ports Authority to lease an abandoned piece of land at the Apapa Port, which was approved by the authorities.
Dangote later built and created facilities for his flour company at the site. In the 1990s, he approached the Central Bank of Nigeria with the idea and innovation that it would be cheaper for the bank to allow his transport business or company to manage their fleet of staff buses owned, a proposal that was also approved by the organization.
Dangote also donated and gave money to the Nigeria sport ministry to renovate the national stadium in Abuja, Nigeria. In Nigeria today, Dangote Group with its dominance in the sugar market and refinery business is the main supplier up to 70 percent of the market stock, to the country’s soft drinks companies, breweries and confectioners.
It is the largest refinery in Africa at large and the third largest in the world, producing 800,000 tonnes of sugar annually nonstop. Dangote Group also largely owns salt factories with also flour mills and is a major importer of rice and fertiliser in the country.
It also has major investments in real estate, banking, transport, textiles, oil, and gas in and outside the country. The company employs more than 11,000 people and is the largest industrial conglomerate in West Africa and Africa as a whole.
Dangote has wildly went into telecommunications and have already started building 14,000 kilometres of fibre optic cables to supply the whole of Nigeria region. Therefore Dangote was honoured in January of 2009 as the leading provider of employment in the Nigerian construction industry with accolades.
He has said in his word, Let me tell you this and I want to really emphasise it out to you all … nothing is going to help Nigeria like Nigerians bringing back their money to invest in the country. If you give me $5 billion now and today, I will invest everything here in Nigeria not abroad. Let us put our heads together and work to make the country better.
Dangote has an estimated net worth of US$8.3billion as of July of 2020 making him the 162 wealthiest person in the world and the richest person in both Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Biography of Davido and Net worth