Business Magnate, investor and President of Dangote Groups Aliko Dangote has moved up 39 places in rankings of world richest people.
Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, founded and chairs Dangote Cement, the continent’s largest cement producer. Dangote Cement Produces 44million metric ton of cement and plans to improve it 33% by 2020.
Dangote, who remains the richest man in Africa for the eighth year running, was the only Nigerian on the list of the top 500 billionaires, as released last week by Bloomberg in its yearly billionaire’s list.
Aliko Dangote’s journey to fortune is not a rag to riches story. He came from a wealthy family that was able to provide financial assistance to start his business. Over the years, Dangote has expanded into new business segments, including telecommunications, real estate and steel manufacturing.
Today Aliko Dangote, 61, is worth $16.6billion dollars according to Bloomberg as at 28th, February 2019.
He is currently constructing his own refinery in Nigeria and a fertilizer plant worth over $5billion dollars
The other four Africans on the list are Nicky Oppenheimer of South Africa, who was ranked No. 216 with an estimated worth of $7.05 billion; Johann Rupert of South Africa (ranked No. 225 with an estimated worth of $6.92bn); and Natie Kash of South Africa (ranked No. 263 with an estimated worth of $6.10bn). The fifth and last African on the list of 500 HNW individuals was Naguib Sawiris of Egypt, ranked No. 331 with an estimated fortune of $5.12bn.
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