Aliko Dangote Biography
Aliko Dangote is a Nigerian businessman, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group. He is well known for being the Richest person on the African continent. He is also ranked by Forbes magazine as the 100th-richest person in the world.
Aliko Dangote Education
Dangote was educated at the Sheikh Ali Kumasi Madrasa, followed by Capital High School, Kano. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business studies and administration from Al-Azhar University, Cairo.
Aliko Dangote Age
Aliko Dangote was born on 10 April 1957 in Kano State, Nigeria. He was born under the birth sign Aries.
Aliko Dangote Birthday
The business mogul celebrates his birthday in the month of April 10th every year. One of his most memorable birthday celebrations is his 62nd birthday.
Dangote was given a surprise party in his office and the most well baked and customized cakes graced his table. The cakes on display featured creative replications of some of the products that are synonymous to the Dangote group.
There were cakes baked in the form of cement bags, others taking the form of the trailer as well as some others that were baked in the form of sachets of sugar and salt.
Aliko Dangote Family
Dangote’s parents’ names are Mohammed Dangote [father] and Hajia Mariya Sanusi Dantata [mother].
Aliko Dangote, an ethnic Hausa Muslim from Kano, Kano State was born into a wealthy Muslim family. He is the great-grandson of Alhaji Alhassan Dantata, the richest West African at the time of his death in 1955.
He also has a brother Sani Dangote.
Aliko Dangote Wife
He has been married up to three times and his first three marriages ended in divorce. His first wife was selected for him in 1977; that was when he was 20 years old.
Dangote got married to Mariya A D Muhammad Rufai, who is the daughter of Commissioner for Women Affairs and Human Services in Bauchi state. He later divorced her too. At present, no one knows who his current wife is.
Rumors circulated on the raven sometimes ago that he got wedded to one Sylvia Nduka, who is an ex-beauty queen. The ex-beauty queen of 2013 had been seen cruising around in Dangote’s jet and she had even added Aliko Dangote’s name to the back of her name.
She was said to have updated her Instagram name to Sylvia Nduka AD, where AD means Aliko Dangote. There are rumors also that the said marriage has also ended reason being after she revealed secrets about him. He has a total of fifteen children from these marriages. So if you are asking how many wives Dangote has, know that he is still single and not a polygamous person as most people might think.
Aliko Dangote Children
He has a total of fifteen children from these marriages along with 5 grandchildren too. Aliko Dangote daughters are three in his family. They are all grown-up beautiful ladies and went to the best schools abroad.
All of them are grown ladies and they are well educated. A known fact about Dangote’s daughters is that unlike their father who is more exposed to the media, they are not; that is why information about Dangote’s daughters are scarce.
The names of Dangote’s three daughters are Mariya Dangote, Fatima Dangote, and Halima Dangote. They studied in the United Kingdom. Mariya is the first followed by Halima and Fatima respectively. They also have a stake in their father’s companies and businesses.
Apart from his three daughters, Dangote has an heir to his investments and fortunes. Although, this son of his was however adopted and do not bear Dangote’s name. The name of the adopted son of Dangote is Abdulrahman Fasasi.
Aliko Dangote Daughter Wedding
Aliko Dangote daughter’s wedding was one of the most talked-about weddings of the year for now until the Royal wedding in 2018. The ceremony took place on On the 23rd March, Fatima, who is Dangote’s youngest daughter wedded Jamilu Abubakar, son of Nigeria’s former Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Dikko Abubakar in Lagos, Nigeria.
On the following day, a grand reception was held in Abuja before the final wedding attended by among them, world’s richest man Bill Gates, Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and First Lady Aisha Buhari.
Kenyan TV presenter Jeff Koinange also attended the stunning ceremony that saw performances by Nigeria’s finest, Wizkid and Davido.
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Aliko Dangote Net Worth
Dangote, the richest man in Africa has a net worth of US$8.8 billion as of 2019. He has amassed his fortune from various enterprises which are under his name.
He founded and chairs Dangote Cement, the continent’s largest cement producer. He owns nearly 85% of publicly-traded Dangote Cement through a holding company.
Dangote Cement produces 45.6 million metric tons annually and has operations in 10 countries across Africa. Dangote also owns stakes in publicly-traded salt, sugar, and flour manufacturing companies.
Dangote Refinery has been under construction for three years and is expected to be one of the world’s largest oil refineries once complete.
Aliko Dangote House And Cars
The Dangote houses and cars are part of his most priceless possessions. His properties run to billions of dollars. The Alhaji Aliko Dangote cars alone cost millions of dollars. Mr. Aliko Dangote owns a lot of houses in different parts of the world. He has a very expensive house in the United Kingdom which he bought in 2016.
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Aliko’s cars and houses if brought together can be worth millions or billions of dollars. Dangote Cars Collection His garage houses the best high-class cars that are out of reach for many. If we can have a peek at his garage we will be greeted by a collection of glamorous cars. To start you off is his Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG. The price of the car can dent your budget forever.
It costs $220,000 and it looks imposing. But if you think this is the most expensive car in the garage then you are totally wrong. This might probably the cheapest. Dangote Cars, Private Jet and Yacht Collection Next are his Bentley Mulsanne.car comes with a price tag of over $310,000. Next in line comes the Maybach 57S Knight Luxury.
This car has got extensive features that are luxurious making it worth having. It costs a tune of $1,000,000 but gives him class. Adding class to his style is the $2,000,000 Bugatti Veyron that can speed up to 431 kilometers. This masterpiece, which is a definition of top class, completes Dangote’s car collection that you can find by searching pictures of Aliko Dangote cars.
Alhaji Aliko Dangote Yacht Aliko Dangote Cars, Private Jet and Yacht Collection Dangote are fairly synonymous with buying expensive ‘toys’ as he calls them. After acquiring a complete collection of expensive and luxury cars, and a private jet, a custom yacht was the next.
The name of the luxury yacht is Mariya. Although smaller compared to Roman Abramovich’s yacht, Mariya is reasonably bigger than his fellow Nigerian billionaire – Femi Otedola.
Aliko Dangote Awards
♦ Dangote was named the 2011 Business Leader of the Year at the African Business Awards
♦ Dangote was named as the Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2014.
♦ Aliko Dangote has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement award by the Rural Areas Development Initiative (RADI), an NGO committed to the upliftment of the lives of Nigerian rural dwellers, for his effort at the economic empowerment of the rural populace across the country.
♦ The Nigerian national award of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, (GCON)
Aliko Dangote Forbes
Aliko Dangote appeared on Forbes list, ranked at number 136 in worlds billionaires of 2019. He came in at number one Africa’s billionaires of 2019 and at number 66 on Forbes most powerful people 2019.
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♦ Africa’s Billionaires 2019- #1
♦ Powerful People 2018- #66
Dangote was named as the Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2014.
Aliko Dangote Dead
Rumored death of Africa’s richest man, Nigerian Aliko Dangote has gained his attention on Sunday after the false news spread across several news websites. Dangote tweeted at 14:00 GMT that he is alive and people should disregard the malicious report.
“I am hale, hearty and alive. Please disregard malicious report saying otherwise. Thank you,” he said.
Aliko Dangote Business Portfolio
At the age of 21, Aliko Dangote borrowed $3,000 from his uncle to import and sell agricultural commodities in Nigeria, his native country. His business venture quickly became a success, and as a result, he managed to repay the entire loan within three months of starting operations.
For the seventh in a row, Dangote was the richest man in Africa in 2018, with an estimated net worth of $14.1 billion. The business empire he began to build more than three decades ago, Dangote Group, is one of the largest private-sector employers in Nigeria as well as the most valuable conglomerate in West Africa.
Dangote’s business interests encompass many industries, including oil and gas, consumer goods and manufacturing. About 80% of his conglomerate’s revenue comes from Dangote Cement.
According to Forbes magazine, the subsidiary produces 44 million metric tons of cement every year and plans to increase output by 33% by 2020. Dangote also owns the world’s third-largest sugar refinery, and together all of his publicly traded companies make up a quarter of the market capitalization of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Aliko has diversified into telecommunications and has started building 14,000 kilometers of fiber optic cables to supply the whole of Nigeria. Dangote was honored in January 2009 as the leading provider of employment in the Nigerian construction industry.
Dangote said, “Let me tell you this and I want to really emphasize it nothing is going to help Nigeria like Nigerians bringing back their money. If you give me $5 billion today, I will invest everything here in Nigeria. Let us put our heads together and work.”
Aliko Dangote Arsenal
Dangote said he will go after Arsenal from 2020, even if somebody buys, we will still go after it. That comment followed on from a statement he made in August 2017 where he made it clear he believed he would be able to tempt Kroenke into doing business.
“If they get the right offer, I’m sure they would walk away,’ he said. “Someone will give them an offer that will make them seriously consider walking away.
Aliko Dangote Charity
A leading global philanthropist, Aliko Dangote set up the largest Foundation in Africa with an endowment of $1.25 billion. Locally focused, but globally-minded, the Dangote Foundation is at the forefront of improving the nutrition, health, and education of Nigerians. He is passionate about lifting the most vulnerable people out of poverty through economic empowerment.
The Foundation is a leading contributor to the ‘Saving One Million Lives’ every year in Nigeria initiative. The Dangote Foundation was at the vanguard of containing the spread of Ebola in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. The Foundation was the biggest private contributor to the African Union Ebola Trust Fund with Aliko Dangotela donation of $3 million.
Aliko Dangote FAQs
Who is Aliko Dangote?
He is a Nigerian businessman, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries.
How old is Aliko Dangote?
He is 62 years old as of 2019 and was born 1957.
How tall is Aliko Dangote?
IsAliko Dangote married?
He has been married up to three times and his first three marriages ended in divorce.
How much is Aliko Dangote worth?
Dangote, the richest man in Africa has a net worth of US$8.8 billion as of 2019.
Where does Aliko Dangote live?
Is Aliko Dangote dead or alive?
He is still alive and in good health.
Where is Aliko Dangote now?
Aliko Dangote Twitter
My condolences to the families of the children and teachers who lost their lives in the tragic Paynesville fire incident. We mourn with the President and the good people of Liberia in this difficult time.
— Aliko Dangote (@AlikoDangote) September 19, 2019
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