Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote Net Worth, Age, Family & Biography
CEO, Dangote Group $10.7B Real Time Net Worth #133 in the world today

About Aliko Dangote

Meet Aliko Dangote, a business magnate from Nigeria who has established himself as one of Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs. Aliko Dangote, the chairman, founder, and CEO of the Dangote Group, has established an industrial conglomerate with unparalleled scale and reach. The Dangote Gathering started as a little exchange organisation in 1977, that very year Dangote moved the business to Lagos to develop.

The Dangote Group, which has international operations in Benin, Ghana, Zambia, and Togo, is currently one of the largest conglomerates in Africa. From a trading company, the Dangote Group is now Nigeria’s largest industrial group, with divisions like Dangote Cement, Dangote Flour, and Dangote Sugar Refinery. We’ll take a closer look at Aliko’s life and career, and find what makes him one of the most inspiring figures in the world of business.

Aliko Dangote
Aliko Dangote is known not only as the wealthiest person in Africa but also as the continent’s largest donor.

Aliko Dangote Family

He was born in Kano, Nigeria, on April 10, 1957. Mariya Sanusi Dantata, Dangote’s mother, was the daughter of Sanusi Dantata, a businessman. Aliko Dantata was the grandson of Alhaji Sanusi Dantata, a well-known businessman from Northern Nigeria. The interesting backstory of the well-known Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote GCON reveals his humble beginnings and hardworking nature.

Aliko Dangote Career

In the 1990s, he proposed to the Central Bank of Nigeria that his transportation company manage the bank’s fleet of staff buses at a lower cost, which was also approved. In July 2012, Dangote searched for authorization from the Nigerian Ports Power to rent an unwanted land parcel at the Apapa Port.

Later, he constructed facilities there for his sugar company. It produces 800,000 tonnes of sugar annually and is the largest refinery in Africa and the third largest in the world. Salt mills and flour mills are owned by the Dangote Group, which also imports a lot of rice, fish, pasta, cement, and fertiliser. Sesame seeds, ginger, cashew nuts, cocoa, and cotton are among the items the company sells abroad.

Aliko Dangote
Zouera Youssoufou and Aliko Dangote speak at Goalkeepers 2019, at Jazz at Lincoln Center on September 25, 2019 in New York City. Goalkeepers is a multiyear campaign organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation dedicated to accelerating progress towards the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (or Global Goals).

Aliko Dangote Facts

Dangote has been hitched and separated two times. He has three little girls – Mariya, Halima, and Fatimah and an adopted son, Abdulrahman. Dangote is well-known for his strict and straightforward lifestyle, according to reports, he works 12-hour days starting at 5 a.m. and goes to the gym 6 times a week.

Aliko Dangote Net Worth

Aliko Dangote is also one of the wealthiest people in the world, with an estimated net worth of around $11.3 billion, as of 2023. Yes, that’s a billion with a “B”! Mr Dangote has worked hard to build his fortune, and his impressive business cleverness and entrepreneurial spirit have certainly paid off.

Personal Information

Full Name Aliko Dangote  
Father’s Name Mohammed Dangote
Mother’s Name Hajia Mariya Sanusi Dantata
Siblings Sani Dangote
Date Of Birth 10 April 1957
Age 66 Years
Birth Place Kano, Nigeria
Height 5’ 6”
Education Graduate
Net Worth $10.7 Billion
Profession Businessman, Industrialist
Relationship Status Married
Aliko Dangote
Mr. Aliko Dangote, Chairman and CEO, Dangote Group speaks at the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) Annual Meeting on June 18, 2023 at the Accra International Conference Center in Accra, Ghana.

Awards of  Aliko Dangote

Years Award Title
2014 listed in CNBC’s “Top 25 Businessmen in the World”
2014 Time magazine listed him among its 100 most influential people in the world.
2015 “50 Most Influential People in the World” by Bloomberg Markets.
2015 “The Guardian Man of the Year”
2016 “African Business Leader Award”

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