The name Aliko Dangote is a household name when it comes to riches, wealth, billionaire and every other word related to the rich class. Aliko Dangote is not only the richest man in Nigeria, his riches also have placed him in Forbes list for world’s richest black man. The wealth he’s attained has become a great source of inspiration to entrepreneurs in Nigeria and across Africa especially those who really want to start small but with big dreams.
Born in 1957, it’s no doubt that his family and upbringing played a major role in his achievements. Dangote grew up in an entrepreneurial household in Kano State, Nigeria. He was raised Muslim and lived an upper-class life. Dangote’s grandfather, Sanusi Dantata, was once named one of the wealthiest people living in Kano. He made his fortune selling commodities like oats and rice. Dantata became Dangote’s guardian in 1965 after the death of his father.
|Real name||Aliko Dangote|
|Date of birth||10 April 1957|
|Country of Origin||Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|Source of Wealth||Businessman|
|Companies||Cement, Sugar, Flour|
|Net worth||$16.9 Billion|
The journey to becoming the richest black man started for him 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.
Aliko dangote is the founder of dangote group, a Nigerian multinational industrial conglomerate. The company was founded in 1981 as a trading enterprise, importing sugar, cement, rice, fisheries, and other consumer goods for distribution in the Nigeria market. The dangote group cuts across the needs of everyone as one will need at least one of their products.
Owning a private jet isn’t something anybody can do, it requires large amounts of money, but with the richest black man, this isn’t an issue as meeting up with his engagements is Paramount. Traveling with Nigeria’s commercial airlines, even in business class, can be problematic, with frequent delays and rerouting causing an inconvenience for everyone, including those for whom time is money. Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, sure knows how to live the big driven.
It’s reported to cost $45 million, which translates to 16.3 billion naira. Aside from owning a private jet, Aliko Dangote’s luxury yacht is nothing but luxury at its best. The Yacht is believed to cost about $43 millIon (N13.2 billion).
Aliko Dangote Wife
The richest man of Africa always keeps his private life outside the media but it was reported that Dangote was married twice and also divorced twice, His Parent chose a wife for him at his early age of 20s, Some time later, he fell in love with a friend of his daughters Nafisat Yar’auda (daughter of Umaru Musa Yar’auda – our late president) but the girl said “no” to the marriage proposal. Later it was rumored he secretly got married to ex Beauty Queen of Nigeria in 2013 Sylvia Nduka
Aliko Dangote Cars
One would expect nothing less than expensive exotic cars for a man as rich as Aliko Dangote, and he isn’t letting us down.
Maybach 57S Knight Luxury – ₦364 Million
Maybach is known for luxury and the black rich man has it among his car collections. Maybach 57S has a refined new look and enhanced technical parts. The car rides on 24-inch wheels with the same carbon-finish treatment and black powder wrapped in Pirelli tires sized 285/30R24. White brake calipers contrast the wheels nicely and an electronic level control drops the model closer to the ground. Lightweight carbon is the source material for the fiber hood, boot lid, and doors. A new hood and trunk lid, rear diffuser, and a new rear spoiler. For good measure, the tuner also swapped out the stock engine cover for a carbon-fiber one. It is indeed a good fit for the world’s richest black man.
Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG – ₦73 Million
It is a known fact that one automobile company that shows class is the Mercedes Benz. Some of its amazing features include a turbocharged engine AMG V12 (6.0 l, 612 hp) and it’s great speed. This car is nothing short of all round beauty.
Bugatti Veyron – ₦728 Million
On the list of Aliko Dangote’s cars is the sleek Bugatti Veyron. Moving at 431 kilometers per hour, it’s the perfect choice for a hot chase. Indeed, it’s one of the fastest cars allowed for use on public roads.
Bentley Mulsanne – ₦112 Million
The Mulsanne range is the ultimate statement of Bentley’s innovation, craft skills and automotive artistry. The design language captures the essence of the marque. Inside and out, you’ll find artisanship of the highest order. The interior of the car has a special four-mode air suspension that creates a fluid sensation when driven across different surfaces.
Aliko Dangote Net worth
Forbes has listed Aliko Dangote as the number one African richest man, Having an estimated Net worth of $12.1 Billion this makes him the 85th wealthiest person in the world and the richest person in Africa.
Aliko Dangote Private Jets
It’s common for billionaires to acquire jet for personal use, so does the richest man in Africa. Aliko Dangote bought a private aircraft named Bombardier’s Global Express XRS from Montreal Canada. The jet was delivered to Murtala Muhammad International airport in Lagos on the celebration of Aliko’s 53rd birthday. It’s reported to cost $45 million, which translates to 16.3 billion naira.
Aliko Dangote’s N13 Billion Yacht
Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, sure knows how to live the big life. The President of Dangote Group owns a luxury yacht, which he bought for a mouth-watering $43 millIon (N13.2 billion)!
Aliko Dangote’s luxury yacht is nothing but luxury at its best as the pictures below show.