Aliko Dangote is a well-known Nigerian businessman who doubles as an industrialist.
Dangote was born and raised in an affluent Hausa Muslim family in Kano, which was then part of British Nigeria. The mother of Aliko Dangote named Mariya Sanusi Dantata, was the daughter of business mogul, Sanusi Dantata.
The father of Aliko Dangote, Mohammed Dangote, was a business associate of Dantata. On his mother’s side, he is the great-grandson of Alhassan Dantata who was the richest person in West Africa at the time of his demise in the year 1955.
Aliko Dangote’s brother, Sani who passed away in 2021 was also a businessman.
Aliko Dangote’s Education background:
Dangote schooled at the Sheikh Ali Kumasi Madrasa and later studied at Capital High School in Kano.
In the year 1978, Dangote graduated from the Government College, Birnin Kudu. He bagged a bachelor’s degree in business studies and administration as he graduated from Al-Azhar University in Cairo.
Aliko Dangote’s Net Worth:
Dangote is well-known as the founder, chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of the Dangote Group. Dangote Group is the largest industrial conglomerate in West Africa.
Even though he owns two private jets, he lives a simple lifestyle for a billionaire and never shows off.
Aliko Dangote reportedly works 12 hours each day from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. and runs 10 miles on a treadmill every day.
The current Bloomberg Billionaires Index estimated Aliko Dangote’s net worth at $20.5 billion in April 2023 which sustains him as the world’s richest black person, and also the 83rd richest person in the world. Dangote currently lives in Lagos.
Aliko Dangote’s wife:
Aliko Dangote tied the knot with Zainab Dangote in 1977, but the couple divorced. He afterward married Mariya Muhammad Rufai which also ended in divorce.
Aliko Dangote children:
Aliko Dangote has three daughters named Mariya, Halima, and Fatimah, and one adopted son known as Abdulrahman.
Aliko Dangote’s Religion:
He is a Muslim by religion.