Despite all odds, rich men in Nigeria always put Nigeria and Africa at large on the world stage when comes to ranking of wealth.
Nigeria can boast of several rich men as compared to other African countries like South Africa, Kenya amongst others.
However, notwithstanding the several rich men Nigeria can boast of, only one man has remained on top of the list for nearly a decade.
The CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote still remains Nigeria and Africa richest man.
According to available data, as of October 30, 2020, Dangote’s net worth stood at $9 billion.
Aliko Dangote was born into an affluent and highly esteemed family. Dangote was raised by Alhaji Alhassan Dantata, his grandfather, who was once the richest man in Africa.
Below are some facts about the richest person in Nigeria, Aliko Dangote.
• Aliko Dangote, Nigeria’s richest man, founded and chairs Dangote Cement, the continent’s largest cement producer.
• He owns 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 and sugar manufacturing companies.
• Dangote Refinery has been under construction since 2016 and is expected to be one of the world’s largest oil refineries once complete.