Billionaire Mogul, Aliko Dangote Strikes Diamond 10th April
Multi-billionaire businessman and Africa's richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote will on Monday, 10th April, joins the Diamond age, and President Muhammadu Buhari, has showered encomium on the mogul.
Aliko was born 10 April, 1957 in Kano into a very prominent business family. He is the great grand son of Alhaji Alhassan Dantata, the richest African at the time of his death in 1955.
He had his early education in Kano and went to Al Azhar University in Cairo to study Business.
He cut his business teeth very early in life as he himself recalled: “I can remember when I was in primary school, I would go and buy cartons of sweets [sugar boxes] and I would start selling them just to make money. I was so interested in business, even at that time.”
The Dangote phenomenon however began in 1977, when he founded his trading company and then took the defining decision to relocate to Lagos.
His small trading firm grew in leaps and bounds.