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Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by billante(m): 10:20am On Jun 02, 2013
Nigerian billionaire and Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has become the first African entrepreneur to lay claim to a $20 billion fortune as the stock value of his largest holding, Dangote Cement, leaped just about three-fourths since March when Forbes released its annual ranking of the world’s richest people

Aliko Dangote’s 93% stake in the cement company is now worth $19.5 billion. 

Add this to his controlling stakes in other publicly-listed companies like Dangote Sugar and National Salt Company of Nigeria and his significant shareholdings in other blue-chips like Zenith Bank, UBA Group and Dangote Flour; his extensive real estate portfolio, jets, yachts and current cash position, which includes more than $300 million in recently awarded Dangote Cement dividends, Dangote is now worth more than $20 billion.

Put into context, the Nigerian billionaire is now among the top 25 richest people in the world, richer than Russia’s richest man, Alisher Usmanov, richer than India’s Lakshmi Mittal and running neck and neck with India’s Mukesh Ambani. He is catching up to such Americans as Google’s billionaire founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

The unprecedented surge in Dangote Cement’s share price is largely a market response to the company’s impressive 2013 Q1 results.

The cement manufacturer’s unaudited results for the three months ending March 31 showed that the company’s pre-tax profit rose to $339 million, representing an 80.6% increase from last year and a strong indicator of the company’s future earning potential. The results also indicate a 79.5 % rise in its earnings per share over the corresponding period last year.

Explaining the company’s share price boost in an email to Forbes, Carl Franklin, Dangote Cement’s Head of Investor Relations in the U.K said that in the first quarter of 2013, the company had a huge increase in demand across Nigeria, gas supply improved considerably and the capacity was much more ramped up.

“So Q1 was the first sign of just how profitable we can be in Nigeria. The amazing thing is that 66% of our gas-fired production in Q1 was done at 84% gas. Imagine what would happen to margins if we did the same amount at 95%. This has given investors a good sense of what we can really do when everything goes in the right direction,” Franklin said.

With a current market cap of $20.5 billion, Dangote Cement becomes the first Nigerian company to achieve a market capitalization of over $20 billion.

“It’s certainly a landmark for a Nigerian company and we’re proud to be the first to achieve it. Obviously we are focusing on building long-term and sustainable value for shareholders through our investments in Nigeria and Africa. Nigeria is a very entrepreneurial country and I can assure you that other companies will follow us in achieving this.”

Other companies might eventually achieve this, but it’s going to take a bit of time. Dangote Cement currently accounts for more than a quarter of the total market capitalization of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The second largest company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is currently Nigerian Breweries, West Africa’s largest manufacturer of Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The company has a market cap of $8.5 billion.

Dangote debuted on the FORBES billionaires list in 2008 with a fortune we pegged at $3.3 billion. His fortune dropped to $2.5 billion in 2009 and plunged further to $2.1 billion in 2010. His fortune surged  557% in 2011 to $13.8 billion after he took Dangote Cement public. He dropped to $11.2 billion in last year’s rankings, but rebounded at $16.1 billion this year. Since March, his fortune has jumped another 30%.

Dangote was destined to shine in business. At age 8, he apparently gave packets of sweets he had made to the house servants to sell for him. His father Mohammed Dangote was a successful businessman and an associate of his maternal uncle Alhaji Sanusi Dantata. Dantata and his brother controlled the trade in kola nuts and livestock conducted by 200 agents. Dangote started building his fortune over three decades ago after taking a loan from Sanusi Dantata. He started trading in commodities like flour, sugar and cement.

He became a billionaire by later manufacturing these items. He started making pasta, salt, sugar and flour in 1997. But he found his gold mine in cement, when he was awarded a government’s state owned cement business in 2000 and began building his own plant in 2003. He listed Dangote Cement in 2010.

Today, it is Africa’s largest cement company providing cement to Nigeria and other African countries that otherwise would likely have to pay to import much of the materials.

Dangote still likely has bigger ambitions. He told Forbes Wealth Editor Luisa Kroll at Davos in 2011 that he expected his firm to have a market cap of $60 billion within five years. At $20.5 billion, Dangote Cement still has a long way to go to live up to that dream, and while it is quite unlikely that Dangote Cement could hit a $60 billion Market Cap by 2016, don’t write it off as ‘impossible’. With Dangote, you never know.


http://www.forbes.com/sites/mfonobongnsehe/2013/06/01/aliko-dangote-is-africas-first-20-billion-man/

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by billante(m): 10:36am On Jun 02, 2013
Nigeria economy is booming, Capital market is almost at 2008 highest level,lots of investment are coming into the country in quantum, jobs are being created,lots of billionaires and millionaires are coming up everyday,......inflation single digit,foreign reserve 50 billion dollars,companies yearly results very impressive,

Investments in agriculture,ICT,manufacturing,power sector,have never being this high in nigeria history, and it will soon start trickling down to the masses in massive job opportunities and empowerment.....all these achieved in the worst security situation nigeria has ever been since the civil war! Imagine what it will be when security and power issue is resolved??

And they say GeJ govt is the worst since independence!!?

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by Nobody: 11:26am On Jun 02, 2013
Meaning? undecided
Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by Horus(m): 12:37pm On Jun 02, 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKnfEU6nqlE
Entrepreneurship - Vision, by Aliko Dangote

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by dulphines: 5:12pm On Jun 03, 2013
Ranka Dede!.
Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by Nobody: 5:14pm On Jun 03, 2013
smartchoice: Meaning? undecided
go back to school lipsrsealed

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by free2ryhme: 5:16pm On Jun 03, 2013
make we come die .. abi ?? na wetin sef

e rich pass solo sef.. ?


and solo concludes ""vanity upon vanity all nah vanity""

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by daprofo: 5:16pm On Jun 03, 2013
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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by chuksoyo21(m): 5:16pm On Jun 03, 2013
How does that translates to food on the table of the common man?

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by ichommy(m): 5:17pm On Jun 03, 2013

Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by Nobody: 5:17pm On Jun 03, 2013
Dantata dey vex.too much moni
Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by Nobody: 5:18pm On Jun 03, 2013
HOW DOES IT INCREASE MY SALARY[b][/b]
Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by imsuboi(m): 5:18pm On Jun 03, 2013
Cool
Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by Qrisful: 5:18pm On Jun 03, 2013
And your Northern parts happens to be the poorest, you are just rich in your house if you can impart the life of your country citizen.

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by Nobody: 5:18pm On Jun 03, 2013
Hope Nigeria wouldn't end up the way India once was.. A few extremely rich men, no middle class, lots of hustlers...

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by Okijajuju: 5:18pm On Jun 03, 2013
Okay!!

I change my target from Billion to trillion Dollars.. angry

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by Acidosis(m): 5:18pm On Jun 03, 2013
Sweet Jesus!!
Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by braine: 5:19pm On Jun 03, 2013
Someone
please introduce me to this man's daughters abeg; I need to dig that gold before the man reaches top 3 ooo.
grin

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by Desdola(m): 5:20pm On Jun 03, 2013
That's the spirit man, looking forward 2 seeing you in top 10 richest soon.

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by Acidosis(m): 5:20pm On Jun 03, 2013
chuksoyo21: How does that translates to food on the table of the common man?

The common man need to stop looking for FOOD... BUT ideas, tips, wisdom!

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by Inik(m): 5:20pm On Jun 03, 2013
He deserves it. Aliko Dangote is the type of man we need as President. He is a man who creates wealth, creates jobs and invests in his country. Others are stealing money and stacking it in swiss bank accounts and Cayman island accounts. If he ever decides in future to contest for the post of President of Nigeria, i will campaign for him.

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by sayso(m): 5:20pm On Jun 03, 2013
ground go chop am one day.Congrats though.
Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by free2ryhme: 5:21pm On Jun 03, 2013
being the 25th billionaire in the world .. how does dis increase my salary
Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by free2ryhme: 5:21pm On Jun 03, 2013
Unclad we came Unclad we will go

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by Acidosis(m): 5:22pm On Jun 03, 2013
Qrisful: And your Northern parts happens to be the poorest, you are just rich in your house if you can impart the life of your country citizen.

Dangote's workforce is twice the civil servants working in your state.. Your governor cannot employ a quarter of his workers.. They'll run dry!!!

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by ebamma3: 5:23pm On Jun 03, 2013
free2ryhme: Unclad we came Unclad we will go
speak for yourself man

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by braine: 5:23pm On Jun 03, 2013
Acidosis: Sweet Jesus!!


I'd say 'sweet money'... grin
Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by Acidosis(m): 5:23pm On Jun 03, 2013
sayso: ground go chop am one day.Congrats though.

and so??
Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by sbaks(m): 5:24pm On Jun 03, 2013
Why wont he get richer when he has chosen to give his fellow nigerians jobs. He has chosen to invest in his country and GOD is blessing him unlike an ex military president who went to middle east to invest

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by Acidosis(m): 5:24pm On Jun 03, 2013
free2ryhme: Unclad we came Unclad we will go


and so?? so, he should live a wretched life??

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by Nobody: 5:25pm On Jun 03, 2013
why wont he be the first to hit 20 billion dollars after looting our treasury dry smh

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Re: Dangote Is Africa's First $20 Billion Man, Now 25th World Richest! by Acidosis(m): 5:25pm On Jun 03, 2013
braine:

I'd say 'sweet money'... grin

grin grin

But my Jesus is sweeter! Hallelujah

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