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Is Dangote Really The Richest Man In Africa - by Paschal001: 10:53am On Oct 07, 2015
It's rather a pity that Africa's richest man owns presumably the largest fleet of trucks in West Africa and interestingly his trucks, which lately have become an ubiquitous feature on most Nigeria's high way, are causing hardship to most travelers.
Today I and most Nigerian had to embark on a perilous 1.6km hike across the Niger with our luggage and under torrential downpour, because the billionaire's truck and another broke down right in the middle of the road. Causing all traffic outbound and inbound the southeast to the south and western part of the country to halt for hours. And some still thinking that constructing a second bridge across the Niger is doing Igbos a favour, BULLSHIT!
For me it's a second experience in less than a year, however truth be told; of what use is the title of Africa's richest man when you live in same city with the poorest man in the world?
Fact check: James Smithson donated the Smithsonian Institutes housing 19 museums with over 120 million collections.
Thomas Scott built the Pacific Railroad now known as the First Transcontinental Railroad linking the eastern and western seaboard of North America. Today this is the most vital communication route in the US of A
Cornelius Vanderbilt built the Grand Central Station which is regarded as the most majestic edifice of the twentieth century.
Andrew Carnegie's led the American steel revolution and at some point became the world's richest man. His philanthropy is legendary; He founded and funded the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Carnegie Library New York, contributed to the founding and funding University of Birmingham, He went as far wanting to buy the Filipinos their independence. The US government bought Philippines for $ 20 million.
Most significantly Carnegie authored the celebrated "gospel of wealth " which states in part;
“ I propose to take an income
no greater than $50,000 per
annum! Beyond this I need
ever earn, make no effort to
increase my fortune, but
spend the surplus each year
for benevolent purposes!
I hope to see our billionaire join forces to build key national assets beneficial to the ordinary Nigeria other than the incessant shameless media display of luxurious homes, fleet of expensive cars, customized private jets, bespoke wears, lavish wedding parties e.t.c. God bless Nigeria

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Re: Is Dangote Really The Richest Man In Africa - by Nobody: 11:07am On Oct 07, 2015
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