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Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by lalasticlala(m): 7:52am On Apr 10, 2018
Aliko Dangote GCON (born 10 April 1957) is a Nigerian business magnate, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries. As of March 2018, he had an estimated net worth of US$14.1 billion.

Dangote is ranked by Forbes magazine as the 100th-richest person in the world and the richest in Africa, and peaked on the list as the 23rd-richest person in the world in 2014. He surpassed Saudi-Ethiopian billionaire Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi in 2013 by over $2.6 billion to become the world's richest person of African descent.

Business career

The Dangote Group was established as a small trading firm in 1977, the same year Dangote relocated to Lagos to expand the company. Today, it is a multi-trillion-naira conglomerate with many of its operations in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo. Dangote has expanded to cover food processing, cement manufacturing, and freight. The Dangote Group also dominates the sugar market in Nigeria and is a major supplier to the country's soft drink companies, breweries, and confectioners. The Dangote Group has moved from being a trading company to be the largest industrial group in Nigeria including Dangote Sugar Refinery, Dangote Cement, and Dangote Flour.

In July 2012, Dangote approached the Nigerian Ports Authorities to lease an abandoned piece of land at the Apapa Port, which was approved. He later built facilities for his flour company there. In the 1990s, he approached the Central Bank of Nigeria with the idea that it would be cheaper for the bank to allow his transport company to manage their fleet of staff buses, a proposal that was also approved.

In Nigeria today, Dangote Group with its dominance in the sugar market and refinery business is the main supplier (70 percent of the market) to the country's soft drinks companies, breweries and confectioners. It is the largest refinery in Africa and the third largest in the world, producing 800,000 tonnes of sugar annually. Dangote Group owns salt factories and flour mills and is a major importer of rice, fish, pasta, cement, and fertiliser. The company exports cotton, cashew nuts, cocoa, sesame seeds, and ginger to several countries. It also has major investments in real estate, banking, transport, textiles, oil, and gas. The company employs more than 11,000 people and is the largest industrial conglomerate in West Africa.

Dangote has diversified into telecommunications and has started building 14,000 kilometres of fibre optic cables to supply the whole of Nigeria. As a result, Dangote was honoured in January 2009 as the leading provider of employment in the Nigerian construction industry.

He has said, "Let me tell you this and I want to really emphasise it ... nothing is going to help Nigeria like Nigerians bringing back their money. If you give me $5 billion today, I will invest everything here in Nigeria. Let us put our heads together and work."

Other activities

Dangote played a prominent role in the funding of Olusegun Obasanjo's re-election bid in 2003, to which he gave over N200 million (US$1M). He contributed N50 million (US$0.25M) to the National Mosque under the aegis of "Friends of Obasanjo and Atiku". He contributed N200 million to the Presidential Library. These highly controversial gifts to members of the ruling PDP party have generated significant concerns despite highly publicized anti-corruption drives during Obasanjo's second term.

In May 2010, Britain's Daily Mirror reported that Dangote was interested in buying a 16 per cent stake in Premiership side Arsenal belonging to Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith. Dangote later denied these rumours.

In November 2011, Dangote was awarded Nigeria's second-highest honour, the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) by the former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

Dangote reportedly added $24.2 billion to his personal wealth in 2013, according to the Bloomberg Index, making him the thirtieth-richest person in the world at the time, in addition to being the richest person in Africa.

In 2014, the Nigerian government said Dangote had donated 150 million naira (US$750,000) to halt the spread of ebola.

In May 2015, Dangote expressed interest in purchasing the English football team Arsenal. He stated that if he was able to make the purchase he would fire the club's long-standing manager Arsène Wenger.

Personal life

Dangote is married, with three children, and lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

He has been married four times, and his first three marriages ended in divorce. He has a total of 3 children from these marriages.

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliko_Dangote

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Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by Jacktheripper: 7:54am On Apr 10, 2018
FTC
Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by Ahmed0336(m): 7:55am On Apr 10, 2018
Waiting to read comments like i tap into his wealth of riches. Make such commenters no go hustle sha...
HBD to one of the Greatest of All Time grin

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Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by Kingdollar28(m): 7:55am On Apr 10, 2018
Wow ..!!!

Happy birthday sir...

#reduce the price of ur cement to 1k

At least dis ya birthday month...

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Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by pyyxxaro: 7:59am On Apr 10, 2018
Lalasticlala when be ur own birthday


Abi you be wincchh , if u be winch , confess so that you go free in Jesus name cool

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Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by Sarang(f): 8:01am On Apr 10, 2018
Congrats to him smiley

Please see my signature

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Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by maxiuc(m): 8:01am On Apr 10, 2018
grin
Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by wwwtortoise(m): 8:01am On Apr 10, 2018
grin

I love the sound of the word Billionaire

Just a few Naira and I will travel to Equatorial guinea to join the league . grin

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Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by reechest: 8:02am On Apr 10, 2018
cool
Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by partnerbiz4: 8:02am On Apr 10, 2018
Imagine being the richest african.

Just imagine... cool



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Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by Drabeey(m): 8:03am On Apr 10, 2018
I'm always happy and so proud to share my birthday with this rare gem called Aliko Dangote.

I've begin to imagine if all these attributes are associated with this day.

Aliko is hard working, I am in my own rights
Aliko is meek, hunble and easy going... no one has those attributes than me!
Aliko is wealthy and successful, well I'm not yet, but hope I will one day.

I hope Aliko Dangote remains successful and claim more successful feats. Amen

I pray I won't stay like this, I pray I will always move up too. Amen!


Nairalanders, pls show me some love. I'm not asking for money, just your likes can make my day. Thanks


Drabeey was HERE on his Birthday

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Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by Lanre4uonly(m): 8:03am On Apr 10, 2018
All the best wishes to him on his birthday.
Congratulations sir.
Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by Riversides2003(m): 8:03am On Apr 10, 2018
4 marriages 3 children, some poor men Na 1 marriage 16 children.

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Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by madridguy(m): 8:03am On Apr 10, 2018
Dangote is married, with three children, and lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

He has been married four times, and his first three marriages ended in divorce. He has a total of 3 children from these marriages.
Fat lie

HBD Dangote

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Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by judecares1(m): 8:03am On Apr 10, 2018
anybody when say money nor good,kill d person
Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by Rendition(m): 8:04am On Apr 10, 2018
DANGOTE!!!
Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by Shedrack777: 8:04am On Apr 10, 2018
lalasticlala, did he pay you to bring this article to nairaland as a moderator? we can ban you you know! and we can stop it from reaching front page too!
Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by Samsimple(m): 8:05am On Apr 10, 2018
what is there to see about his then and now photo he was born into a rich family...
only thing I see in d first before photo is that he looks like yar a'dua.. abi am i d only one seeing it

when u see this b4 and after photo of basket mouth u will understand say poverty na bastard!!!!!!...

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Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by SamuelAnyawu(m): 8:06am On Apr 10, 2018
smiley
Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by unknownsolja: 8:06am On Apr 10, 2018
dangote the looter general of nigeria
Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by Offpoint: 8:08am On Apr 10, 2018
Honestly I didn't read the whole biography and 95% of those who will click this thread won't read it either.


When my sense is back I want to be 5x richer than this man, but for now... i don't have sense. Happy birthday to my Foster Dad.

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Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by brownsugar23: 8:08am On Apr 10, 2018
kiss
Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by SapphirePRINCEX(f): 8:08am On Apr 10, 2018
Money must be made

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Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by veacea: 8:09am On Apr 10, 2018
Money
Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by IamSINZ(m): 8:09am On Apr 10, 2018
Looting champion, HBD.

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Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by Nobody: 8:10am On Apr 10, 2018
Happy birthday to My Ex grin

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Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by SapphirePRINCEX(f): 8:10am On Apr 10, 2018
Drabeey:
I'm always happy and so proud to share my birthday with this rare gem called Aliko Dangote.

I've begin to imagine if all these attributes are associated with this day.

Aliko is hard working, I am in my own rights
Aliko is meek, hunble and easy going... no one has those attributes than me!
Aliko is wealthy and successful, well I'm not yet, but hope I will one day.

I hope Aliko Dangote remains successful and claim more successful feats. Amen

I pray I won't stay like this, I pray I will always move up too. Amen!


Nairalanders, pls show me some love. I'm not asking for money, just your likes can make my day. Thanks


Drabeey was HERE on his Birthday
Happy Birthday o but you think being the same birth date with Dangote is an achievement?

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Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by eluquenson(m): 8:12am On Apr 10, 2018
Okay seen
Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by ud4u: 8:12am On Apr 10, 2018
Happy birthday sir, I tap into this anointing
Re: Aliko Dangote Celebrates His 61st Birthday Today by melinando: 8:13am On Apr 10, 2018
i will break your record "dangote"...... Nigerians should wait for me

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