Aliko Dangote was born 10 April 1957. He is a Nigerian business magnate and philanthropist. He is the Chairman and CEO of Dangote Group, an industrial conglomerate and the wealthiest person in Africa, with an estimated net worth of US$12.4 billion as of September 2021.
Aliko Dangote is a Hausa Muslim from Kano State, the son of Mohammed Dangote and Mariya Sanusi Dantata, the daughter of Sanusi Dantata. He is the great-grandson of Alhassan Dantata, the richest West African at the time of his death in 1955.
Dangote was educated at the Sheikh Ali Kumasi Madrasa, followed by Capital High School, Kano.On his early life, he has said:''I can remember when I was in primary school, I would go and buy cartons of sweets and I would start selling them just to make money. I was so interested in business, even at that time.
In 1978, he graduated from the Government College, Birnin Kudu.He received a bachelor's degree in business studies and administration from Al-Azhar University, Cairo.
Dangote lives in Lagos, Nigeria.He has been married and divorced twice. He has three daughters – Mariya, Halima, Fatimah – and one adopted son Abdulrahman Fatima. Dangote sits on the board of the Corporate Council on Africa, and is a member of the steering committee of the United Nations Secretary-General's Global Education First Initiative, the Clinton Global Initiative and the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He was named co-chair of the US-Africa Business Center, in September 2016, by the US Chamber of Commerce.In April 2017, he joined the board of directors of the Clinton Health Access Initiative.He is also on the board of One Campaign.
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