The journey of Aliko Dangote to riches has been narrated by many as a man coming from a poor family in Nigeria who through persistence and hard work became a successful mogul on the African continent.
Aliko Dangote is the wealthiest man in Africa with an estimated net worth of $13.5 billion as of July 2020. The Nigerian business magnate and industrialist owns the largest cement production in Africa called Dangote Cement. He is the founder and leader of the Dangote Group of companies.
But did Dangote go through such hardship as narrated by a section of the public? According to Africa Facts Zone, Dangote's great-grandpa, Alhassan Dantata was once the wealthiest person in West Africa in the 1940s.
Mr. Dantata built the Kano Groundnut Pyramids and dealt in kola nuts. Each pyramid had 15,000 filled bags. Aside that, was a supplier to British trading companies.
Dangote's grandpa, Alhassan Dantata opened an account with British Bank of West Africa (now First Bank) with 20 camel-loads of silver coins in Kano, Nigeria in 1929.
So, now the picture is clear here, Dangote comes from a very rich family background but was not slack or swollen headed thus, worked hard to amass more fortune to add to his family's wealth.
I hope we all get motivated by this story to make a difference in our family for posterity to enjoy after ours.
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