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Naija's own Aliko Dangote has been listed on forbes BILLIONAIRE'S LIST (number 334) with 3.3 billion dollars! May I say that is a first for west africa. Usually you hear only about South Africa etc. This is certainly a great moment.

According to Forbes,

Source: sugar, flour, cement manufacturing

Net Worth: $3.3 bil

Country Of Citizenship: Nigeria

Residence: Lagos , Nigeria, Middle East & Africa

Industry: Diversified

Marital Status: NA,

Education: NA

Nigeria's first billionaire hit the jackpot when his sugar-production company listed on the Nigerian stock exchange last year. Meanwhile, proposed initial public offerings of his flour and cement companies have stalled. Began career as trader at 21 with loan from his uncle; built his Dangote Group into conglomerate with interests in sugar, flour milling, salt processing, cement manufacturing, textiles, real estate, haulage and oil and gas.

Not bad uh? What do you say readers? Are you inspired?


Anonymous said…
about time!
Anonymous said…
i saw this in the newspaper this w/e and i was pleased that Nigerian is finally on the list...nuff said!
O.A.Eddy said…
woo hoo!
Anonymous said…
Though, he seems to be the only one without his age listed........ why?