Sunday, 4 September 2011

The richest black man is Alhaji Aliko Dangote











Alhaji Aliko Dangote (born April 10, 1957) is a businessman based in Nigeria. He is the owner of the Dangote Group, which has operations in Nigeria and several other countries in Africa, including BeninCameroonGhanaSouth Africa and Zambia. A wealthy supporter of erstwhile President Olusegun Obasanjo and the rulingPeople's Democratic Party (PDP), Dangote controls much of Nigeria's commodities trade through his corporate and political connections. With an estimated current net worth of around US$ 13.8 billion, he was ranked by Forbes as one of the richest Nigerian citizens and richest person of African descent in the world topplingMohammed Al Amoudi ($12.3 billion) and Oprah Winfrey ($2.7 billion.)


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