Profile of Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote is a renowned name in the business circle in Nigeria and outside Nigeria. He his the richest living black man in the world.

Early Life

 Aliko Dangote was born in Kano, Northern Nigeria State on 10th of April,  1957 into a wealthy hausa – muslim family. His mother was related to the legendary hausa businessman Alhassan Dantata, and his mother was the grand daughter of Dantata. He attended the Al Azhar University in Cairo,Egypt and studied Business.

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Business Career and Achievement

After Aliko Dangote finished his university education he travelled back to Nigeria and started working with his uncle Sanusi Abdulkabir Dantata who later gave him a business loan of five hundred thousand naira when he was just 21yrs old. Aliko Dangote started his company Dangote Groups, which  was originally a small trading firm founded in 1977 and which  has now grown into a multi –trillion naira conglomerate which operates in countries like Ghana, Togo, Nigeria and Benin.

The group has been involve in a diversified form of businessand has a manufacturing investment with high turnover. Dangote Group also has manufacturing investment with high turnover. Dangote Group also invested in importing fish and also owns three big fishing trawlers chartered for fishing with a 5,000MT capacity. Dangote Groups also imports 400,000 metric tonnes of sugar annually before investing into establishing their own sugar refining company and then they are major suppliers of the products to the manufacturers  of Coca–cola, Pepsi and Seven- Up in Nigeria before  they  started refining there own sugar. They also import over 200,000MT of rice annually just as the company has investment also importing cements, fertilizer and building materials. Dangote Groups is also into exportation of cottons, cashew nuts, cocoa, ginger, gum Arabic and seasame seed to several countries. The group acquired Nigeria Textile Mills Plc, which it acquired and produces over 120,000 metres of finished textiles daily.

The group taste for expansion and the zeal to make the goods readily available for the masses and its customers, Dangote Groups now started a sugar refinery at Apapa Port, Lagos which is the largest in Africa and its size is the third largest in the world with the annual capacity of 700,000 tonnes of refined sugar annually, it has another sugar mill at Hadeja in Jigawa state with production capacity of 100,000 tonnes. The Group also has a salt factory at Apapa and Calabar, a polypropylene bagging factory which produces over 600 trailers for distribution and packaging for export and ease transport to the port for export.

Dangote Groups has investment in the transport and a vehicle leasing unit with over 100 fully air –conditioned commuter buses and also invested in real estate with luxury flats and high rise complexes in ikoyi, Victoria Island, Abuja,  Kaduna and Kano. Dangote is a known philanthropist, he played a major role in the funding of Obasanjo re – election campaign in 2003, to which he contributed over N 200 million naira (US$2M). He gave N50 million naira (US$ 0.5M) to the national mosque under the aegis of friend of Obasanjo and Atiku. He also contributed N200 million to the National Library.

Marital Life

Aliko Dangote is married with wives and children.


  1. Rev. Elijah Olujenyo says:

    I do pray for Aliko Dangote for his business expansion thereby creating employment for the masses and, as well, giving out to support less-privileged, may Allah continue to be blessing him. It is one thing to be blessed, and, of course, it is another chapter to use same blessing to bless another which will automatically be creating avenue for more blessing and grace of Almighty upon the giver ! I will be glad if Ali Dangote can help our Ministry of caring for less privileged and evangelizing the word of God in Africa and globally. Long live Ali Dangote. I do not have Ali Dangote;s address or phone but please use this media to send my message to him. I do hope that this message will reach him. Thanks.

  2. Obike Anthony says:

    pls sir, my name is Anthony, i live in kano with my parents but my father is late. Sir i wrote waec and i made it with 9 credits but the problem is dat no money for me to continue with my education, pls sir, help me and my family sir pls.08106798685

  3. Sir, you are an inspiration to this generation. I desire to learn from you. It is said that the secret of men is in their stories. I desire to be greatly successful but i must learn from those who have gone ahead and made in life in order to follow after them.


    Assallamu alaikum warrah matullah, May the blessine of allah be continue open you&your farmly

  5. Ugbiji Deborah John says:

    Dangote (baba), u re in deed a mentor to me, a role model 2 me it is said dat he who have a lion’s heart will always have the lion’s share. N u re the lion with a mighty share, in u, have come 2 notice dat d circle of d successful are not many. N i want 2 contribute in our Great Nation Nigeria, just as u. Am just a woman of twenty years old and i have this inner most passion for a geuinely successful business. Am full of my belief to be n even more greater than u baba, i love u n i pray to God Almighty to continue keeping u alive 4 d whole world n to keep on energizing u as a quality product 4 me to look unto n achieve my purpuse of been a great woman business tycoon, if u wish 2 support my dreams either with great n motivating advice or to see me in person as a father n child or financially 2 boost my products which no one knows of in this world except God almighty n I, till the apprioprate time that i will unveil it to d world 2 make use of. this is my phone no:xxxxxxxxxx am Miss Deborah Ugbiji 4rm Cross River State. Baba i’ll like 2 have a discussion with u. Thanks.

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