Aliko Dangote: Net worth, Age, Marital status, Career, Children, Education

Aliko Dangote, is Africa's richest person and also the richest in Nigeria. He founded and chairs Dangote Cement, the continent's largest cement producer.


Aliko Dangote was born 10 April 1957 into a wealthy Hausa muslim family in Kano.


Aliko Dangote studied was educated at the Sheikh Ali Kumasi Madrasa, followed by Capital High School in Kano. In 1978, he graduated from the Government College Birnin Kudu.Then he got a degree, Bachelor of Arts/Science, Al-Azhar University.


After graduating from college at 21, Dangote decided to borrowed $3,000 from his uncle to import and sell agricultural commodities in Nigeria, his native country. His business venture went on to became a success, and as a result, he managed to repay the entire loan within three months of starting the business. In the process of doing the business, Dangote was able to turn a local commodities trading business into a multibillion-dollar corporation. This business as gone on to become one of the biggest in Africa and the globe also.

Today, he is one of Africa's leading industrialists and philanthropists. He owns 85% of publicly-traded Dangote Cement through a holding company. He is also the richest black person in the world.

Marital status

Aliko Dangote got married 3 time. He married Zainab Dangote in 1977,divorced her with the date unknown, He later married Mariya Muhammad Rufai until their divorce. The divorce date is also unknown. According to Forbe his marital status is divorced.


He has three daughters named Halima, Mariya, and Fatimah, and an adopted son named Abdulrahman.

Net worth

Aliko's net worth is estimated to be around $13.6 Billion according to forbe.

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