Aliko Dangote Biography, Age, Wife, Net Worth, House, Cars, Children, Height, Arsenal, Girlfriend, Parents

Aliko Dangote Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, House, Cars, Children, Height, Arsenal, Girlfriend, Parents, Wiki

June 10, 2021 0 Posted By Mohammed Adams


Aliko Dangote (GCON) regarded as the No. 1 African businessman is the wealthiest man in Africa.

He has successfully maintained that for 10 uninterrupted years. He founded and currently heads the Dangote Group PLC which is one of the largest private sectors in Nigeria as well as Africa as a whole.

He’s known for being a leading philanthropist who founded series of charitable foundations helping to empower and support people in different sectors, creating employment, improving the lives of the people, and also the Nigerian economy.

He’s known globally as Africa’s forefront Entrepreneur.

Aliko Dangote
Aliko Dangote: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Aliko Dangote
Children: Fatima Dangote, Mariya Dangote, Halima Dangote
Born: 10 April 1957 (age 67 years old)
Place of Birth: Kano
State Of Origin: Kano State
Nationality: Nigerian
Parents: Hajia Mariya Sanusi Dantata, Mohammed Dangote
Girlfriend • Spouse: Mariya A D Muhammad Rufai (div.)
Occupation: Businessman • Entrepreneur
Net Worth: 11.7 billion USD

Early Life

Aliko Dangote was birthed in Kano, Kano state of Nigeria on 10th April 1957.

This in turn made him a Hausa, Muslim man. He was born in a very wealthy family of Muhammad Dangote and Miriya Dangote. He has a sibling named, Sani Dangote. He is related to renowned Nigerian trader, Alhassan Dantata.

He strategically followed his parent’s footsteps by diving into business.


Aliko Dangote got his primary education from Sheikh Ali Kumasi and later proceeded to Capital High School, Kano.

He graduated from The Government College, Birnin Kudu, and got a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies and Administration from Al-Azhar University, Cairo.


Aliko Dangote in 1977, started with a small-scale business in Nigeria where he ventured into importing and selling Agricultural produces.

Within a short period of time, his business expanded. He started by selling commodities like sugar, salt, and flour where he made a lot of profits and grew into a top-class entrepreneur. In the bid to expand his business, he ventured into producing and selling cement. With this, his company grew larger and was widely known.

In fact, he gets more of his wealth from cement production as it is been sold across the continent. Aliko Dangote invested in many industries, oil, and gas, manufacturing of consumer goods, telecommunication, among others.

Today, he owns the world’s third-largest sugar refinery and he dominates Nigeria’s sugar market, being a major distributor, even across Africa. The Dangote Group PLC manufactures Salt, Sugar, Noodles, Pastas, Flour, and other food commodities.

The company likewise is known for exporting crops like cocoa, cotton, ginger, etc. to different countries. Recently, his petroleum Refinery is under construction in Nigeria as this will help in solving major problems and improving the economy of Nigeria.

Personal Life

Everyone could get interested in such an influential man, Aliko Dangote‘s personal life.

He resides in Lagos, Nigeria. As regards marriage and family, he has been married twice but divorced. He has 3 daughters; Mariya, Fatimah, and Halimah Dangote.

He adopted also a son – Abdulrahman Fasasi. He is known for loving sports as he is a very good Arsenal FC fan. He also strongly supports the Nigeria Super Eagles Players.

Net Worth

The renowned business visionary and African wealthy man, Aliko Dangote has accumulated an estimated net worth of 11.7 billion USD.

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