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Billionaire Aliko Dangote: Building An Empire and Failures



An interview with billionaire and founder of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote. In this interview Aliko discusses creating the Dangote Group and what drives him in business. Aliko also talks about his worst day in business and what he learnt from it. 

Aliko Dangote is a Nigerian billionaire, who owns the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities. The company operates in Nigeria and other African countries, including Benin, Ethiopia, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Togo, Tanzania, and Zambia. As of February 2017, he had an estimated net worth of US$12.5 billion.


Dangote is ranked by Forbes magazine as the 67th richest person in the world and the richest in Africa; he peaked on the list as the 23rd richest person in the world in 2014.He surpassed Saudi-Ethiopian billionaire Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi in 2013 by over $2.6 billion to become the world's richest person of African descent.
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