Alhaji Aliko Dangote is a living example of what African and especially Nigerians are capable of. Starting off with an initial investment of just 500,000 naira, Aliko Dangote has built himself an empire that has made him a household name in Nigeria and placed him in the Forbes list of richest billionaires. Aliko Dangote has always believed in Nigeria and has proven to the world that his belief in his country was not wrong. He has always invested all that he has earned into the business in Nigeria and Africa. He calls Nigeria the Biggest Hidden Secret to make money. In 2011, Forbes estimated that his fortune increased by a staggering 557%, the highest increase made by anyone in the world that year.
This is an unofficial site dedicated to the great Aliko Dangote who has been a source of inspiration and confidence for millions of Nigerians and African. He is a self made billionaire who has made a fortune in the cement and other manufacturing industries. His ability to take calculated risks and capitalize on opportunities has helped him to the Forbes list of billionaires from nowhere.
I am not an African but have lived in Nigeria for almost 15 from 1982 to 1997. Ever since I left Nigeria, all I have heard in the news is of sufferings and a downward trend in the progress of the nation. But Aliko Dangote has been a shining star in looming smoke. He has took on challenges and has beaten them by the shear nature of trust that he has had in his country. I too belong to the cement industry and am heading the Information Technology wing of a leading cement company in Asia, so I understand the challenges that a cement company faces and especially the competition it faces from the big guns in the industry.
This site shall contain all the material that is available on Alhaji Aliko Dangote, a true genius and a possible richest person of the world. A dedicated video section containing all the video clips available on the internet is also developed for those who want to hear the great man speak including a complete lecture which he gave in June 2012 at Lagos Business School and his interviews to CNN and press conferences.