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The richest people in Nigeria & their worth – See who is number 1 (+Photos)

1. Aliko Dangote

Net Worth: $21.6 Billion

Rank In Nigeria: #1

Rank in Africa: #1 (#1 in 2013)

Heralded by some as the face of the new Nigeria, Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, is looking beyond cement, sugar and flour — the three commodities that built his fortune — to the oil business.

In April he announced $9 billion in financing from a consortium of local and international lenders to construct a private oil refinery and fertilizer and petrochemical complex in the country.

In August he said he would invest $1 billion in commercial rice farming and modern rice mills.

His publicly traded Dangote Cement is also grabbing new markets in Africa, with $750 million in new plants planned for Kenya and Niger.

He made his first fortune more than three decades ago when he started trading commodities with a loan from his powerful uncle.

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  1. Halima says

    Nigeria is a rich nation!! With all these prominent Nigerians our world can be better with proper utilization..

  2. kachi says

    Where is ABC Orjiako?

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