The New York-based Forbes magazine had not deemed it fit to include an African south of the Sahara in its List of Worlds Billionaires in its 100-year history until 2008 when the name of Nigerias Aliko Dangote appeared worth $3.3billion. In 2011, Alikos fortune jumped to astronomical $13.8 billion, a 544 % increase in the history of wealth creation. Today, this African is the worlds richest black person worth $16.1 billion.
How did he achieve this feat? What were the sources of his wealth? How did a -56-year old half orphan, who grew up in the arid dessert of Kano, northern Nigeria, invest a- $500 loan and turn it into the largest business conglomerate in Nigeria and West Africa in 36 years?.