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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 Nigeria Aliko Dangote appeared worth $ 3.3 billion. In 2011, Aliko’s fortune jumped to an astronomical $13.8 billion, a 544 % increase in the history of wealth creation. Today, this African is the world’s 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 desert of Kano, northern Nigeria, invest a $500 loan and turn it into the largest business conglomerate in Nigeria and West Africa in 36 years?

The authors of this book were in Africa for 16 months to investigate the story of this billionaire. The book is purely an independent research and a seminal work by the authors, who managed to resist censorship during their fieldwork and succeeded in presenting readers Aliko Dangote’s secrets of success which aspiring business people can learn from in the life history of Aliko Dangote, especially on how to start small and grow big. This is the first and only authoritatively-researched and comprehensively-investigated biography of Aliko Mohammad Dangote, the richest black person in the world.

What Are People Saying About This Book?

This book is highly recommended to anyone who enjoys learning about how different people from all walks of life become rich and successful, and what it takes to get to the top.
Readers Favorite Book (Starred Review), USA.
A compelling book about a unique personality in AfricaGoodreads, USAFlawlessly written, Dangote stands out as a hallmark of excellent artisanship and knowledgeable chronicling.
Bookplex Review of Books, Mumbai, India
I am deeply impressed by this work. I recommend it to all and sundry.
Prof. Adebowale Adefuye (Ph.D.), Nigeria’s Ambassador in the United States, Washington, DC, USA
Nigerian Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the richest black person in the world, is a witness to the fact that success as a passionate entrepreneur is not limited by race, ethnicity, or national origin.
Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.-(D-IL) 2nd Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC, USA

In a land lacking a culture of independent biography, this is a starting point and Dangote is a promising introduction to the fascinating and still largely unmapped universe of one of the world’s richest men.
The Huffington Post

Dangote has trumped long-held assumptions, cultural archetypes, and stereotypes, to become known as a respected businessman, power broker, and philanthropist.
Hon Gloria Hyatt, Member of the British Empire (MBE), motivational speaker, education, coach, and managing director, Teach Consultancy Limited, UK

This is a timely book on Aliko Dangote and the positive changes that are taking place in Africa.
Prof. Vijay Mahajan, former Dean, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and currently John Harbin Centennial Chair of Business, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin USA

A must-read manual of success.
The Nigerian Voice magazine, The Netherlands

This book is a compelling narrative about an exceptional African entrepreneur.
Wale Adebanwi (PhD), Associate Professor, of African American and African Studies, and author of Democracy and Prebendalism in Nigeria: Critical Interpretations, University of California, Davis, USA

From Aliko Mohammad Dangote, we see that Aliko’s life is a careful balancing act, in a country where politics by every definition of it is more than everything.
Tolu Ogunlesi, author, writer, and columnist for The Punch newspaper and winner, the 2009 CNN Multi-Choice African Journalism Award, Lagos, Nigeria

This is a highly inspirational and engaging book on the success of a rich man. The words are superb and the narrative is engaging.
Gloria Espinoza, Adjunct Professor, Dominion University, River Forest, IL, USA

Considering that the insubstantial book culture in Nigeria and much of Africa is replete with hagiographies and vanity publications, this researched biography on Aliko Dangote by two respected authors is a most welcome replenishment of a famished bookstore. I will recommend it to my students.
Ayo Olukotun (Ph.D.), Professor of Politics & International Relations; author of Repressive State and Resurgent Media under Nigeria Military Dictatorship, Lead University, Ibadan, western Nigeria.

I am proud of the authors and commend them for the painstaking efforts that went into this seminal workEmeka Linus Emekauwa (Ph.D.), General Manager & Professor of Mass Communications; host, Forum on Africa and America (Saturday 3 pm-6 am) program, WSHA 88.9 FM Radio, Raleigh, NC, USA

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