He is the Chairman and CEO of Dangote Group, which is the largest industrial group in Nigeria. He is the richest man in Africa and the 23rd richest person in the world. In January 2009, Dangote was honoured for being the leading provider of employment in the Nigerian construction industry. In 2011, Dangote was also awarded Nigeria’s second highest honor, Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) by the President of Nigeria. As a philanthropist, he has donated to the National Mosque, the Presidential Library and a host of charities.
Source of Influence: Business
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