Dangote's business interests encompass many industries, including oil and gas, consumer goods, and manufacturing.
He began building his empire, Dangote Group over three decades ago. At the age of 21, Dangote borrowed $3,000 from his uncle to import and sell agricultural commodities in Nigeria, over the years he managed to build it in to one of the most valuate private companies in Africa.
Like most billionaires, Dangote is a very private person and does not like flaunting his assets on social media.
He currently resides in his mansion in Abuja, the mansion is currently worth about $30 Million (R450 Million). He has lived there for over 12 years.
Dangote believes that luxury distracts him and takes too much of his precious time. In fact, all his properties are in Nigeria.
"I don’t have a holiday house anywhere but I know people who are working for me…they have houses in London.”
His views on luxury and business, particularly in Africa: “But you see, a lot of people, even the younger ones, we need to be very careful because one of biggest issues with us as Africans is that we spend our projected incomes."
Inside Dangote’s all white mansion, is true luxury.
The house has a classic look, feel and design to it, a truly timeless place.
The living room: Dangote watches plenty of business channels “I love watching television. I watch a lot of business channels, such as Bloomberg TV, which is my favourite and many others”
The bedroom: this is where the richest man in Africa comes to rest after a long day at work managing his billion dollar empire.
“To tell you the truth, I spend less time here than I do in my office and elsewhere where I can work”.
This is his home office, where he has hosted a number of very important people here, including Bill Gates, President Goodluck Jonathan, and possible many more head of states in Africa.
This is their beautiful kitchen, “They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is where the meals are created – it fuels the bodies, minds and souls of friends and families all over the world”.
The dining room: this is where the family enjoys their meals, and potentially where he hosts other business people and important dignitaries.
The Dangote mansion, is undoubtedly one the most beautiful houses in Africa, and the man himself a true inspiration to us all.
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