How Dangote is Different From Other Billionaires- Davido
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How Dangote is Different From Other Billionaires- Davido

Nigerian Music Star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido says Africa’s richest person, Aliko Dangote is a different kind of billionaire. He made this statement in a recent interview with American business magazine, Forbes.

Dangote who is the founder, chairman, and CEO of the Dangote Group, the largest industrial conglomerate in West Africa has an estimated net worth of $20.5 billion. He has been described as the world’s richest black person and the world’s 83rd richest person.

Aliko Dangote buys two cars every eight years

Davido told the business magazine that Dangote buys two cars every eight years. He said, “Uncle Aliko is a different type of billionaire. Uncle Aliko buys two cars every eight years. He is very disciplined and a different kind of billionaire.” 

Dangote tells me to save my money-Davido 

Speaking further, The Nigerian artist said, Every time I see him, he just says one thing and one thing only. Save your money. There is nothing more he tells me other than to save my money.“ Dangote’s counsel to Davido reminds entrepreneurs of his quote “I’m not in it for the money. No, no. I like to run a business that’s successful… I’m a very creative person.”

Dangote’s  relationship with Davido’s father

Davido also spoke about his relationship with the billionaire. He said, “He and my dad have been very close friends since I was young.  He has done well for us back home; he has made us a lot of industries. He does it all; he just opened the biggest cement plant in Africa. That will provide jobs. Also, what we do, we have an electricity company so the top men in Nigeria do what they can to provide.” 

Davido’s father, Adedeji Adeleke is the CEO of Pacific Holdings Limited and an elder brother to the Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke.

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