Africa´s richest man, Aliko Dangote recalls a day when he could not believe the multiple dollars in his bank account until he physically touched it.
The affluent aging man, takes us back to a day he never thought he would be worth dollars let alone a continent´s wealthiest man.
Funny thing, is his act of ignorance.
Just Saturday, in an interview, the Nigerian business mogul reveals his source of wealth, from way back:
After a year or so, I realized I had more that 12/13 billion and you now, look! all these are just written numbers.
At that time, banks had no restrictions, I therefore wrote a cheuque and cash, $10 M and I took it home for myself.
I put it in the boot of my vehicle and I went home, opened it and looked at it and said okay fine, now I believe I have money.
This drew a lot of laughter both from his interviewer and the audience who could not believe how hard it was for Dangote to come to terms with his accumulating wealth.
Next day, I drove myself back to the bank and cashed the money.
When asked about the current amount present in his wallet as we speak [sic]:
You will be surprised, I don´t even have $1.
He does make a lot of money now, No! That would actually be an understatement, let´s use ´handsome´.
However, Aliko now realizes it is just but numbers in the bank, it doesn´t matter now.
Below is his interview on Saturday, 6th April 2019:
July 16, 2019