A video is currently making rounds in the online community and it features Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote making a strange revelation about what he did with his money some years ago.
The billionaire was recently filmed on camera while speaking at the Mo Ibrahim governance weekend which is ongoing in Abidjan.
Fielding a question from the host Mo Ibrahim, about how he felt when he earned his first million, Africa’s richest man explained that the target for many business owners when they start out is usually to make their first million.
He said he achieved that feat and after a year, he realized he was about N12 billion rich. However, he was not completely convinced that he was a rich man as it appeared the money was just in figures.
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To convince himself, Dangote revealed that on a certain day, he drove to the bank and withdrew the sum of over N3.6 billion, arranged it in his trunk and drove back all the way home.
On getting home and taking a second look at the money, it was at that point that he believed that he was truly a rich man.
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Dangote said:“One day I went to a bank, and at that time, there were no restrictions, and I wrote a cheque and cashed $10m from the bank and put it in the boot of my vehicle, and I went home and I opened it and I looked at $10m and I said now I believe I have money.”
He added that once he was satisfied, he drove back to the bank and deposited the money for safe keeping.
Watch the video below:
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According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the Nigerian business mogul is currently ranked as the 74th richest man in the world as of April 6, and he is valued at $16.4 billion.
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