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Aliko Dangote, the owner of the Dangote group of companies is a Nigerian businessman and investor. He was born on the 10th of April 1957.
His father was Mohammed Dangote while his mother was Mariya Sanusi Dantata. His grandfather, Alhaji Alhassan Dantata was known to be the richest man in West Africa at the time of his death in 1955.
Aliko Dangote obtained a Bachelors’s degree in Business Administration from Al-Azhar University, Cairo Egypt after he graduated from Capital High school, Kano.
Today Aliko Dangote is known as the richest black man on earth. As of April 2019, his estimated net worth was $10.6 billion.
With such an overwhelming knowledge about this billionaire who has been awarded by the Federal Republic of Nigeria as both Member Federal Republic, MFR, and Grand Commander Order of the Niger, GCON, little or nothing is known or heard about who his wife is.
It sparks a light of interest in anyone who could be called inquisitive, or in a person who seeks to know more about this Kano-born Nigeria billionaire, Aliko Dangote to ask: “Does it mean he did not marry?” Or “Is he still single?”
You are on the right page if you seek to know who Dangote’s wife is and possibly his children. In this article, I have articulated all of that for your reading pleasure.
Dangote Ex-Wife and Children
It should not be a surprise to you that this West African billionaire has married up to two wives. Unfortunately, all of these marriages ended up in divorce.
Aliko Dangote first wife Zainab
In 1977 when he was still 20 years old, his family got him his first wife named Zainab. It was a good marriage that brought forth three gorgeous ladies:
- Halima Dangote
- Mariya Dangote
- Fatima Dangote.
The relatively long marriage which brought these ladies, unfortunately, ended in an abrupt divorce. The Forbes listed Nigeria billionaire remained single until he fell in love with the daughter of Late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, the former president of Nigeria.
The lady, Nafisat Yar’Adua rejected the marriage offer from Aliko Dangote. Nafisat later got married to the then governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda as his fourth wife. Nafisat was 21 years old when she got married to the governor in 2009.
Aliko Dangote got married afterward to Mariya Muhammad Rufai A D whom he also divorced. With time people gossiped that Dangote was in a romantic relationship with Sylvia Nduka, an ex-beauty queen.
There were speculations that the Sylvia Nduka included AD, which means Aliko Dangote to her Instagram name during that period in 2013.
The air was settled as this era of romance also crashed. As it stands now, the rich African man is currently single. A source from the research I made has it that Aliko Dangote has three children from all the marriages.
Another source also has it that Aliko Dangote has only one adopted son, who bears the name Abdulrahman Fasasi. Meanwhile, his three daughters who were properly brought up and were well educated in London and are happy with their husbands.
Facts About Aliko Dangote
- A. Dangote is currently single
- He has been in a previous marriage from 1977 with a woman called Zainab who had 2 daughters with A D
- He disclosed in an interview with Financial Times, he cumbered with business and going all out in search of a wife at his age is much of a daunting task:
“I’m not getting younger. Sixty years is no joke. But it doesn’t make sense to go out and get somebody if you don’t have the time. Right now, things are really, really very busy, because we have the refinery, we have the petrochemicals, we have the fertiliser, we have the gas pipeline.”