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I once withdrew $10 million just to look at it – Dangote (Video)

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I once withdrew $10 million just to look at it – Dangote (Video)Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, says he withdrew $10 million just to look at it and convince himself that he is rich.

Speaking at the Mo Ibrahim governance weekend ongoing in Abidjan, Dangote said he knew he was rich on paper, but had to convince himself that he was indeed rich.

To do this, the multi-billionaire said he drove to a bank, withdrew $10 million, took it home, put it on his bed, looked at it, and returned it back to the bank the following day.

“The way it is that when you first start business, your target is to make your first million. Fine, I did that,” Dangote told Mo Ibrahim.

“After a year or so, I realised that I had much more, and I said ok, fine, all these numbers are just written numbers.

“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’.”

Watch the video below;

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Dangote added that he took it back to the bank the next day — after his mission was concluded.

The Nigerian businessman has been the richest man in Africa for nearly a decade, following the expansion of his cement business, and the change of model to focus on local manufacturing.

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Dangote is the 74th richest man in the world as of April 6, and he is valued at $16.4 billion.

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  1. Victor

    Apr 8, 2019 at 12:56

    Tonto dike what is wrong with you,why are you bragging in this manner,we all are human being okay,stop this childish play, you Tonto I know very well you have pass this level, stop insult your hubby. even though he stole your car, that we not give you the strength to bring him down in this way, please please stop okay

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