”How I Finally Knew That I Am Rich” – Dangote

Chairman of Dangote group of company, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has shared a story of how he had to go to the bank to make a withdrawal of $10 million just to prove to himself that he is rich.

Speaking at a Mo Ibrahim function in Abidjan, he said he only knows about his riches on paper but had to drive all the way to the bank to make the withdrawal and put the money on his bed, looked at it and returned it back to the bank.

In his own word:

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

“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’.”