Africa's Richest Man Aliko Dangote Named Forbes Africa Person Of The Year

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has been named Forbes Africa Person Of The Year 2014.
The announcement was made on Thursday 4th December at the Capital Club in Nairobi, Kenya where the event was held.  The event hosted some of Africa's most celebrated and powerful personalities.

According to the judges, “Aliko Dangote is a lion of Africa in terms of business. He is second to none when it comes to investing in Africa, not just Nigeria. He is also a capitalist with a big heart. He puts his money where his mouth is and his foundation is a step forward for a man who wants to make a difference on the continent.”

Dangote was nominated alongside Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (writer of Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, Americanah), South African Public Protector advocate Thuli Madonsela, Arumna Oteh director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Nigeria) and Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank Rwanda.

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