By: Tom Metcalf and Devon Pendleton
Aliko Dangote’s plan to reduce Nigeria’s dependency on fuel imports will carve out an even bigger slice of the nation’s $376 billion economy for his empire.
Dangote at the construction site for the refinery.
PHOTOGRAPHER: ANDREW ESIEBO FOR BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK
The best way to appreciate the scale of Aliko Dangote’s empire...Read more
From owning one of Ghana’s top pharmaceutical companies, delving into Insurance and Media, Mr Samuel Amo Tobbin is in the league of Ghana’s most successful business leaders.
Today, his empire has under its umbrella, seven autonomous thriving companies including, Tobinco Pharmaceuticals, Entrance Pharmaceuticals & Research Centre, Atinka Media Village, Abii National Savings and Loans, Priority Insurance, DOR Events and Toblues Properties.
Name: Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu
▪︎Heirs Holdings▪︎Tony Elumelu FoundationFormer CEO: The United Bank for Africa (UBA)Age: 56Nationality: NigerianNet worth: $USD 700 million dollars.
▪︎Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Ambrose Alli University ▪︎Master of Science degree in Economics from University of Lagos▪︎ Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School
He was born in Plateau State, Nigeria on 22 March 1963. He hails from Onicha-Ukwu in...Read more
Name: Mike Adenuga
CEO/Founder: Globacom LimitedChairman: Conoil Producing Ltd Age: 66Nationality: Nigerian Net worth: US$9.4 billion
He was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, in 1953 to a low-income family. His father was a school teacher while his mother was a businesswoman.
He received his secondary school education at Ibadan Grammar School and Comprehensive High School for his Higher School Certificate (HSC)
In his late teens,...Read more
Name: Calvin Mathibeli
CEO/Founder: Calvin and Family Group (CFG) Age: 31Nationality: South African
Educational Background ▪︎ He has a Diploma in Taxation and Accounting from Durban University of Technology ▪︎He also has a Public Administration degree from Mancosa
The company owns over 10 business subsidiaries and employs over 1,000 people.
He was born on 4th may 1988 and comes from a childhood filled with hardship and poverty,...Read more
It’s a crucial time of the year for farmers in top producers Ivory Coast and Ghana as they prepare for the next harvest.
Workers harvest cocoa fruit in Agboville, Ivory Coast.
Photographer: Jose Cendon/Bloomberg
Farmers in the top two cocoa growers are upbeat about the next harvest after heavy rains in recent weeks helped support crop development.
It’s an important time of the year...Read more