Aliko Dangote is a Nigerian businessman and influential entrepreneur. As the founder and CEO of the Dangote Group, the largest industrial conglomerate in West Africa, Dangote has amassed remarkable success and wealth. In April 2023, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index estimated his net worth at a staggering $20.5 billion, establishing him as Africa’s wealthiest individual, and the 83rd richest person globally.
Aliko Dangote’s highly anticipated Dangote Refinery was officially inaugurated on May 22, 2023, in Lagos, Nigeria. This event marked the culmination of years of meticulous planning and substantial investment by the Nigerian business magnate.
Once the refinery reaches full operational capacity, it is projected to process about 650,000 barrels of crude oil per day. This remarkable capability will establish it as the largest single-train refinery in the world. With an investment surpassing 19 billion US dollars, the Dangote Refinery stands as a self-sufficient shaper of Nigeria’s energy landscape.