Alhaji Aliko Dangote
Mr. Alhaji Aliko Dangote, MFR, GCON is a Nigerian self-made business magnate, with an estimated net worth of $11.2 billion as of March 2012. He is the owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities with operations in his homeland and several other countries in Africa, including Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa and Zambia. The Dangote Group, originally a small trading firm founded in 1977, is now a multi-trillion naira conglomerate with operations in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo. On 14 November, 2011, Dangote was awarded Nigeria's fourth highest honour, Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) by President Goodluck Jonathan. Dangote is currently in contention for Nigeria president in 2015.