Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote, has given away millions to education, health and social causes, not least among them being a gift of more than $600 to each person displaced by the violence following Nigeria’s elections.
Dangote, who made his fortune mostly in flour and cement, says he’s been inspired by American billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in recent years to not only step up his giving but also to make it more public. The Nigerian traveled to New York this June to join us for the first ever Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy. He spoke with us about giving and the exponential benefits of changing lives, particularly in Africa, where a $200 donation can help save an entire family.
Watch this video from the Forbes 400 Summit to hear Dangote open up about his thoughts and inspirations for charitable giving.
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