Aliko Dangote Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2014

The richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote has been given Forbes 2014 Africa Person of the Year Award. The panel of judges affirmed that he “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.”

Other finalists of the most prestigious awards were Thuli Madonsela, South Africa’s Public Prosecutor, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian author, Arunma Oteh, Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria and Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank.