Africa's richest man once withdrew $10m just so he could look at it

Africa's richest man once withdrew $10m just so he could look at it

The wealthiest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, admitted that he once cashed $10 million (about R140m) just so he could look at it and get it into his head that it was real, not just numbers on a screen or paper.

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Imagine being so rich that you can withdraw R140 million just to see what it looks like, rather than seeing it as numbers on paper.

That's exactly what Africa's richest man, Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, did.

The Citizen reported that he told a forum about cashing the money so he could get it into his head that the money was for real.

One day, I cashed 10 million, put them in the boot of my car I put it in my room. I looked at them and thought ‘now I believe I have money’ and took it back to the bank the next day.

PAY ATTENTION: Do you want to know what's trending on Join our WhatsApp group today. gathered that the billionaire said the first million is important, but then after that, the figures don't really mean as much anymore.

That's something ordinary folk without those millions find hard to believe.

When you’re young your first million is important, but after, the numbers don’t mean much.

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Aliko feels that Africa's most promising sectors are new technology and agriculture, and it is hoped all of Africa can benefit from investment there.

However, the businessman also warns youngsters to not get carried away with their success.

Wise words from a man who knows what he's talking about.

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