Mikel and the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote are two public figures and great icons in Nigeria. While it seems too obvious and unquestionable that Dangote may in fact be richer than Obi Mikel, it should be understood that the Dangote company has shareholders who have put billions into the business.
Should these shareholders withdraw their shares, Aliko Dangote wouldn’t be so financially magnificent to top the Africa’s richest men chart.
The world has eyes on him, he’s Africa’s richest and that’s the worth of Dangote Group & the company.
Mikel Obi is self made, has no shareholders in his business but only receives his weekly pay in millions. Who is richer between Aliko Dangote and Obi Mikel?
Mikel Obi and Dangote: Who is Richer?
Mikel Obi’s Net Worth
Obi Mikel as we all know is one of the richest footballers in Nigeria, and one of the most skilled at the task. He earns £140,000 pounds weekly form his new Chinese club, Tianjin TEDA (according to several trusted news outlets) and his annual earnings was said to be £3 million pounds.
He has made a lot of money in millions of dollars while playing for the international club, Chelsea, and also earns from his career with the Nigerian National team. Mikel Obi also earns from endorsement deals and running side adverts for companies.
He has a house worth millions of dollars in London; where he lives in London while he plays for his former foreign football club, Chelsea. He also has real estates and houses in a number of States in Nigeria.
Mikel has a good taste for anything with four tires as his cars are topnotch and worth millions. Obi Mikel has an estimated net worth of $85 million dollars, according to news sources.
Aliko Dangote’s Net Worth
According to Forbes and other official lists, Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Africa currently and has no match, not even one close to dethroning him now.
He’s the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the largest cement producing companies in Nigeria, Dangote Cement.
Aliko Dangote is an entrepreneur and investor who started out with selling sweets while in basic school. The entrepreneurial spirit runs in his family as his uncle and grandfather were also billionaire entrepreneurs and businessmen.
He also owns and operates the Dangote Group which produces goods and commodities in several African countries including South Africa and Senegal.
Aliko Dangote’s net worth isn’t fixed, it changes everyday, and for this course, we’ll settle with his current net worth, $12.1 billion dollars, Forbes.