Who is richer between Dangote and Abramovich, what is their net worth? For sure, they are two billionaires from two different nations. Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian investor, billionaire and businessman. Roman Abramovich, a Russian billionaire, politician and investor.
Who’s richer between the two highly respectable and wealthy men? Aliko Dangote has made mark severally as the richest African officially known and has surpassed quite a number of other business persons in the game of business.
Abramovich shockingly has huge stakes in some of the biggest firms and companies, he even has interests in entertainment and sports as he owns the Premier League club known as Chelsea. Let’s find out who’s richer, shall we?…
Dangote and Abramovich: Who is the Richest?
Aliko Dangote’s Net Worth and Fortune
Aliko Dangote is a Nigerian billionaire who has been honoured a GCON by the Federal Government of his country, Nigeria. He is the founder of the Dangote group; a manufacturing group with interests in commodities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, Ethiopia and other African States.
As at February this year, Dangote’s net worth dropped to $12.5 billion dollars due to decrease in overall sales and gains. Aliko Dangote was ranked as the richest man in the continent of Africa and the 67th richest person on earth.
Dangote had surpassed several billionaires over the years to become the richest black man officially known, including Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi whom he surpassed in 2013 with a gap of over $2.6 billion dollars.
Dangote is from Kano State; a Northern State in Nigeria and was birthed on the 10th of April 1957 as an Hausa Muslim into a rich home. His great grandfather, Alhaji Al Hassan, was the richest black man when he was alive and till he passed on in 1955, he remained the richest African.
Business has always been in the bloodline of Aliko Dangote so much more that he bought and sold sweets while in primary school. Aliko Dangote obtained elementary education at the Sheik Ali Kumasi Madrasa and then at the Capital High School in Kano State, Nigeria.
He has been married four times with 15 children from all four marriages. Currently in the fourth marriage from which he had three children.
Aliko Dangote is staggeringly business minded as he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies and Administration from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. Alhaji Aliko Dangote has an estimated net worth of $12.1 billion dollars.
Abramovich’s Net Worth and Fortune
Abramovich is a Russian billionaire, politician and investor. Birthed as Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich on the 24th of October, 1966, is the proud owner of the Chelsea FC, and Millhouse LLC; a private investment company.
Forbes listed Abramovich in 2016 as the 151th richest person worldwide and the 13th richest man in Russia with an estimated net worth of $7.6 billion dollars.
Abramovich’s net worth was reported by The Sun to be £6.40 billion in 2016. Abramovich is from a Jewish family that’s from Tauragé in Lithuania. The name of his family is spelt Abramavivius.
We’ll provide a little detail about this Russian billionaire, Abramovich in the next few lines. His father was named Arkady and he was an office manager for the state. Nahim, his grandfather, or father’s Dad was also a businessman.
Nahim, who was Abramovich’s grand father was birthed in Erzvilkas, Lithuania. His paternal grandmother, Nahim’s wife, who’s named Tauba was birthed in Jurbakas in the same country.
Nahim and his wife, Tauba, got married in Tauragé, Lithuania, in the year 1925. Abramovich’s mom is named Irina Michalenko. His mother’s Dad was named Vasilli Michalenko and her Mom was named Faina Grutman.
The Russian billionaire and politician is both a trustee of the Moscow Jewesh Mission and the Chairman of Federation of Jewesh Communities of Russia. Just like Aliko Dangote, Abramovich has gotten married thrice.
The first marriage he got into was with Olga Yurevna Lysova in December 1987. The marriage went on for 2 years and they got divorced in 1990.
The second marriage took place in October 1991 with Irina Vyacheslavovna Malandina. The marriage lasted for about 15 years before a divorce was filed and marriage dissolved in 2007.
From his second marriage, he had 5 children namely Sofia, Arkadiy, Arina, Anna and Ilya.
In 2006, News of the World revealed that Abramovich’s wife, Irina had hired two United Kingdom divorce lawyers after news of Abramovich’s close affair with Dasha Zhukova.
Dasha Zhukova at the time was the 25-year old daughter of Alexander Radkin Zhukova; a Russian Oligarch, and she was also the ex-girlfriend of Marat Safin; a tennis player. The duo, Irina and Abramovich divorced in Russia with a divorce settlement of $300 million dollars (€213 million).
Abramovich couldn’t wait to get married to his rumoured love, Dasha Zhukova. In 2008, particularly in October, he got married to her with a private ceremony as the wedding party.
Together, Dasha Zhukova and Abramovich have a son and a daughter named Aaron Alexander and Leah Lou respectively. Abramovich has an estimated net worth of $9.8 billion dollars according to Forbes.