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LESSONS I LEARNT FROM ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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My dad used to say, "No one ever got rich working for someone else." Then, he'd pack up his lunch, put on his boots and go to work -- for someone else. He did this because he felt he had a responsibility to his family, and I deeply respect that commitment; but my parents wanted more for me. In their minds, that meant a college education -- something that's long been touted as a lever to social and financial mobility. A February 2018 report by RTI International backs that idea. After comparing the salaries and rates of first-generation college graduates with those whose parents attended at least some college, RTI's researchers found the results statistically identical. So, off to college I went. As the first person in my family to earn a bachelor's (and master's) degree, I can say definitively that education has been an indispensable tool to my becoming a successful entrepreneur.  Yet I would say the same about my working-class background. After all, what sepa…

DANGOTE NAMED AS ONE OF THE WORLD TOP TEN BLACK BILLIONAIRES BY FORBES

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Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has been named by Forbes as one of the top ten black billionaires in the world apart from been named the Forbes Africa Person of the Year in 2014 Aliko Dangote GCON (born 10 April 1957) is a Nigerian business magnate, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries. As of March 2018, he had an estimated net worth of US$14.1 billion Dangote, who was not the only Nigerian to make the list, was placed on 1st position. See Forbes world’s top ten the black billionaires:
1. Aliko Dangote: $12,2 billion. Dangote is the undisputed richest person in Africa, he also happens to be the richest black person in the world. He founded the Dangote Group 35 years ago and still serves as its CEO and president. The vast majority of his wealth is derived from Dangote Cement. Dangote is an active philanthropist and focuses his charity work on education, agriculture and health.
2. Mohammed Al Amoudi: $8,4 mill…

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