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Aliko Dangote reveals he is ready for a new wife, but...



Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote appears to be ready to try out for wife number three. The Nigerian business mogul whose net worth is estimated at $14 billion gave a peek into private life in a recent chat.

Dangote in a chat with David Paling for Financial Times gave a glimpse into his private life and also revealed plans to buy Arsenal. The 6o-year-old admitted he needs to create time in his busy schedule to settle down. Dangote who has been married twice with three grown up children said:
I’m not getting younger. Sixty years is no joke. But it doesn’t make sense to go out and get somebody if you don’t have the time. Right now, things are really, really very busy, because we have the refinery, we have the petrochemicals, we have the fertilizer, we have the gas pipeline”, he said.
Dangote also revealed that even though he owns the biggest food chain in Nigeria, he makes it a point to fast at least once a week because “it helps to clean your system”. He admits that it is not easy living in Nigeria, despite his wealth, because living in one Nigeria is about the survival of the fittest. His new refinery is making him a lot of enemies but he understands that “the game is the game”.
“You can’t just come and remove food from their table and think they’re just going to watch you doing it… They will try all sorts of tricks. This is a very, very tough society. Only the toughest of the tough survive here”.
About buying Arsenal, a club estimated to be around $2bn, Africa’s wealthiest said “I love Arsenal and I will definitely go for it… When I buy it, I have to bring it up to the expectations of our supporters,” he said. He admitted the refinery is taking up most of his attention for now, but “once I have finished with that headache, I will take on football”.

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