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Multi-billionaire reiterates his ambition to buy Arsenal

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Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has reiterated his desire to buy Arsenal in the future. The Nigerian entrepreneur who owns Dangote Group is measured as having a net worth of $12 billion by Forbes.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos in an interview with CNBC Africa yesterday, Dangote confirmed his ambition to make a bid for the London club at some point. He said:

“I will but right now I have to focus on the projects that I have which are almost $18 bn, then I’ll concentrate and face Arsenal.”

Dangote initially made his desire to purchase the Gunners known back in September, but his commitments to a number of infrastructure projects means he does not have time to devote to making a move for the club.

He started his company in 1981 after being given a $3000 loan from his uncle. It is now a multinational conglomerate with businesses in cement, grain, foods, beverages and real estate. It is currently worth about $15billion but Dangote has ambitions of making it to a net worth $100billion in the future.

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