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.