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Exclusive List of 11 Richest Nigerians in 2011: Their Net Worth, How They Got Rich

Exclusive List of 11 Richest Nigerians in 2011: Their Net Worth, How They Got Rich


No 4. Sayyu Dantata

Networth: $1.4 Billion
Age:
Source: Oil, Inheritance

Sayyu Dantata, a northern businessman and cousin to Nigeria’s Richest man Aliko Dangote is Chairman and CEO of MRS Oil, a leading Nigerian oil marketing company with operations across several West African countries including Benin Republic and Togo. Dantata owns about 60% stake in the company.

In September 2008 Sayyu Dantata acquired 60% controlling stake worth $1 Billion in Texaco Nigeria Plc and Texaco West Africa. He also recently took up controlling shares in Chevron. It is believed that Sayyu Dantata benefited from his well to do family as his father Sanussi Dantata and grandfather Alhassan Dantata has long been regarded as rich and influential in the Northern region.

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14 Comments

  1. Chuks

    I hereby bless all the 11 eminent and notable Nigerians who made this exclusive list. I am decreeing and praying for Aliko Dangote to become the World’s richest man in the soonest possible time. African Entrepreneurs will dominate the world because we are here to stay. Thank you Naira Brains for this post.

    May the winds of Prosperity avail us all much good.

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  2. Yahaya

    Some of your info are incorrect. Sayyu Dantata is not a cousin of Aliko Dangote, rather he’s his half-brother as both are the sons of Dr. Mariya Sanusi Dantata.

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  3. Maureen peres d yerinmene

    I aknowledged the effort of alhaji aliko dangote for emerging the richest man in the africa and 76th man in the world today. I pray may the good lord gives him the strength and the desire to become the richest man in the world just as carlos slim and bill gate in the world today

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    1. Paul Author

      This is not meant to be an exhaustive list. We try to showcae the richest 11 in 2011. However we also carry more research to expand the list. The challenges of access to information and record keeping also affects compilation of lists like this.

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  4. I want to be associated with Aliko Dangote for the funding of my NGO’S projects.
    They need to know how peace must reign in our nation Nigeria.

    Also for my personal development and some community development.

    Thank you.

    Best regards

    Reply

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