President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has emerged one of the selected best 50 persons in the world in 2017 by Bloomberg.
Aliko Dangote is the only African on the Bloomberg 50 list of this year’s most influential people.
Dangote’s contribution to the world this year revolves around his dynamic attention to lessen food imports into his own country and Africa’s largest nation, Nigeria, by focusing on domestic production of sugar and dairy, with 500 million liters of Nigerian milk to be produced by 2019. Earlier this year he announced a $50B USD plan to invest in renewable energy.
The Bloomberg 50, is a new, annual, multi-platform initiative that honour 50 icons and innovators who have changed the global business landscape in measurable ways over the past year.
The first Bloomberg 50 honourees were selected by the Bloomberg Businessweek team after months of input from many of Bloomberg’s 2,700 journalists and analysts around the globe, leveraging the resources of the Bloomberg Terminal, and represent the most influential thought leaders in business, finance, technology and science, politics, and entertainment.
The executives, entrepreneurs, experts, and entertainers on the Bloomberg 50 all have a quantifiable metric underpinning their inclusion.
According to Megan Murphy, editor of Bloomberg Businessweek:
“What sets The Bloomberg 50 apart from other lists is that each person chosen has demonstrated measurable change over the past year.
Readers will find many names they recognise, but will also discover new visionaries — people who are impacting the world in significant ways, and are rapidly gaining the attention they deserve.”
Other prominent honorees on the Bloomberg 50 include – Mohammed bin Salman, Crown prince, Saudi Arabia, a primary proponent of an initiative that would allow women to drive, a decision that is forecast to add $90 billion to the economy by 2030; Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies with a market capitalization of over $50 billion.
Elon Musk nurses the ambition to establish human colony on planet Mars by 2022; Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon, the biggest global retailer, with a major interest in sending tourists into space in Blue Origin rockets; Masayoshi Son, Founder, Softbank Groups Corp., who engineered the largest ever technology investment fund, $93billion, to fund ride-hailing, artificial intelligence, connected devices, satellites, and the integration of computers to humans; Diane Greene, CEO, Google Cloud and the brain behind integrating advances in artificial intelligence and quantum computing to market; Ken Frazier, CEO, Merck & Co., a leader in drug makers market with an innovative drug for advanced lung cancer treatment.
In November 2017, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, emerged The Guardian’s Manufacturing Chief Executive Officer of the year in the maiden edition of The Guardian Manufacturing Excellence Awards.
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