Aliko Dangote and Tony Elumelu have been listed among the most charitable people in the world by Richtopia, a digital periodical that covers business, economics, and financial news, based in the United Kingdom
Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, was named the sixth most charitable person in the World while UBA chairman and founder of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu was 11th on the list.
These two were the only Nigerians on the list.
Dangote recently endowed his foundation to the tune of $1.25 billion. Dangote started his foundation, Aliko Dangote Foundation in 1981, with a mission to enhance opportunities for social change through strategic investments that improve health and wellbeing, promote quality education, and broaden economic empowerment opportunities.
Aliko Dangote Foundation was, however, incorporated in 1994 as a charity in Lagos, Nigeria. 20 years later, the Foundation has become the largest private Foundation in sub-Saharan Africa, with the largest endowment by a single African donor.
Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and J. K. Rowlings occupied the first three positions while Oprah Winfrey and Elon Musk were in the fourth and fifth position respectively.