Ever wondered what a typical weekend is like for a billionaire? After a busy week filled with board meetings and taking important decisions, one would think that these moneybags reserve the weekend exclusively for the purpose of unwinding. Interestingly, this is not always the case. Using this past weekend as basis, we now take you through a quick overview of how some of Nigeria’s wealthiest individuals spend their weekend.
Africa’s wealthiest man, Aliko Dangote, was in New York discussing with Bill Gates at the United Nations 74th General Assembly on ways to leverage partnerships towards the actualisation of the Universal Development Goals, SDGs. In the course of the discussion, Dangote disclosed that one of his companies – Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc – is the first African company to introduce vitamins fortifications into sugar for the sake of children’s nutrition. This was made possible by partnerships with the likes of UNICEF and the Standard Organisation of Nigeria.
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Another billionaire that had an eventful weekend was Femi Otedola, Aliko Dangote’s good friend. According to information he shared on Instagram, the man was all over the place, literally. He went from Lagos to Monaco and then called at Paris before heading to Manhattan, New York where he had a nice Sunday.
Earlier on, the former Forte Oil Chairman had attended an event organised by The Africa Center. The event hosted various global business leaders such as Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates, as well as entertainers and thought leaders.
Otedola also revealed over the weekend that he is writing a book on business lessons. Apparently, the book is in its finishing stages and from the picture he shared, two prominent Nigerian journalists are helping out with finishing touches. Now, be rest assured that Nairametrics will be among the first people to lay hands on this book, read it up, and then discuss it on here.