Aliko Dangote has been named the 6th most charitable individual in the world by Richtopia. Tony Elumelu Chairman of United Bank (UBA) was also on the list, he was the 11th on the list. Tony Elumelu and Dangote were the only two Nigerians on the list.
About the Richtopia List
Richtopia is a United Kingdom-based digital periodical that covers business, economics, and financial news. Richtopia’s articles covers the developments in the global financial market, it is very informative and insightful. While creating this list Richtopia says it used Kred scores (Kred Influence Measurement) . Kred scores is an online platform that attempts to measure online social influence based on an openly published algorithm. Derin Cag, founder of Richtopia, in a post, said the list contains proactive philanthropists around the world.
Other influential people on the list include top billionaires like Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and J.K. Rowlings. They all occupy the first three positions, Oprah Winfrey and Elon Musk were in the fourth and fifth position, respectively.
The Aliko Dangote Foundation
Dangote has a foundation called the Aliko Dangote Foundation, the foundation’s mission is to enhance opportunities for social change through strategic investments that improve health and wellbeing, promote quality education, and broaden economic empowerment opportunities. In 2014, he donated $ 1.25 billion to his foundation, making the foundation the largest private foundation in sub-Saharan Africa with the largest endowment by a single African donor.
Last year, the Aliko Dangote Foundation in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, engaged more than 138,000 vaccinators to conduct vaccinations across five African countries in the Lake Chad area. In May this year, the foundation provided N130 million as a grant for 13,000 women across the 13 local government areas of Nasarawa state.
The Foundation has also helped alleviate the conditions that face the people in IDP camps. In 2011, it gave the sum of N364 million to IDPs across Kaduna, Bauchi and Gombe States. Recently the foundation helped the victims of the communal clash between Yoruba and Hausa traders and residents in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
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