His contribution to increasing local food production and lessen food imports in Nigeria has not gone unnoticed.

Aliko Dangote has been honoured as one of the 50 Most Influential People in the world.

Africa’s richest man was honoured by Bloomberg for his contribution to humanity at Bloomberg’s Annual Gala Dinner in New York.

According to Bloomberg, Dangote has been honoured for “his outstanding commitment of over $4 billion to increase Nigeria’s food production capacity.

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Others who were honoured are electric car visionary Elon Musk, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmon; Beatrice Fihn, anti-nuclear weapons advocate and Nobel Peace Laureate.

Also honoured were Amazon’s Jeff Bezos; Robert Mueller, special counsel investigating Donald Trump’s potential collusion with Russia and Vitalik Buterin, whose invention of the cryptocurrency Ethereum is revolutionising the new blockchain craze.

Earlier in 2017, Dangote announced a plan to invest $50 billion in renewable energy.

“What sets The Bloomberg 50 apart from other lists is that each person chosen has demonstrated measurable change over the past year,” Bloomberg Businessweek editor Megan Murphy, said.

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