Aliko Dangote’s latest net worth revealed amid dreams of £2billion Arsenal takeover

Hopes that Aliko Dangote will sooner or later launch and full a dream Arsenal takeover have been hit with a $1.4 billion (£1.01bn) blow.

The 63-year-old Nigerian billionaire – dubbed Africa’s richest man – has frequently spoken publicly a couple of need to purchase out the membership’s present proprietor, American Stan Kroenke.

Dangote, who’s regarded as worth $16.4billion, first expressed an curiosity six years in the past, within the public area.

Speaking in January 2020 a couple of potential acquisition, he stated: “It is a crew that I wish to purchase some day, however what I preserve saying is we’ve $20billion worth of initiatives and that is what I actually need to think about.

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“I’m making an attempt to complete constructing the corporate after which after we end, possibly a while in 2021 we will.

“I’m not shopping for Arsenal proper now, I’m shopping for Arsenal after I end all these initiatives, as a result of I’m making an attempt to take the corporate to the subsequent stage.”

Only final month, hopes that takeover talks could possibly be began got recent encouragement by the information that one of Dangote’s different enterprise ventures – an Oil Refinery – was set to turn into operational.

At that stage, the 63-year-old was reported to be worth $17.8billlion – near his Arsenal goal.

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However, that benchmark determine, deemed to be a catalyst to launch his proposal, is now additional away following an replace on his net worth.

Indeed, in keeping with the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, the Nigerian businessman – founder of Dangote Industries Ltd – noticed his wealth decline by 7.9% to $16.4million firstly of the monetary quarter main as much as March 31, 2021.

It’s thought that he – or some other potential buyers – would want to stump up round $2billion to efficiently purchase out Kroenke and assume the required shares to finish a takeover on the Emirates Stadium.

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