One of the Nigeria richest man Aliko Dangote, who spoke at Mo Ibrahim governance at the weekend in Abidjan, revealed how he withdrew $10m in the bank just to look at it.
However, the Billionaire who revealed that he knew he was rich on paper but had to convince himself that he was really rich, said he drove to one the bank, withdrew $10 million, took it home, put it on his room, eyeballed at it, and returned the money back to the bank the next day.
“The way it is that when you first start business, your target is to make your first million. Fine, I did that,” he told Mo Ibrahim.
Furthermore, a year after or so, I realised that he is abundant rich, and I said to myself, fine, all these are just written in numbers. One day I went to a bank, and at that time, there were no restrictions, and I wrote a cheque and cashed $10m from the bank and put it in the boot of my vehicle, and I went home and I opened it and I looked at $10m and I said ‘now I believe I have money’.”
He was also asked how much money he has in his wallet, he jokingly replied, nothing, not even a dollar with him.