👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
Aliko Dangote, 61, claims that he once took out millions of dollars in cash just to look at it.
The 61-year-old, who attended the 2019 Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Governance Week celebrations in Abidjan, told the story of how he collected 10 million dollars only for him to return it to the bank the next day.
In the disclosure made in an interview with Mo Ibrahim, the Sudanese founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the richest man in Africa said: “One day I went to a bank, at that time there were no restrictions (on withdrawals) and I wrote a cheque and cashed 10 million dollars and I took it home for myself.
“Yes, I cashed 10 million dollars and I put it in the boot of my vehicle and took it home, I opened it and I looked at it and I said okay fine, now I believe that I have money.
“It was in the boot of my car, I went there by myself, I drove myself to the bank, I cashed the money and I put it in my room. I looked at the money and I took it back to the bank the next day.”
When asked how much money he had in his wallet right now, he said “you will be surprised I don’t even have a dollar. I have nothing, nothing in my pocket.”
In response, Mr Ibrahim said “that’s money for you guys, when you have money, you don’t carry money.”