Dangote is the Chairman and CEO of the Dangote Group, the largest industrial group in Nigeria. In January 2009, Dangote was honoured for being the leading provider of employment in the Nigerian construction industry. In 2011, Dangote was also awarded Nigeria’s second highest honour, Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) by the President of Nigeria. As a philanthropist, he has donated to the National Mosque, the Presidential Library, and a host of charities. As of March 2018, he had an estimated net worth of US $14.1 billion. He appeared in Forbes as no. 105 in The World’s Billionaires 2017, no. 1 in The African Billionaires 2017, and no. 68 in The World’s Most Powerful People 2016.