As someone who was involved in the commodities sector, I was recently reading a report of how the world's largest oil refinery is being built by a tycoon named Aliko Dangote from Nigeria. Nigeria is one of the hotspots for growth in Africa.
He built a fortune that makes him worth $10+ billion apparently.
Stephen Schwarzman with him .
Interesting youtube doc on him "Golden Child of Africa" - richest black man on earth
Interesting personality all round. Sugar, Oil, Cement, Pasta, Milk. Dangote is like Bungee + Koch + ADM + Glencore all in one.
I wonder why very few people take the industrial entrepreneur path ? Everyone wanting to cash in on some get rich scheme is into finance or tech start-ups these days. Amazing how he did it all right at home. Quite the personality.