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20 Inspirational Quotes From The Richest Africans

Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote

I recently came across this list of quotes from some of the richest Africans on forbes and I thought I should share with you.

One stop on the road to attaining a billion-dollar fortune is to seek advice at the feet of those who have already attained it. And while it might be difficult to get face time with some of Africa’s richest people, you can learn a lot from their words of wisdom.
In the spirit of self-motivation, here are 20 inspirational quotes from a few members of Forbes’ list of 50 Richest Africans.

1. If you don’t have ambition, you shouldn’t be alive. – Aliko Dangote

2. Every morning when I wake up, I make up my mind to solve as many problems, before retiring home. – Aliko Dangote

3. As you start out in life, it is important that you know at least something about everything, but as you get older it is important that you know everything about something. – Johann Rupert

4. The harder you work, the luckier you get. – Mike Adenuga

5. In Life, you don’t get anywhere or do anything you hope to without some sort of sacrifice. – Stephen Saad

6. I think there are a lot of people with family connections but who are actually nowhere. If you are hardworking and determined, you will make it and that’s the bottom line. I don’t believe in an easy way through. – Isabel Dos Santos

7. One has to set high standards… I can never be happy with mediocre performance. – Patrice Motsepe

8. Money is not my objective. – Desmond Sacco

9. I own quite a lot and I have worked very hard for it. – Sudhir Ruparelia

10. In today’s world, paradoxically, it is the boldest action that is often the safest.

11. Remaining where you are in a world that is changing so rapidly is in fact the most dangerous of all places to be in. – Hakeem Belo- Osagie

12. It’s essential to draw up a “things to do” list on a daily basis and set priorities in executing them, making sure that any unfinished task get posted to the next day’s list. – Folorunsho Alakija

13. I grew up in poverty, but I always saw it as a challenge. The good thing is that you can surmount a challenge if you are willing to pay the price. The price is hard work. – Reginald Mengi

14. People in Tanzania look at my wealth and think I must be sunbathing and playing golf all day. But I work really hard. I put in a hundred hours a week. It’s a never stopped game. You can never say I’ve worked hard enough now. – Mohammed Dewji

15. A vision on its own is not enough. Hard work & dedication is required to make that vision a reality – Strive Masiyiwa

16. Today is the beginning of the Rest of your Life! You are the Pilot of your life! Lock in your destination; take off to it, from where you are! – Vimal Shah

17. In business you have to know when to retire, before someone knocks you out.” – Lauritz (Laurie) Dippenaar

18. In whatever you do, strive to be the best at it – Aliko Dangote

19. Whether you’re a farmer, builder or engineer, the opportunities are equal: Just add a little innovation – Strive Masiyiwa

20. Entrepreneurship without skills limits your growth potential – Strive Masiyiwa

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10 Responses

  1. tsizzles says

    I like numbers 5, 7, 12 and 19. Everything truly does come down to desire.

    • emekatalks says

      I’m glad you liked them, tsizzles. Thanks for reading..

  2. icandancechallenge says

    Reblogged this on icandancechallenge.

  3. Bodjetstar says

    nice one. we need to stay focused and determined if not, one can be distracted by unnecessary things.

  4. Ziad K Abdelnour says

    Live for what you believe in … and die for it too

    thank you

  5. Sharon Salu says

    I really liked # 7 and # 13. Hard work and Innovation seem to be popular aspects of their advice too. Thanks for sharing, Emeka.

    • emekatalks says

      Thanks for taking time out to read, Sharon. Yes, Innovation and hardwork are important elements of success. Glad you enjoyed reading..

  6. THE WHATS-UP CITY says

    Reblogged this on THE WHATS-UP CITY.

  7. Elizabeth Cardenas says

    I really liked them all, but I really loved numbers 4, 7 and 12. Thank you for sharing these quotes. What a great way to start the day. :)

    • emekatalks says

      Thank you, Elizabeth. Glad you enjoyed reading them. Quotes always have the power to awaken hope, faith, inner strength and ambition in us :-)

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