Dangote, Bill Gates (source: Instagram)
Dangote, Bill Gates (source: Instagram)

American business magnate Bill Gates has revealed that himself and his co-billionaire Aliko Dangote have a lot in common, Concise News reports.

Gates made the revelation on his Instagram page where he stated how much his wife, Melinda, also appreciates friendship with Dangote.

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The Microsoft co-founder said himself and Dangote started successful businesses in late 1970s and both chose to start foundations.

He further revealed that their foundations were aiming at tackling malnutrition in Nigeria.

He wrote: “Aliko Dangote and I have a lot in common. We both started successful businesses in the late 1970s, and for our second act in life, we both chose to start foundations.

“Melinda and I are lucky to have him as a partner (and friend!) in our work. Our foundations are working together to improve malnutrition in Nigeria, which could have an impact on all of Africa.”

Just recently, Dangote said Gates transformed his life, when they met, and opened his eyes to the problems in Nigeria’s sector.

“This is somebody that has nothing to do with us in Africa or Nigeria but he is putting his money and his soul, everything. He is very committed to helping humanity and that really surprises,” Dangote had said.

The businessman had also stated that ”Bill Gates opened my eyes to challenges in Nigeria’s health system.”