With a combined net worth of $101.6 billion, World’s richest Bill Gates and the two Africa richest men, Aliko Dangote and Mohammed Al-Amoudi have teamed up to rebuild Haiti.
The initiative which was masterminded by the Saudi-ethiopian billionaire Al-Amoudi was warmly received by Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote.
The “philanthropic-trio” would be meeting in Addis Ababa at a date yet to be announced to reach at a consensus on how to initiate the project.
A source very close to Bill Gates hinted DW-TV3 that the donations would be through Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which would also oversee to the execution of the rebuilding project. The source added that, Aliko Dangote has already started loading ships full of building materials from his Nigeria based factory.
Other celebrities like Usain Bolt and Shakira are also reported to have contributed towards the rebuilding of Haiti.
Bill Gates was named the richest man in the world by Forbes Magazine’s annual list of the world’s billionaires. This was the 16th time that the founder of Microsoft claimed the top spot.
With net worth of $15.3 billion, Mohammed Al-Amoudi, the son of Ethiopian mother and Saudi father who is known to be the second richest black person in the world is noted to have humaitarian activities at heart.
Aliko Dangote worth $15.7 billion and he is Africa’s richest man who deals in sugar, cement and flour. These main three things that has built his fortune; Aliko is now investing in oil and will be spending over $9 billion on this project. This will help in reducing Nigeria’s dependence on importing oil. Aliko main source of wealth is Dangote cement, established in several African countries.
Hurricane Matthew is currently a Hurricane moving along the coast of the the southeastern United States, having earlier impacted Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic and The Bahamas
Nearly 900 people are known to have been killed by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, with aid officials saying up to 90% of some areas have been destroyed.
Some of the hardest-hit towns are yet to be reached by land, and there are fears more bodies will be found.
Parts of Haiti’s south had faced “complete destruction”, aid workers told the BBC.
Hurricane Matthew has now made landfall in South Carolina in the US, having battered Florida on Friday.
The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) has downgraded it to a Category One hurricane, with maximum sustained winds having decreased to 75mph (120km/h).
But the NHC warned of a “serious inland flooding event unfolding”.