Top 10 Richest People in Nigeria – Forbes 2017
Here, we are going to take into brief clarification on the top 10 richest people in Nigeria. The list according to Forbes Magazine 2017 ranking ends with Oba Otudeko.
In this list, we are not to know just the top 10 richest people in Nigeria but, we are learning a great lessons from them. They inspires us with their hustle to stardom, with their tolerance and mostly, they clearly convinced us that riches, wealth or success can’t be only traced through Educational degrees or awards.
They are big entrepreneurs who have made their passion to profits.
They have meet obstacles, depression, discouragement, critics and faced risks but still, they are firmly on their feet.
Below Are the Top 10 Richest People in Nigeria With Respect to Forbes 2017 ranking.
Here, we are starting from the least to the top. Let go;
10. Oba Otudeko:
Net Worth: $650 million
Oba Otudeko is the chairman of FBN holdings plc and the founder of Honneywell group.
He invests in oil and gas, flour mining, real estate, and marine transportation.
9. Jim Oviah
Net Worth: $1 billion.
Jim Oviah manages a telecommunication company, Visa which has over three million active subscribers.
Jim Oviah is the principal founder of Zenith Bank with largest shareholder of 10% stake.
8. Orji Uzor Kalu
Net Worth: $1.1 billion.
Orji Uzor Kalu is the founder and chairman of Slok Holding, a company which deals with interest in trading, shipping, manufacturing, banking and media. He is the former governor of Abia State.
7. Tony Elumelu
Net worth: $1.4 billion
A philanthropist and founder of the Transcorp and Heirs Holdings. He is the chairman of United Bank for Africa.
6. Abdusalam Rabiu
Net worth: $1.4 billion
Abdusalam Rabiu is a business tycoon just like Aliko Dangote but their net is quite far to each other.
He invests on cement production, port operation, real estate and sugar refinery.
He is the owner of famous BUA company, in they year 2015, his company got a deal with a Chinese company, Sinoma – who deals with cement equipment service provision, to construct a second production line located in Edo State Niger Delta, Nigeria.
5. Theophilus Danjuma
Net worth: $1.5 billion.
Theophilus Danjuma is currently the chairman of Athlantic Petroleum and formally a Chief of Staff between 1975 to 1979 at the Nigerian Army.
** The Richest Woman in Nigeria and Africa – Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija **
4. Folorunsho Alakija
Net Worth: $2.1 billion.
Mrs Folorunsho Alakija is the richest woman in Nigeria and Africa just as Aliko Dangote made the Forbes list as the richest black women in Nigeria and Africa.
Folorunsho Alakija is a lucrative business mogul who invests in printing, fashion and oil business. She is the mother of popular DJ Xclusive.
3. Femi Otedola
Net Worth: $2.3 billion.
Femi Otedola is the chief Executive officer of Zenon Oil and Gas and also the CEO ofForte Oil Plc with has interest in real estates amongst other sectors.
2. Mike Adenuga
Net Worth: $10.5 billion.
According to Forbes, Mike Adenuga is the second richest man in Nigeria. He is the owner of Global communications, popularly referred to as “GLO”, one of the strongest internet service providers in Nigeria. He also invests on Oil and Gas and he is the chairman of Conoil.
* Here, the biggest fish, the richest man in Nigeria and Africa – Aliko Dangote *
1. Aliko Dangote
Net Worth: $12.5 billion.
Aliko Dangote is the richest black in the world and of course, the richest in Nigeria and Africa. He mostly ventures On Flour mills, Cement, sugar with other goods/commodities. According to a peak into his biography, he started his trading and investing business with the loan he acquired from his big uncle (dantata).
Aliko Dangote ranked as 24th richest man in the world.