Richest people in Nigeria, the Glass Suite list tracks the wealth of African billionaires who reside in Nigeria or have their primary business in the country.
Richest People in Nigeria & Net Worth
Aliko Dangote, Net worth estimate: $12.6 billion.
The official richest man in Nigeria & Africa. Richest people in Nigeria Aliko Dangote was born on April 10, 1957, to a rich and highly esteemed family.
He studied business studies and administration at Al-Azhar University, Kairo.
According to several reports, Aliko discovered his passion for business from a very tender age, and now runs a conglomerate known as Dangote Group with investments all around Africa.
Aliko Dangote owns major firms, plants, and refineries, which he started in the year 1977.
Mike Adenuga, Net worth estimate: $6.3 billion.
Richest people in Nigeria Mike is the second richest man in Nigeria, Mike Adenuga was born on the 29th of April, 1953 to Oloye Michael Agbolade Adenuga Snr and Omoba Juliana Oyindamola Adenuga, in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Mike Adenuga made his first million in 1979, at age 26, selling lace and distributing soft drinks. Nigeria’s second richest man built his fortune in telecom and oil production.
His mobile phone network, Globacom, is the second-largest operator in Nigeria, with 50 million subscribers.
Abdulsamad Rabiu, Net worth estimate: $5.5 billion.
Richest people in Nigeria Rabiu is the third richest man in Nigeria with a net worth of around 5.5 billion US dollars.
Forbes estimated Abdul Samad’s wealth at $5.5 billion, putting him 716th among the global billionaires.
Abdul Samad is the founder and chairman of BUA Group, a Nigerian conglomerate concentrating on manufacturing, infrastructure, and agriculture and producing revenue in excess of $2.5 billion.
He is also the chairman of the Nigerian Bank of Industry Abdulsamad Rabiu was born into a wealthy family on the 4th of August, 1960, in Kano State.
His father, late Khalifah Isyaku Rabiu was one of Nigeria’s foremost industrialists in the northern states of Nigeria in the 1970s and 1980s.
Femi Otedola, Net worth estimate: $1.8 billion.
Femi Otedola is the 4th richest he was born on 4th November 1962. Nigerian businessman, philanthropist, and former chairman of Forte Oil PLC, an importer of fuel products.
Richest people in Nigeria Femi Otedola is the founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, and the owner of several other businesses across shipping, real estate, and finance.
He has recently invested in power generation as part of the liberalization of the sector in Nigeria.
Folorunsho Alakija, Net worth estimate: $1billion.
The richest people in Nigeria Folorunsho was born on the 15th of July 1951 to the family of Chief L.A. Ogbara in Ikorodu, Lagos State and she has 51 siblings.
The 5th richest man and richest woman in Nigeria is Folorunsho Alakija, according to Forbes she is the richest woman in Nigeria and the 5th richest person in the country with an estimated net worth of around 1 billion U.S dollars.
Folorunsho Alakija is heavily invested in the country’s oil and gas sector, and it is one of the major reasons she has made it to the list of the top 10 richest men and women in Nigeria.
Folorunsho Alakija is an entrepreneur and billionaire businesswoman. She is the executive vice-chairman of FAMFA Oil Ltd and Managing Director of Rose of Sharon Group.
Orji Uzor Kalu
Orji Uzor Kalu, Net worth estimate: $1.1 billion.
Richest people in Nigeria Orji Uzor is a Nigerian politician, chairman slok holding, chairman of daily sun, chairman first international bank limited, chairman of new telegraph, senator, former Abia State Governor, and a business mogul.
He had more money in the past but lost much of his wealth because of the drop in prices in real estate and oil.
Pascal Uzoma Dozie
Pascal Uzoma Dozie, Net worth estimate: $1.1 billion.
This is the business brain behind different successful Nigerian entities such as Diamond Bank, Kunoch Limited, and others.
Richest people in Nigeria he is also the chairman at MTN Nigeria. His net worth is currently estimated to be $1.1 billion.
Jimoh Ibrahim, Net worth estimate: $1.1 billion.
The richest people in Nigeria on the list of African billionaires include Jimoh Ibrahim, the CEO of Global Fleet Group who made his fortune in oil and gas, insurance, real estate, hospitality, and other industries.
He is well known in Nigeria and outside the country. Ibrahim’s net worth is about $1.1 billion.
Jim James Ovia
Jim James Ovia, Net worth estimate: $980 million.
Richest people in Nigeria Jim James CEO Zenith Bank. The financial organization is one of the top banks in the country, and it was founded by Jim Ovia.
Being one of the richest men in the country, he is also a member of numerous interesting organizations (both governmental and NGOs). Ovia’s current net worth is estimated to be $980 million.
Hajia Bola Shagaya
Haija Bola Shagaya, Net Worth estimate: $960 million.
Haijia Bola is another richest woman in Africa, Nigeria has many incredible women who earn millions of dollars and develop different industries and spheres of life.
Richest people in Nigeria Haija Bola Shagaya loves fashion and supports art; she is a wife, mother, and business tycoon.
She has been a member of the board of Unity Bank for many years in a row. Bola’s net worth is $960 million.