Africa’s richest men/women are stepping up their games of philanthropy and same goes to Nigeria’s richest men/women who have taken vows to give out of their net worth to philanthropy.
The Forbes’ annual Billionaires list released in the first quarter of 2019, has over two thousand richest people in the world and seven from few African countries which sees Nigeria’s very own Aliko Dangote as the richest black man in the world.
The following list is narrowed down to the wealthiest people from Nigeria seeing Folorunsho Alakija as the only woman on the list.
Top 10 Richest people in Nigeria
- Aliko Dangote (Dangote Group) $10.9 billion
- Mike Adenuga Jr. (Globacom) $9.2 billion
- Abdulsamad Isyaku Rabiu (BUA Group) $1.6 billion
- Folorunsho Alakija $1.1 billion
- Jimoh Ibrahim $1.1 billion
- Jim Ovia $0.98 billion ($980 million)
- Femi Otedola (Zenon Oil & Gas) $0.3 billion ($300m)
- Pascal Gabriel Uzoma Dozie Unavailable
- Orji Uzor Kalu Unavailable
- Hajia Bola Shagaya Unavailable
Meet Nigeria’s riches people with their net worth (1-10)
Aliko Dangote; the first on the list, richest black man
Aliko Dangote, Nigerian Businessman, according to Forbes, is the richest man in the whole of Africa and the 136th richest person in the world. The owner of Dangote Group is obviously the richest man in Nigeria.
Dangote is into production of Cement, Sugar, Flour etc
Dangote’s Net worth: USD 10.9 billion
Mike Adenuga Jr. -Following Dangote closely
Mike Adenuga is the second richest person in Nigeria and holds the 156th richest person in the world. He is the owner of Globacom, Nigeria’s second-largest telecom operator. He owned stakes in the defunct Equitorial Trust Bank and oil exploration from Conoil.
He is into Oil and Telecoms
Mike Adenuga’s Net worth: USD 9.2 billion
Abdulsamad Isyaku Rabiu -If you know BUA Group then you know him
Chairman of BUA the third richest man in the most popular country in Africa. Rabiu returns to the list 5 years after he was last featured in 2014. According to Forbes, he is the 1425th richest person in the world. His father, late Khalifah Isyaku Rabiu was one of Nigeria’s foremost industrialists in the 1970s and 1980s.
Businessman Rabiu is into Cement, Sugar, Flour, Edible oils and Real Estate
Abdulsamad Isyaku Rabiu’ Net worth: USD 1.6 billion
Folorunsho Alakija -The only woman standing
She is a billionaire businesswoman, one of the richest women in Africa and one of the richest black women in the world, holding the 1941 position. Alakija is the 4th richest person in Nigeria.
She is into Fashion, Oil and Printing
Folorunsho Alakija’s Net worth: USD 1.1 billion
Jimoh Ibrahim, 52, is a lawyer, politician, businessman and a philanthropist in Nigeria. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Global Fleet Group, a diversified conglomerate based in Nigeria, with business interests and subsidiaries in neighbouring West African countries.
Jimoh Ibrahim Net worth: USD1.1 billion.
Jim Ovia, who holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana Monroe, is the founder of Zenith Bank Plc, one of the most profitable financial institutions in Nigeria. He is a recipient of a Nigerian National Honour.
The alumnus of Harvard Business School, is one of the richest men in Nigeria.
Jim Ovia networth: USD 980 million.
Femi Otedola -DJ Cuppy dad
Otedola is a Nigerian Businessman and philanthropist. He was the chairman of Forte Oil Plc which he recently sold and the founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd.
He is into Shipping, Real estate and Finance.
Femi Otedola’s Net worth: USD 300 million
The above names are the top five richest business moguls in Nigeria with a collective net worth of over USD 23 billion.
Pascal Gabriel Uzoma Dozie
Pascal Dozie stands behind different successful Nigerian personalities like Diamond Bank, Kunoch Limited and so on. He is the current chairman of MTN Nigeria and can boast as one of the richest people in the country.
Orji Uzor Kalu
Orji Uzor Kalu is the chairman of SLOK Holdings, Daily Sun and New Telegraph newspapers in Nigeria. He served as the governor of Abia state from May 29, 1999 to May 29, 2007.
He is into real estate and oil. He is one of the richest people in Nigeria.
Hajia Bola Shagaya
Hajia Bola Shagaya, 59, is known for her love for fashion and arts. She was on the board of Unity Bank for many years.
According to Wikipedia, she is a Nigerian businesswoman and fashion enthusiast and even one of the richest women in the whole of Africa. Shagaya is business magnate.
The above names are the top richest business monguls in Nigeria with a massive collective net worth.
Africa’s Billonaires by Forbes
Philantropy of African Billonaires by Forbes
The Black Billonaires by Forbes
Aliko Dangote by Forbes