Nigeria is an African country located on the gulf of Guinea. Nigeria is famous for its beautiful tourist places and natural landmarks. Though the people of Africa are deprived and don’t have all facilities of life but there are few in them who have million and billion in their accounts and are living a luxurious lifestyle in their own country. Recently Forbes has revealed a list which is comprised of top 10 richest persons in Nigeria and you won’t believe about their actual worth. Forbes is a world recognized website and journal which produces the ranking of the people according to their country and profession and the information Forbes provides is based on facts not on stories. Many people shocked after reading this list as 9 out of 10 in this list has crossed billions and are expected to grow their assets with more pace. Details about top 10 richest Nigerians are provided below.
Oba Otudeko stands at number 10 with estimated overall assets of $650 million. Oba Otudeko was born on August 18, 1943 in Nigeria. He got his education from Olivet Baptist High School and started working as a banker and later he started his own company. Most famous company of Nigeria “Honeywell group” that produces different kinds of products like consumer, aviation, construction and others was founded by Oba Otudeko and he is also the Chairman of this company. Apart from Honeywell group Oba Otudeko is also working as chairman of the FBN Holdings.
Jim Oviah is on no. 9 in the list of top 10 richest Nigerians with an estimated net worth of $1 billion. Jim Oviah was born on November 4, 1951 in Nigeria. He got his education from the University of Monroe and later he was admitted in Harvard University and studied law there. Jim is the creator of Zenith Bank and also CEO, which is one of the largest banks of Nigeria. Apart from this he is also the owner of a “Visafone” which is cellular network company and has almost 3 million users.
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Orji Uzor Kalu made his place at no. 8 in the list of top 10 richest Nigerians with an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion. He was born on April 21, 1960 in Abia State, Nigeria. He got his education from Abia State University and later he joined Harvard and got degree in business education from there. After coming back he indulged in politics and was elected as Abia State governor. Later he made his own company with the name of SLOK holdings and this company is now in the biggest companies of Nigeria. He does business in different fields like banking, manufacturing oil, trading, media and shipping.
Tony Elumelu is on no. 7 in the list of list of top 10 richest Nigerians with an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion. He was born on March 22, 1963 in Jos, Nigeria. He is a famous economist and recognized philanthropist. He started a holding company under the tag name of “Heirs Holdings and Transcorp”. Before starting his own company he remained as the chairman of one of the leading bank of Nigeria.
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He is on number 6 in the list of list of top 10 richest Nigerians with an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion. BUA Group of Nigeria was founded by him and he is involved in different business sectors like cement, port operations, sugar refining and real estate.
Theophilus Danjuma net worth is estimated as $1.7 billion. He is the Former Chief of Nigerian Army and currently he is serving as Chairman of the Athlantic Petroleum group. He has made his worth from these roles and his assets are expected to grow in the near future.
Her net worth is $2.1 billion and she is known as business tycoon in Nigeria. She has wide range of business and most famous business lines of her are oil industry, printing industries and cosmetic products. Folorunsho Alakija is considered as richest woman in the whole Africa continent and her assets are growing day by day.
Femi Otedola is on no. 3 in the list of list of top 10 richest Nigerians with an estimated net worth of $2.3 billion. The 52 years old Nigerian born is one of the talent businessmen in Africa. He is doing business in Gas and Oil field and his company name are Forte Oil and Zenon Oil.
He is standing on no. 2nd in in the list of top 10 richest Nigerians with an estimated net worth of $10.5 billion. He started his business in Gas and Oil sector later he introduced a telecom company with the name of “Globacom” which is second largest company of telecom sector in Nigeria.
Aliko Dangote is on the top of the list of top 10 richest Nigerians with an estimated net worth of $12.5 billion. He is the most richest person in Nigeria. He was born on April 10, 1957 in Kano, Nigeria. He got his education from the Al-Azhar University. He is the owner of the Dangote group which is the largest business group of Nigeria.
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