Do you want to know the Top 10 Richest Men In Nigeria 2017 and the richest man in Nigeria ? continue reading to learn about the bigger boys in Nigeria who comes first in terms of big money in the bank. They talk Billion dollars while others talk million Naira.
Nigeria is one of the most popular country in Africa and there are wealthy people in the country especially the men. There are a lot of rich men in Nigeria who see money as nothing but a paper that need to be spent to get whatever they want . We at Job Recruitment has compiled a list of Top 10 Richest Man in Nigeria, exposing 2017 Nigerian Billionaires.
This Top 10 richest people(men) in Nigeria is in line with Real-time Forbes ranking of the biggest boys that has the money like it their birth right. According to Forbes Magazine, there are certain people in Nigeria who are very wealthy as they own several business , companies that cut across oil sector, real estate and properties of all kind. The heart breaking part is that some of the people that made this list might get their money in a way that is not genuine . This post is futuristic because it will be under update from time to time due to periodic change in ranking. Mind you, this ranking is based on the latest Forbes rating .
1. Aliko Dangote
Without doubt or surprise you would know that Aliko Dangote is the biggest boy in Nigeria in terms of riches even a month old baby would know his name. He is not only popular in Nigeria but also in Africa at large. Aliko Dangote is the currently the richest man in Nigeria and Africa. He is the Chairman and CEO Dangote Group, a company that operates in Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Togo and Zambia. For those of you who want to know the richest man in Nigeria his name is Aliko Dangote and his net worth is $17.3 billion. Aliko Dangote also interests in telecommunications,agricultural production, real estate e.t.c.
2. Mike Adenuga
The second richest man in Nigeria 2017 is Mike Adenuga. This man is another popular man in Nigeria and Africa, he is the owner of the second largest telecommunications company in Nigeria – Globacom and the founder of ConOil (Formerly Consolidated Oil Company). he needs little or no introduction as he is very famous . The 63 year old owns stakes in Equitorial Trust Bank. His estimated net worth is $4.1billion.
3. Femi Otedola
The third richest man in Nigeria is no other person than Femi Otedola. His name rings bell and a popular man in Nigeria . His is the CEO of Zenon Petroleum Oil and Gas and Forte Oil Plc. He has a diverse interest in several businesses , areas like s oil and gas and Real estate. He is currently 53 years old and the Chairman of Forte Oil Plc and the CEO of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited . His net worth is $1.06 billion.
4. Theophilus Danjuma
This man acquired his wealth and properties while he was Nigeria’s Army’s Chief of Army Staff between 1975 to 1979. He secured this fourth spot with a whooping net worth of $1.02 billion . He is the chairman of SAPETRO (South Atlantic Petroleum). SAPETRO is an upstream oil and gas exploration and production company.
5. Tony Elumelu
This man is so popular for his charity and philanthropic gesture, he is the owner of Transcorp and Heirs Holdings. Tony Elumelu is the Group managing director of United Bank of Africa (UBA) . He is the owner of Transcorp and Heirs Holdings. His net worth is estimated at $1 billion.
6. Orji Uzor Kalu
This wealthy man is the chairman of three big companies and they include SLOK Holding, the Daily Sun and New Telegraph. He was the former governor of Abia State between 1999 and 2007. Born April 21, 1960. He is not just the manager of SLOK Holding, the Daily Sun and New Telegraph he own them as well. You would agree with me that News Telegraph is a leading Newspaper company in Nigeria. His net worth is estimated at $900 million.
7. Jim Ovia
At the seventh spot of the richest men in Nigeria 2017 is another wealthy man called Jim Ovia. He is the founder of one of the most popular and largest bank, Zenith Bank which has branches in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Gambia, and United Kingdom. Apart from owning one of the biggest bank in Nigeria, he is also has a very large stake in the mobile telecoms company, Visafone. Jim Ovia is an investor, entrepreneur who knows how to make that fat cash.
8. Abdulsalam Rabiu
Abdulsalam Rabiu is a dedicated business man right from the day one of his life. This man is the Chairman of the popular flour milling, BUA group, a company that deals in the production, supplying of Flour, refining of sugar, ports and terminal management. His net worth is around $710 million
9. Mohammed Indimi
He is one of the most influential and powerful men in Nigeria today. He is the founder of Oriental Energy Resources , a company that is into oil exploration and production . This company was founded in the year 1990. He has a very close relationship with Ibrahim Babangida because his daughter is married to Ibrahim Babangida’s son. His net worth is estimated around $650 million.
10. Oba Otudeko
On the last position of the list of richest men in Nigeria 2017 is Oba Otudeko . He is a business minded man, only understand the business language , he is involved in many business sectors ranging from banking to telcommunication. Dr. Oba Otudeko is the present chairman of Airtel Nigeria, Fan Milk Nigeria PLC and Honeywell Group of companies. He is an entrepreneur and a retired banker . His net worth is worth is estimated at $605 million.
These are the big names that made the list of ricchest/wealthiest men in Nigeria 2017.
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