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List Of The Top 20 Richest Man in Nigeria 2017 { Nigerian Billionaire }

Nigeria is by far the most popular country in Africa. The country is blessed with a lot of rich guys. Although we have those who have illegal money, there is no doubt we still have the legal ones. In this article, i have compiled the list of the top 20 richest man in Nigeria with reference to forbes. You will be glad you know about them, keep reading.

List of The Top 20 Richest Man in Nigeria 2017

  • 20. Oba Oteduko Net Worth $550 Million

Oba Oteduko occupies the twentieth position on the list with a net worth of about $550 million. The man has himself involved in many business sectors ranging from banking to telcommunication. He is also involved in real estate and marine transportation, among others.

  • 19. Hakeem Belo Osagie Net Worth $600 Million

Hakeem Belo-Osagie is both a petroleum economist and a businessman. This man graduated from the great Harvad and he is the chairman of one of Nigeria’s telecommunication companies, Etisalat.

  • 18. Tunde Folawiyo Net Worth $650 Million

Tunde Folawiyo is the managing director of Yinka Folawiyo Group that was founded by his dad. The man has gotten his hands in oil and gas, agriculture, shipping, real estate and engineering.

  • 17. Mohammed Indimi Net Worth $670 Million

Mohammed Indimi appears a great man , as he founded Oriental Energy Resources himself. Oriental Energy Resources is a oil exploration and production company. The man became related to Ibrahim Babangida when his daughter married to the son of Ibrahim Babangida.

  • 16. Abdulsamad Rabiu Net Worth $700 Million

Abdulsamad-Rabiu is a business man having business running in his blood. He is the chairman of BUA group, a company involved in flour milling, sugar refining, and processing of vegetable oil.

  • 15. Femi Otedola Net Worth $900 Million

Femi-Otedola is 15th on our list of richest man in Nigeria, he is a very popular business man. He is the major stakeholder of Forte Oil, as he holds 78% stake. Forte Oil has many gas / petrol stations and fuel storage depots. The company also manufactures its own engine oils.

  • 14. Michael Ibru Net Worth $1.1 Billion

Michael-Ibru is just another rich Nigerian on the list. Michael Ibru heads the Ibru Organization. The organization is a large one that has roots in aviation, shipping, media publishing, hotels, oil and gas, fishing, poultry and jetties businesses.

  • 13. O.B. Lulu-Briggs Net Worth $1.1 Bilion

O.B. Lulu-Briggs is one of those old men in money. He is the chairman and founder of Moni Pulo Limited. The company is into oil drilling, exploration, and production.

  • 12. Emmanuel Ojei – Net Worth: $1.2 Billion /

  • Bode Akindele – Net Worth: $1.2 Billion

Emmanuel Ojei and Bode Akindele are so close in value, so putting them together in no 12 on our list of top 20 richest man in Nigeria , would be a good idea.

Emmanuel I Ojei is the Chairman of Nuel Ojei Holding Limited. The company has itself into construction, banking, importation, sales and services of motor vehicle and oil.

Bode Akindele on the other hand is the chairman of Mondola Group. The company is into agriculture, beverages, food processing, manufacturing, maritime, real estate and transportation sectors.

  • 11. Dr. ABC Orjiakor Net Worth $1.2 Billion

Dr. ABC Orjiako is the chairman and co-founder of SEPLAT. SEPLAT is a oil and gas company that has international recognition. Orjiakor also have his hands in construction, real estate, pharmaceuticals and shipping.

  • 10. Igho Sanomi Net Worth $1.3 Billion

Igho Sanomi is the founder and CEO of Taleveras Group. The organization is into energy, power, construction and trading. Igho Sanomi is also involved in oil, telecommunications, maritime, aviation and real estates. Currently on Number ten on the list of top 10 richest Man in Nigeria .

  • 9. Oji Uzor Kalu Net Worth $1 Billion

Orji Uzor Kalu is the chairman of three companies. The three of them include: SLOK Holding, the Daily Sun and New Telegraph. He was formerly the governor of Abia State between 1999 and 2007.

  • 8. Benedict Peters Net Worth $2.7 Billion

Benedict Peters is the founder and vice chairman of Aiteo Group. Peters is mainly into the oil and gas business.

  • 7. Jim Ovia Net Worth $2.3 Billion

Jim Ovia is the founder of Zenith bank. Zenith is an international bank with branches in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Gambia, and United Kingdom.

  • 6. Tony Elumelu Net Worth $1.6 Billion

Tony Elumelu is the Chief executive and also the Group managing director of UBA. He is into oil and gas, as well as real estate. He is also the chairman of other four organizations The four include: Standard Alliance Insurance, Verticom Wireless, STB capital markets and Flame Petroleum and Gas Limited.

  • 5.Theophilus Danjuma – Net Worth: $1.8 Billion

Theophilus Danjuma, the fifth richest man in Nigeria ,  was a military man and also the chairman of SAPETRO (South Atlantic Petroleum). SAPETRO is an upstream oil and gas exploration and production company.

  • 4. Cletus M. Ibeto Net Worth $3.7 Billion

Cletus M. Ibeto is a business geek and he heads The Ibeto Group. The geek has gotten himself involved in automobile spare parts, cement production, energy, hospitality, petrochemicals, and real estate.

  • 3. Prince Arthur Eze Net Worth $5.7 Billion

Arthur Eze is the founder, owner and chairman of Atlas Petroleum International Ltd. The company is an oil exploration company.

  • 2. Mike Adenuga Net Worth $8 Billion

Mike Adenuga is the founder Globacom telecommunication company. The company has more than 23 million users in the country. The guy is also into the oil industry. Mike Adenuga, the Nigerian billionaire with Net Worth of $8 Billion is currently the second richest man in Nigeria

  • 1. Aliko Dangote Net Worth $25.7 Billion

The richest man in Nigeria Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote – The richest man in Nigeria

Alhaji Aliko Dangote is the chairman and CEO of Dangote Group of Companies. His company is into the field of mining, petroleum, steel, and cement. The company has prescence in Nigeria, Zambia, Cameroon, Ghana, Togo, South Africa, and Benin. He is also into the oil sector.

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Updated: May 26, 2017 — 3:47 pm

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