Nigeria is a land full of opportunities. The country has the largest amount of millionaires in Africa thanks to the its oil. According to Forbes Africa’s rich list, these are the wealthiest people in Nigeria, who have made the most of the opportunities that have come their way.
The listed people have contributed immensely to the growth of Nigeria. They are indeed an inspiration to the youth of Nigeria.
Oba is the founder and chairman of Honeywell Group. The group’s operations stretch across flour milling, oil and gas, marine transportation and real estate. He also owns Radisson Blu in Lagos, Nigeria.
This 59 year old self-made millionaire is married and based in Lagos. He has an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. He is the chairman of the Nigerian operations of the UAE based telecom service provider Etisalat.
Nigerian businessman Tunde Folawiyo is the managing director of the Yinka Folawiyo Group, a conglomerate with interests in agriculture, energy, shipping, engineering and real estate.
This 65 year old self-made Nigerian millionaire resides in Maiduguri. He is married and has eight children. He is the chairman of the Oriental Energy Resources, a private Nigerian oil exploration and production company.
This self-made millionaire is married and has two children. He resides in Lagos. This successful banker founded Zenith Bank Group. With market capitalization of more than $4 billion, it is one of Nigeria’s largest financial services groups.
Orji Uzor Kalu
Orji Uzor Kalu is a billionaire as of 2014. He is the founder of Slok Holding, a $2.5 billion West African conglomerate with interests in banking, shipping, manufacturing, oil trading and media.
Nigerian-born self-made billionaire is one of Africa’s most revered business leaders. He made his fortune through a variety of investments, including a controlling interest in Transcorp.
The self made Nigerian billionaire resides in Abuja. He is a retired Nigerian general. He served as the defense minister of Nigeria. He is the chairman of South Atlantic Petroleum.
This 63 year old self made billionaire is the second richest woman in Africa. She controls Famfa Oil, which pumps about 200,000 barrels a day. Her tailoring company Supreme Stitches has many elite clients. She founded the Rose of Sharon Foundation in 2008. This foundation helps widows and orphans.
This self-made Nigerian billionaire is the founder of Globacom, Nigeria’s second largest mobile phone network.
This 57 year old self-made billionaire is the CEO of Dangote Group. He is the richest man in Africa and richest black in the world. Dangote made his wealth from cement, sugar and flour.