Forbes – Top 10 Richest People In Nigeria 2017

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Every year, a renowned website named
forbes gather relevant informations
and come up with the richest men in
the world, in Africa and in Nigeria. As
2017, 9 Nigerians make the billionaires
club cut with a some, just few million
dollars away from reaching the bench
mark. Below are the top 10 richest
men in Nigeria according to forbes
ranking 2017.

10. Oba Otudeke: Oba Otudeke is the
chairman and founder of the honey
well group. He is also the chairman of
FBN Holdings Plc. His operations spread
across oil and gas, flour minning, real
estate, and marine transportation.Net
Worth: $650 million.

9. Jim Oviah: Jim Oviah is the founder
of Zenith Bank. He is the chairman and
the largest shareholder with a stake of
almost 10%. He also manages a mobile
telecom Visafone which has over 3
million subscribers. Net Worth: $1

8. Orji Uzor Kalu: The former governor
of Abia State. He is the founder and
chairman of Slok Holding. A
conglomerate with interest in
shipping, banking, oil, trading,
manufacturing and the media. He
became a real business man at the age
of 19 after being expelled from a
Nigerian University for allegedly
spearheading a series of student riots.
Net Worth: $1.1 billion.

7. Tony Elumelu: A philanthropist and
founder of the Transcorp and Heirs
Holdings. He was the chairman of
United Bank for Africa and was
estimated to worth $1.4 billion.

6. Abdusalam Rabiu: Abdusalam is the
founder of the famous BUA Group. A
conglomerate active in sugar refining,
cement production, real estate and
port operations. In September 2015,
his Group signed a $600 million deal
with a chinease cement equipment
service provider Sinoma Internation
Engineering to construct a second
production line located in Edo State
Niger Delta, Nigeria. Net Worth: $1.5

5. Theophilus Danjuma: Former
Nigerian Chief of Army staff between
1975 to 1979. He is the current
chairman of Athlantic Petroleum. Net
Worth: $1.7 billion.

4. Folorunsho Alakija: Folorunsho is a
business tycoon that who has interest
in fashion,oil and printing industries.
She is the richest Woman in Nigeria
and the richest woman of the African
descent in the world. Net Worth: $2.1

3. Femi Otedola: He is the CEO of Zenon
Oil and Gas and Forte Oil Plc. He has
interest in real estates amongst other
sectors. Net Worth: $2.3 billion.

2. Mike Adenuga: Mike Adenuga is the
second richest man in Nigeria with
interest in Oil and Gas and telecoms. He
is the owner of Globacom, Nigeria’s
second biggest telecom operatorsand
the chairman of Conoil. Net Worth:
$10.5 billion.

1. Aliko Dangote: Aliko Dangote is the
richest man in Nigeria, Africa and of
course the richest black man in the
world. In 2014, he ranked as the 24th
richest man in the world but has since
then fallen to positions below 100 due
to Nigeria’s poor Naira. Net Worth:
$12.5 billion.


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