Several African billionaires are added to the list of the richest people in the world 2019 by Forbes and other magazines, and Nigerians are also present in this selection. Find out the top 10 richest people in Nigeria this year. Some of them are in the Forbes ranking, and others are not, but they are all wealthy and successful.
A dream and the desire to make it come true, strong character and the ability to take risks are among success recipe of many rich and famous people.
Of course, the worldwide rankings created by different organizations might not include all the richest people from every country. Every year the ranking of the richest people changes. Some make more money, while others lose money due to different reasons. Thus it is curious to learn who are the top 10 richest people in Nigeria in 2019.
Who are the top 10 richest persons in Nigeria
We would like to place the three well-known African billionaires on the top of our ranking of the top 10 richest person in Nigeria. The first three names are ranked as the wealthiest by Forbes, and the number 1 is considered to be the richest black person on the planet.
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1. Aliko Dangote
This name is famous not only in Nigeria but all over the globe. Aliko Dangote and his successful cement company and other firms (flour, sugar) are on the top of our selection, because Aliko is the world’s richest black man in 2019 and is the richest man in Nigeria.
2. Mike Adenuga
Mike is also well known outside Nigeria thanks to his Globacom company. For example, he owns an impressive award from Ghana called ‘Companion of the Star of Ghana’ which is prestigious and amazing. He was awarded this title because he keeps investing into this West African country. He is the third world’s richest black man in 2019, as officially ranked by Forbes.
3. Foloronsho Alakija
Nigerian women also know how to make huge money. For example, Foloronsho Alakija is amazing in different industries. She has businesses in printing, oil, and fashion. She is the world’s eighth wealthiest black person on the globe in 2019, according to Forbes, and is the richest woman in Nigeria.
4. Jimoh Ibrahim
The list of African billionaires includes Jimoh Ibrahim, the CEO of Global Fleet Group and has made a fortune in the oil and gas, insurance, real estate, financial, hotels, and others. He is known in Nigeria and outside the country.
5. Pascal Uzoma Dozie
This businessman stands behind different successful Nigerian personalities. Diamond Bank, Kunoch Limited and others. He is also the chairman at MTN Nigeria.
6. Orji Uzor Kalu
He used to have even more money in the past but lost much of his wealth because the prices dropped in both real estate business oil industry. This year, in 2019, he didn’t make it to the top richest people of the world based on Forbes’ rankings but he is still one of the top 10 richest person in Nigeria.
7. Jim James Ovia
Who doesn’t know Zenith Bank in Nigeria? This financial organization is one of the top banks in the country, and it was founded by Jim Ovia. One of the richest men in the country is a member of numerous interesting organizations (both governmental and NGOs).
8. Hajia Bola Shagaya
Nigeria has many incredible women who earn millions of U.S. dollars and develop different industries and spheres of life. Haija Bola Shagaya loves fashion and supports art, she is also on the board of Unity Bank for many years in a row.
9. Fifi Ekanem Ejindu
Fifi has her own individual style described as ‘neo-traditional’ and has many awards for her talent. Construction is not the only industry Fifi loves. She also in oil and gas as well as real estates.
10. Femi Otedola
He used to be on the Forbes list in the past as one of the top 10 richest people in Nigeria, but he didn’t make it to the list in 2019.