- There are a crop of young Nigerians who are consistently holding their own when it comes to making money running into millions
- Blogger and media mogul Linda Ikeji has again cemented her place as a female force to be reckoned with as the only lady that made it to this year's list
- These young business magnates have interesting stories behind their wealth you may not be aware of
It is said that no matter the current state of an economy's health there exist those who still profit and make their money and Legit.ng have narrowed those persons into 5.
Check out below, our top 5 young persons who are making their marks in their chosen careers and the stories behind their large accumulation of money.
Top 5 young millionaires in Nigeria at the moment
5. Jason Njoku
39-year-old Jason Njoku comes in at number 5. The businessman is the founder of Spark, a $2 million worth business outfit, according to nigeriafinder.com, that is concerned with making investments in local internet start-ups.
The Nigerian movie maker is also a big player on the continental scene with investments in African startups. Plus, he is a co-founder of one of Nigeria's leading video platforms for Nollywood movies, iROKOtv.
4. Linda Ikeji
Nigeria's foremost blogger and media maverick Linda Ifeoma Ikeji is the only female on the top 5 list and comes in at number 4.
The 40-year-old lady owns Linda Ikeji TV that airs talk shows, reality shows, TV series and movies. The lady who moved into her multimillion naira house in 2016 and is known for her expensive taste makes a fortune from her media products.
3. Igho Sanomi
Founder of Taleveras Group Igho Sanomi who is the son of former Assistant Inspector General of the police takes the number 3 spot.
The young business tycoon makes millions of naira from his energy, building and power business enterprises.
It is also noteworthy that his company has huge shares in two Nigeria oil blocs.
2. Ladi Delano
Named by Forbes as one of the key business players on the Nigerian scene, Ladi Delano is number 2 on the list. Ladi who is a co-founder of Bakrie Delano Africa valued at $1 billion dollars.
The enterprise has dealings in mining industry, agriculture, oil and gas sector. Solidarnosc Asia, a Chinese alcoholic manufacturing company that created premium vodka brand Solid XS.
1. Sijibomi Ogundele
Mr Sijibomi Ogundele, 36, leads this current pack largely due to his investments. The real estate mogul who drew inspiration from Dr Sujimoto Koga, a professor of a Japanese university builds high-tech houses.
He is said to have begun his business career back in Agege area of Lagos.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported about the youngest billionaires in Nigeria.
The youngest billionaire Igho Charles Sanomi II is known to have established himself, which is great for the 21st century.
Igho Sanomi studied mining and geology at the University of Jos and began working in the oil-trading business in Nigeria at the end of the 20th century.