Nigeria is home to billionaire entrepreneurs who are creating job opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people. Many people are looking up to these billionaires because of their achievements and the stories behind them.
On the basis of the foregoing, courtesy of @Statisense, Legit.ng presents the three richest people in Nigeria.
It should be noted that these billionaires have one thing in common; they are all within the age bracket of 60 years.
1. Aliko Dangote
Aliko Dangote is the richest person in Nigeria and Africa. Dangote has retained the number one spot in the list of African richest people for many years.
The billionaire businessman made his money from selling cement and sugar.
He is the founder of Dangote Group, which is the largest conglomerate in West Africa and one of the largest on the African continent.
Dangote's net worth stands at $11.3 billion (N4,618,649,000,000). He is 63 years.
2. Mike Adenuga
Mike Adenuga is the founder of Globacom and he is the second richest person in Nigeria. He is worth $6.1 billion (N2,493,253,000,000).
Adenuga built his fortune in telecommunication and oil production. The billionaire businessman is 67 years.
3. Abdulsamad Rabiu
Abdulsamad Rabiu is the founder of BUA Group, a Nigerian conglomerate active in cement production, sugar refining and real estate.
He is the richest person in Nigeria with a net worth of $4.8 billion (N1,961,904,000,000).
Legit.ng previously compiled the list of the top 5 richest women in Nigeria.
Billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist Folorunso Alakija topped the list of Nigeria's richest women. In Africa, she is number two on the list of most successful women.
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The 69-year-old woman is also a philanthropist whose wealth comes from her company, Famfa Oil. Her oil company has shares in Agbami Oilfield, a very popular offshore company. Chevron and Petrobras are some of the partners of Famfa Oil.