Richest Man in Nigeria 2017: Forbes List of the Top Richest Men in Nigeria.
Nigeria is a home of over 180 million people, it also has its citizens scatter around the world. I mean there is hardly any country in world where you won’t find a Nigerian, it is very rare. This article is about the richest man in Nigeria and those who followed him on the list of the richest Nigerian men.
For the past 6 years, Dangote has not only remained the richest Nigerian, but also the richest man of the black nation (Africa). He is a successful business whose major sources of wealth are Cement, flour, sugar, salt. He sells and export daily human needs, something you can do without on a daily basis.
Apart from the richest man in Nigeria who is Aliko Dangote, there are also couple of men who are also filthy rich. This article will takes it time to list the top richest men in Nigeria, their net worth and brief profile.
The Richest Man in Nigeria 2017 ~ Top 3.
He has been the richest man in Nigeria back to back for the past years now. He is the Chairman and CEO of Dangote group. He sell in Nigeria and export commodities which includes Cement, flour, sugar, salt.
He is also the richest man in Africa and ranks 51 on the list of the richest people in the world. He is currently 60 years old born on the 10th of April 1957.
His current net worth in US Dollars is $12.2 Billion. Due to the fluctuating dollar to naira exchange rate and depreciation of the naira, his worth dropped from $17 billion in 2015 to the current 12 billion dollars in 2017.
Dangote is not the only Nigerian business man affected by the falling Naira value, some prominent Nigerians has moved from been a billionaire to millionaire.
Mike has always been at the back of Dangote when ranking the richest Nigerians. He is one of my favorite entrepreneur and business tycoon globally. Mike Adenuga is the founder of Globacom and have stakes in numerous other big companies in Nigeria which includes Conoil (An oil exploration firm) and Equitorial trust bank.
Adenuga’s Globacom is the second largest telecommunication company in Nigeria with millions of subscribers. He is ranked 103 richest globally.
His current net worth is $6.1 billion US Dollars. He also saw his net worth dropped from about 10 billion dollars in 2016 to about $6 billion dollars today. He is 64 years of age born on the 29th day of April 1953.
Femi is another wealthy Nigerian whose name can’t be missed. He is currently ranked among the first 1100 richest person in the world and the third richest man in Nigeria. He has currently dropped from being a billionaire to a millionaire.
If we are talking about the richest Nigerian then he would have been displaced from this position by Folorunsho Alakija, the richest women in Nigeria and second richest in Africa after Angolan Isabel dos Santos. She also the mother of popular Dj exclusive and she is currently worth over 1.6 Billion US Dollars.
Back to Femi Otedola, he is 49 years of age born in 1967. His current net worth is about 330 million dollars from 1.6 billion in 2015. As you can see, he is also affected by the current reduction in value of the Naira. He is the CEO of Zenon Oil and Gas and Forte Oil Plc.
He also invested in real estate and shipping.
Other Rich Nigerians.
Below are other wealthy Nigerians.
- AbdulSamad Rabiu.
- Theophilus Danjuma.
- Tony Elumelu.
- Jim Ovia.
- Tunde Folawiyo.
- Mohammed Indimi.
That’s it fellas on the richest man in Nigeria. Stay tuned for the richest women in Nigeria and don’t forget to use the social sharing buttons below.