The list of well-off people is created annually. People are curious to find out who is the richest one for this time. Top 10 is the place that everyone would like to occupy. Here is the compilation of the richest Nigerians in 2017 by Naij News:
- Aliko Dangote
He has cut two records simultaneously. Not only Mr. Dangote is the wealthiest in Nigeria but he is the richest African around the globe. In 2014 Aliko Dangote was the 24th wealthiest man in the world. However, he couldn’t hold the place due to the fall of Nigerian Naira. Assessed fortune: $12.5 billion
- Mike Adenuga
The owner of Globacom holds the second place in the list. Apart from telecoms, the fields of oil and gas are lucrative for him either. Mr. Adenuga is the president of Conoil. Assessed fortune: $10.5 billion
- 3. Femi Otedola
Real estate is the field of his interest. Apart from it, he is the chief executive officer of Zenon Oil and Gas and Forte Oil Plc. Assessed fortune: $2.3 billion.
- Folorunsho Alakija
Mrs. Alakija is the wealthiest woman in Nigeria. She is considered to be the richest woman in the world of African origin. The source of her income is printing industry, fashion and oil. Assessed fortune: $2.1 billion
- Theophilus Danjuma
At present, he is the President of Athlantic Petroleum. From 1975 to 1979 he was the Chief of Nigerian Army. Assessed fortune: $1.7 billion
- Abdusalam Rabiu
Mr. Rabiu has founded a multi-functional company (the BUA Group) specializing in concrete production, real estate, refining of sugar etc. In 2015 the Group signed a contract ($600 million) with a Chinese company Sinoma. Their joint efforts are aimed at building a system of second production in Edo State Niger Delta. Assessed fortune: $1.5 billion
- Tony Elumelu
He has laid the foundation for his company, the Transcorp and Heirs Holdings. Mr. Elumelu used to be at the head of African United Bank. Assessed fortune: $1.4 billion
- Orji Uzor Kalu
The owner of Slok Holding used to be in charge of Abia State. Nowadays, he has interest in oil, commerce, mass media, naval and bank industries. Mr. Kalu was expelled from university for encouraging students strikes. Assessed fortune: $1.1 billion.
- Jim Oviah
He has founded Zenith Bank. Apart from it, Visafone is under his supervision. Mr. Oviah possesses more than 10% of shares. Assessed fortune: $1 billion.
- Oba Otudeko
The founder and President of Honeywell Group and FBN Holdings Plc. The source of his income is gas, naval transfer, real estate and mining. Assessed fortune: $650 million.