The triumvirate Nigerians Billionaire. Dangote, Adenuga and Otedola 

Forbes is a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle. Forbes has a dedicated section noted for ranking of achievements of people, nations, organizations and institutions. It has recently released a list of the 10 richest people in Nigeria in 2017. Curiously out of the richest 10 persons listed by Forbes 2 of them are from the oil-rich Niger delta region.

In the list released recently by Forbes 9 out of the 10 privileged Nigerians are worth more than a billion dollars. Below is the full list of the 10 privileged richest Nigerians in the year 2017.

10.Oba Otudeko:

He is the founder /Chairman of Honeywell group. Chairman of FBN Holdings Plc. He has vast interest in Oil and Gas (HOGL formerly Honeywell oil and gas) He is also involved in flour milling, real estate, marine, and hospitality. He is from Ibadan, Oyo State, South West Nigeria. His net worth is $650Millon Dollars.

9.Jim Ovia: 

He is the founder and the pioneer Managing Director of Zenith Bank Nigeria Plc. He is reputed to hold over 10% shares in the bank making him the largest shareholder. He also owns Visa phone mobile telecom with over 3 million subscribers. He has an interest in real property as well as in hospitality business. He is from Delta State in the Niger delta region of Nigeria. His net worth is $1Billion Dollars.

8.Orji Uzor Kalu:

Former Governor of Abia State. He is the founder/chairman of Slok Holding. A multi-national conglomerate with investments in shipping, banking, oil and gas, manufacturing and media. He is the publisher of the Sun Newspaper in Nigeria. He hails from Abia State in Eastern Nigeria. His net worth is $1.1 Billion Dollars.

7.Tony Elumelu:

He is the former Managing Director of UBA Bank Group which was merged with defunct Standard Trust Bank. He is founder/ Chairman of Heirs holdings a diverse group holding company with interest in oil and gas, power, Hospitality. He is also the chairman of Transcorp Plc. He is from Delta State in the Niger delta region of Nigeria. His net worth is $1.4 Billion Dollars.

6.Abdusalam Rabiu Abdusalam:

He is the founder/Chairman of BUA Group. A conglomerate with interest in manufacturing and port operations. Bua group manufactures cement, sugar, and flour. They are also into real estate. He hails from Kano State in the North West Nigeria. His net worth is $1.5 Billion Dollars.

5.Theophilus Danjuma:

A former Nigerian Chief of Army staff. He is said to have acquired some oil wells using his military influence. He is the founder/Chairman of Atlantic Petroleum. He is from Taraba State in North Central Nigeria. His net worth is $1.7 Billion Dollars.

4.Folorunsho Alakija:

Folorunsho Alakija, The Richest woman in Nigeria.

She is the founder/Chairman of Famfa Oil and owner of a lucrative oil block in Nigeria. She has an interest in fashion, printing and real estate businesses. She is touted as the richest woman in Nigeria. She is from Oyo State in South West Nigeria. Her net worth is $ 2.1 Billion Dollars.

3.Femi Otedola:

Femi Otedola, Nigeria’s Third Richest Man

He is the founder/chairman of Zenon oil and Gas and Forte Oil Plc formerly African Petroleum. He has an interest in real estates, hospitality, shipping, and mining. He comes from Epe in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.  His net worth is $2.3 Billion Dollars.

2.Mike Adenuga:

Mike Adenuga, Nigeria’s Second Richest Man

He is the founder/chairman of Globacom reputed to be the second biggest telecom operators in Nigeria. He is also the founder/chairman of Conoil group and owner of several oil blocks in Nigeria. He has an interest in banking and insurance and real estate. He is from Ijebu in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria. His net worth is $10.5 Billion Dollars.

1.Aliko Dangote: 

Aliko Dangote, The Richest Man in Nigeria

He is the founder/chairman of Dangote group. The group is a multi-national investment conglomerate with interest in Manufacturing, real estate, oil and gas, and shipping. He is building the biggest oil refinery in Africa in Lekki, Lagos. He is regarded as the richest man in Nigeria and Africa.He is from Kano State, North-West Nigeria. His net worth now is $12.5 Billion Dollars.