According to Forbes, the below people are the richest people in Nigeria for 2017.
Full list of richest people in Nigeria
1. Aliko Dangote
Net Worth: $12.5 billion
Aliko Dangote is not just the richest man in Nigeria, he is also the richest man in Africa and of course the richest black man in the world. In 2014, he was ranked as the 24th richest man in the world but has since then fallen to positions below 100 due to Nigeria’s economy recent fallout.
2. Mike Adenuga
Net Worth: $10.5 billion
Mike Adenuga is the second richest man in Nigeria and the third richest man in Africa.
Adenuga built his fortune in oil and mobile telecoms. His Conoil was the first indigenous Nigerian oil exploration company to strike oil in commercial quantities in Nigeria. His mobile telecoms company, Globacom, is the second largest operating in Nigeria.
3. Femi Otedola
Net Worth: $2.3 billion
He is the CEO of Zenon Oil and Gas and Forte Oil Plc. He has interest in real estates amongst other sectors.
4. Folorunsho Alakija
Net Worth: $2.1 billion
Folorunsho is a business tycoon who has interest in fashion,oil and printing industries. She is the richest Woman in Nigeria and the richest black woman in the world (richer than oprah winfrey).
5. Theophilus Danjuma
Net Worth: $1.7 billion
Former Nigerian Chief of Army staff between 1975 to 1979. He is the current chairman of Athlantic Petroleum.
6. Abdusalam Rabiu
Net Worth: $1.5 billion
Abdusalam is the founder of the famous BUA Group. A conglomerate active in sugar refining, cement production, real estate and port operations. In September 2015, his Group signed a $600 million deal with a chinease cement equipment service provider Sinoma Internation Engineering to construct a second production line located in Edo State Niger Delta, Nigeria.
7. Tony Elumelu
Net Worth: $1.4 billion
Widely acknowledged as one of Africa’s most influential business leaders and philanthropists (he recently donated $500,000 to Sierra Leone to help alleviate the suffering of people affected by flood and mudslide in the country). Tony Elumelu is the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation.
8. Orji Uzor Kalu
Net Worth: $1.1 billion
The former governor of Abia State. He is the founder and chairman of Slok Holding. A conglomerate with interest in shipping, banking, oil, trading, manufacturing and the media. He became a real business man at the age of 19 after being expelled from a Nigerian University for allegedly spearheading a series of student riots.
9. Jim Ovia
Net Worth: $1 billion
Jim Oviah is the founder of Zenith Bank. He is the chairman and the largest shareholder with a stake of almost 10%. He also manages a mobile telecom Visafone which has over 3 million subscribers.
10. Oba Otudeko
Net Worth: $650 million
Oba Otudeko is the Chairman and founder of the honey well group. He is also the chairman of FBN Holdings Plc. His operations spread across oil and gas, flour minning, real estate, and marine transportation.