Prided as the giant of Africa, Nigeria is blessed with both material and human resources. It is one of the countries in Africa with the most economic success.
Going by the Forbes list of the 20 richest people in Africa, Nigeria boasts of 4 billionaires in dollar terms. Nigeria is the 3rd country with most billionaires in Africa, following Egypt and South Africa with 5 each.
See the four Nigerian billionaires in dollars, according to Forbes.
THE NIGERIAN DOLLAR BILLIONAIRES
1. Aliko Dangote
Aliko Dangote net worth in 2019 is $9 billion.
It is no surprise that Aliko Dangote is the richest Nigerian, he is the richest African and in fact, the richest black person on earth.
Aliko Dangote is the Chairman of Dangote Group, a conglomerate with interests in manufacturing of cement, sugar refining, pasta processing, flour mills, seasonings and salt refining. Dangote’s sugar refinery is the biggest in Africa and the second largest in the world.
2. Mike Adenuga
Mike Adenuga’s full name is Michael Adeniyi Adenuga and his net worth is $8.6 billion.
Adenuga is the second richest person on he African continent, which incontestably won him the position of the second richest person in Nigeria. He is the Chairman of Globacom, his telecommunication network company and also the Chairman of Conoil.
3. Abdulsamad Rabiu
With a net worth of $1.4 billion, Abdulsamad Rabiu is the third richest Nigerian.
Abdulsamad and Dangote have a few things in common. First, like everybody else on this list, they are both billionaires. Secondly, they are both from Kano State.
Another striking similarity between Rabiu and Dangote is that they both sell cement and are both in sugar refining business. Dangote’s sugar refinery is the largest in Nigeria while that of Abdulsamad follows.
4. Folorunsho Alakija
Folorunsho Alakija net worth in 2019 is $1 billion.
Alakija is the second richest of the two women that made it to the list of richest people in Africa. She started out in the fashion business before moving on to obtain an oil prospecting license. Her other business interest is in real estate.
She is the founder of Famfa Oil, an oil exploration company and is currently the company’s Vice Chairman.
These are the 4 Nigerians on the Forbes list of richest Africans of 2019.
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