1. Aliko Dangote
Net Worth: $21.6 Billion (Forbes), $25.7 Billions (Ventures Africa)
Alhaji Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Africa and 67th in the world according to Forbes. He was born in Kano, Nigeria on 10th of April 1957. He gained his university education in Al-Azhar University in Cairo Egypt where he studied Business Studies. Mr Dangote is the chairman and CEO Dangote Group Of Companies.
The company has interests in the field of mining, petroleum, steel and cement. its operations are spread out across Africa in countries such as Zambia, Cameroon, Ghana, Togo, South Africa and Benin. He also holds stakes in two underdeveloped offshore oil fields in Nigeria-Sao Tome Joint Development zone.
2. Mike Adenuga:
Net Worth: $4.7 Billion (Forbes), $8 Billion (Ventures Africa)
Mike Adenuga is the 2nd richest man in Nigeria and the 5th in Africa. He is estimated to be worth about $4.7 billion US Dollars. The Nigerian billionaire businessman amassed his wealth from the telecommunications sector and oil industry. He is the founder of the 2nd largest cellular phone company in Nigerian, Globacom. The mobile network company has over 24 million users and also operates in Benin.
3. Prince Arthur Eze:
Net Worth: 5.7 Billion (Ventures Africa)
Arthur Eze (AKA Ezenukpo) is the founder, owner and chairman of Atlas Petroleum International Limited. A West African oil exploration company with at least 36 oil acreages, it’s the largest holder of oil exploration blocks in Africa. Atlas Oranto Petroleum also owns equity and working interest in several acreages across the gulf of Guinea, this includes countries like Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana,Mali, Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia and the Republic of Benin.
4. Cletus M. Ibeto:
Net Worth: $3.7 Billion (Ventures Africa)
Cletus M. Ibeto is a Nigerian businessman from the industrial city of Nnewi. He is the head of the Ibeto Group, the largest business enterprise from Nnewi. His interest spans automobile spare parts, cement production, energy, hospitality, petrochemicals and real estate. He also owns several hotels across Nigeria under the Ibeto hospitality brand.
Net Worth: $1.1 Billion (Forbes), $1.8 Billion (Ventures Africa)
The billionaire started off as a soldier having served Nigeria Army. He also ventured into politics where he served as a Minister of Defence under President Olusegun Obasanjo. Mr Danjuma is the chairman of SAPETRO (South Atlantic Petroleum) a Nigeria upstream oil and gas exploration and production company.
6. Tony Elumelu:
Net Worth: $1 billion (Forbes), $1.6 Billion (Ventures Africa)
Tony Elumelu is the CEO of United Bank of Africa (UBA). As one of the most outstanding entrepreneurs in Africa. He is a director at Standard Global services Ltd. He is also the chairman of Standard Alliance Insurance, Verticom wireless, STB capital markets, as well as Flame petroleum and Gas Limited.
7. Jim Ovia
Net worth: $850 Million(Forbes) ,$2.3 Billion( Ventures Africa)
Jim ovia is estimated to be worth approximately $850 million US Dollars($2.3 Billion according to ventures Africa).
He is the founder of Zenith Bank which is the second largest company in Nigeria. Zenith bank has its headquaters in Victoria Island, Nigeria.
The bank branches in Ghana, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Gambia and the UK. He’s building a five star hotel 150-bed Marriott hotel in Lagos.
8. Benedict Peters
Net worth: #$2.7 Billion
Benedict Peters is the founder and vice chairman of Aiteo Group. Peter cut his teeth in the early nineties working with Aliko Dangote’s younger brother Sayy Dantata in the oil and gas business. Benedict peters is listed as the 17 richest person in Aficrawith a net worth of approximately #2.7 billion.
9. Orji Uzor Kalu
Net Worth: $1 Billion
Orji Uzor Kalu is the chairman of SLOK Holding, Daily Sun and New Telegraph newspapers in Nigeria. He served as governor in Abia state. Slok is a $2.5 billion(annual revenues) west African conglomerate with interest in shipping, banking, oil trading, manufacturing and the media. Kalu is also the chairman of First International Bank Limited.
10. Igho Sanomi
Net Worth: $1.3 Billion (Ventures Africa)
Igho Sanomi, Nigeria’s youngest billionaire is the founder and CEO of Taleveras Group, a Nigerian energy, power and trading conglomerate with an annual revenue of over $3.5 billion.
He has business interests in oil, telecommunications, maritime, avaiation and real estates. Igho Sanomi was profiled by Forbes magazine 2007 as “one of the new generation of young professionals in Nigeria who are establishing themselves as young leaders of the private sector business community”.