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Forbes recently released a list of the richest sport club owners in the world, for this list we only take a look at owners who own over 50% of a club hence many names are missing like Alisher Usmanov who owns 33% of Arsenal and Silvio Berlusconi who recently sold AC Milan to Chinese investors.

Some of the club owners own other football teams which have also been listed while their ranking worldwide have also been indicated. These are the four richest football club owners according to Forbes;

 

.1. Dietrich Mateschitz

 Net worth: $15.4 billion

Source of wealth: Red Bull

 Football team: New York Red Bulls, Other teams: Red Bull Racing, Scuderia Toro Rosso

Worldwide Ranking; 86

Dietrich Mateschitz, (born 20 May 1944) is an Austrian billionaire businessman. He co-founded the Red Bull energy drink company, and holds 49% of the company's shares. Mateschitz's net worth, as of April 2017, is estimated to be $15.4 billion.

 

.2. Philip Anschutz

Net worth: $12.5 billion

Source of wealth: Investments

Football teams: LA Galaxy. Other team: Los Angeles Kings

Worldwide Ranking: 96

Philip Anschutz, (born December 28, 1939) is an American entrepreneur. Anschutz bought out his father's drilling company, Circle A Drilling, in 1961 and earned large returns in Wyoming. He has invested in stocks, real estate and railroads. He then began investing in entertainment companies, co-founding Major League Soccer as well as multiple teams, including the Los Angeles Galaxy, Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, San Jose Earthquakes, and the New York/New Jersey MetroStars.

Anschutz owns stakes in the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, and venues including the Staples Center, The O2, London, and the StubHub Center. Anschutz also invests in family films such as The Chronicles of Narnia, Ray and the financial flop, Sahara. Forbes ranks him the 38th richest person in the U.S. with an estimated net worth of $12.5 billion as of March 2017.

 

.3. Roman Abramovic

Net worth: $9.1 billion

Source of wealth: Steel, investments

Football team: Chelsea,

other teams: none

Worldwide Ranking: 139

Roman Abramovic, (born 24 October 1966) is a Russian billionaire businessman, investor, and politician.

Abramovich is the primary owner of the private investment company, Millhouse LLC, owner of Evraz, major shareholder of Norilsk Nickel and is best known outside Russia as the owner of Chelsea Football Club, a Premier League football club.

According to Forbes 2017 billionaire list, Abramovich's net worth was US$9.1 billion, making him the 13th richest person in Russia, and the 139th richest person in the world.

 

.4. Stanley Kroenke

Net worth: $7.5 billion

Source of wealth: Sports, real estate

Football teams: Arsenal

Other teams: Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Rams

Worldwide Ranking: 182

Stanley Kroenke, (born July 29, 1947) is an American business entrepreneur. He is the owner of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, which includes the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, Colorado Avalanche of the NHL, Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer, Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League and the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL.

Kroenke is also the largest shareholder of English football club Arsenal.

 

 

 

 

 

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Have your parents ever told you something like, “that is your mate building houses and buying cars for their parents?” well, it happens a lot in Nigeria here.

Six Nigerians made the Forbes 30 most promising African entrepreneurs list. Many of them are names you’ve probably not heard about.

Here are the top 5 most promising Nigerian young enterprenuers, according to Forbes 30 most promising African entrepreneurs ranging from the least to the top

.5. Aigbe Omoregie        

      Founder, Intercontinental Paints

Aigbe Omoregie, 34, is the founder of Intecontinental Paints, a fast growing paint            manufacturing company based in Lagos. He founded the company in 2006 with an initial capital    base of ₦18,000 and has employed over 50 people since its inception.

He is also the MD of Dutch Construction Limited, convener and founder of the Young CEO Initiative and publisher of the Young CEO magazine.

.4. Onyekachi Ekezie  

      Founder, Kaptain Foods

Onyekachi Ekezie, 33, is the founder of Kaptain Foods, a Nigerian food processing company based in Lagos. The company produces a range of pre-cooked and packaged ready to eat tomato stews using locally grown fresh produce and spices.

.3. Nichole Onome Yembra  

      Managing Partner, GreenHouse Capital

Nicole Onome Yembra, 29, is the Chief Financial, Risk and Investment Officer for Venture Garden Group (VGC) and a Managing Partner at GreenHouse Capital; VGC’s investment arm.

Venture Garden Group is a holding company of financial technology entities dedicated to innovative and data-driven solutions. GreenHouse Capital, which launched formally in April 2016, began investments in startups since 2014 under the VGG umbrella. The company has so far invested in AppZone, TutorNG and Flutterwave.

.2.  Adebola Williams

Co-Founder, RED Media Africa

Adebola Williams, 31 (popularly known as Debola Williams) is a Nigerian media entrepreneur, journalist, political activist and motivational speaker. Alongside Chude Jideonwo, he is a co-founder of RED, a leading full service media-content, communication company and home of several well-known brands including The Future Awards Africa, YNaija.com, StatecraftInc, amongst others. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Statecraft Inc. Described as "the man with the golden touch" by Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Debola alongside Chude built the RED media empire before they turned 30.

 

.1. Chude Jideonwo

Co-Founder, RED Media Africa

Chude Jideonwo, 32, is a Nigerian lawyer, award-winning journalist and media entrepreneur. Alongside Adebola Williams, he is a co-founder of RED, a leading full service media-content, communication company and home of several well-known brands including The Future Awards Africa, YNaija.com, StatecraftInc, amongst others. He has has become a respected media entrepreneur and influencer in his native Nigeria and is also recognised as a leading expert on new/social media and youth lifestyles.

Chude alongside Debola built the RED media empire before they turned 30.

Chude is also well known for his commitment to development across the African continent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Meet two Incredible Nigerian women who have their names in Guinness World Records.

We all know it’s not an easy feat to break such records, that’s why we are holding these women in such high esteem.

Check them out! 

Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shafau aka Kaffy is a Nigerian dancer, choreographer, dance instructor and fitness coach.

Kaffy led her dance group to break the Guinness Book of Records for ‘longest dance party’ at the Nokia Silverbird Danceathon in 2006 after they danced for 55hours and 40minutes.

She is currently a dance instructor who has developed innovative visualization-based methods for teaching dance and dance fitness in an accelerated-learning format.

The 36-year-old is married with two children.

Tuedon "Tee" Omatsola-Morgan

Nigerian ultramaraton runner, tuedon has competed has in over 60 marathons. She is one of the most decorated female Nigerian marathon runners of her time she has won many accolades such as 2 Guinness world records which have been held for almost 2 years.

She is also the first Nigerian woman to complete a marathon on the North Pole, being the World Record holder of 2 different world records: fastest time for a woman to run a half marathon on each continent (10 days, 23 hours and 37 minutes) and fastest time for a woman to run a half marathon on each continent and the north pole (62 days, 12 hours, 58 minutes and 49 seconds).

 

Good looking out to them! Be inspired.

 

 

 

 

 

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The New African Woman magazine has released the nominees’ list for the second edition of its New African Woman Awards.

Founder/CEO Uche Pedro was nominated in the New African Woman in Media category. 

Uche and CNN‘s Zain Ejiofor Asher were among the nominees in that category.

Chosen in 12 categories, 68 groundbreaking women made the final list which will now be adjudicated by a special panel of judges, and the winners in each category will be announced on April 12, 2017 at a Gala Dinner in Dakar, Senegal.

The second edition of the New African Woman Forum (NAW Forum) is scheduled to hold in Dakar, Senegal, on the 12th and 13th of April 2017.

The new UN Deputy Secretary-General, Nigeria’s Amina J. Mohammed, nominated in two categories – Politics and Woman of the Year, Executive Director of UN Women, South Africa’s Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Somalia’s first female presidential candidate Fadumo Dayib, Gambia’s doyen of democratic change, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, South African former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, first female FIFA Secretary-General, Fatma Samoura (Senegal) are some of the names that made the final list from the thousands of nominations received.

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’oSouth African Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya, Nigerian comedy prodigy Emmanuella Samuel also made the nominees’ list.

Organised by the pan-African bi-monthly, New African Woman magazine, the Awards – which celebrate and honour exceptional African women who have made a positive impact and contributions in their communities and the continent at large, in the past 12 months – will take place on the eve of the New African Woman Forum, which takes place at Dakar’s Terrou-Bi Hotel on April 13 2017.

The New African Woman Awards and Forum, first held in London in March last year, under the theme “Changing The Game”, were born from the ethos that launched New African Woman magazine nine years ago: to boldly and positively highlight, share and represent African women’s issues, on the premise that women are an indispensable element in Africa’s growth story, and to celebrate the women contributing to that change.

See the full list of nominees below:

New Africa Woman in Business

Jennifer Riria – Kenya

Madjiguene Sock – Senegal

Dr Nathalie Beatrice Chinje – Cameroon

Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch – Morocco

Tabitha Karanja – Kenya

Phuti Mahanyele – South Africa

New African Woman in Politics

Fadumo Q. Dayib – Somalia

Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang – Gambia

Nayé Anna Bathily – Senegal

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka – South Africa

Monique Mukuna – DR Congo

Amina J. Mohammed

Nigeria New African Woman in Education

Noëlla Coursaris Musunka – DR Congo

Oley Dibba-Wadda – Côte d’Ivoire

Graça Machel – Mozambique

Tsitsi Masiyiwa – Zimbabwe

Prof Unoma Ndili Okorafor – Nigeria

Rapelang Rabana – South Africa

New African Woman in Science

Anne Wanjohi – Kenya

Prof Aminata Sall Diallo – Senegal

Dr Helena Ndume – Namibia

Jessica O. Mathews – Nigeria

Dr Ola Orekunrin – Nigeria

Dr Tebello Nyokong – South Africa

New African Woman in Finance

Binta Touré Ndoye – Togo

Bola Adesola – Nigeria

Lamyaa Gadelhak – Egypt

Stella Kilonzo – Kenya

Viola Llewellyn – Cameroon

Evelyne Tall-Daouda – Senegal

New African Woman in Agriculture

Mame Khary Diene – Senegal

Maria Andrade – Mozambique

Kambou Lydie Rachel – Côte d’Ivoire

Rahab Kariuki – Kenya

Rose Funja – Tanzania

Tumusiime Rhoda Peace – Uganda

New African Woman in Media

Amira Yahyaoui – Tunisia

Eloïne Barry – Guinea

Gina Din-Kariuki – Kenya

Uche Pedro – Nigeria (YAY!)

Zain Ejiofor Asher – Nigeria

Rokhaya Diallo – Senegal

New African Woman in Sports

Caster Semenya – South Africa

Diknesh Tamiru – Ethiopia

Fatma Samoura – Senegal

Isha Tejan-Cole Johansen – Sierra Leone

Tegla Loroupe – Kenya

Vivian Cheruiyot – Kenya

New African Woman in Arts & Culture

Aïssa Dione – Senegal

Esther Mahlangu – South Africa

Lupita Nyong’o – Kenya

Olfa Terras Rambourg – Tunisia

Sophie Zinga – Senegal

Joan Okorodudu – Nigeria

New African Woman in Civil Society

Theresa Kachindamoto – Malawi

Francine Furaha Muyumba – DR Congo

Hadiza Bala Usman – Nigeria

Salimata Lam – Mauritania

Theo Sowa – Ghana

Zainab Hawa Bangura – Sierra Leone

New African Woman on the Rise

Botlhale Boikanyo – South Africa

Emmanuella Samuel – Nigeria

Rebeca Gyumi – Tanzania

Ndeye Fatou Njie – Gambia

Vivian Onano – Kenya

Sonia Mezzour – Morocco

Warsan Shire – Somalia

Jaha Dukureh – The Gambia

New African Woman of the Year

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Nigeria

Fadumo Dayib – Somalia

Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajang  – Gambia

Madjiguene Sock – Senegal

Thuli Madonsela – South Africa

Amina J. Mohammed – Nigeria

Source: Bellanaija

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Forbes has released their 2017 Africa’s richest people. The billionaires on this year’s list are worth a combined $70billion.

Aliko Dangote remains Africa’s Richest Person for the sixth year in a row with a $12.1billlion fortune.

Check out other Nigerians who made the list too;

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The BBC 100 Women 2016 list is a compilation of inspirational and influential women from across the world.

The list is focused on ground-breaking moments of defiance, new takes on fairy tales, stories of octogenarian cheerleading, and take you inside the world of e-gaming.

“Others will be exploring black feminism or taking part in our first ever live festival. You will hear from some of the world’s biggest names but also from women you may never have heard of, but who all have astonishing stories to tell,” said the BBC.

Funke-Bucknor Obruthe and Omotade Alalade are the two Nigerian women to make the 2016 edition of BBC 100 women list.

30-year-old Alalade owns an infertility center, BeiBei Haven Foundation. The foundation helps those who struggle with infertility and baby loss with support and knowledge.

 

Funke-Bucknor Obruthe, 40, is a popular wedding planner, who owns the popular Zapphaire events.

Her company has put together some of the biggest celebrity and high profile weddings in Nigeria and abroad.

“What inspires me is the need to see those around me succeed, pulling the next human being up, and not accepting failure as an option,” she told the BBC.

Good looking out to them!

 

 

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American singer, Lady Gaga, has been spotted outside Trump Tower following news that he has been voted into the white house.

Lady gaga who was a very vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton throughout her campaign has refused to accept the US presidential election results.

She stood outside Donald’s building on top of a sanitation truck, wearing all black with the stars and stripes American flag tucked into her outfit as she held up a sign that read: “Love trumps hate”.

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Oke Maduewesi is the CEO of Zaron group of companies, and a proud mother of two adorable girls, Zara and Ona. Oke is a firm believer of hard work and self-drive, which she has named as key values that helped her grow into the woman that she is today.

She holds a degree in Economics, from Edo State University, Ekpoma and a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Leeds, United Kingdom. She started her career in one of the most respected banks in Nigeria, Zenith Bank International and worked her way up to the position of Senior (Branch) Manager.

In 2006, she lost her husband in a tragic plane crash, and was left to nurse a toddler and a pregnancy. In spite of the sorrowful period Oke took the pen of life and rewrote her story. She decided to move out of her comfort zone to do more fulfilling things.

She quit her paid job and decided to get more managerial and leadership skills. She enrolled in Leeds Business School. While in school she read about a lot of entrepreneurs like Richard Brandson who created global brands from the scratch. Her studies ignited the entrepreneurial spirit coupled with her self-drive and personal attitude to work. In 2011, she created Zaron, a cosmetics company for dark skinned women, particularly Nigerian women.

Today, Zaron manufactures and distributes cosmetics and hair products which has been tailored to the specific needs of African women. Zaron currently has 26 outlets in twelve cities in Nigeria and Ghana as well as distributors in three African countries, United Kingdom and USA. As part of the brand’s community service, Zaron keeps empowering Nigerian widows.

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Starting all over again after the failure of a business venture or something one holds dear can be very hard but Nollywood actress Funke Adesiyan is advising her fans never to be afraid of beginning again.

The actress shared on her Instagram page how she became a millionaire early in life, almost lost all but now has over four resourceful companies.

She wrote:

Let me tell you a story. I am a product of God’s Grace. I was the Games Prefect at my elementary school, I was the Senior Prefect of the secondary school I attended.

I started modelling at 13. I started business at 14. At 17 I made my first million. At 19, I built my first house. At 24, i already have OND, a diploma and a degree.

At 25, I ran a presidential campaign for one of the greatest men Nigeria is blessed with, Mallam Shekarau. At 26, I opened a fashion emporium in my home town which cost me over 20 million naira then.

But guess what, at 27, I had lost almost all. This was the period I knew people for what they are. God used this period to prepare me for a better tomorrow.

Instead of sulking, I looked inward and found a renewed strength within me. I sold my car, started all over but this time, quietly. I found a new calling. To live my life for people who are truly in need and have nothing to even give you in return but a most sincere prayer to God almighty.

To the glory of God today, I am the CEO of four resourceful companies with interest in Importation, Oil and Gas, Integrated services and Farming. Guess what? I’m yet to begin! Whatever your disappointment, see it as an opportunity. Never be scared to begin again. Everyday is always a new day!!! Before you envy my success, learn my pain!#funkeadesiyan #ibadan#silentbusinessmogul

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Recent trend globally shows that the labour force has overtime shifted from use of slaves to employing full time staff, contract staff and now consultancy, this implies that we exist in a knowledge driven society were becoming a professional in your field is key to individual and nations survival, meaning that organizations, nations and people are gradually in search of knowledge driven workers regardless of location, age, education, background etc

THE PEOFILE is here to identify profiles and share the identity of emerging and savvy professionals in different sphere of life.

We desire to erect a platform were producers, service providers, consumers, developers, researchers, policy makers, employers and employees among others can access at ease ideas, values and featured profiles of their direct and indirect audience.

THE PROFILES  VALUES

The value that determines THE PROFILES includes: Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Leadership, Accountability and Service.

With so many entreprenuers,leaders,investors and change agents, all around africa, we need your help to identify them.

To nominate a person to be profiled, simply send an email to theprofile@blueprintafric.com with a detailed info and contact of your nominee.

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