12) Hakeem Belo-Osagie â€“ Net Worth: $600 Million
Hakeem Belo-Osagie is a 58-year old Nigerian businessman listed by Forbes as the 40th richest man in Africa. Harvard Business School-trained petroleum economist He is the chairman of the Nigerian operations of the UAE based telecom service provider Etisalat, This 59 year old self-made millionaire is married and based in Lagos.
11) Tunde Folawiyo â€“ Net Worth: $650 Million
Tunde Folawiyo is a Nigerian businessman. He is the managing director of Yinka Folawiyo Group, a conglomerate founded by his father, Wahab Folawiyo. He took over the company in 2008 when his father died, a conglomerate with interests in agriculture, energy, shipping, engineering and real estate.
Born: April 12, 1960 (age 55),
10) Mohammed Indimi â€“ Net Worth: $670 Million
This 65 year old self-made Nigerian millionaire resides in Maiduguri. He is married and has eight children. He is the chairman of the Oriental Energy Resources, a private Nigerian oil exploration and production company. He has over 20 years' experience in the Nigerian Upstream oil and gas sector
9) Abdulsamad Rabiu â€“ Net Worth: $700 Million
AbdulSamad Isyaku Rabiu CON is a Nigerian businessman. His father, Khalifah Isyaku Rabiu was one of Nigeria's foremost industrialists in the 1970s and 1980s. This 54 year old self made Nigerian billionaire is based in Lagos. He is the founder of BUA group, a Nigerian conglomerate with investments in real estate, cement production, sugar refining, manufacturing, port concessions, steel, shipping and oil and gas.
Born: August 4, 1960 (age 54)
8) Jim Ovia â€“ Net Worth: $850 Million
This self-made millionaire is married and has two children. He resides in Lagos. This successful banker founded Zenith Bank Group. With market capitalization of more than $4 billion, it is one of Nigeriaâ€™s largest financial services groups.
7) Orji Uzor Kalu â€“ Net Worth: $1 Billion
Orji Uzor Kalu is a billionaire as of 2014. He is the founder of Slok Holding, a $2.5 billion West African conglomerate with interests in banking, shipping, manufacturing, oil trading and media. Orji Uzor Kalu is the chairman of SLOK Holding and the Daily Sun and New Telegraph newspapers in Nigeria, who served as the governor of Abia State, Nigeria from May 29, 1999, to May 29, 2007.
April 21, 1960 (age 55)
6) Tony Elumelu â€“ Net Worth: $1 Billion
Tony O. Elumelu is an economist by training, a visionary entrepreneur and a philanthropist. Tony is the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation. Nigerian-born self-made billionaire is one of Africaâ€™s most revered business leaders. He made his fortune through a variety of investments, including a controlling interest in Transcorp.
Born: March 22, 1963 (age 52),
5) Femi Otedola â€“ Net Worth: $1 Billion
The self-made millionaire is married and has four children. Femi Otedolaâ€™s Zenon Petroleum is one of the largest diesel distributors in Nigeria. Its annual sales is more than $2 billion. In 2009 he was among Forbes Billionaires but dropped out of the list after shares of Zenon Petroleum plunged more than 80%, Otedola is the controlling shareholder of Forte Oil, with a 78% stake.
Born: 1967, Epe, Nigeria
4) Theophilus Danjuma â€“ Net Worth: $1.1 Billion
Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma GCON FSS psc is a Nigerian Jukun soldier, politician and multi-millionaire businessman and philanthropist. He was Nigerian Army Chief of Army Staff from July 1975 to October 1979.The self made Nigerian billionaire resides in Abuja. He served as the defense minister of Nigeria. He is the chairman of South Atlantic Petroleum.
Born: December 9, 1938 (age 76)
3) Folorunsho Alakija â€“ Net Worth: $ 2.5 Billion
This 63 year old self made billionaire is the second richest woman in Africa. She controls Famfa Oil, which pumps about 200,000 barrels a day. Her tailoring company Supreme Stitches has many elite clients. She founded the Rose of Sharon Foundation in 2008. This foundation helps widows and orphans.
Born: 1951, Ikorodu, Nigeria
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2) Mike Adenuga â€“ Net Worth: $4.6 Billion
This self-made Nigerian billionaire is the founder of Globacom, Nigeriaâ€™s second largest mobile phone network. Born: April 29, 1953 (age 62)
1) Aliko Dangote â€“ Net worth: 21.6 billion USD (2015) Forbes
Aliko Dangote GCON is a Nigerian billionaire businessman, who owns the Dangote Group,which was founded in 1891, which has interests in commodities. The company operates in Nigeria and other African countries, including Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Togo and Zambia. He is the richest man in Africa and richest black in the world.
Born: April 10, 1957 (age 58), Kano, Nigeria
Education: Al-Azhar University.