These are the Nigerians who made Forbes’ 50 richest Africans list

Forbes has released a list of the top 50 moneybags in the continent.

Trust Nigerians to be well represented on the list.

Here are the Nigerians that made the top 50 list.


Holding down the number one spot is Aliko Dangote. He is worth $16.7 billion and is into cement, sugar and flour business.


Sitting comfortably on the number 7 spot is Mike Adenuga. He is worth $3.5 billion and is into the telecommunications business.


Folorunsho Alakija is number 13. She is worth $1.7 billion, aged 64 and into oil and gas.


Femi Otedola is the 16th richest man in Africa, with a net worth of $1.6 billion. His wealth is primarily from his oil and gas empire.

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Coming in at number 30 is Theophilus Danjuma, who is into oil and gas. He is worth $750 million.



Tony Elumelu is number 31 with a net worth of $700 million. He made his money from investments in various business sectors.


Jim Ovia locks down number 37 with a net worth of $550 million. He made his wealth from banking.



At number 39 is Mohammed Indimi. He is worth $500 million and into oil and gas.


The last Nigerian on the list is Orji Uzor Kalu, who came in at number 49, with a net worth of $330 million. His wealth origin is listed as diversified.

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