Top 10 Richest Women in Nigeria and their Net Worth
Richest Women in Nigeria… Decades ago, women were not in positioning of owning companies, working in banks or leading any organization but today, women are now into business which were once only headed by men and are very successful. There are more finally dependent women now in Nigeria.
Below are the lists of top 10 richest women in Nigeria:
Folorunsho Alakija was born in 1951, she is 66 years old. This woman has maintained her title has the richest woman in Nigeria for years and also the second riches woman in Africa. Her wealth comes from her oil company, FAMFA Oil involved in the production and exploration of oil and gas.
She owns many properties in Nigeria including a private jet. She is also into fashion designing which has formed part of her wealth; she studied fashion designing at American College London and Central School of Fashion. Folorunsho Alakija was once a secretary at the International Merchant Bank of Nigeria, the bank is no longer functioning. This business tycoon is also into printing business.
Folorunsho Alakija’s wealth is worth over $1.4 billion dollars. In 2014, she overtook Oprah Winfrey as the richest woman in the world.
Haija Bola Shagaya
This is the second richest woman in Nigeria and the fourth richest woman in Africa. She is the CEO of Bolmus Group International; this company is involved in different aspects of the economy including banking, oil and real estate business.
She is also a board member of Unity Bank Plc. This woman has also invested in communication and photography. Haija Bola Shagaya’s major wealth comes from oil and gas, she owns many houses in Nigeria and other properties in foreign countries.
Bola Shagaya is worth over $1 billion and she owns a private jet worth over $30 million.
Daisy Danjuma is considered to be the richest woman entrepreneur in Nigeria. She is the wife to Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, one of the richest men in Nigeria. Most of her wealth comes from her billionaire husband.
In 2003, she was elected as Senator which helped to boost her bank accounts. She was once the chairman of the senate committee on Women Affairs and Youth Development and also the chairman of ECOWAS Parliament’s Women and Children Rights Committee.
Daisy Danjuma is worth $1 billion naira, also owns a private jet worth over $40 million.
This woman is doubtlessly one of the richest women in Nigeria and Africa. She was once the Federal Minister of Aviation in Nigeria, she also worked at NNPC and later created her own company, Sea Petroleum & Gas Company limited. She served as the campaign Director of Administration and Finance for former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi is worth about $1 billion.
Fifi is the great grand-daughter of the king of Cobham town in Calabar, King Ekpo Bassey. She graduated from Pratt Institutes as an architect. She is also ranked has one of the richest women in Nigeria and Africa.
Fifi created her own company Starcrest Group of Companies involved in oil and gas, building construction and real estates. She made her wealth from her company.
Fifi Ejindu might not be very popular, but she is worth over $600 million.
Dr. Stella has made her place among the richest women in Nigeria and Africa. She is the founder of Emzor pharmaceutical Industries Limited whose primary aim is to produce drugs and these drugs have been consumed in Nigeria and Africa. She has the drive to provide available and affordable health care to Nigerians.
In 2014, she received two honours from the former President Goodluck Jonathan and ECOWAS as a Member of Order in Nigeria and ECOWAS International Gold Award respectively.
Dr. Stella is worth over $500 million.
Bimbo is placed as one of the richest women in Nigeria. She is the owner of Leatherworld Furniture Company which started as a small furniture store in Lagos.
In 2005, the company partnered with a furniture making company in Italy, NEIRI and together, they made some of the best furniture in Africa.
Bimbo Alase is worth over $400 million.
Mo Abodu has been described by Forbes as “Africa’s Most Successful Woman”; she’s a media personality, former human resources management consultant and philanthropist.
In 2013, Forbes recognized Mo Abudu as the first African Woman to own a Pan-African TV channel; the Hollywood Reporter listed her among the 25 Most Powerful Women in Global TV and in 2014, the Women Week in New York awarded her as Entrepreneur of the year; she was also honoured with a doctorate (Honouris Causa) from Babcock University.
She is estimated to worth $30 million dollars.
Late Haija Mariya Dantata
Late Haija Mariya Dantata is the mother of the richest man in Nigeria, Aliko Dangote. She made her wealth from lots of legal businesses. She was a philanthropist; she donated amounts to charity unannounced. Apart from her impeccable character, she also had a drive for business and investments.
Even in death, she’s is still ranked among the top richest women in Nigeria because she entrusted her business to people and it is still running till date.
Late Maryam Babangida
The late Maryam was the wife of the late military president Badamosi Babangida. Even in death, her accumulated wealth still places her among the richest women in Nigeria. She had businesses in Nigeria and in foreign countries and they are still managed by her children and families.
This is all about the Top 10 Richest Women in Nigeria 2018.
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