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Top 20 Richest Entrepreneurs In Nigeria 2016


Despite the harsh terrain and business challenges involved with starting a business in Nigeria; the successful entrepreneurs listed below held their ground and fought their way to the top. In a country with a population of over 150 million inhabitants and millions of businesses; these 20 entrepreneurs diligently carved their names in the sands of time by taking advantage of the fastest growing business opportunities in Nigeria.

So instead of boring you with their success stories; I would rather extract their names and the business they do. If you are ready to learn, then below is a list of the Nigerian Billionaires (entrepreneurs) and top richest people in Nigeria.

  1. Alhaji Aliko DangoteDangote Group, (Manufacturing, oil & gas)
  2. Mike AdenugaConoil, Globacom (Oil & gas, Banking, Telecom)
  3. Femi OtedolaForte Oil and Gas (Oil & gas)
  4. Orji Uzor KaluSlok Group (Aviation, Shipping, publishing, manufacturing)
  5. Cosmos MadukaCoscharis Group (Automobile, manufacturing)
  6. Jimoh IbrahimNicon Insurance, Global Fleet (Insurance, transportation, oil & gas)
  7. Jim OviaZenith Bank, Visafone (Banking, Telecom)
  8. Pascal DozieMTN Nigeria, Diamond Bank (Banking, Telecom)
  9. Oba OtudekoHoneywell Group Nigeria, Pivotal Engineering, Airtel (Manufacturing, oil & gas, telecom)
  10. Alhaji Sayyu DantataMRS Group (Oil & gas, construction)
  11. Umaru Abdul Mutallab – former Chairman First Bank Plc, Mutallab Group
  12. Prince Samuel AdedoyinDoyin Group (manufacturing, pharmaceuticals)
  13. Dele FajemirokunChaiman Aiico Insurance, Xerox Nigeria, Chicken Republic, Kings Guards (Insurance, Security, Technology, Food retailing)
  14. Chief Cletus IbetoIbeto Group (Trading, manufacturing, oil & gas)
  15. Tony EzennaOrange Group (Pharmaceutical, oil & gas)
  16. Chief Molade Okoya ThomasChairman CFAO Nig and other six french companies (Automobiles)
  17. Leo Stan EkehZinox (Computer, technology)
  18. Fola AdeolaGTBank (Banking)
  19. Chief Ade OjoElizade Motors Nig LTD, Distributor of Toyota cars (Auto retailing)
  20. Abdulsamad RabiuBua Group (Oil & gas, manufacturing)

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