Nigeria, being the most populous (about 180 Million people as of today) and the most oil producing country in Africa, has given birth to so many rich and famous people. For the purpose of this article, we’ll limit our writing to the Top 10 Richest Women In Nigeria and their Net worth 2018/2019. We are writing this article to clear the question, “Who is the richest woman in Nigeria?”
The list of the top 10 richest women in Nigeria is not to compared to the list of the richest women in Africa. Though most of these rich Nigerian women are also list in the list of the top richest women in Africa.
Below is the indelible list of the top richest women in Nigeria;
Top 10 Richest Women In Nigeria and their Net worth 2018/2019
1. Folorunsho Alakija
Folurunsho Alakija has the no.1 position of the top 10 richest women in Nigeria. Being the richest woman in Nigeria, Folorunsho Alakija has a little story to savor her accomplishment in life to earn this position. From what we have about her biography, she did not attend any higher institution to attend this height but yet she became the most successful woman in Nigeria. The female billionaire founded the Famila oil – which is as of today one of the biggest oil companies in Nigeria.
Folorunsho Alakija Net Worth: Her net worth is more than $2.1 billion. If could convert that into Nigerian currency (Naira), you should have N350 billion. She has other assets that has skyrocket her to that position, like real estate worth more than $100 Million and a private jet worth $46 million. She was presented at Oprah Winfrey`s program as the richest woman in Africa in 2014.
2. Hajia Bola Shagaya
Hajia Bola Shagaya, born in 1959 in Ilorin, Kwara state, started her career at audit department of the Central Bank of Nigeria. That is exactly where she began the journey of being on the top list of one of the richest and wealthiest women in Nigeria. As a billionaire black woman in the world, her business started when she introduced photographic materials of the Konica brand to Nigeria.
Hajia Bola Shagaya Net Worth: Her net worth is about $1.9 billion. Among other achievements are; she is a director of Practical Limited – one of the largest oil companies in Nigeria. She owns a Gulfstream G650 aircraft!
3. Diezani Alison Madueke
Diezani Alison Madueke is the first female president of OPEC and a a Nigerian politician. From 2007 to 2008, she worked as Minister of Transportation in Nigeria. She afterward moved to Mines and Steel Development in 2008 and was appointed Minister of Petroleum in Nigeria. During President Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure, she was appointed to the cabinet.
Diezani Alison Madueke Net Worth: Her net worth is estimated to be about $2 billion.
4. Daisy Danjuma
Daisy Danjuma, a wife of one of the richest men in Nigeria – General Theophilus Danjuma has the number four position on our list. She is rated the richest woman entrepreneur in Nigeria. Daisy Danjuma as at 2003, was elected as Senator of Nigeria. She also worked on various committees as Senate Committee Chairman on Women Affairs and Youth Development and Chairman of the ECOWAS Parliament`s Women and Children`s Rights Committee.
Daisy Danjuma Net Worth: She is worth more than $1 billion. Adding to her assets, she got a lot of presents from her billionaire husband including super jet which costs over $40 million. She has several companies across Nigeria provided her by the husband.
5. Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi
Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi is a close relation with the former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan and the former Federal Minister of Aviation in Nigeria. She is on the list of the top richest women in Nigeria. As appointed by the ex-president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi has served as his campaign`s Director of Administration and Finance. Prior to that, she worked at the NNPC and later established Sea Petroleum&Gas Company Limited.
Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi Net Worth: She is currently worth about $1 billion. Her net worth due to the struggle with indebtedness over $16 billion.
6. Florence Ita Giwa
Florence Ita Giwa, born in 1946 in Cross River State, Nigeria. Being a member in the People`s Democratic Party (PDP), she became Special Adviser on National Assembly Matters of President Olusegun Obasanjo. She was also elected Senator of her state.
Florence Ita Giwa Net Worth: She’s currently worth few hundred million dollars to one billion.
7. Cecilia Ibru
Cecilia Ibru, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Oceanic Bank was born in 1946 in Nigeria. She later became the CEO of the Union Bank of Nigeria.
Cecilia Ibru Net Worth: She is worth $1 billion.
8. Fifi Ekanem Ejindu
Forbes has rated Fifi Ekanem Ejindu the richest woman in Nigeria. Based on her biography, she is the granddaughter of King James Ekpo Bassey. Her father was a famous Professor Sylvester Joseph Una. In 1995 she established Starcret Group Investment Ltd, Starcret Industries Ltd and Starcrest Associates Ltd which was involved in building constructions, gas and oil companies.
Fifi Ekanem Ejindu Net Worth: Her current net worth is about $600 million.
9. Dr Stella Okoli
Dr Stella is currently the CEO of Emzor pharmaceutical Industries Limited, which produces over thirty types of drugs consumed by millions of Nigerians for over 34 years now. This is where her billionaire journey begun. She established a Non-profit Organization called the Chike Okoli Foundation, primarily for Entrepreneur. (The organization is to fight poverty and diseases in Africa).
Dr Stella Okoli Net Worth: She is worth more than $500 million.
10. Bimbo Alase
Mrs Bimbo Alase is on our list of the Top 10 Richest Women In Nigeria and their Net worth 2018/2019. She happens to be one of the top richest women in Africa. Years ago, she started with a small furniture store in Lagos since then it has been developed to one of the biggest furniture companies in Nigeria! The business has now been metamorphosed into the Leatherworld Furniture Company, which sells one of the best furniture in Africa. Leatherworld Furniture Company is partnered with NIERI – one of the most popular Italian Furniture Company.
Bimbo Alase Net Worth: She is worth more than $400 million.
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