Top 10 Richest Women in Nigeria

Nigeria is not only home to the richest men, but also to the richest women. These women have stepped up their targets and earned positions on Nigeria’s list of wealthiest females.

This goes a long way to call young females to rise to the prime of their goals.

We are in a modern society, where both sexes enjoy equal rights and liberties. Do not let the notion of “Woman”, subdue you from attaining your dreams.

Society needs a framework of corporate initiatives to ensure maximum participation and economic growth.

Women are the nation builders, therefore, if you are a woman, or you have any young woman under your care whom you love and support, then let her know this;

“The world is waiting to see you shine, you don’t have to ever feel sorry for being female”.

“The women in this article made it to the top and are recognized today, they acted differently and now they are stars”

“Choose to be different, work towards achieving your dreams, the world can’t wait to see you shine” Information Guide Nigeria

As you read through this post, you would see how these women leveled up in their careers to become the best. You too can be on this list, if you believe you can.

Top 10 Richest Women in Nigeria

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1. Folorunsho Alakija- $1 Billion

Folorunsho Alakija is one of the richest women in Nigeria. She is a business magnate with a lot of assets and investments. She secured a spot as Africa’s richest Woman on Forbes records. Her fortune amassed from her interests in the Petroleum Industry and her Fashion House.

She owns an Oil Company, which has many districts and Gas stations across the country. She is also the CEO of Rose of Sharon Group, a Fashion Initiative.

She is the Vice-Chairperson to Famfa Oil, which is a stake of Agbami Oilfield. The company also partners with high-grossing companies like Chevron and Petrobras.

According to Forbes, she donated a Skill acquisition centre to Yaba College of Technology, due to her Philanthropic nature. Top Richest Women

She leads a luxurious life with her exotic cars and landed properties. She purchased four identical Mercedes Benz G Wagon for her four sons and also secured an S-class model for herself.

2. Hajia Bola Shagaya- $950 million

Hajia Bola Shagaya made second on this list and fourth on Forbes list of Africa’s richest women.

She studied Accounting in the United States and Economics at Armstrong College, California.

She is one of the most successful entrepreneurs, who began their journey to prominence by themselves. She built her outstanding profile and developed her network singly.

Today she is a recognised figure in society.

Her fortune expanded to a great deal from her importations business. She previously worked as an Auditor at the Central Bank of Nigeria, before she rose to fame from her Company.

After she left the banking sector, She began importing photographic equipment. This was before she doubled her game and established a company, Konica Photographic equipment.

She is also a Fashion Enthusiast.

With the cash influx, she secured investments in Real Estate both within and across the countries borders.

She is the founder of Bolmus Group International, a conglomerate comprising of Real Estate, Oil and Gas, Banking, and Photography.

She owns two Rolls Royce models- Phantom and Ghost. Top 15 Richest Comedians in Nigeria

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3. Daisy Danjuma- $900 million

Daisy Danjuma is a Politician and a philanthropist. She is a Lawyer and was formerly the senator of the Edo State South Senatorial District. She served the state between 2003 and 2007.

Due to her sophisticated nature in her field of study, she has been able to attract contracts from both public and private firms.

Currently, she is the Managing Director of a prime Pharmaceutical Industry- May and Baker Nigeria PLC. How dollar price increase in Nigeria over the years

She is also the wife of Nigeria’s former Defence Minister, Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma. Despite her wealth and affluence, she lives a secluded and reserved lifestyle.

4. Fifi Ejindu- $850 million

Fifi Ejindu is another Business Mogul on the list. She is an Entrepreneur and an Architect. She is the owner of a conglomerate- Starcrest Group of Companies.

She had interests in the business line, which led her to establish her own company, just after finishing up with her education outside the country.

She was tactical in developing her conglomerate to consist of the booming businesses in the country. It included three subdivisions Real Estate, Investment Opportunities, and Building and Designing. Npower recruitment

5. Stella Chinyelu Okoli- $800 million

Fifth on the list is not an owner of an Oil and Gas Company, but a Health and Business minded woman.

If you have been wondering who the owner of the popular Nigerian Paracetamol Company is, then you have finally reached an end to your search.

Dr. Stella Okoli is the Founding Chairperson of the Emzor Pharmaceutical  Industries Limited.

Just like most indigenous companies, she did not wake up one day to set up the company, which has earned the interests of many Nigerians.

She started at a retail Pharmacy shop, where she discharged drugs over the counter.

With time, her store metamorphosed into one of Nigeria’s leading Pharmaceutical Industries, housing over 50 products to its brand name. dollar to naira rate

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6. Bimbo Alase- $750 million

When they say every profession has its dignity, you should not doubt that Mantra. From the boss at the Office to the cleaner on the stairs, everyone should be respected.

Who knew Bimbo Alase would emerge the sixth on Nigeria’s list of Richest women. She was a shrewd entrepreneur and visualized opportunities in her field.

Surprisingly, unlike most industrialists, she began her journey to affluence from a small furniture store. What most people consider as carpentry work, was what earned this woman her fortune.

She did not limit her goals to selling furniture products in Lagos, she moved forward to expand the business into a large company.

She is currently the CEO of Leatherworld Furniture, the largest furniture store in the country.

7. Mo Abudu- $650 million

Mosunmola Abudu is the founder of Ebonylife Television and Films.

She was formerly a consultant in Human Resource Management before she took the bold step to mine the wealth in the Entertainment Industry.

Her interest in Media led her to become one of Nigeria’s richest women. She has earned a prestigious position in the nation, due to her innovative ideas.

Her Company is not restricted to Entertainment, but also the Movie Industry. Ebonylife Television is concerned with the creation of Entertainment content, while Ebonylife Films, handles the film production aspect.

She is the Entrepreneur behind these two media companies. WAEC result

In 2017, she was awarded one of the most powerful Nigerian women in Global Television.

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8. Stella Oduah- $600 million

Stella Oduah is one of Nigeria’s richest women with interests in the Country’s Politics. She is a Philanthropist and a responsible leader.

She is currently on her second tenure as the Representative of the Anambra North Senatorial District. She was formerly the minister of Aviation from 2011 to 2014.

She seems to discharge her duties diligently, to have a second tenure after the election primaries. Despite the scandalous allegations tied to her name over the misappropriation of public funds. JAMB form

9. Ngozi Okonji Iweala- $550 million

Dr. Ngozi Okonji Iweala, was previously Nigeria’s Finance Minister, before her International appointment as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization.

She is diversified in her career and a source of inspiration to many. She is an Economist, an international development expert, and one of the greatest global leaders.

She has acquired many National and International accolades, Official Appointments, Awards, and Grants.

She has led organisations like The Center for Global Development, Twitter, Africa Risk Capacity among others in different sectors.

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10. Diezani Allison Madueke- $500 million

This is yet another Politician on the list. Diezani Allison Madueke was the first female to lead the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC as President.

She has developed some expertise from her prolonged stay in the Administrative sector.

She has worked as the Minister of Petroleum Resources, the Minister of Transportation, and the Minister of Mines and Steel Development. JAMB Result 

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