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Nigeria has a total of four billionaires in Africa as listed by Forbes magazine. These include; the richest man in Africa and the richest black man in the world Aliko Dangote, Globacom Chairman Mike Adenuga among others. Read on to find more about the richest men in Nigeria and the list of the top 10.

The Richest Men in Nigeria

Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote -$8.3 Billion

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Since 2013, Dangote has the maintain his position as the richest person in Nigeria and Africa. He has an estimated net worth of US$8.3 billion May, 2020 making him the 162nd wealthiest person in the world and the richest person in Africa.

He is famous for the Dangote cement and sugar, subsidiaries of the Dangote Group, of which he is the Chairman.

He has been named the most powerful person in Africa for five conservative times beginning 2013.

Dangote was awarded Nigeria’s second-highest honour, the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) by the former president, Goodluck Jonathan.

It will interest you to know that Aliko Dangote is the great-grandson of Alhaji Alhassan Dantata, the richest West African at the time of his death in 1955.

Mike Adenuga – $7.7 Billion

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The second richest person in Nigeria, Africa’s largest country by population is Mike Adenuga.

His company Globacom is Nigeria’s second-largest telecom operator, which has a presence in Ghana and Benin.

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He owns stakes in the Equitorial Trust Bank and the oil exploration firm Conoil. 

Abdul Samad Rabiu- $3.1 Billion

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Abdul Samad is the founder and chairman of BUA Group, a Nigerian conglomerate concentrating on manufacturing, infrastructure and agriculture and producing a revenue in excess of $3.1 billion.

He is also the chairman of the Nigerian Bank of Industry (BOI).

Number 4 of Richest men in Nigeria

Femi Otedola – $1. 8 Biliion

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Femi Otedola is the controlling shareholder of publicly traded Forte Oil, an oil marketing and power generation company.

Originally a Nigerian subsidiary of British Petroleum (BP), Forte Oil has more than 500 gas stations across the country.

It owns oil storage depots and manufactures its own line of engine oils.

In 2013, Otedola led the company to purchase a government-owned stake in a gas-fired power plant in Kogi state in central Nigeria.

Folorunso Alakija – $1.0 Billion

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Folorunso Alakija
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Alakija is involved in the fashion,  oil, real estate and printing industries.

She is the group managing director of The Rose of Sharon Group which consists of The Rose of Sharon Prints & Promotions Limited, Digital Reality Prints Limited and the executive vice-chairman of Famfa Oil Limited.

She also has a majority stake in DaySpring Property Development company.

Alakija is ranked by Forbes as the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1 billion.

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As of 2015, she is listed as the second most powerful woman in Africa after Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the 87th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

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Jimoh Ibrahim – $1.1 Billion

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Jimoh is a lawyer, politician, businessman, and philanthropist in Nigeria.

He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Global Fleet Group, a diversified conglomerate based in Nigeria, with business interests and subsidiaries in neighboring West African countries.

Number 7 Richest Men in Nigeria

Uzoma Dozie – $1.1 Billion

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 Dozie is a banker, tech investor and financial inclusion advocate. He is the CEO and Founder of Sparkle, a financial technology community and ecosystem.

Before launching Sparkle in 2019, he was the GMD and Bank CEO of Diamond Bank from 2014  and successfully implemented a merger  with Access Bank Plc in 2018.

While at Diamond Bank, Uzoma also served as Executive Director of Corporate Banking and Executive Director of Regional Business Lagos & West Regions.

Orji Uzor Kalu – $1.1 Billion

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Orji Uzor Kalu is the founder of Slok Holding, a West African conglomerate with interests in shipping, banking, oil trading, manufacturing and the media.

He got his start in business at age 19 after being expelled from a Nigerian university for spearheading a series of student riots.

He borrowed $35 from his mother and started trading commodities like palm oil, rice and sugar.

He diversified into furniture manufacturing and transportation and became a millionaire by the time he was 20.

He hit the big time in the early 80s when the Nigerian military government awarded him lucrative contracts to import and supply arms and ammunition to Nigeria’s military and defense forces.

He was previously a governor of Abia state in Nigeria’s southeast. 

Number 9 Richest Men in Nigeria

 Jim Ovia – $ 980 Million

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Jim Ovia is the founder of Zenith Bank, one of the largest commercial banks in Nigeria.

He is the chairman and largest individual shareholder with a stake of slightly more than 9% stake.

He also owns prime real estate across Nigeria.

Number 10 of Richest men in Nigeria

Bola Shagaya – $ 950 million

She started her career with the audit department of the Central Bank of Nigeria before venturing into commercial activities in 1983.

Her business experience started with the importation and distribution of photographic materials and she introduced the Konica brand of photographic materials into the Nigerian market and West Africa.

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Samuel Osei Kuffour is a Ghanaian retired professional footballer who played as a defender. He is known for his great physical power and is often regarded as one of the best footballers in the history of Ghana.

As of 2021, Samuel Kuffour net worth is $40 million.

Biography

Born in Ghana, Kuffour was brought to Europe by Torino F.C. in 1991 aged just 15, after playing junior football for local teams in his native country. He joined FC Bayern Munich in 1993 from the Italian club. After a season-long loan spell with 1. FC Nürnberg in the second division, he made his breakthrough with the Bavarians.

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Kuffour spent 11 seasons with Bayern, rising from the youth teams to be a prominent first-squad member who lifted the UEFA Champions League with the club. He was an integral part of the squad that won the 2000–01 Champions League, also scoring the winning goal in the 2001 Intercontinental Cup, being subsequently named man of the match. Also in that year, he finished second in African Footballer of the Year’s voting, repeating the feat accomplished in 1999.

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On international level, Samuel Kuffour has played five African cup of Nations and one world cup in 2016.

He became the youngest Olympic Football Champion of all-time, when he collected bronze at the 1992 Olympics just before his 16th birthday. He was also a member of the squad that reached the quarterfinals at the same level in 1996.

Samuel Kuffour Net Worth

Samuel Kuffour net worth is currently $40 million making him one of the richest retired footballers in Africa. Samuel Kuffour lives in one of the most expensive estates in Ghana(East Legon). He also owns a fleet of cars in his garage.

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Leleti Khumalo is a South African actress known for her leading role in the movie and stage play Sarafina! and for her roles in other films such as Hotel RwandaYesterday and Invictus, as well as the soap opera Imbewu: The Seed where she plays Nokubonga “MaZulu” Bhengu. Keep reading to find Leleti Khumalo net worth.

Leleti was born on 30th March, 1970 in Durban, South Africa.

Showing an interest in performing from an early age, she joined a youth backyard dance group called Amajika, mentored by Tu Nokwe.

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In 1985 she auditioned for the Mbongeni Ngema musical which was to become the international blockbuster Sarafina!; Ngema wrote the lead character of Sarafina for Khumalo.

She was previously married to him. She is currently married to businessman Skhutazo Winston Khanyile and she gave birth to their twins Ulwenzile and Yamukelani Khanyile.

Khumalo performed the role of Sarafina on stages in South Africa and on Broadway, where she received a 1988 Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Sarafina! had a Broadway run lasting two years, after which the production embarked on a worldwide tour. In 1987 Khumalo received a NAACP Image Award for Best Stage Actress.

In 1992, she starred alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba and John Kani in Darrell James Roodt’s film version of Sarafina!, which had a worldwide distribution, and became the biggest film production to be released on the African continent. Khumalo was nominated for an Image Award, together with Angela Bassett, Whoopi Goldberg and Janet Jackson.

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Based on the 1976 Soweto youth uprisings, Sarafina! tells the story of a young school girl who is not afraid to fight for her rights and inspires her peers to rise up in protest, especially after her inspirational teacher, Mary Masombuka (Goldberg) is imprisoned and Murdered.

In 1993, Khumalo released her first album, Leleti and Sarafina.

Sarafina! was re-released in South Africa on 16 June 2006 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the youth uprisings in Soweto.

Leleti Khumalo Net Worth

Leleti Khumalo net worth is estimated at $1 million. She is a celebrated actresses on the African continent.

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John Kani is a Popular South African actor known for playing several high profile roles in Movies both locally and internationally. He is considered one of the best actors from the African continent.

Keep reading as we bring to you John Kani net worth and all information you need to know about the affable actor.

Biography

Kani was born in New Brighton, Eastern Cape, South Africa. In 1975, after appearing in Athol Fugard’s anti-apartheid play Sizwe Banzi Is Dead, which he also co-wrote, Kani returned to South Africa. There, he received a phone call saying that his father wanted to see him. On his way there, he was surrounded by police who beat him and left him almost dead. His left eye was lost as a result of the incident and he now wears a prosthesis.

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His son Atandwa is also an actor, who made his debut on U.S. television on the CW series Life Is Wild, and played a younger version of Kani’s character T’Chaka in Black Panther

Career

Kani joined The Serpent Players  in Port Elizabeth in 1965 and helped to create many plays that went unpublished but were performed to a resounding reception.

These were followed by the more famous Sizwe Banzi is Dead and The Island, co-written with Athol Fugard and Winston Ntshona, in the early 1970s. Kani also received an Olivier Award nomination for his role in My Children! My Africa!

Kani’s work has been widely performed around the world, including New York, where he and Winston Ntshona won a Tony Award in 1975 for Sizwe Banzi Is Dead (which ran for 159 performances) and The Island.’

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 These two plays were presented in repertory at the Edison Theatre for a total of 52 performances.

In 1987 Kani played Othello in a performance of William Shakespeare’s play of the same name in South Africa, which was still under apartheid. “At least I’ll be able to kiss Desdemona without leaving a smudge,” he said then.

Nothing but the Truth (2002) was his debut as sole playwright and was first performed in the Market Theatre in Johannesburg. This play takes place in post-apartheid South Africa and does not concern the conflicts between whites and blacks, but the rift between blacks who stayed in South Africa to fight apartheid, and those who left only to return when the hated regime folded. It won the 2003 Fleur du Cap Awards for the best actor and best new South African play.

 In the same year, he was also awarded a special Obie Award for his extraordinary contribution to theatre in the United States.

Kani is executive trustee of the John Kani Theatre Foundation, founder and director of the John Kani Theatre Laboratory and chairman of the National Arts Council of SA.

 He starred as T’Chaka in the Marvel Studios blockbusters Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Black Panther (2018). The fact that Kani was a Xhosa native speaker led Chadwick Boseman, who played his onscreen son T’Challa, to make that Wakanda’s language, and to learn whole scenes in Xhosa, although he had never studied the language before.

In 2019, Kani appeared in the Netflix film Murder Mystery where he played Colonel Ulenga. He then voiced Rafiki in The Lion King .

Kani’s play, Kunene and the King, a co-production for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Fugard Theatre, played in the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2019 before transferring back to Cape Town.

John Kani Net Worth

John Kani net worth is estimated at $4 million. He has starred in several numerous movies through out his illustrious career. He has received several accolades including;

The national honour of the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver, for his “Excellent contributions to theatre and, through this, the struggle for a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa”, An  honorary doctorate by the University of Cape Town.

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