Nigeria has the highest blacks on FORBES list and also has more billionaires than any other country in Africa, including the continent’s richest man.
According to the magazine, these are the 13 wealthiest people in Nigeria as of 2017, who have made the most of the opportunities that have come their way.
Oba Otudeko – Net Worth: $550 Million
Oba is the founder and chairman of Honeywell Group. The group’s operations stretch across flour milling, oil and gas, marine transportation and real estate. He also owns Radisson Blu in Lagos, Nigeria.
Hakeem Belo-Osagie – Net Worth: $600 Million
This 59 year old self-made millionaire is married and based in Lagos. He has an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. He is the chairman of the Nigerian operations of the UAE based telecom service provider Etisalat.