You might not have known anything about a woman becoming a billionaire a few decades ago! At the turn of the millennium, however, the story has changed, as we now have quite a several women whose income and assets are worth hundreds of millions and even billions of dollars.
The saying “what a man can do can do even better for a woman” is not shocking. Who are the women here? The rich women are in charge of lots and lots of cash. Ask no further; in this post, we are introducing them to you.
Top Five Richest Women in Nigeria
Below is a list of the top five Richest women In Nigeria:
For several years now, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija has struggled to retain her status as Nigeria’s richest woman and the second richest woman in Africa. Tell me, and I’m going to tell you I’m very proud of her accomplishments. She started as a top-notch fashion designer, practicing the trade she learned at London American College and the Central Fashion School.
When she won the Oil Prospecting License bid in Nigeria, which led to Famfa Oils Limited’s formation, which is now a multi-billion dollar empire, her rise to billionaire status began. Notice that the bulk of her wealth comes from this oil block.
As her net worth stands at 1.6 billion dollars at the time of writing this post, can you believe that? She has a lot of fantastic property all over Nigeria, with a private jet to her name. Funsho hosted one of the world’s most glamorous weddings in 2017, which was held in England. Her son, Folarin Alakija, married his heartthrob, Jafarian Ghaissarifar, an Iranian beauty.
2. Shagaya Hajia Bola
Hajia Bola made it, and deservedly so, on our list of richest women in Nigeria. She is the second wealthiest woman in Nigeria and the 4th richest woman in Africa. She is the CEO of Bolmus Group International at the moment. The business is professionally active in various things, including banking and other companies, such as real estate, oil, and gas.
Aside from the above, this lady is also a member of the board of Unity Bank Plc. She has hundreds of houses spread across Nigeria, including a private jet estimated to cost more than $30 million.
She is a close confidant of Patience Jonathan, the former president’s wife, and was awarded a Member of the Order of Niger. Much like Alakija, the majority of her stupendous wealth comes from her Oil and Gal industry. Her net worth is over 1 billion dollars when writing this post, making her the second richest woman in Nigeria.
3. Ejindu Fifi
She may not be so well known, but I can assure you that this lady is wealthy and stinky! In Calabar, Nigeria, she is the great-granddaughter of King James Ekpo Bassey of Cobham Town. She graduated from Pratt Institute in the United States as an architect.
She later started Starcrest Group of companies interested in oil and gas, real estate, and building construction. Her conglomerate expanded to become a multi-million-dollar empire, making Fifi one of Nigeria and Africa’s wealthiest people.
In 2013, the African Achievers African Arts and Fashion Lifetime Achievement award was presented to FifiEjindu. She worth over $600 million.
4. Dr. Stella Okoli
With her drive to make healthcare accessible and available, Dr. Stella Okoli has since risen to an A-list Nigerian billionaire’s status. This is a Nigerian woman who has worked in her profession to become an unrivaled entrepreneur in Nigeria’s pharmaceutical industry.
The proud founder and CEO of Emzorpharmaceutical Industries Limited, Dr. Stella Okoli, manufactures more than 30 drugs consumed daily by millions of Nigerians and Africans. The business is now over 33 years old and still burgeoning. Her push for sustainable healthcare has not only brought her money but accolades and government recognition too.
In 2012, she was awarded the 2012 Member of the Nigerian Order by President Goodluck Jonathan and won the ECOWAS International Gold Award. She’s worth more than 500 million dollars.
5. Bimbo Alase
Mrs. Bimbo Alase is a female billionaire from Nigeria who has consolidated her place among Nigerian society’s high and mighty. As a small business owner of a furniture store in Lagos, Bimbo Alasestarted small, she later sold to Leatherworld furniture company. Leatherworld grew to become Lagos’s largest furniture company.
Her company collaborated with NIERI to manufacture some of the finest furniture ever made in Africa by one of the best furniture manufacturing companies based in Tuscany, Italy, in 2005.
Today, the world of leather has become a multimillion-dollar empire, making Bimbo Alase one of Nigeria’s richest women. One proud mother has more than $400 million to her name. Our women are becoming crazily wealthy in Nigeria, with net worth running in multiples of millions and billions of dollars! The onus is not just on the men anymore; women are now standing up to be counted.