Gone are the days when Nigerian women were only useful in the kitchen and in farm work. Nowadays, Nigerian women have been fully involved in virtually all spheres of human endeavours.
They have traversed the murky waters of Nigerian politics to occupy significant positions in politics in Nigeria. Nigerian women are also involved fully in the civil service, in the religious sector and in the private sector.
Nigerian Women have also played major roles in the business sector in Nigeria. Many of them are owners of multinational businesses and can comfortably compete with the Male folks in terms of wealth and assets.
Some Nigerian women rank among the richest Nigerians.
In this post, we shall highlight the richest Nigerian women, their net worth and how they make their money.
#1 Folorunsho Alakija
She is the richest woman in Nigeria and the second richest woman in Africa. Folorunsho is the CEO of FAMFA oil company which is worth above $600 million. She overtook Oprah Winfrey in 2014 to emerge as the richest black woman in the world. Mrs Alakija is a graduate of Fashion designing from London and she owns a fashion company. She also owns a printing company. She owns a private jet and numerous properties within and outside Nigeria.
#2 Hajia Bola Shagaya
Bola Shagaya is a board member of the Union Bank PLC. She is very versatile and industrious. She is the owner of Bolmus group international, a company that engages in many businesses including Banking, Oil and gas and real estates. She is one of the richest women in Nigeria and the 4th richest woman in Africa.
#3 Fifi Ejindu
She might not be very popular, but she is one of the richest women in Nigeria. She is worth over $600 and ranks among the richest women in Africa.
Fifi is the great grand daughter of a king in Calabar, King Ekpo Bassey of Cobham town in Calabar. Fifi makes her money from oil and gas, real estates and construction. She owns the Starcrest group of companies and the company has grown to become a business empire worth millions of dollars.
#4 Dr Stella Okoli
Stella Okoli is one of the richest Nigerian women. She owns the Emzor pharmaceutical company and is well focused in providing affordable health care to Nigerians. She is worth over $500 million and she has produced over 100 different drugs that are consumed both in Nigeria and in Africa. Her quest for offering affordable health care prompted former president, Goodluck Jonathan to confer on her the award for the member of the order of the Niger (MON).
#5 Bimbo Alase
Bimbo owns the Leatherworld furniture company. She is a billionaire and is worth more than $400 million. She started the Leatherworld furniture business as a small furniture store in Lagos, but the business has grown and is arguably the biggest furniture company in Nigeria. The company is in partnership with a furniture company in Italy and has been supplying assorted furniture within Nigeria and all across Africa. She ranks as one of the richest Nigerian women.
Above is our compilation of the top 5 richest Nigerian women. All of them made their money outside politics Nigeria and they own huge assets and properties… Some of them rank among the richest black women in the world and the richest women in Africa.