Top 10 Richest Men in Kano State

Kano stage is a very popular state in Nigeria and it is located in the extreme northern part of Nigeria. The state is very popular and there are a handful of rich men in Kano State. Kano State has the highest number of billionaires in Nigeria and here we introduce you to the Richest Men in Kano State.

The likes of Aliko Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu, and Sanusi Lamido but a few are affluent individuals in the state. This article provides the top richest men in Kano State and what they are worth.

The article is going to be interesting as there are many billionaires from this populous Hausa-Fulani state. So in this post, the richest men in Kano will be dissected. 

Top Richest Men in Kano State

Below is the list of the richest men in Kano State. On this list, we place cognizance on their assets, companies, their political achievements, and their net worth. 

Alhaji Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote is currently the richest man in Kano State with an estimated net worth of $8.5 billion this year. He is also the richest man in Nigeria as well as Africa’s richest man. Aliko Dangote was born on the 10th of March,1957.

He is a business tycoon, philanthropist, public figure, and the owner of the Dangote Group of companies. He is also into real estate and oil and gas. His soon-to-take-off refinery has been tagged a $15 billion refinery by the Central Bank of Nigeria. This project is rated as the biggest in the world. 

Also, Aliko Dangote has diversified business that cuts across other sectors of the economy.

Abdulsamad Rabiu

Abdulsamad Rabiu is the second richest man in Kano State and his net worth is estimated at $3.2 billion. He is also among the richest Hausa  in the country. He is the founder of BUA Group; a company that specializes in producing concrete, sugar, flour, land, oil, and gas. He is a popular businessman because he belongs to the Hausa-Fulani ethnic group. 

Abdulsamad Rabiu set up the BUA group in 1988 and as of today, the business has gone far to the best of its kind. He took over his father’s business at the age of 25 before launching his own business. 

Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso

Rabiu Kwankwaso is rated one of the richest billionaires in Kano State and his Net worth is estimated as $950 million. He is a Nigerian businessman and a politician. He was born in Salamatu town and was a former senator representing Kano central senatorial district.

Also, he was formerly a defense minister and the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives from March 1992 to March 1993. 

He is the founder of the Kwankwasiyya movement. He is no doubt one of the influential political figures in the state. 

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Muhammad Sanusi is a prominent personality from Kano State. He was born on the 31st of March 1961 and he is from the Dabo Royal Family of Kano. In March 2014, he became the fourteenth Emir of Kano after the demise of his uncle Ado Bayero. However, he was ousted by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on the 9th of March, 2020. His Net worth is valued at $480 million.

He is an economist and a banker. Also, he was appointed as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria from 2009 to 2014. Sanusi is a social critic. 

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Umar Ganduje is currently the Governor of Kano State and he is among the richest men in Kano State. He was born on the 25th of March,1949 in Ganduje town.  Governor Ganduje has been in politics since1999 serving as the deputy governor and current governor. He was elected the Governor of Kano State in 2015 and he succeeded his predecessor Rabiu Kwankwaso. 

Governor Ganduje was involved in a multi-million dollar scandal that nearly cost him his second term in office. His Net worth is estimated at $400 million. 

Ibrahim Shekarau

Ibrahim Shekarau is another Influential Kano state governor on the list. He was born on March 5, 1955. He was a lecturer and a term governor of Kano state.

He obtained his education at Gidan Makama primary school. His net worth was estimated at $150 million. He is listed among the richest politicians in Kano State. 

Ghali Umar Na’Abba

Ghali Umar is a politician and businessman from Tudun Wada in Kano city. He was born on March 27, 1968. He is a political specialist and a policy analyst. He was a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. 

He joined his father’s company in 1980 and he specializes in the importation of products, manufacturing then publishing.

Alhaji Auwalu Abdullahi Rano

Alhaji Auwalu is the Chairman and CEO of A.A. Rano Nigeria Limited. His net worth is estimated to be worth $2billion. He is an investor in the Nigeria oil industry from Northern Nigeria. He is a top partner with Nigeria’s major petroleum industries like NNPC and NLNG. 

He owns over 100 petrol stations across Nigeria. He is so into real estate and manufacturing. He is no doubt among the top richest men in Kano State currently. 

Basheer Mohammed

Basheer is a businessman and a politician born on the 16th of March,1966. He was elected in 2011 as the senator representing Kano central. He attended Bayero University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. 

He established the Lafin Alheri Foundation; a project meant to improve the face of society. He is a businessman with banking, Property, and trading interests. 

Bello Hayatu Gwarzo

Senator Bello was born into a total family of Hakimin Gwarzo. He is rated among the richest men in Kano State. He was a banker who became a politician. He served as a senator for 16 years and his Net worth is estimated at $20 million. 


Kano state has a number of wealthy individuals no doubt. The above article enumerated the top 10 of the wealthy individuals that graced Kano state and their net worth. Before you go check out