Top Richest Men in Northern Nigeria: Forbes Ranking
Most of the top richest men in Nigeria are from the northern region of the country, this article is centered on the richest men in Northern Nigeria. Read on.
Nigeria is the most populous African country and is also one of the richest countries in Africa, as is the majority of African rich men are from Nigeria, not only that, Nigeria also compete with the world when it comes to riches, name it the richest black women in the world, the richest pastors in the world and many more, you will definitely find Nigerians on the list.
Though there is this misconception that the Northerner business is only politics, that isn’t true, the men in the Northern states of the country are into business especially farming in large quantities. The north supplies most of the food in the country and even move to neighboring countries to sell their produce.
The reason why we have many northerners in the country’s politics is that a good number of them are rich. The northern part of Nigeria is made up of the Northeast, Northwest, and North Central which is predominantly made up of the Hausa and Fulanis.
Though we have other minor tribes like the TIV, Kanuri, and some others, and each tribe has its own language they mainly use the Hausa and Fulani language which is widely accepted.
Without taking much of your time, we will be listing the top wealthiest men from the North, the list consists of 5 Hausa/Fulani men who are among the richest in Northern Nigeria through established business.
We also have several notable businessmen that got their money through businesses, just like the richest man in Nigeria and also the richest man in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote who has a net worth of over $16 Billion. Sure you know he is also from the north, we also have others like him that will be listed here.
Richest Men in Northern Nigeria: Hausa or Fulani
Below is the list of the richest men in Nothern Nigeria with every detail you need on each one of them:
1. Aliko Dangote
Net worth: $10.4 billion
Alhaji Aliko Dangote is known as the richest man in Nigeria, not only in Nigeria, he is also the richest man in Africa as of the time we published this post. He is the richest Hausa/Fulani man and he made it on Forbes’s Number 19 Richest Billionaires list in the world.
You can check this article for the Comprehensive List of Companies Owned By Aliko Dangote on this Blog, which provides you with much more information about Aliko Dangote.
2. Abdulsamad Rabiu
Networth: $1.6 billion
Abdulsamad Rabiu is the second richest man in the Northern part of Nigeria and also he is the 3rd richest man in Nigeria according to Forbes he made it on the 16th spot of the richest men in Africa.
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He is the Founder and Chairman of the conglomerate known as BUA Group. The group has companies who feature in Oil and Gas, Real estate, Engineering, manufacturing
3. Theophilus Danjuma
Net worth: $1.5 billion
Theophilus Danjuma is the 3rd richest northerner with a net worth of $1.5 billion, he is also among the richest men in Nigeria and also in Africa.
Theophilus Danjuma is the current Chairman of SAPETRO, he was once the chief of Army staff and minister of defense during the Olusegun Obasanjo administration. Danjuma later retired as a General from the Nigerian Army.
4. Mohammed Indimi
Net worth: $450 million
Fourth on our list of the Richest Hausa/Fulani men in Nigeria is Mohammed Indimi, his net worth is around $450 million, he is the Founder of Oriental Energy Sources, he is also the current chairman.
Note that the Okwok and Ebok oil fields belong to the company, oil is the major Nigeria source of income and everyone that is into it is stinking rich.
5. Sayyu Dantata
Net Worth: $300 million
Lastly, Sayyu Dantata, you must have heard this name before, Dantata is one of the popular rich men in Nigeria and the name always ring a bell even to those that haven’t seen him before.
Dantata made the 5th position on the list of the richest men in Northern Nigeria. He is the Director of Engineering and Transport of the Dangote Group and the Founder of MRS Holdings Ltd.
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