In the past, women were regarded as caregivers meant to cater for their families and homes while men occupy the top positions in the society and control their homes, but in the present days, things are done differently, we now have women who have broken records and achieved such a great height that only men occupied in the past.
Join me as I showcase to you the Top 10 Wealthiest Nigerian women who have gone beyond limits and made names for themselves in their careers.
1. Folorunsho Alakija- Net Worth $2.5 billion
The very first woman on our list is Folorunsho Alakija. She is an Entrepreneur, a business tycoon, and an investor. She is presently the CEO of FamFa Oil.
Also, she is currently the CEO of the company: The Rose Of Sharon. Born on the 15th of July 1951 in the Ikorodu area of Lagos, Folorunsho Alakija is 68 years as of 2019.
For her Basic education, she attended Dinorben Girls School in the United Kingdom, for her secondary education: Muslim High School in Sagamu, Nigeria and for tertiary education, she attended Pitman’s Central College in United kingdom where she bagged a diploma in secretarial studies, after which she proceeded to acquire a degree in Fashion Design from American College and the Central School of Fashion both in the United Kingdom.
She is married to Modupe Alakija and their marriage is blessed with four sons and grandchildren.
Presently in the African Continent, she is the richest woman with an estimated net worth of $2.5 billion.
2. Bola Shagaya- Net Worth $1.9billion
The second superwoman on our list is Bola Shagaya. She is an entrepreneur,a fashionista and an investor. She is one of the few top richest women in the African Continent.
Bola Shagaya is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bolmus Group, a company that is seemingly into everything that brings in huge money ranging from oil, banking, communication, real estate and so on.
Also, she is the managing director in charge of Practoil Limited. Practoil Limited is one of the biggest Nigeria base oil-importing and distributing company which serves lubricant blending plants.
The businesswoman who is well known for building the real estate empire in foreign countries was born on the 10th of October in the year 1959 in Kwara State Nigeria which makes her 59 years as at 2019.
Presently, she is married to a transport magnate based in Kwara State; Alhaji Shagara. They both have six children. Presently, she has an estimated net worth of $1.9billion
3. Daisy Danjuma- Net Worth $1.7billion
Daisy Danjuma is a well-known business mogul, entrepreneur, and investor. She is currently both the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of the company Atlantic Petroleum. Her husband Theophilus Danjuma is a famous Nigerian Billionaire, and they have 5 children.
She was born in Edo State, Southwestern Nigeria on the 6th of August 1952, she is presently 66 years of age. She bagged a degree in Law from Ahmadu Bello University.
In the year 1977, she was called to the Nigerian Bar. She was a pioneer legal counsel to the Nigeria Legal Aid Council while she served her NYSC.
Also, she worked at the Nigerian Acceptances Limited as an Executive Assistant. Nigerian Acceptances Limited was a Merchant Bank. She was also a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
She is well respected in Edo State for the role she played in the eradication of female genital mutilation.
In the year 2003, she was elected as the Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing the people of Edo South. Her tenure in office ended in the year 2007. Daisy Danjuma’s estimated net worth stands at around $1.7billion
4. Fifi Ejindu
Fifi Ejindu is an architect, business mogul, entrepreneur, and investor. She currently heads the Starcrest chairman Group as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Although She is originally from Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, she was born in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Fifi Ejindu is one of King James Ekpo Bassey’s descendant, she’s his great-granddaughter. King James Ekpo ruled over Cobham town located in Calabar, Cross Rivers State.
She completed her secondary education at the popular Queens College in Lagos Nigerian.
After this, she proceeded to a private design College named Pratt Institute which is located in New York, U.S.A and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture In the year 1983. She also bagged a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning at the same school.
As soon as she was done studying abroad, she returned to Nigeria and in 1995 and started the Company StarCrest Group of Companies which comprises of StarCrest Investment LTD, StarCrest Industries LTD, and Star crest Associates.
5. Stella Okoli- Net Worth $700Millon
Stella Okoli is an investor, a well-known entrepreneur, and a business owner. Born in the year 1944 in the northern part of Nigeria, she’s presently the chairman of Emzor Pharmaceutical, a popular pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Nigeria.
She had her primary education at the All Saint Primary School, located in Onitsha, after which she attended Ogidi Girls High School Anambra where she completed her Secondary School Education.
She then advanced to the University of Bradford where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy. Also, she got a Master’s Degree in Biopharmaceutical.
Initially, the name given to her brand was Emzor Chemists Limited. Years later, Emzor Pharmaceutical has grown to become one of the top pharmaceutical organizations in Country Nigeria and has nothing less than 50 products since it has been incorporated.
Stella Okoli was formerly the Chairman of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group in Nigeria. She has a net worth of over $700Millon.
6. Bimbo Alase- Net Worth $600 million
Bimbo Alase is a business mogul and investor. She is Leatherworld’s Chief Executive(CEO). She’s a very humble and genuine woman.
Presently, she is 52 years old and she occupies the board of different blue-chip organizations. This Nigerian entrepreneur is an inspiration to many young and growing business owners as she mentors several young and established entrepreneurs.
She was a student at Pitman College in London, United Kingdom. She also attended an Academy of Fine Arts and Designs located in London.
She further obtained a Post Graduate Degree in the course: Interior Designing from a Design School in London.
As a hardworking entrepreneur, who started from running a small gift shop and beauty salon in Apapa, but with her good foresight, her furniture company: Leatherworld has now become well recognized in Nigeria even as she is presently taking steps in order to spread her business arms to other African Countries. She currently has an estimated net worth of over $600 million
7. Mo Abudu- Net Worth $580million
Mo Abudu is a well known Nigerian investor and businesswoman. She owns the popular EbonyLife TV. She is a highly respected media personality in Nigeria. Also, she was a human resources manager consultant and she is presently a philanthropist.
The famous online ranking site: Forbes recently regarded her as the most successful woman in Africa. Although she was born in the United Kingdom on the 11th of September 1964, she is 54 years as of 2019.
Mo Abudu had her primary education at the Ridgeway School in London. She also attended Mid Kent and West Kent College still in the UK. After which she proceeded to the University of Westminster where she obtained a degree in Law.
Her Ebonylife Tv which was founded in 2006 currently airs in over 49 countries in Africa, the United Kingdom, and The Carribean. Mo Abudu presently has an estimated net worth of $580million.
8. Stella Oduah- Net Worth $550million
She is an investor and entrepreneur. She is presently the chairman of Sea Petroleum. She was a minister of Aviation in Nigeria, but currently a Nigerian Senator. Born on the 5th of January 1962, she is 57 years old as at 2019. She was born in Anambra State, Nigeria.
She bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the United States Of America.
At her return to Nigeria, she became part of the N.N.P.C: Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. Years later she moved on to establish her own Sea Petroleum And Gas Limited. She is married to Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi who was a Minister For Works in Nigeria.
Currently, she is worth over $550million.
9.Ngozi Okonjo- Net Worth $500million
Ngozi Okonjo is an economist, an international expert, and entrepreneur.
Formerly Director-General of World Bank She was born in Delta State on the 13th of June 1954 which makes her 65 years old as of 2019.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala attended Queen’s School, located in Enugu, she also attended St. Anne’s School located in Ibadan, after which she proceeded to study Economics at Harvard University located in the United States Of America.
She also obtained her Ph. D at Massachusetts Institute of Technology,U S.A in the year 1981,after which she later earned from the American Association Of University Women an International Fellowship which backed up her Doctorate Degree.
In Nigeria, she was the Minister Of Finance during the Tenures of President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan. She presently has over $500million as her net worth.
10. Diezani Alison- Net Worth $400million
Diezani Alison is a politician, investor, and entrepreneur. Born on 6th of December in the year 1960 in, Rivers State. She is presently 58 years old.
On the 8th of December, 1992, She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Howard University. She also studied Architect in England. In 2006, she was made the Executive Director In Shell.
In April 2010, Alison was made Minister of Petroleum Resources in Nigeria. On the 27th of November 2014, she became the first female President of OPEC. She was also a minister of transportation in Nigeria
She is presently worth over $400million