All around the world and in Nigeria women continue to fight for equality, which is why we’re hearing more and more about women who become successful in business, politics, science, and other branches.
Personal wealth is one of the most telling signs of success, and there is no shortage of financially successful ladies in Nigeria. Find the answer to the question: “Who is the richest woman in Nigeria?” right now!
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7. Fifi Ekanem Ejindu
Fifi Ekanem Ejindu comes from a respected family of journalists, politicians, and professors. She started her career abroad, but in 1995 she returned to Nigeria from the USA to found the Starcret Group of companies, which operate in the construction, gas, and oil businesses. Ms. Ejindu is known for her unconventional yet highly recognizable architectural style.
6. Dr. Stella Okoli
Over the years of her career, Dr. Stella Okoli grew to be one of the most influential figures in pharmaceuticals. With a dream of making health care affordable to every Nigerian, over 35 years ago she started Emzorpharmaceutical Industries Limited, a company that produces the most widely consumed pills in Nigeria. Dr. Okoli is also part of numerous non-profit healthcare organizations.
5. Bimbo Alase
Bimbo Alase had one of the most inspiring careers: she went from being a small furniture store owner to standing close to the title of the richest woman in Africa. Today Mrs. Alase owns Leatherworld, which is the largest furniture company in Lagos and one of the most prominent ones in all of Nigeria. Her net worth continues to grow accordingly.
4. Daisy Danjuma
While most of the richest women in Nigeria have built their fortunes on their one, Daisy Danjuma is one of the wealthy Nigerian ladies who owe most of their wealth to their husbands. Her billionaire husband, General Theophilus Danjuma, has presented Daisy with several successful businesses, as well as lavish gifts that all account for her incredible net worth.
3. Diezani Alison Madueke
Diezani Alison Madueke has had a glorious career both in business and in politics. The highlight of her career is being the first female president of the OPEC, but her accomplishments don’t stop there. Ms. Madueke has occupied many coveted government positions like Minister of Petroleum and Minister of Transportation, although the recent corruption charges don’t work to her advantage.
2. Hajia Bola Shagaya
Hajia Bola Shagaya does not only hold the honor of being one of the richest people in Nigeria, but she’s also one of the few black female billionaires of the world. Her first job was in the audit department at the Central Bank of Nigeria, but her first accomplishment as a business woman was introducing the Konica brand to Nigeria. Today she owns Practical Limited, one of the major Nigerian oil companies.
1. Folorunsho Alakija
With a net worth of over $2 billion, it’s not surprising that the richest woman in Africa 2017 is Folorunsho Alakija. She managed to achieve tremendous financial and personal success without a university degree. Ms. Alakija is the person behind Famila Oil, a leading Nigerian oil company. The business woman also owns plenty of valuable real estate, a private jet, and everything else a wealthy Nigerian lady could ever dream of!
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