The 4 richest women in Nigeria and their net worth that are influential due to their wealth in the society is what this post seeks to address.
These wealthy Nigerian influential women have overtime proven that they can compete with the top richest men in Nigeria and Africa who are billionaires according to Forbes ranking. Their businesses and assets speaks for them.
The classification of these rich Nigerian women of today are based but not limited to the following factors:
- The number of companies plus business establishments they control and own.
- The various shares they have in several top companies in Nigeria.
- Monetary value of these valuable companies plus their worth in the market.
- Source of their various wealth plus their influence and their impact on the economy of Nigeria and Africa.
Below is the current list of the top 4 richest women in Nigeria today
1. Folorunsho Alakija
According to Forbes, she is the current richest woman in Nigeria today and also the second wealthiest woman in Africa. As of writing this post, Folorunso Alakija is 62 year old and the source of her wealth comes majorly from oil.
She is also involved in fashion designing business which she studied in the United Kingdom before establishing her fashion company in Nigeria. Folorunsho Alakija is the current Executive Director of FAMFA Oil which is worth above $600 million.
In 2014, Folorunsho overtook popular TV show presenter Oprah Winfrey as the world’s richest black woman.
2. Hajia Bola Shagaya
She is the current 4th richest woman in Africa and the second influential wealthy business woman from Nigeria.
She has interest in many top Nigerian companies as majority of her wealth comes from oil sector. It might interest you to know that Bola Shagaya is a board member at Unity Bank.
She has so many landed properties both here in Nigeria, the United States, United Kingdoms and so on. companies to her name and she is a very popular businesswoman. She is also the current CEO of Bolmus Group International.
3. Hajiya Dr. Mariya Dantata
If you are looking for a female billionaire in Nigeria that is not popular or better still secretive about her wealth, then meet Dr. Mariya Dantata.
She is one of the richest women in Nigeria today. Although, Forbes ranking didn’t put her in the list of top 10 richest women in Africa, she is the present third richest woman in Nigeria and mother to Aliko Dangote, the world’s richest black man.
She is also involved in many philanthropic acts which she does not want to be made public.
4. Late Maryam Babangida
The late Maryam Babangida was wife to former military president of Nigeria, Ibrahim Babangida. Although late, Maryam is still recognized as a very influential figure who was rich.
Her estimated net worth was never known while she was alive as she was involved in various business ventures. She became popular as Nigeria’s first lady but unfortunately death caught her influence.
People say she would have been the richest woman in Nigeria and Africa if she were alive.