A few decades ago you wouldn’t have heard anything about a woman being a billionaire! However, the story has since changed over the turn of the millennium as we now have quite a number of women whose wealth and assets run into hundreds of millions and even billions of dollars. #The richest women in Nigeria.
Who are these women? The wealthy women who control lots and lots of cash. Ask no further; we introduce them to you in this article.
Find the list of the richest women in Nigeria below.
What recession in Nigeria? Folorunsho Alakija remains Africa’s richest woman! She is worth well over 2 billion dollars and owns a private jet amongst various other mouth-watering properties across the globe. Folorunsho started out as a top-notch fashion designer practicing the profession which she studied at American college London, and the central school of fashion.
Her rise to billionaire status started when she won the bid to Oil Prospecting License in Nigeria which led to the creation of Famfa Limited, which is today a multi-billion dollar empire.
Hajia Bola Shagaya
Hajia Bola has risen through the ranks to become one of the richest on the African continent and of course Nigeria. She also owns a private jet worth north of $30million. She managesPractoil Limited, a company that specializes in importing and distributing base oil to local power plants in the country.
Hajia Bola Shagaya was rumored to have bought herself a Gulfstream G650 aircraft on her birthday last year. She is work over one billion dollars.
Dr. Stella Okoli
Dr. Stella Okoli has since risen to the status of an A-list Nigerian billionaire with her drive to make healthcare affordable and available. This is a Nigerian woman who worked her way up the pharmaceutical industry in Nigeria to become an unrivaled entrepreneur in her field.
Dr. Stella Okoli is the proud founder and CEO of Emzorpharmaceutical Industries Limited who produce over 30 drugs which are consumed by millions of Nigerians and Africans daily. The company is over 33 years old already and still burgeoning.
Her drive for sustainable healthcare has not only brought her money but accolades and government recognition too. She was bestowed with the Member of the Order of the Nigerin 2012 by president Goodluck Jonathan in 2012 and was also honored with the ECOWAS International Gold Award. She is worth over $500 million.
She might not be so well known but I can assure you that this lady is stinking rich! She is the great granddaughter of King James Ekpo Bassey of Cobham Town in Calabar, Nigeria. She graduated as an architect from Pratt Institute in the United States. She later started Starcrest Group of companies which has interest in oil and gas, real estate,and building construction. Her conglomerate grew to become a multi-million-dollar empire making Fifi one of the richest women in Nigeria and Africa.
FifiEjinduwas awarded the African Achievers African Arts and Fashion Lifetime Achievement award in 2013. She worth over $600 million.
Mrs. Bimbo Alase is a Nigerian feminine billionaire who have cemented her place amongst the high and mighty in the Nigerian society. Bimbo Alasestarted small as a small business owner of a furniture store in Lagos which she later transitioned to Leatherworld furniture company. Leatherworld grew to become the biggest furniture company in Lagos.
Her company partnered with NIERI one of the best furniture making companies inthe based in Tuscany Italy to produce some of the best furniture ever made in Africa, that was in 2005. Today, Leatherworld has become a multi-million-dollar empire which makes Bimbo Alase one of the richest women in Nigeria. The proud mother of one is easily worth $400 million.
There you have it, our women in Nigeria are filthy rich and worth millions and billions of dollars! The onus is not just on the men anymore, women are now standing up to be counted.