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Top 10 Richest women in Nigeria

 Top 10 Richest women in Nigeria

Nigeria is blessed with so many wealthy people especially the male folks who are masters of their respective industries. These men own chains of companies and occupy vital positions in several well respected offices across the globe.

But today we are not looking at the Men, we are considering the women who make things happen. Women who would sit at a round table full of men and yet command so much respect abd authority. This list covers the richest Nigerian women today recognized by Forbes.

10. Diezani Alison -Madueke $500 million:

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is a Nigerian politician and the first female president of OPEC. She has occupied some of the most respected positions in the Nigerian economic and political sectors. She has been a 2 term Minister of petroleum resources and also the former minister of transportation. Little wonder she has been able to amass such amount of wealth not without so much controversy though.

9. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala $550 Million:

Top 10 Richest women in Nigeria

is the seventh Director of the World Trade Organization becoming the first woman and the first and only African to occupy this position. She is an economist and a 2 term Minister of finance.

8. Stella Oduah $600 million:

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is a former minister for aviation, an active politician and senator representing the Anambra North Senatorial District. She has no openly known company and it is believed most of her wealth was acquired from her very long political walk in the country.

7. Mo Abudu $650 million:

Top 10 Richest women in Nigeria

Mo Abudu was recently described as “Africa’s Most Successful Woman” by Forbes. She was also rated as one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Global Television”. Mo Abudu is the owner of Ebony Life Television with many sub divisions.

6. Bimbo Alase $750 Million:

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Bimbo Alase who has always had a thing for beauty and interior designs started a company that caters for those in need of beauty products called Glamour. After Bimbo noticed a gap that needed to be filled in the furniture industry, she took on the importation and sales of high-quality furniture within the country.

She currently owns the largest furniture showroom in Nigeria. She has gone ahead to create huge presence on international grounds still in the same furniture creation, importation and exportation industry.

5. Dr Stella Okoli $800 million:

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Her name might be unknown to many but her company is most definitely an household name. Dr Stella Okoli owns the pharmaceutical giant company Emzor makers of the famous Emzor paracetamol and other pharmaceutical products. She currently holds some key positions at the national level too.

4. Fifu Ejindu $850 million:

Top 10 Richest women in Nigeria

Fifi is a Nigerian Neo-traditional Architect and an entrepreneur. She owns the Star rest Group that caters for diverse needs as it has many subsidiaries which extends Into Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Management and building construction. The popular Spanish ambassador villa at Abuja is a major design from Fifi’s company.

3. Senator Daisy Danjuma $900 million:

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many know her as the Wife to the famous Nigerian Dollar Billionaire and former military General, Theophilus Danjuma, Daisy is a queen to her own Empire. She is Lawyer with a membership of the International Bar Association, A business woman, a philanthropist and a serial investor.

2. Hajia Bola Shagaya $950 million:

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Hajia was the former Auditor general of the Central Bank of Nigeria and she is also the managing director of Practoil Limited,a foremost importer and distributor of Base Oil in the country, serving local lubricants blending plants. She has also invested heavily into Real Estate and even the banking sector as she is a board member of Unity Bank. She introduced the Konica brand of photographic materials into the country and West Africa.

1. Folorunsho Alakija $1 billion:

Folorunsho Alakija: From a middle-class home to becoming Nigeria's richest  woman - Nairametrics

Folorunshois Africa’s richest woman undoubtedly and she has held that position for a long time now. She is the Vice Chair of Famfa Oil, a Nigerian exploration company with a stake in Agbami Oilfield, a prolific offshore asset. She partners companies like Chevron and Petrobas. Everything changed for Alakija who was formerly an ordinary fashion designer when she met with the then First lady of the country who awarded her an oil prospecting license in 1993 which was later converted to an Oil mining lease.