10 Silent Nigerian Billionaires You’ve Probably Not Heard About

Nigeria is without a single atom of doubt one of the richest Countries on the African continent and its not only rich in human and natural resources, but also rich in the number of wealthy people in it.

While being poverty capital of the world, Nigeria boasts of having a sizeable amount of rich and successful businessmen who have excelled in their different fields.

When we think of Nigerian billionaires, Aliko Dangote, Folorunsho Alakija, Femi Otedola and Mike Adenuga are the names that comes to mind. We present to you the top lowkey billionaires whom you probably have never heard about before now.


1) Masai Ujuri

Masai Ujuri is one of the most unknown on this list as he only came to limelight recently when his team the Toronto Raptors won their league cup.

He was a former basketball player who is now the President of the Toronto Raptors basketball team. Before becoming the President of this club, he was first a talent scout for Orlando Magic and later, Denver Nuggets teams respectively.

The 49-year-old is worth an estimated N1billion.

2) Samuel Adedoyin

Samuel Adedoyin is one of Nigeria’s silent billionaires who has come a long way to build his empire in several sectors of the economy.

Samuel Adedoyin kicked off his business empire in Lagos by selling umbrellas, imported holiday bags, and ball-point pens from Italy.

He is is self made and has managed to build an impressive fortune for himself. He is estimated to be worth a whooping $100 million dollars.

3) Raymond Dokpesi

Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi is one of Nigeria’s lowkey billionaires who didn’t become a lot well known until he was recently linked with a number of political headlines.

The businessman is into Digital communications and own Daar Communications the owners of AIT (Africa Independent Television) and RayPower radio station.

He is estimated to be worth a whooping $50million.

4) Adebayo Ogunlesi

Adebayo “Bayo” O. Ogunlesi is another name that rarely makes the news, but he is without a doubt one of Nigeria’s most silent billionaires.

The 65-year-old lawyer and investment banker has come a long way from being a lawyer to becoming the chairman and managing partner at the Private Equity Firm Global Infrastructure Partners.

He is estimated to be worth $13.6million.

5) Michael Ade-Ojo

Michael Ade-Ojo is one of the Nigeria’s most accomplished businessmen as of today and not a lot is known about his personal life as he loves to keep it low-key.

He is the billionaire businessman behind Elizade motors, one of Nigeria’s top car selling outfits which deal predominantly on brand new Toyota vehicles.

He is estimated to be worth a staggering $6.1billion.

6) Leonard Stanley Nnamdi Ekeh

Leonard Stanley Nnamdi Ekeh is anotier Nigerian billionaire businessman who loves to keep it on the low.

He is the founder and chairman of Zinox Group. It can be recalled that his company acquired Konga.com, a top online retail outfit in Nigeria.

He is estimated to be worth an estimated $1billion.

6) Kase Lukman Lawal

Kase Lukman Lawal is another notable Nigerian businessman who has made a good fortune for himself even while he’s not based in Nigeria.

He is the chairman of Allied Energy Corporation and he’s estimated to be worth a staggering $3.5billion.

7) Pascal Dozie

Pascal Gabriel Dozie is another low-key Nigerian businessman who has gone a long way to making a fortune for himself.

He is the founder of Diamond Bank and the chairman of Pan-Atlantic University.

His net worth is worth about $5.8billion.

8) Oba Otudeko

Oba Otudeko is another silent Nigerian billionaire who is the founder and chairman of the Honeywell Group.

In addition, he’s the chairperson of FBN Holdings and founder of the Oba Otudeko Foundation.

His net worth was estimated at a whopping $550 million.

9) Afolabi Adeola

Tajudeen Afolabi Adeola is another top Nigerian businessman and politician who has built an impressive empire for himself.

He is also one of the founders of Guaranty trust bank.

He is worth an estimated $160million.

10) Jim Ovia

Jim Ovia may be the only one on this listicle who might be a little known on this group aaa he’s a founder in Zenith Bank.

He has been featured in FORBES’ ranking of Africa’s 50 Richest with a fortune that was estimated at $550 million.

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