Check Out The Top 7 Richest Families In Nigeria
Successful family in Nigeria businesses may offer a universal appeal, few of us will ever become billionaires, but everyone has a family.
It’s a fact that some names in Nigeria when mentioned open doors and break every human protocol set. This is because these names of the family carry weight due to the financial status in the country.
Below is an outline of the top 7 richest families in Nigeria
1. BRIGGS FAMILY
The Briggs family is one of the richest families in Nigeria. They come from the oil-rich Niger Delta.
The family’s late patriarch, Chief Olu Benson Lulu Briggs is the owner of the private oil and gas exploration and production company.
2. IBRU FAMILY
The Ibru family is also another influential family in Nigeria. They are best described as the Ibru Organisation.
They hail from Agbarha-Otor, near Ughelli in Delta State. The Ibru organization is one of the largest conglomerates in Nigeria and was founded in 1956.
The patriarch of the family is Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, an entrepreneur, politician, and a one-time governor of Lagos State.
Dangote’s story starts from Alhaji Alhassan Dantata, a Northerner trader of Kola nuts, groundnuts, and other European food.
He became one of the wealthiest men in West Africa. Aliko is the eldest grandson of Dantata. He founded the Dangote group.
The most popular family member of the saraki is Bukola Saraki who was Nigeria’s senate president from 2015 to 19.
6. OKOYA THOMAS FAMILY
The Okoya-Thomas family is one of the low-key figures among the richest families in Nigeria.
The one behind the wealth of the Okoya is Prince Molade Okoya Thomas. His father was the first local staff member of CFAO.
He became the chairman of CFAO before he died.
7. ADELEKE FAMILY
The Adeleke family is one of the names well known in Nigeria and outside the borders of Nigeria.
The most notable person in the family is Davido. The father of Davido, Adedeji Adeleke is the founder and CEO of Pacific Holdings Limited, founder of Adeleke University.