TOP 10 NIGERIA SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM

TOP 10 NIGERIA SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM

LIST OF NIGERIAN SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL.

LIST OF NIGERIAN SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL.

It no more news that entrepreneurship is one of the best way to be rich and famous worldwide, it requires a lot of dedication, capital, time and patience to become a successful entrepreneur.
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Nigeria is one of the country in the world blessed with a lot of resources (natural, mineral and human) and these top entrepreneurs focus on making on or two mineral resources a business for themselves which eventually work out well. These entrepreneurs took the risk of creating business around the world which a good number of employees work under them to make a living for their family, their influences is not limited in Nigeria alone and in this article you will learn a lot of things from them to set up a successful business. Here is the list of top entrepreneur in Nigeria.

ALIKO DANGOTE (born April 10, 1957)


TOP 10 NIGERIA SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM - NOTCHTREND
This particular icon is the face of Nigeria when it comes to entrepreneurship, he is a business magnate, investor and the CEO of a renowned company called Dangote Group, and he has a lot of businesses under his own. He has an estimated net worth of US $12.5 Billion according to Forbes, He was named as the Forbes Africa Person of the year 2014 and won the Clinton Global Citizen Award 2015, he started as a small trading film with N500 000 loan from his grandfather but now he owns nearly 88% of publicly traded Dangote Cement through a holding company and produce 44million metric tons annually and plans to increase its output 33% by 2020, he also talk about his plan to buy Arsenal FC and sack long coach Arsene Wenger. He is indeed a notch.

CHIEF MICHEAL ISHOLA ADENUGA Jr (born April 29, 1953)


TOP 10 NIGERIA SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM - NOTCHTREND
He happens to be the 2nd richest man in Nigeria and he is the Chairman of Globacom, Nigeria’s 2nd largest operator with 37 million subscribers. He started his business at a tender age and made his first million at age 26 selling lace and distributing soft drinks, Adenuga got and MBA at Pace University in New York, supporting himself as a student by working as a taxi driver, he is also into Oil production and his exploration outfit, Conoil Producing, Operates 6 oil blocks in the Niger Delta. His total net worth is US $4.5 Billion according to Forbes.

FEMI OTEDOLA (born November 4, 1962)


TOP 10 NIGERIA SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM - NOTCHTREND
He is the chairman of Forte Oil Plc and the founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd which was set up in 2003; one of the top oil company in Nigeria, he is an entrepreneur philanthropist who own a lot of businesses across shipping, real estate and finance. In 2004 he invested billion in downstream infrastructure development and acquired storage depots at ibafon, he was appointed chairman and chief executive of Africa Petroleum through the acquisition of a controlling stake in the business. He became the 2nd Nigerian to appear on the Forbes list of dollar-denominated billionaires with an estimated net worth of US $1.2 billion, in 2015 Forte Oil sold 17 per cent of its equity to Mercuria Energy Group, a Swiss commodity trader which bring an estimated $200 million to his account and this deal also give Forte access to global commodity markets. Otedola’s daughter, Ifeoluwa, is a popular disc jockey who goes by the moniker “Dj Cuppy”. She was the official disc jockey during the May 2015 inauguration of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari.

ORJI UZOR KALU (born April 21, 1960)


TOP 10 NIGERIA SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM - NOTCHTREND
SLOK Holding and the Daily Sun and New Telegraph newspapers in Nigeia are to his name, he is a politician who served as the governor of Abia State from May 29, 1999 to May 29, 2007. He was a member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and he is currently a member of the ruling party after he officially announced his resignation as the chairman of Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) Board of Trustees which he formed in July 2006 and contested as the party’s presidential candidate in 2007. At age 19, he was got expelled from a Nigerian university for spearheading a series of student riots which made him borrowed $35 from his mother and started trading commodities like palm oil, rice and sugar. He later go into furniture manufacturing and transportation and became a millionaire at age 19 due to his hard work within the range of time. He was awarded a very big contract by Nigerian military government in importing and supplying arms and ammunition to Nigeria’s military and defense forces in early 80’s which he made a lot of profit. According to Forbes, his net worth dropped last year due to weakness in the oil business and a drop in real estate prices. His current net worth is US $1 Billion. He later studied political science at the University of Maiduguri. He also holds degrees from Abia State University and Harvard University.

JIM OVIA (born November 4, 1951)


TOP 10 NIGERIA SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM - NOTCHTREND
The chairman of the National Software Development Initiative (NSDI), the founder of Zenith bank and Visafone communications Limited which has over 3 million subscribers, got his education at Southern University Louisiana (where he got his degree in Business Administration) and North East University Louisiana University (where he got his Master degree), He is a member of the Honorary International Investor Council as well as the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI). He headed numerous Non- Governmental Organizations (NGO) at various times including serving as the first President of the Nigeria Internet Group (2001-2003). It’s quite obvious that all his life deals with developing the society with modern technology due to his various and remarkable impact in the life of the youths, he is also the founder of the Youth Empowerment/ICT Foundation, which focuses on improving the economic welfare of Nigeria youths through his motivational and inspiring speech on embracing information and communication technology. However, his estimated net worth is US $775 Million.

JIMOH IBRAHIM (born 24, February 1967)


TOP 10 NIGERIA SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM - NOTCHTREND
The CEO of Global Fleet Group, lawyer, politician, businessman, and philanthropist, he is a native of Ondo state who studied law in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, and also obtain his master degree in Public Administration (MPA) also from the stated university, he also attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, graduating with combined Master of Laws and in international Taxation degree. He is a business man who put his interest in oil and gas distribution, hotels, resorts, airlines, banking, insurance, publishing and lot more. His estimated net worth is US $1.1billion.

OBA OTUDEKO (born 18 August 1943)


TOP 10 NIGERIA SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM - NOTCHTREND
Born into a royal family and the founder and the chairman of Honeywell Group studied accountancy at Leeds College of Commerce, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Professionally, he is a Chartered Banker, Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Corporate Secretary. He is the founder of Oba Otudeko Foundation and also the chairman of FBN Holdings Plc. He pick up interest in oil and gas, flour milling, real estate and marine transportation. He was a member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) in December 2000 and was awarded Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) in November 2002 and later awarded the Nigerian National Honour of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) in 2011. He was elected the 16th president of the Nigerian Stock Exchange in September 2006 and tried to transform the Nigerian capital market. He was the board of First Bank of Nigeria Plc for 12years, retiring as the Chairman in 2010, he was also the Chairman of the Nigerian-South African Chamber of Commerce (NSACC) and aimed to facilitate investment flows into Nigeria. From 2001 to 2010, he was chancellor of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State. These are just few talking about mentioning his achievement and position. His estimated net worth is US $550 Million and he is the Africa’s 50 Richest.

TOP 10 NIGERIA SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM

RAYMOND DOKPESI (born 25 October 1951)


TOP 10 NIGERIA SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM - NOTCHTREND
He is well known for his media company, Africa Independent Television (AIT), he is a Nigerian media businessman born in 1951 in Ibadan Southwest Nigeria but he is a native of Agenebode, Edo state. He was the organizing committee chairman of the People’s Democratic Party national conference in 2015. He did his undergraduate studies in the University of Benin Edo State and later completed his studies and earned his Doctorate degree in Marine Engineering in University of Gdansk, Poland. He is the media guru of Nigeria and sometimes refer to him as the Ted Turner of Nigeria. He is not only pioneered the first satellite TV but also the first privately owned radio station in Nigeria. His estimated net worth is US $3.8 Billion.

MRS FOLORUNSHO ALAKIJA (born 15 July 1951)


TOP 10 NIGERIA SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM - NOTCHTREND
This is the only woman that make the top 10 list, this businesswoman is one of the richest black women in the world and she is the richest woman in Africa, she deals with fashion, oil and printing, she is the group managing director of the Rose of Sharon Group which consist of the Rose of Sharon Prints and Promotions Limited and Digital Reality Prints Limited and the executive vice chairman of Famta Oil Limited. Her estimated net worth is US $1.5 billion. She is listed as the Africa second most powerful woman after Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the 87th most powerful woman in the world according to Forbes. Her company is also a major sponsor of the Agbami medical and engineering scholarship scheme, one of the most reliable scholarship scheme in Nigeria with over a thousand people yearly as beneficiaries. She also serve as the Chief Matron of Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs.

ABDUL SAMAD RABIU (born 4 August 1960)


TOP 10 NIGERIA SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM - NOTCHTREND
Son of one of the Nigeria’s foremost industrialist, late Khalifah Isyaku Rabiu, Abdul is a businessman, the founder and chairman of BUA Group, who deals with sugar refining, cement production, real estate, logistics, port operations, manufacturing, infrastructure and agriculture with a revenue in excess of $2.5 billion. He is also the chairman of Nigerian Bank of industry, his company (BUA) signed a $600 million deal with Sinoma International Engineering which happens to be a Chinese cement equipment and engineering service provider in constructing a second production line at its flagship Obu cement plant which is located in Edo state in the western part of the country. His estimated net worth is $1.1 billion.

LIST OF NIGERIAN SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL.

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