Top 10 Most Richest Women In Nigeria In 2024

In this article I will be sharing with you the top 10 most richest women in Nigeria in 2024 and their net worth. Gone are those days when they say women future ends in the kitchen. In this 21st century women are dominating the world with their skill, creativity and entrepreneur spirit. These women are business executives and CEOs.

They started from nowhere and today they have companies scattered all over the world with millions of staffs and generating billions of naira monthly. So therefore, after a careful study and research I present to you the top 10 most richest women in Nigeria in 2024 and their net worth.

10. Mo Abudu

Making the number 10 on our list of the top 10 richest women in Nigeria in 2024 is Mo Abudu with an estimated net worth of $600 million. She is a Nigerian entrepreneur, investor and a television executive. She is the chairman and CEO of EbonyLife TV. She is a Nigerian media mogul, media personality, philanthropist, and a human resources management consultant. She was born on 11th September 1964 in London, United Kingdom. In 2006, she founded EbonyLife TV, a television network airing in more than 49 countries across Africa, as well as in the United Kingdom and the Caribbean.

9. Adenike Ogunlesi

Making the number 9 on our list of the top 10 richest women in Nigeria in 2024 is Adenike Ogunlesi with an estimated net worth of $650 million. She is a Nigerian fashion entrepreneur, a leading designer, manufacturer, and retailer of designer children’s clothing. She is a force to reckon with in the children’s fashion industry in West Africa. Adenike Ogunlesi is the proud founder and creative director of Ruff ‘n’ Tumble, one of the best manufacturers of children’s clothing in Nigeria. She was born on 14th July 1959 in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State to a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father. Her father was a medical doctor while her mother was a fashion entrepreneur.

8. Bimbo Alase

Making the number 8 on our list of the top 10 richest women in Nigeria in 2024 is Bimbo Alase with an estimated net worth of $700 million. She is a Nigerian entrepreneur, investor and a business executive. She is the chairman and CEO of Leatherworld. She attended Pitman College and Regent Academy of Designs and Fine Arts both in London. She also has a Post Graduate Degree in Interior Designing from the London Design School. She is the mastermind behind Leatherworld, a highly acclaimed luxury furniture company in Nigeria. Before establishing her company in June 1994, she ran a mini gift store and beauty salon known as Glamour in Apapa, Lagos.

7. Ngozi Okonjo

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Making the number 7 on our list of the top 10 richest women in Nigeria in 2024 is Ngozi Okonjo with an estimated net worth of $750 million. She is a Nigerian entrepreneur, investor, politician, economist, international development expert and a business consultant. She was the former Director General of World Bank and current Director General of World Trade Organization. She was born on 13th June 1954 in Ogwashi-Ukwu, Delta State. She was educated at Queen’s School Enugu, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology both in the United States. She has served as Nigerian Minister of Finance, Director General of World Bank and World Trade Organization.

6. Stella Oduah

Making the number 6 on our list of the top 10 richest women in Nigeria in 2024 is Stella Oduah with an estimated net worth of $800 million. She is a Nigerian entrepreneur, investor and a business executive. She is the chairman and CEO of Sea Petroleum. She is a Nigerian Senator and former Minister of Aviation. She was born on 5th January 1962 in Anambra State. Stella Oduah has Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. In 1992, she establishes the Sea Petroleum and Gas Company Limited, an independent marketer of petroleum product in Nigeria.

5. Fifi Ejindu

Making the number 5 on our list of the top 10 richest women in Nigeria in 2024 is Fifi Ejindu with an estimated net worth of $850 million. She is a Nigerian entrepreneur, investor, Architect and a business executive. She is the chairman and CEO of Starcrest Group. She hails from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Fifi Ejindu studied Architecture at Pratt Institute New York in the United States. In 1983, she graduated from Pratt Institute, becoming the first black African woman to be awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the institute. After graduating from the Institution, Fifi Ejindu returned to Nigeria and started the Starcrest Group in 1995. The company is into real estate, oil and gas, and building construction.

4. Daisy Danjuma

Making the number 4 on our list of the top 10 richest women in Nigeria in 2024 is Daisy Danjuma with an estimated net worth of $900 million. She is a Nigerian entrepreneur, investor and a business executive. She is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Atlantic Petroleum. She is the wife to Nigerian billionaire Theophilus Danjuma. She was born on 6th August 1952 in Benin City, Edo State. In 1976, she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. In 2003, she was elected as a Senator representing Edo South and completed her tenure in 2007. She is currently the Executive Vice Chairman of Atlantic Petroleum.

3. Bola Shagaya

Making the number 3 on our list of the top 10 richest women in Nigeria in 2024 is Bola Shagaya with an estimated net worth of $1 billion. She is a Nigerian entrepreneur, investor and a business executive. She is the chairman and CEO of Bolmus Group. She was born on 10th October 1959 in Ilorin, Kwara State. She is reputable in growing the Real Estate Empire in Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. She completed her tertiary education at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and Armstrong College California. She started her career with the audit department of the Central Bank of Nigeria before venturing into commercial activities in 1983.

2. Stella Okoli

Making the number 2 on our list of the top 10 richest women in Nigeria in 2024 is Stella Okoli with an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion. She is a Nigerian entrepreneur, investor and a business executive. She is the chairman and CEO of Emzor Pharmaceutical, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company with headquarters in Lagos. She was born in 1944 in Kano State. Stella Okoli hails from Nnewi in Anambra State. In 1969, she graduated from the University of Bradford in United Kingdom with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy and Master’s Degree in Biopharmaceutical from the University of London in United Kingdom. In January 1977, she started Emzor Pharmaceutical in Somolu, Lagos State and the company has since become one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria.

1. Folorunsho Alakija

Making the number 1 on our list of the top 10 most richest women in Nigeria in 2024 is Folorunsho Alakija with an estimated net worth of $2 billion. She is a Nigerian entrepreneur, investor and a business executive. She is the chairman and CEO of FAMFA Oil. She is also the group managing director of Rose of Sharon Group which consists of The Rose of Sharon Prints and Promotions Limited and Digital Reality Prints Limited. She is also the executive vice-chairman of Famfa Oil Limited. She was born on 15th July 1951 to the family of Chief L. A. Ogbara in Ikorodu, Lagos. Folorunsho Alakija is currently the most richest woman in Nigeria in 2024.

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