Nigeria has produced lots of billionaires and millionaires who have gone international with their innovative creations and products. Ranging from advanced men to young active adults, these set of individuals exist and dominate sectors of the Nigerian economy. Below are the top 10 youngest billionaires in Nigeria…
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Top 10 Youngest Billionaires in Nigeria:
1. Tayo Oviosu
Tayo Oviosu is the founder of Pagatech Limited – a multimillion dollar company founded in 2009. The company is the anchor of a mobile payments platform known as Paga. Paga enables transactions on mobile, airtime purchase, bills payment and more. Tayo Oviosu also worked as the Manager of Corporate Development at Cisco, and Deloitte as a senior consultant. He’s one of the youngest entrepreneurs calling in their billions today as Paga has become widely used as a tech solution to mobile money transactions.
2. Tonye Rex Idaminabo
Tonye Rex Idaminabo is one of the youngest billionaires in Nigeria today, and he has made a reference mark as the first personality in West Africa to become a member of the board of World Leaders Forum. He is a trained Lawyer, and studied law, bagging an LLB in Scotland from the Gaslow Caledonia University. In 2011, Tonye Rex Idaminabo founded African Achievers Awards. In year 2016, he founded the a platform that allows for the creation of reputation polls – Reputation Pool.
3. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
Iyinoluwa is the founder of Bookneto, and one of the youngest billionaires Nigeria has produced today. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji’s online platform, Bookneto, was acquired by the CIN (Canadian Innovation Centre). He is the man behind Flutterwave, a digital payments platform that enables digital financial transactions across Africa.
4. Sijibomi Ogundele
The list of Nigeria’s youngest billionaires would definitely be incomplete without a question with the exclusion of Sijibomi Ogundele. He is the founder of a construction company known as Sujimoto Construction Company Ltd. The company has grown over the years, and has assets in Lagos, Accra, Dubai, Madrid, Paris, and Riyadh. He is also a lawyer, but has become famous and super rich from entrepreneurial activities and innovations.
5. Mark Essien
Mark Essien is a Nigerian software developer, businessman, investor, and entrepreneur known as the founder of Hotels.ng – a giant hotel booking platform online. He’s also the founder of Gnumm – a file sharing software which later was acquired by a company, Snoopster.com. In 2015, he was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 30 youngest African entrepreneurs.
6. Abiola Olaniran
Abiola Olaniran is currently the highest paid Windows Game Developer in Nigeria. He’s a Nigerian entrepreneur, and software programmer known as the founder of Gamsole – a gaming company based in Nigeria. In 2012, Abiola Olaniran founded his multimillion dollar company, Gamsole, which has produced mobile games for Windows devices. He studied Computer Science and Mathematics at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, and graduated successfully from the University.
7. Linda Ikeji
Linda Ikeji is regarded as the Queen of blogging in Nigeria. Recently, she made my list of the richest bloggers in the world with a monthly earning of over $50,000 dollars from her blog alone. She’s the founder of the top celebrity news blog – Lindaikejisblog.com. She founded her blog in 2006, and has worked her way to become the richest blogger in Africa. She’s won a couple awards, and has been recognized by different magazines. She’s one of the youngest billionaires in Nigeria today, and her wealth spans across her siblings.
8. Ladi Delano
Ladi Delano is the founder of Solidarnosc Asia – a Chinese Alcoholic Beverage brand. He founded the company while he was 24 years old, and overtime, the beverage company got known for its vodka brand – Solid XS. The brand was extremely popular in China, and the company, Solidarnosc, was sold by Ladi for $15 million dollars. He now operates Bakrie Delano Africa (BDA) in partnership with Bakrie Group of Indonesia.
9. Jason Njoku
Perhaps, Jason Njoku’s innovative was geared towards entertainment, he has yielded several millions of dollars from his business. He’s an investor, businessman, and one of Nigeria’s youngest billionaires. Jason Njoku is the founder of IROKOtv. His success in business sprouted after his 11th attempt with IROKOtv. He has been recognized as one of the top 1000 most creative people in business by Fast Company, and as one of the top 10 young African millionaires to watch out for by Forbes in 2012. He also founded Spark – a company focused on investing in internet startups in Lagos state, Nigeria.
10. Igho Sanomi
Igho Sanomi is one of the richest on this list of youngest Nigerian billionaires. He’s a vast businessman who’s interest in business covers telecommunications, aviation, real estate investments, construction, shipping, and engineering. He’s the proud founder of an energy trading company known as Taleveras. Igho Sanomi is well known and highly placed in the oil & gas business as the Executive Director of an international oil company named Cosmos Oil AG.
That’s all about the “Top 10 Youngest Billionaires in Nigeria” by Moss9ja.