Top 10 Richest Yoruba Men In Nigeria


Owo ni koko!! The Yoruba's are one of the major tribes in Nigeria.
The Yoruba's are located in the south west region of Nigeria.

In this post we shall take a look some of the richest yoruba men in Nigeria this year.

Top 10 Richest Yoruba Men In Nigeria

10. Molade Okoya Thomas

Chief Molade Okoya Thomas was the CEO of CFAO Nig and other six french companies. He received his tertiary education from Balham and Tooting College of Commerce London and Columbia University in New York City.

He was recognised as the Asoju Oba of Lagos,Babasuwa of Ijebu-Remo and Odofin of Ife.
The late chief was rated as one of the top richest yoruba men in Nigeria when he was alive.

9. Fola Adeola

Fola is one of the richest yoruba men in Nigeria,he founded one of the best commercial banks in Nigeria the GTBANK with his friend Tayo Aderinokun in 1990.

He was the managing director until he retired in July 2002 and handed over to his deputy Tayo Aderinokun.
Currently GTBANK is now in the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Liberia and the UK.

8. Chief Ade Ojo

Chief Ade Ojo is the founder of Elizade University in Ilara-Mokin Ondo state, Nigeria and Crown Drinks Limited.

He is also on the Board of a number of companies including Custodian & Allied Insurance Plc, FCMB Plc, ECOBANK Plc,Toyota Nigeria Limited and Moore House Sofitel Company Limited.
He is also rated as one of the richest yoruba men in Nigeria.

7. Prince Samuel Adedoyin

Samuel Adedoyin is the Founder of Doyin Group of Companies Ltd and also the executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Dr. Adedoyin had his early life in the rich and social-cultural setting of Agbamu. He has business interest in Manufacturing, Real Estate, Banking, Hospitality Industry Etc He is rated as one of the richest yoruba men in Nigeria.

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6. Dele Fajemirokun

Chief Dele Fajemirokun is the chairman of food concept and Entertainment Plc.
He is also the Chairman of AIICO Insurance Nigeria Plc, Xerox HS (Nigeria) Limited, Kings Guards Limited, Logic Sciences Limited, Spar Aerospace,GS Telecom Etc

The Business Economics graduate from the University of Ife and the Doctorate Degree holder in Business Administration from the University of Los Angeles,America is one of the richest yoruba men in Nigeria.

5. Oba Otudeko

With an estimated net worth of $650 million,Oba Otudeko is the founder and chairman of Honeywell Group,he is also the chairman of FBN Holdings Plc and one of the richest yoruba men in Nigeria.

He has business interest in oil and gas, flour milling, real estate and marine transportation.
4. Tunde Folawiyo

Tunde Folawiyo has an estimated networth of $650 million,he is the managing director of the Yinka Folawiyo Group, a conglomerate with interests in energy, agriculture, shipping, real estate and engineering.

Tunde Folawiyo is among the richest yoruba men in Nigeria,his father was a renowned business man before he passed away.
His assets include minority stakes in Nigeria's Access Bank and mobile MTN Nigeria.

3. Jimoh Ibrahim

Jimoh Ibrahim is is a lawyer, politician, businessman, and philanthropist in Nigeria. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Global Fleet Group a company based in Nigeria with business interests in neighboring West African countries. Jimoh is among the top 3 richest yoruba men in Nigeria.

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2. Femi Otedola

Femi Otedola is the second richest yoruba man in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $900 Million. 

He is a major shareholder of publicly traded Forte Oil, an oil marketing and power generation company with more than 500 gas stations in Nigeria.
Forte oil also manufactures its own line of engine oils. He is also the father of DJ Cuppy one of the popular DJ's in Nigeria.

1. Mike Adenuga

Mike is the current richest Yoruba man in Nigeria.

He is the owner of the telecommunications company Glo,which is one of the largest communication network in Nigeria. He also has interest in Nigeria's oil industry,he owns oil blocks in Nigeria and also he is the ceo of Conoil,one of the largest oil companies in Nigeria.