Top 10 Richest Families In Nigeria


Most people would definitely want to be born 
into a rich family,this will definitely make life
easier as least there won't be the problem of finance. 

All over the world there have always been families that are famous in their country and Nigeria is not an exception. 

In this post we shall quickly take a look at some of the top 10 richest families in Nigeria this year. 
This families are not only rich,their surname is also very popular,any one bearing their name will surely attract the attention of other Nigerians. 

Let's quickly check them out. 

Top 10 Richest Families In Nigeria

1. Dangote & Dantata Family

Dangote & Dantata Family should actually be ranked as one of the richest families in Africa and Nigeria. 

The richest black man in the world,and Africa happens to come from this family.  

His family includes other wealthy entrepreneurs such as Alhassan Dantata who was a famous and wealthy trader that supply British trading companies with raw materials such as kola nuts,ground nuts etc and was one of the richest men in West Africa when he was alive,Aliko Dangote is his great grandson.

Other prominent members of their family include the billionaire Aliko Dangote,the business man Aminu Dantata. 

Aliko Dangote is the founder of one of the largest conglomerates in Africa which is the Dangote Group while Aminu Dantata is a businessman who is the founder of Express Petroleum & Gas Company Ltd and also one of the organizers of Jaiz Bank in Nigeria.

2. Otedola Family

Femi Otedola is a Nigerian billionaire,he is also a businessman and an entrepreneur.

The billionaire made his money through dealing in petroleum products. He is the chairman of Forte Oil PLC, an importer of fuel products
The savvy businessman is also the founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd. 
He also has interest in shipping,power generation,real estate and finance. 

He is married to Nana Otedola,his children include Christy Otedola,Fewa Otedola,Temi Otedola and Florence Otedola popularly known as DJ Cuppy

Femi's father Michael Otedola was the former Governor of Lagos State from 1992 to 1993. This family is definitely one of the richest and famous families in Nigeria.

3. Saraki Family

The Saraki name was put on by the Late Olusola Saraki,he was a Senator of the Second Republic and chairman of the defunct Societe General Bank. 

Afterwards his son Bukola Saraki took over and became the governor of Kwara state between 2003 and 2011. 

Bukola Saraki was the Senate President of Nigeria. His sister Gbemisola Saraki is also a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

The Saraki family is one of the richest political families in Nigeria. It is said that the family has a major interest in real estate business.

4. Tinubu Family 

The Tinubu Family is ably represented by the Jagaban himself Bola Tinubu who was the former governor of Lagos state and also a seasoned politician. 

His wife Oluremi Tinubu is currently a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.Tinubu is said to be the owner of a lot of real estate properties in Lagos State. 

Tinubu's mother Abibatu Mogaji was a wealthy Lagos trader and renowned business woman before she passed on in 2013.

5. Ibru Family 

The Ibru Family is one of the richest and famous families in Nigeria. 

The family founded the Ibru Organization,this organization was established back in 1956 and is said to be one of the largest conglomerates in the country with over 11,000 employees.
The Ibru organization has business interests which include oil and gas,shipping,agriculture, aviation, and banking.

This conglomerate was formed by Michael Ibru who earlier in his career began the distribution of frozen fish in Nigeria,afterwards his business expanded an he was able to diversify and venture into other businesses.

Other members of the Ibru family include Cecilia Ibru,Alex Ibru and Felix Ibru amongst others.

Cecilia Ibru was the former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of defunct bank Oceanic Bank.

6. Okoya-Thomas Family

The Okoya-Thomas family was put on the map as one of the richest families in Nigeria through the efforts of Molade Okoya-Thomas.
He was the chairman of CFAO Nigeria,a company he served for 52 years. He was also the Director of Transcorp Nigeria,Limited, NFI Insurance Company Plc, Gateway Bank Plc,Niger Motors Industries Limited,Studio Press Nigeria Limited Etc. 

Another famous member of the Okoya family is Olajumoke Abidemi Okoya Thomas who is a member of the Federal House of Reps representing the Lagos Island I Federal Constituency of Lagos state.

7. T.Y Danjuma Family 

The Danjuma family was put on the map by one of Nigeria’s generals named T.Y Danjuma.

Theophilus Danjuma who is famous for taking part in some of Nigeria’s military coup is also one of the the richest and influential persons in Nigeria.

He was the Chief of Staff of the Nigerian Army from July 1975 to October 1979. He is currently chairman of South Atlantic Petroleum.

His brother Musa Danjuma is in the shipping business as he is the Chairman of Nigeria America Line Limited and Comet Shipping Agencies.

T.Y. Danjuma's son manages the family’s real estate portfolio,he is also the co founder of Attollo Realties Limited.

8. Igbenedion Family 

The Igbenedion family is one of the most popular and richest families in Nigeria. 

The family's wealth is attributed to Chief Gabriel Igbinedion who is the Esama of Benin.

Gabriel Igbinedion has diversified his business interests over the years,some of his business empire include a bank, oil refinery,diamond, gold and marble mines, a private university (Igbinedion University),a TV station,a radio station,hotels and real estate properties. 

His son Lucky Igbinedion,was a former governor of Edo state.

His daughter,Omosede Igbinedion currently serves in the 
Federal House of Representatives, as the lawmaker representing Ovia North Federal Constituency.

9. The Abiola Family

M.K.O Abiola was a very popular figure back then in the late 1990's,however after his death his family has been on a very lowkey. 

Nevertheless the family is still one of the richest families in Nigeria. 

Before the death of M.K.O Abiola,he was one of the richest men in Nigeria with investments in banking, finance,education,transport, publishing Etc. 

His son Kola Abiola is said to be the one managing some of his father’s businesses. 

10. Adeleke Family

The Adeleke Family is definitely one of the richest and famous families in Nigeria. 

Famous members of the Adeleke family include Adedeji Adeleke,Davido, B-Red, Sina Rambo and Senator Ademola Adeleke who became famous after a video of him dancing went viral on social media. 

Adedeji Adeleke is the is the founder of Adeleke University and Chief Executive of Pacific Holdings Limited.