Nigeria has many young men who built multi-million dollar companies and have gone down in the records as the innovative, having interest in various sectors of the economy.
Here is a List Nigeria Youngest billionaires 2019, and their net worth.
Note: the list is not in a chronological order.
1. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
Brain behind Flutterwave.
Flutterwave is a multi-million dollar company and one of the top providers of tech and infrastructure solutions for digital payments across the African continent. This firm has successfully processed over $760 million through 7.5 million transactions for various clients around the continent.
2. Tayo Oviosu
Tayo Oviosu is the founder of Pagatech Limited, a registered mobile and payment solution company established in 2009.
Tayo helped Cisco’s expansion into Africa, before he began Paga, a website for sending money, receiving payments and paying for bills online.
3. Abiola Olaniran
Abiola Olaniran is the founder of the popular Nigerian gaming company, Gamsole. He studied Computer Science and Mathematics at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
Abiola is Nigeria’s highest paid Windows Game developer.
4. Sijibomi Ogundele
Sijibomi as a trained lawyer, took a confident approach and harnessed his network and skills which in turn created wealth for him on the long run. He is the owner and founder of the Sujimoto Construction Company Ltd, a multi-million dollar construction firm .
The firm built the tallest residential building, Lorenzo, in Lagos. His wealth and fame at a relatively young age, have been adjudged an inspiration. Ogundele, who is regarded as one of Nigeria’s youngest billionaires, is rated a brave young entrepreneur by Forbes Africa.
5. Jason Chukwuma Njoku
Jason was born 11th of December, 1980. He is the founder of the popular internet firm, IROKOtv and Spark, a $2 million investment company that aids Lagos based internet start-ups.
6. Ladi Delano ; founder of Solidarnosc Asia, a Chinese Alcoholic Beverage Company which he built in 2004 when he was just 24 years old. His establishment produced the best brand of vodka, Solid XS.
Ladi Delano also runs a $1 billion joint venture with Bakrie Group of Indonesia.
Ladi Delano as a seasoned entrepreneur sold Solidarnosc for $15 million and used the profit from this sale to establish a real estate investment company which is based in mainland China.
7. Igho Sanomi
Born in Agbor, Delta State, Igho Sanmi is the executive director of Cosmos oil AG and founder of Taleveras.
He is the youngest billionaire in Nigeria with an estimated worth of $1 billion. His business interests include telecommunications, shipping, aviation, engineering, construction and real estate investments
8. Linda Ikeji
Born 19th September 1980, Linda first started as a model before she became an influential person, Currently, Forbes rates her as the highest paid blogger in the country with an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion.
She owed a mansion worth over a million dollars in Banana Island (the most expensive neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria).
#9 Mark Essien
Mark Essien is the founder of hotels.ng, a leading hotel booking company in Nigeria. Hotels.ng financial web worth is estimated at $4 million as at 2017.
Mark Essien before he built this website, created a file sharing software called Gnumm. This software was bought by Snoopstar.com.
#10 Tonye Rex Idaminabo
A seasoned lawyer, He established the African Achievers Awards in 2011 and also founded Reputation Pool in 2016 which creates reputation polls and rankings.