In Nigeria today, we have men from the Hausa and Fulani tribe who are billionaires and successful businessmen. In this article, we bring forward Top 10 Hausa and Fulani men who are the richest and wealthiest in Nigeria. We also will disclose their source of wealth.
1 Aliko Dangote
First on our list is Aliko Dangote. He was born on 10th April 1957. He is the richest Hausa/Fulani in Nigeria. Also, he is the richest man in Nigeria and Africa.
Aliko Dangote is the owner and CEO of Dangote group. A company and conglomerate that is known for its dominance in cement and salt and virtually all household goods in Nigeria.
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The Dangote group runs its operations majorly in Nigeria but has branches in many countries on the African continent. Aliko Dangote hails from Kano state and is listed no 19 in the Forbes list of richest men in the world. He has a net worth of $10.8 billion.
2 Abdulsamad Rabiu CON
His full name is Abdulsamad Isyaku Rabiu. He is the son of foremost Nigerian industrialist Khalifah Isyaku. He was born 4th August 1960. He is from Kano State.
Rabiu comes from a very wealthy background and is a businessman. He is the founder and chairman of the BUA Group. This is a conglomerate that majors in manufacturing, real estate, infrastructure, and agriculture. He is estimated to have a net worth of $1.6 billion. He ranks third in Nigeria and 16th in Africa in the Forbes list of rich men.
3 Theophilus Danjuma
Third, on our list is General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma. He is a politician and a very successful businessman. Once he was the Chief of Army Staff and a Minister of Defense under the Olusegun Obasanjo regime and administration. That was from July 1975 to October 1979.
Currently, he is one of the richest men in Nigeria and richest Hausa men. He is the chairman of SAPETRO Oil (South Atlantic Petroleum). His net worth is estimated at $1.5 billion.
4 Mohammed Indimi
He is a businessman and founder, chairman of Oriental Energy Resources. This is an oil company that majors in the Nigerian upstream oil and gas sector. This company was actually founded in 1990.
Some of the major assets of this company include the Okwok Field and Ebok field. He is one of the richest Hausa/Fulani men in Nigeria. He has a net worth of $450 million.
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5 Sayyu Dantata
Another rich Hausa/Fulani is Sayyu Dantata who is a director of Engineering and transport of the Dangote Group. Also, he is the CEO and founder of MRS Holdings Ltd. This is also one of the largest Nigerian company and Conglomerate.