Nigerians are very industrious people and it tells with their business plans and creative ideas all the time.While a lot of us are still struggling and working to make this list in the nearest feature, here are the ten richest Nigerians all based on the 2015 ranking of Forbes Africa list.
10. Orji Uzor Kalu
Net Worth: $330 million
Source of Wealth: Diversified
Orji Uzor Kalu is the founder of Slok Holding, a West African conglomerate with interests in shipping, banking, oil trading, manufacturing and the media. He got his start in business at age 19 after being expelled from a Nigerian university for spearheading a series of student riots. He borrowed $35 from his mother and started trading commodities like palm oil, rice, and sugar. He diversified into furniture manufacturing and transportation and became a millionaire by the time he was 20. He hit the big time in the early 80s when the Nigerian military government awarded him lucrative contracts to import and supply arms and ammunition to Nigeria’s military and defense forces. He was previously a governor of Abia state in Nigeria’s southeast.