Who are the richest men in Northern Nigeria? We’ve listed the richest Men in Northern Nigeria based on Forbes Ranking. You need not to be told that the Hausa people are one of the most hardworking Nigerians, they also top the list of the richest men in Nigeria.
Nigeria is a country that has a huge population to boast about and a typical Nigerian is hardworking irrespective of the tribe he or she comes from, we can see the result in the list of the richest men in Africa as Nigerians appear at the top of the list. The population is a big determining factor and this has helped to push most Nigerians at the top in Africa.
We also cannot ignore the fact that Nigeria itself is one of the richest countries in Africa, aside from that Nigeria also compete with the world as far as wealth is concerned. Nigeria has a huge number of its citizens among the richest women in the world, richest black women in the world, richest entrepreneurs, richest pastors in the world and so on, in any of those lists you will find Nigerians representing their country.
Now, to think of it, the Northern region of the country is the most populated region in Nigeria and this will definitely favor business-minded individuals from Northern Nigeria.
Burry that thought of the Northerners getting wealth from politics, though we have a huge number of those who benefits from politics but the people from the Northern part of the country are majorly farmers, they do their farming in large quantities, in fact, they are the main suppliers of perishable goods in Nigeria.
Many can also attest to the fact that Northerners are very hard working, they have deep knowledge about agriculture, they have vast land and this is why they can farm in large quantities to the length that they supply the whole country and also export to neighboring countries.
For anyone to participate in politics, especially Nigeria politics you must be wealthy, this is one of the reason why you see most Northerners doing politics.
About Northern Nigeria
The History of the Northern region of Nigeria is known to be based on culture, tradition and also religion. They practice agriculture as their main business, we have those who rare cattle and we have the crop farmers.
The northern region of Nigeria consists of the Northwest, Northeast, and North Central and has the dominance of Hausas and Fulanis. Their major language is the Hausa language, almost every Northerner can speak the Hausa language fluently even though we have numerous tribes in it which also have their own different languages.
Other tribes in the Northern region are the Kanuri, TIVs, Eggon, Tula, Ubbo Tur, Yalla and so many others, they practice Islam and Christianity.
Now to the topic of the day, here you will read about the Haus/Fulani men who are the wealthiest Northerners in Nigeria. Mind you, those featured on our list are those with established and legitimate businesses, this list will also feature the richest man in Nigeria who is also the richest man in Africa Alhaji Aliko Dangote. You certainly must be interested in knowing the Richest Hausa Men in Nigeria. Read along.
Richest Men In Northern Nigeria 2021 Forbes
1. Aliko Dangote – Net worth: $17.8 billion
Alhaji Aliko Dangote is the richest Hausa man and also he is the richest man in Africa which simply means he is the richest man in Nigeria. Aliko Dangote is originally from Kano State, he was born on the 10th of April, 1957.
He is the founder of Dangote Group with his fortune earned from manufacturing and industrialization. He is from Nigeria the most populated black nation on earth which makes him the richest black man and has maintained this spot back to back over the years.
Dangote is the brand of the popular African cement “Dangote Cement” which makes him the largest cement producer in sub-Saharan Africa also has other products like sugar production, salt production, steel production, flour e.t.c.
If you visit any African country you will definitely find one, two, or more Dangote products, you find Dangote products in almost every country in Africa.
2. Abdulsamad Rabiu – Net worth: $7.2 billion
Another on the list of the richest Northerner in Nigeria is Abdulsamad Rabiu, he has secured this 2nd position over the years and still growing strong. Abdulsamad Rabiu was born on the 4th of August 1960 in Kano, Nigeria.
As one of the richest Hausa men in Nigeria Abdulsamad Rabiu is also on the list of the wealthiest men in Africa, he is a billionaire businessman and philanthropist, he is the son of the Nigerian industrialist Khalifah Isyaku Rabiu.
He is the founder of BUA Group a company known for manufacturing and the production of cement, sugar, salt, flour, and also real estate. Abdulsamad Rabiu net worth is currently pegged at $7.2 billion which made him the second richest Hausa man in Nigeria. He sees a rise in his worth from $1.9 billion to $7.2 billion after the listing of BUA Foods on the Nigerian Exchange on the 5th of January 2022, after it received the requisite approvals from the regulatory authorities.
3. Theophilus Danjuma – Net worth: $1.6 billion
3rd on our list of richest men from Northern Nigeria is Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, he was born on the 9th of December 1938 in Takum a local government area in Taraba State, Nigeria.
Theophilus Danjuma is one of the richest northerners with a net worth of $1.6 billion which made him appear on the list of the richest men in Nigeria.
He is a politician and retired Nigerian Army Lieutenant General who played a significant role in post-independence military and political events in Nigeria.
Danjuma hold a series of political appointments and he was once the chief of Army staff and minister of defense during the regime of President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration. After retirement, he invested in the oil sector and he is currently the Chairman of SAPETRO.
4. Mohammed Indimi – Net worth: $700 million
The fourth richest Northerner in Nigeria is Mohammed Indimi. He was born on the 12th of August 1947 in Maiduguri Nigeria. He is a businessman and also a philanthropist, he is also the founder and the chairman of Oriental Energy Resources which is a privately-owned oil exploration and production company in Nigeria.
It is also important to inform you that Okwok and Ebok oil fields belong to Oriental Energy Resources as we know that oil exploration is the major source of income in Nigeria so there is no doubt investors in this line will definitely be wealthy.
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5. Sayyu Dantata – Net worth: $600 million
Alhaji Sayyu Dantata is known to be one of the richest men in Northern Nigeria, his name has been used by top singers in Nigeria so definitely, you must have heard the name Dantata before.
He is the Director of Engineering and Transport of the Dangote Group and also the founder of the popular MRS Holdings.