In this post, Nigerian Informer will be enumerating Nigerian billionaires with heart of Gold.
We are very careful with the personalities we put up in this list. This is because of Nigeria political culture where politicians go into philanthropy just to win votes.
So, we scrutinized this list well so as not to deviate from the subject matter. We understand in Nigeria, the first step of joining politics is to float a foundation and engage in shallow and deceitful philanthropy.
In this list, we have compiled billionaires who show empathy especially when humanity is involved.These are men who have tried to improve life and society with their wealth without ulterior motives.
Nigerian Billionaires With Heart Of Gold
Femi Otedola is a Nigerian oil mogul and philanthropist. He is one of the richest men in Nigeria.
However, it wasn’t his wealth that endeared him to heart of many Nigerians, rather it is his benevolence and resilient to help the poor and needy.
One highlight of his empathy was when he single handedly sponsored an abroad treatment of former Nigerian footballer and coach Christian Chukwu.
The soft-spoken former governor of Anambra State Peter Obi is a rare character. Prior to his joining politics in 2003, Peter Obi ran a scheme where children from rural areas especially his town are trained and sent to school from primary to tertiary level.
More surprising is that the former governor does not know the beneficiaries of the scheme as it was run by clergy men and women. Many graduates in his town are products of the scheme.
Arguably regarded as one of the richest if not the richest Igbo man. Engr. Arthur Eze is known for surprising alms giving.
He has built houses for widows and poor on many occasions. He once renovated every shop in his town market square irrespective of the owner. On many occasions he attended church in his town, choristers went home with cash.
The Okija born billionaire is held very high in his town and beyond for what he does for humanity.
He bequeathed an international pediatric hospital to his home town, Okija. At this hospital children are given free medical treatments and pregnant mothers can have their baby at the hospital fully free.
He has also ceased many opportunities to help the poor and the church.
As at present, Rabiu Kwankwaso is second most popular politician in the North. He is only standing behind President Buhari in that ranking.
He has one of the biggest political structure and movement in Nigeria, the Kwakwasiyya movement.
However, his popularity and huge followership was as a result of his aggressive investment in human resources and love for humanity.
For years now after his governorship tenure, Kwankwaso is still sending graduates and undergraduates overseas for sound and quality education.
He recently sent students numbering over 50 candidates to an international aviation school.
Popularly known as E money, the Five Star Music CEO, does not hold back when he is out to help people’s destiny.
During one of his highly celebrated birthdays, the billionaire was spotted giving out cars to his employees.
Allen won’t be forgotten so soon for his kind gesture. During the 2019 South Africa Xenophobic attacks, the Nigerian Aviation mogul sent his aircrafts for evacuation of stranded Nigerians in South Africa.
During an interview, the Anambra billionaire noted that the evacuation exercise cost his company Air Peace over 360 million naira.
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