Top Richest Men in Lagos State (2023)

Who is The Richest Man in Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos State richest men and people is the major discourse in this post. Lagos state is very strategic to Nigeria as a country.

Richest men in Lagos state

The state is the former capital territory of Nigeria and is currently the commercial capital of Nigeria.

Arguments has lingered on if truly there are natives and indigenes of Lagos state, that’s a story for another day.

For the purpose of this article, we will work with only facts. Lagos state is a Yoruba state in southwest Nigeria.

Lagos state has produced some of the richest and most successful people both in Yoruba Land and Nigeria at large.

Unsurprisingly, billionaires from Lagos state cuts across diverse careers, ranging from business, corporate world to Politics.

The essence of this article is to motivate the Youths to be committed and focused in their various career fields.

In this blog post, we will be discussing richest men in Lagos.

Richest People in Lagos State

The richest people in Lagos, are some of the biggest and most popular entrepreneurs, Coporate men and politicians in Nigeria.

In most of richest list in Nigeria, politicians are found there because politics is one of the easiest way to be rich in Nigeria and some of the richest people in Nigeria are politicians.

So, do not be amazed when you find politicians in the list of richest men and people in Lagos state.

Below is roll call of richest people in Lagos state, Nigeria.

Femi Otedola

Femi Otedola is rated the richest man in Lagos, Nigeria with net worth estimated at $1.8 billion. The oil magnet is the son of former Lagos state governor.

Femi is a renowned businessman and philanthropist who is also known for his luxurious lifestyle.

He was former chairman of Forte Oil Plc. He is the founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd. His business activities also span across Real estates, shipping, finance and energy.

His state of origin might be argued as he was born in Ibadan, Oyo state. However, the Otedolas calls Lagos home. He is indeed the richest man in Lagos state.

Folorunso Alakija

The richest woman in Nigeria, Folorunso Alakija is one of the richest people from Lagos state. The billionaire businesswoman is estimated to worth $1 billion.

She is an investor in Nigeria oil and gas industry. Her oil firm Famfa oil is licenced explorer of OPL 216 oil well.

Madam Alakija is also into real estate, fashion businesses. She is the richest woman in Lagos and by extension Nigeria.

Bola Tinubu

Another Lagosian who made the list of richest men in Lagos is former Lagos state governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Jagaban as he is popularly called is one of the biggest politician in Nigeria. He has stayed very active in Nigeria politics since return of Democracy in 1999.

He no doubt one of the richest people in Lagos. He is also media investor and owns a top television station in Nigeria, Television Continental (TVC).

We could not calculate his net worth because he is a politician and Nigeria politics is one of the fastest way to acquire wealth in Nigeria. He is highly influential and regarded in Lagos.

Adewale Tinubu

Adewale Tinubu, a relative of Bola Tinubu, Lagos state former governor is among the richest men in Lagos state.

He is a lawyer and businessman. Adewale is the group chief executive of Oando Plc, top and renowned oil company in Nigeria. He as well co-founded Ocean & Oil Group an oil trading firm in Nigeria.

From his profiles its obvious he sits well on the roll call of richest men in Lagos state, Nigeria.

Olujimi Kolawole Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje as he is popularly known is a Lagos state renowned pharmacist and politician.

He is one of top richest people in Lagos. He is the CEO of JAYKAY pharmaceutical and chemical company Nigeria Limited. JK as he is also called is a philanthropist and has contested for Lagos state governorship position twice, in 2015 and 2019 respectively.

We regard him as one of the richest men in Lagos state.

Segun Agbaje

Segun Agbaje who is brother to Jimi Agbaje, Lagos state politician and pharmacist is in the league of richest men from Lagos state Nigeria.

He is the managing director of Guaranty Trust Bank, one of the leading commercial banks in Nigeria. The highly respected banker is also the director of PepsiCo.

He equally is a member of the Mastercard Advisory Board, Middle East and Africa. He is one of richest CEOs in Nigeria and one of Lagos state billionaires.

Musiliu Obanikoro

Musiliu Obanikoro is a top politician from Lagos state who has served in Nigeria senate. He is also former Nigeria High Commissioner to Ghana as well as minister of state for defence.

He is wealthy and being a renowned politician, we assume he made most of his wealth while in public office. His tenure as minster of defence had him fingered in corruption charges.

Sen. Remi Tinubu

Remi Tinubu is the wife of former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu. She is the longest serving senator from Lagos state.

Senator Remi Tinubu since her journey to red chamber has headed and worked in some of the biggest and most juicy senate committees.

She is one of the biggest female politicians in Nigeria. We also rate her one of the richest people in Lagos state.


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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