The 5 wealthiest Nigerians who will be listed in Forbes are presented by Business Insider.
This list is comprised of Nigerians whose wealth has been verified by Forbes.
This list covers a period of ten years.
The desire to join the global elite and the hope of making it onto a Forbes list are not mutually exclusive goals.
Forbes has been publishing lists of the wealthiest people in the world continuously since 1917. If you make it into this magazine, you have done something that 99 percent of the population of the world will never do.
Those who have made significant contributions to society, whether they are billionaires or global trendsetters, are Forbes’ primary focus. A Forbes mention is extremely improbable unless these conditions are met.
To that end, Forbes has featured a number of Nigerians who have made extraordinary contributions to the betterment of their local communities and even the world at large.
Yet there has not been a correspondingly large number of Nigerians whose enormous wealth has earned them a spot in Forbes.
Although Forbes may not be able to provide an exact list of the country’s wealthiest individuals due to inadequate data collection and reporting practises, there is no denying that the magazine only profiles those whose wealth is beyond question.