Technology is taking over the world, and Nigeria as a country is not left out. Nigeria has seen a rise in the number of tech startups in recent years, drawing funding from venture capitalists, angel investors, and even established tech giants. As a result, a new class of affluent people in the tech sector has emerged. The ten richest tech billionaires in Nigeria, in no specific order, their net worth, and their paths to success will all be examined in this article.
1. Mike Adenuga
He is one of Nigeria’s richest men, has an estimated net worth of $3.4 billion, and is an acclaimed self-made billionaire. The man’s source of wealth comes mainly from telecoms and oil, as he is the founder of Globacom, a large mobile phone network used all over Nigeria. He is said to own stakes in Equitorial Trust Bank and Conoil, an oil exploration firm in Nigeria.
2. Gbenga Oyebode
Gbenga Oyebode is the founder and chairman of Aluko & Oyebode, a renowned law firm n Nigeria that has worked with some of the country’s biggest software businesses. He also sits on the board of MTN Nigeria, the top telecom provider in the nation. He is also one of the wealthiest attorneys in Nigeria. Oyebode has an estimated net worth of $350 million.
3. Leo Stan Ekeh
Leo Stan Ekeh is the founder and CEO of Zinox Technologies, a well-known Nigerian technology company with a focus on producing computers and other electronic devices. He is among the wealthiest tech entrepreneurs in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of $350 million. Ekeh became wealthy by developing a platform that stimulates the advancement of technology .
4. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji is the founder of Flutterwave, a platform for processing payments that enables companies to accept payments from clients in Africa and other countries. He is among the wealthiest tech entrepreneurs in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of $150 million. Flutterwave has become more prominent in recent years,which invariably means Iyinoluwa Aboyeji is becoming more prominent in Nigeria’s tech space.
5. Tayo Oviosu
Tayo Oviosu founded Paga and is currently the CEO. Paga is a popular mobile payment platform in Nigeriawhich makes it easy for Africans to recieve and send money from anywhere all over the world. He is among the wealthiest tech entrepreneurs in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $150 million.
6. Seun Osewa
Seun Osewa, the founder and owner of Nairaland, is also on our list of richest tech billionaires in Nigeria. Nairaland, which is the largest online forum in Nigeria and Africa, has been estimated to be worth over $100 million . Seun’s success as an online entrepreneur has earned him a place in Forbes list of best African successful entrepreneurs under 30. Despite being a very private person, Seun’s achievements in the tech industry have garnered him a huge reputation in Africa and beyond. His wealth, which largely comes from selling ads space on Nairaland, is estimated to be worth billions of Naira. Seun Osewa’s success story is a source of inspiration to many aspiring entrepreneurs in Nigeria and beyond.
7. Sim Shagaya
Konga, one of the top e-commerce sites in Nigeria, was founded by Sim Shagaya. Additionally, he developed the daily deal website DealDey, which Konga later purchased. Shagaya is one of the richest IT entrepreneurs in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of $100 million. He became wealthy by building online marketplaces that made it simple for Nigerians to purchase and sell things.
8. Collins Onuegbu
Collins Onuegbu is a seasoned businessman and investor who is said to be worth $80 million. He is the creator and CEO of Sasware, a top software development firm in Nigeria, a platform that promotes technological advancement in Nigeria.
He is proficient in software development and dedication to educating Nigeria’s upcoming generation of tech entrepreneurs. In addition to being an investor and mentor, Onuegbu supports the development of other tech businesses in Nigeria.
9. Jason Njoku
He is the founder of IROKOtv, one of the top African streaming platforms for entertainment. He is among the wealthiest tech entrepreneurs in Nigeria and has an estimated net worth of $40 million. Irokotv has offices in Lagos, Accra, London, and New York, which means the business is extending its reach and growing bigger, making Jason Njoku more prominent in the tech business world.
10. Mark Essien
Mark Essien is the founder and CEO of Hotels.ng, Nigeria’s largest online hotel reservation system. He is said to be worth $30 million. Essien became wealthy with this platform by promoting travel and hospitality services in Nigeria. He is well known for his creative approach to business and dedication to using technology to address pressing issues. Essien helps other tech firms in Nigeria flourish by serving as a mentor and investors.
These are the ten richest tech billionaires that we put together based on intensive research and findings. There are many other tech billionaires in Nigeria, and many of them are quite silent, and we’d be happy if you could drop the names of those you know in the comment section.