Some people think it’s impossible to be young and be a billionaire at the same time. The billionaire status is often seen as a thing for the elderly, say 50 and above. In fact, if they hear you are younger than 40 and you are a billionaire, people will suspect you for money ritual or Yahoo (fraudster).
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But come to think of it, is it really impossible to be a billionaire and a young person? Yes! Yes!! This present generation has seen the rise of enterprising and creative youths who are making waves across all sectors. Check out the list of the 10 youngest billionaires in Nigeria and their expensive cars:
Igho Sanomi is an enterprising young Nigerian with a net worth of $1 billion. Born in Aghor, Delta, Igho Sanomi has a wide spectrum of business interests including shipping, real estate investments, telecommunication, aviation, construction and engineering. Igho Sanomi is the founder/chairman of Taleveras Energy, an energy trading company. He is also the Executive Director of Cosmos oil AG.
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- IGHO SANOMI Net worth: 1 billion NGN
IGHO SANOMI Cars: With his startling net worth, Igho Sanomi can afford cars:
- Lexus LX 570
- Mercedes Benz 4matic
- Toyota Highlander
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji is one of the top tech founders in Nigeria. He is very passionate about driving innovation in Africa. He worked with Andela and then went on to begin Flutterwave. Flutterwave is a multi-million dollar company in Nigeria and one of the top tech providers of digital payments solutions across many countries in Africa.
IYINOLUWA ABOYEJI Net worth:1 billion NGN
IYINOLUWA ABOYEJI Cars: With such a massive net worth, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji is able to afford cars like;
- Toyota Prado
- Acura MDX
Popular blogger, Linda Ikeji who has been named the richest blogger in Nigeria is one of the youngest female billionaires in Nigeria. She runs the Linda Ikeji blog and Linda Ikeji TV, where she hosts talk shows, reality shows, TV series and many more which has attracted people to her. Linda Ikeji started her blog in a cybercafe until she could afford a stable internet connection at home. Currently, Linda Ikeji also has a number of investments in real estate in addition to her legendary Banana Island mansion which is located in Lagos. She had purchased the house for ₦500 million in 2016. Today Linda Ikeji’s Banana Island mansion is estimated to be worth about ₦2 billion.
Net worth: As of the time of this writing, Linda Ikeji’s net worth is estimated at $40 million.
Cars: A lover of style and fashion, Linda Ikeji has various luxurious cars in her garage including;
- Bentley Mulsanne.
- Infinix FX35
- Land Rover Autobiography
- Range Rover
- Toyota Camry
Born in Agege, Lagos, Sijibomi Ogundele is amongst the youngest billionaires in Nigeria. He is a lawyer by profession and has gone on to make an impact in many lives. He is the founder and owner of Sujimoto Construction company, which is a multi-million naira company with branches scattered across various countries.
SIJIBOMI OGUNDELE Net worth: 600 million- 1 billion NGN.
SIJIBOMI OGUNDELE Cars:
- Toyota Corolla
- Mercedes Benz E-class
Mark Essien is a young man in his early thirties, and he is the CEO of hotels.ng. Hotels.ng is the first online hotel booking website in Nigeria. He is also a start-up investor and a software engineer. In 2015, Mark Essien was featured in Forbes lists amongst the top 30 youngest entrepreneurs in Africa. Mark Essien was born in Ikot Epene in Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria.
Mark Essien Net worth: Mark Essien has an estimated net worth of over 4 billion NGN.
Mark Essien Cars: Mark Essien is modest in his rides, and does not like to be showy. His cars include;
- Mercedes Benz E-class.
- Toyota Highlander
TONYE REX IDAMINABO
Still in his 30s, Tonye Rex Idamimabo is the Executive Director of Reputation Poll International Ltd (UK). He is also the founder of the African Achievers Award and the co-founder of the Young CEOs Business Forum. Through the Young CEOs Business Forum, Tonye Rex Idaminabo trains and mentors other young entrepreneurs across the world.
- TONYE REX IDAMINABO Net worth: 6-10 billion NGN.
TONYE REX IDAMINABO Cars: Being a young billionaire, Tonye Rex Idaminabo can afford cars like
- Acura MDX.
- BMW i3
- Toyota Corolla
Ladi Delano is the Founder of Solidarnosc Asia, a Chinese alcoholic beverage company that he started in 2004. Currently, in his 30s, Ladi Delano is a serial entrepreneur and one of the youngest billionaires in Nigeria. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Bakrie Delano Africa.
- LADI DELANO Net worth: His net worth is estimated at 4-8 billion NGN.
LADI DELANO Cars: Though young and wealthy, Ladi Delano does not flaunt his cars on his social media pages.
E-Money is another young billionaire in Nigeria. He is the CEO of Five Star Group and Emy Cargo Limited. He established Emy Cargo in 2007. This company is one of the best freight forwarding and shipping services companies in Africa. The company also sells both new and used American cars.
- Net worth: E-money’s net worth $115 million (57.5 billion NGN)
E-Money Cars: His car collections include
- Mercedes Benz Sprinter,
- Lexus LX 570,
- a Rolls Royce,
- Maybach 62s,
- and a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.
Any Nigerian Nollywood enthusiast would be familiar with Irokotv. Iroko TV was founded by Jason Chukwuma Njoku. Jason Njoku is a British-Nigerian entrepreneur, film magnate and African-movie investor. Now in his thirties, Jason Njoku is also the CEO of ROK2 and ROK3 on African magic.
Jason Njoku NET WORTH: Jason Njoku has an estimated net worth of over $40 million.
Jason Njoku CARS: His exotic list of cars includes;
- Range Rover Evoque
- Lexus LX 570
- Toyota Highlander.
Jamil Abubakar is the son-in-law of Aliko Dangote- the richest man in Nigeria. He is the son of former Nigerian Inspector General of Police and is married to Fatima Dangote daughter of Nigerian Billionaire Aliko Dangote. As of 2021, he is 35 years old. He was born on January 29, 1986. Jamil Abubakar is a wealthy young man who sits on the board of directors of various oil and gas companies.
Jamil Abubakar Net worth: He has a net worth is estimated at $3 million (approx 1.71 billion NGN).
Jamil Abubakar Cars: He has expensive and luxurious cars like;
- Range Rover
- Bentley Veyron
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