In recent times, one does not have to be necessarily old to be wealthy. Contrary to the popular notion that to be a billionaire at a young age, one has to be involved in Yahoo or other fraudulent activities, these ones in Nigeria have defied that notion. Nigeria has a handful of young men and women under 40 who have built multi-million dollar businesses and empires.
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Simi is an award-winning Nigerian female music artist with years of experience under her belt. She has a soft voice and a pretty face that keeps her in your mind long after you’ve finished listening to her song. Simi was born Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye, on 19th April 1988 in Ojuelegba, Surulere, Lagos State in the southwestern part of Nigeria. She is a creative music artist. Her music style is basically a blend of the rhythm and blues, soul and hip-hop genres of music. The pretty singer is lovingly married to her old friend who’s also a singer; Adekunle Gold.
Simi NET WORTH: Simi is currently one of the richest, youngest billionaires in Nigeria with an estimated net worth estimated at 1 billion NGN.
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Simi CARS: Simi loves cute and luxurious cars, some of which are;
- Toyota Camry
- Mercedes Benz GLB class
- Jeep Wrangler
Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo (Kcee)
Kingsley Chinweike popularly known as KCee is a Nigerian musician. He hails from Amaputu, Ihiala Local Government Area in Anambra State. His birthplace, however, is Ajegunle in Lagos State.
He used to be part of the now-defunct singing group known as KC Presh. The group was known for their hit song Sengemenge in the mid-2000s. As a solo artist, Kcee has serenaded Nigerian music lovers with hit songs. Limpopo and Pullover (featuring Wizkid) are some of his best works. He is the elder brother to one of the richest Igbo boys in Nigeria- E-money.
Kcee NET WORTH: Kcee’s estimated net worth is $2 million.
CARS: For cars, the Limpopo crooner has
- a Gold-Plated Cadillac Escalade,
- Mercedes Benz G-Wagon,
- Range Rover Sport,
- and a Toyota Land Cruiser.
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 million
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
Emenike is a former Super Eagle. This young billionaire led Nigeria to the 2013 African Cup of Nations with four goals. His exploits at the tournament also earned him the Golden Boot Award. The Otuocha native was born on 10 May 1987. He began his youth career with Delta Force before going on to play for Spartak Moscow, Fenerbahce, West Ham United and other European Clubs.
Emmanuel Emenike NET WORTH: Emenike is one of Nigeria’s richest footballers with a net worth of $12 million.
Emmanuel Emenike CARS: His exotic fleet includes
- a G-Wagon. His G-Wagon is reportedly custom-made, estimated a whopping ₦45 million,
- and a Range Rover Sport.
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.
Linda Ikeji NET WORTH: As of the time of this writing, Linda Ikeji’s net worth is estimated at $40 million.
Linda Ikeji 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
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.
Joseph Eze Okafor, Jnr, popularly called Jowi Zaza is one of the youngest billionaires in Nigeria. He has so much wealth at the young age of 36 that most people consider him to be a Yahoo boy. He began his secondary school education at Sacred Heart Seminary Nsude in Enugu state, before proceeding to Madonna University Okija, and did his post-graduate studies at The Coventry University London, United Kingdom, and later attended Kelce College of Business.
We can say Jowi Zaza is a true son of his father, Chief Joseph Eze Okafor, who is a wealthy oil and gas business magnate. Jowi Zaza has also followed his father’s path by becoming the Chief Executive Officer of his father’s business, Jezco Oil and Lubricants.
Jowi Zaza NET WORTH: The young billionaire has a net worth of $74.6 million
Jowi Zaza CARS:
- Lamborghini Aventador
- Rolls Royce Cullinan
- Bentley Continental GT
- Brabus G Wagon
- Mercedes Benz 4matic
- Rolls Royce Phantom
Obinna Iyiegbu (Obi Cubana)
Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana is a Nigerian Based businessman, entertainer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a show killer, he is the chairman and the owner of the popular Cabana groups, Obi Cubana was born 12th April 1975, and he is currently 45 Years Old as of this year 2020. Obinna Iyiegbu best known as OBI CUBANA is from Oba, a community in Demili-South Local Government Area in Anambra State, Nigeria.
Obi Cubana Net worth: Obi Cubana is currently one of the richest and the most influential personalities, entertainers, show promoters, and entrepreneurs in Nigeria, his net worth is estimated to be $96 million. This is based on his income, properties, and asset.
Obi Cubana Car:
- Two Lexus LX
- Mercedes Benz 4matic S450
- Range Rover
- Rolls Royce Phantom
Emeka Okonkwo (E-Money)
E-money is KCee’s brother. This guy’s got some cheddar and is not afraid to spend it. Emeka Okonkwo was born in Ajegunle, Lagos State on the 18th of February 1981. The young billionaire lives an extravagant life. This is no surprise because some quarters also call him Arab Money. 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.
E-Money NET WORTH: E-money’s net worth $115 million
E-Money CARS: His car collections include
- Mercedes Benz Sprinter,
- Lexus LX 570,
- a Rolls Royce,
- Maybach 62s,
- and a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.