Top 10 Richest Families in Nigeria (Forbes List, 2018)

By | December 14, 2017

Top 10 Richest Families in Nigeria (Forbes List, 2018)

There are several families calling the shots in terms of wealth in the country.

In this post, we have highlighted Top 10 of these families.

Richest families in Nigeria


#1 Briggs Family

Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs is one of the richest men in the country. He is the predecessor of the Briggs family and the founder of Moni Pulo Limited (MPL), a private indigenous oil and gas exploration and production company.

MPL is located in Port Harcourt but has offices in Lagos and London. The company is known for its operational efficiency of international standard and it is the sole operator of the OML 114. Also, MPL applies its expertise to the operations of OPLs 231, 234 and 239.

The wife of Chief Lulu-Briggs, Mrs Seinye Lulu-Briggs is the Chief Executive Officer of Rachael Hotels Limited. She is a seasoned administrator and an accomplished businesswoman. She worked in the Civil Service for a year before proceeding to a Design Research Centre where she was the Office Manager.

After leaving this firm, she began her sojourn into the financial sector and subsequently business.

Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs is another affluent member of the Briggs family. He was the pioneer Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Moni Pulo Limited from 1995 to 2002. He is a trained lawyer and a member of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).

#2 Ibru Family

The Ibru family are the ones behind the Ibru Organization which was established in 1956. The organization is one of the largest conglomerates in the country with over 10,000 employees.

The organization has diversified business interests which include shipping, agriculture, aviation, banking as well as oil and gas.

The founder of the Ibru Organization is Michael Ibru. Prior to founding the organization he worked at the United Africa Company from 1951 to 1956 before partnering with an Englishman Jimmy Large to form the Laibru General Trading Company

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