Top Seven Richest Men In Nigeria Without A University Degree

When talking about the richest men in Nigeria, there are most of them who do not even have a university degree. These men have proven that success is not tied to degrees but to hard and smart work.

Degrees are only meant to improve your status not neccessarily your wealth.

Here is the list of top seven richest men in Nigeria that have not been to the four walls of a tertiary institution.

Top Seven Richest Men In Nigeria Without A University Degree

1) Mr Cosmos Maduka

Mr Cosmos Maduka.Mr Cosmos Maduka.

Cosmos Maduka is an African billionaire who at the age of seven years old dropped out of primary school.  He became an apprentice and learnt fundamental business skills from his trade master.

He is the founder of Coscharis Group which is the sole distributor for BMW and Ford cars in Nigeria and most of West Africa.

2) Cletus Madubugwu Ibeto

Cletus Madubugwu IbetoCletus Madubugwu Ibeto


He is the founder of the Ibeto Group which is one of the largest auto spare parts manufacturers in Nigeria.

The company also has petrochemicals and cement manufacturing decisions. He also began as an apprentice in the motor parts business before establishing his own company.

3) Vincent Obianodo

 Vincent Obianodo Vincent Obianodo

Vincent began as a Vulcanizer in the Northern part of Nigeria and ended up founding Young Shall Grow Motors.

At present, he runs a company with many subsidiaries spanning from hospitality to real estate, oil & gas and dredging & quarry.

4) Alhaji Razak Akanni Okoya

Alhaji Razak Akanni OkoyaAlhaji Razak Akanni Okoya

He is the owner and founder of Eleganza group of companies which produces a wide range of household goods and utensils. His only formal education is primary education.

5) Orji Uzor Kalu

Orji Uzor Kalu was a former governor and serial businessmam.Orji Uzor Kalu was a former governor and serial businessmam.

Although he enrolled at the University of Maiduguri, he was soon expelled and did not ever enrol again for a degree.

He is the chairman of SLOK Holding and the Daily Sun and New Telegraph newspapers in Nigeria. He also served as the governor of Abia State, Nigeria from May 29, 1999, to May 29, 2007.

6) Olu Benson Lulu Briggs

Olu Benson Lulu Briggs is oil magnet.Olu Benson Lulu Briggs is oil magnet.

Mr Briggs is the founder and chairman of Moni Pulo Limited which is an oil exploration and production company. He did not get any further education after primary school due to the lack of funds to do so.

7) Alhaji Mohammed Indimi

Alhaji Mohammed Indimi operators across major sectors in Nigeria.Alhaji Mohammed Indimi operators across major sectors in Nigeria.

Mohammed Indimi is a Nigerian based businessman who solely founded Oriental Energy and is also the chairman.

These men are currently the richest men in Nigeria with no university degree.

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