Northern Nigerian men are on the list of some of the wealthiest men in the country. In fact, the richest man in Africa is a Hausa man, Aliko Dangote. Aside from Dangote, there are other wealthy men from the North.

Below you will find the top 10 Northerners who fall within this list. They include:

  1. Aliko Dangote – $12.6 Billion
Alhaji Aliko Dangote
Alhaji Aliko Dangote

The #1 spot for the richest man in Nigeria and the North is reserved for no other than the Dangote boss, Aliko Dangote. His source of wealth is through cement and beverages production, auto manufacturing, and fertilizer production. He is the founder and chairman of Africa’s largest cement producer, Dangote Cement. He owns 85% of his company, with a net worth of $12.6 billion.

He’s cars include:

  • Maybach 57S Knight Luxury
  • Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG
  • Bugatti Veyron
  • Bentley Mulsanne
  • Toyota Landcruiser Prado
  1. Abdul Samad Rabiu – $7.9 Billion
Abdul Samad Rabiu
Abdul Samad Rabiu

#2 on the list is Abdulsamad Rabiu, the second richest man in Nigeria and the #2 richest from the North with a fat net worth of $7.9 billion. He founded BUA Group, a company involved in cement production, sugar refining, and real estate.

The 61-year-old Kano-born businessman started his business importing iron, steel, and chemicals, he also inherited land from his father, a successful businessman. The cars he owns include:

  • Armoured Mercedes Benz G-Wagon
  • Mercedes Benz S-Class
  • Toyota Land Cruiser Prado SUV
  • Range Rover Sport
  1. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida – $5 Billion
Ibrahim Babangida
Ibrahim Babangida

The former Nigerian army general and former military Head of State is #3 on the richest politicians list in Nigeria and on the list of richest Hausa men. Babangida played a key role both in the Nigerian army and Nigerian politics. Popularly referred to as the “Nigerian Maradona.” He is one of the richest Nigerian politicians to date.

Alongside his multi-million Naira hilltop mansion, some of his cars include:

  • Mercedes Benz S 600
  • Rolls Royce Phantom III luxury sedan
  • BMW 760LI
  • Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Learjet 45 worth 594.7 million naira
  1. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma – $1.6 Billion
Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma
Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma

Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma is equally among the list of richest Hausa men in the country. He is a local of Taraba state, a prominent Nigerian politician, and involved in Nigerian military affairs. He is a retired lieutenant general of the Nigerian Army.

During the tenure of Olusegun Obasanjo, Danjuma held several political positions, including those of chief of the Army staff and minister of defence. He made oil investments after retiring and is currently the chairman of SAPETRO.

  1. Atiku Abubakar – $1.4 Billion
Atiku Abubakar
Atiku Abubakar

#5 is a former Nigerian vice president and current presidential aspirant for the 2023 elections under the PDP umbrella Atiku Abubakar. He was also a comptroller general of the Nigerian Customs for 20 years, and through his position, he made a fortune. Atiku was accused of laundering over $100 million into the United States between 2000 and 2008. Alongside his $2.95 million mansion in Potomac, Maryland, USA, some of his vehicles include:

  • Embraer Phenom 100 Private jet
  • Range Rover
  • Mercedes S550
  • Lexus 570
  • Toyota Land Cruiser
  1. Dahiru Barau Mangal – $1.2 Billion
Dahiru Barau Mangal
Dahiru Barau Mangal

Another wealthy Northerner is the businessman and founder of Max Air in 2008. He hails from Katsina. Today, his airline, Max Air, is a leading Airline in Nigeria with a national, regional, and global flight network. His other investments are in transportation, oil and gas, and construction.

Currently, his net worth is valued at $1.2 billion. But, the number of cars he owns is not of public knowledge.

  1. Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu – $895 Million
Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu

Ahmadu Adamu Mu’Azu used to be the governor of Bauch State as well as the former chairman of the PDP. He also served as property manager of the Bauch State Investment and Property Development Company.

In April 2019, EFFC burst into his mansion in Ikoyi and discovered over $50 million hidden in his fire-resistant cabinets behind false walls. The company that built the house claimed he owned the house. But, the Northern Millionaire rejected all the accusations. Some of the cars include:

  • Lexus LX570
  • Range Rover Discovery
  • Toyota Sequoia
  1. Colonel Sani Bello – $800 Million
Colonel Sani Bello
Colonel Sani Bello

Colonel Sani Bello was a former governor of Kano state between 1975 to 1978. After retiring from government work and the military, he invested in oil, telecommunications, and electricity. Later, he started the Sani Bello foundation. He expanded his business to banking, insurance, construction, and telecommunication.

He was a founding partner of Amni, a national oil and gas exploration and production business with a stake in the Ketu and Okoro oilfields, established in 1993. He is chairman of Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited and Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company Limited.

  1. Mohammed Indimi – $450 Million
Mohammed Indimi
Mohammed Indimi

Mohammed Indimi is another Northerner born in Maiduguri, Borno State. The businessman also serves as chairman of Oriental Energy Resources, a privately held oil exploration and production company in Nigeria. Through his business ventures, the businessman has acquired a lot of wealth for himself.

There is no public knowledge of his vehicles, even though he owns several luxurious and bulletproof vehicles.

  1. Abdullahi Bashir Haske – $350,000 Million
Abdullahi Bashir Haske
Abdullahi Bashir Haske

Abdul Bashir Haske is the founder and Group Managing Director of AA&R Investments, the company is focused on a long chain of oil-based companies that continue stretching their boundaries in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.

The Northern-born billionaire hails from Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria, and he has 51% of the oil blocs left behind by Addax Petroleum.

There is no public knowledge of the cars owned by the Nigerian billionaire. But one thing is sure, the billionaire has exotic cars in his garage.


The above-listed names are the names of the top wealthy men from Northern Nigeria. These men have acquired wealth through politics and other business engagements, particularly oil investments.