Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa, discovered that only two of the three (Aliko Dangote and Folorunsho Alakija) who made it to the 2018 Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires can be found on social media.
Nigerian telecoms and oil tycoon, Mike Adenuga, the second richest black man in the world with a staggering net worth of $5.3 billion could not be found on online, or at least, on social media!
Here is how Nigerian billionaires faired on Instagram and Twitter:
Nigeria’s richest woman, with an estimated fortune of $1.6 billion, has 101k followers on Instagram which makes her the third most followed Nigerian billionaire on that social network.
On Twitter, she is the least followed with a mere 16.3K followers. That’s certainly a good followership to many.
Cement mogul, with a fortune estimated at $10.4 billion as of January 3, 2019, but on Instagram, he is the least followed Nigerian billionaire with only 44.2k followers. This is far below the amount of followers some upcoming Nigerian celebrities have on their social media accounts. However, he reigns supreme on Twitter with 546.2K followers, making him the second most followed billionaire across Nigeria.
A billionaire by Nigerian standards but merely a multimillionaire according to Forbes, which presently estimates his fortune at $550 million, this business tycoon rules Instagram.
Femi Otedola, chairman of Forte Oil Plc, has 478k followers on Instagram and this makes him the most followed on this social platform. This is however, not the case on Twitter where he is the third most followed with only 81.7K. This is understandable as he joined Twitter in February 2018.
With a net worth of $700M according to Forbes, this entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist has 273k following him on Instagram which makes him the second most followed Nigerian billionaire on this platform.
Elumelu thrives on Twitter with 802K followers which makes him the most followed Nigerian billionaire on this social platform.