Top Five Richest Kings in Nigeria 2019 (Forbes List)!
Not in doubts is there opulence in considering how Kings are been cared for with absolute honor and respect.
It is a no Argue nor an understatement if we say more than 85 percent of Nigeria Kings are stupendously rich as they ride luxury cars, live Mansions, have businesses they managed and even receive good salaries from Nigeria government.
Though, Nigeria is home to Several Monarchs, but a lot of them are very popular not only in their territory, but in Nigeria as a whole, some of them have even gained International recognition.
In this Post, you will be enlightened about the top 5 richest of these Monarchs.
*Oba Obateru Akinruntan
Obateru Akinruntan is the richest king in Nigeria. This Monarch is a billionaire businessman with investment in the oil and gas Sector.
Obateru Akinruntan was born in 1950 and he is the traditional ruler of Ugbo Land, a town located in Ilaje local government area of Ondo State.
He made his money via crude oil business. How did he start? He first opened a small filling station about 35 years ago. But today, the filling station now has more than 50 branches nationwide. The king is the owner of Obat Petroleum. This company is aid to have the largest of all the oil depots in Africa as they have the capacity to store up to 65 million liters of petroleum.
*Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Eniitan
Ooni of Ife, Oba adeyeye ogunwusi Eniitan is the Monarch of Ife Kingdom. Ife Kingdom is located in Osun state. The town is said to be one of the popular and powerful Kingdom in the Western region of Nigeria, a region mainly a settlement of the Yoruba tribe.
Oba Adeyeye was born on the 17th of October 1974. He is a successful business-man an entrepreneur before he attain the throne as the Ooni of Ife. He is an accountant and a real estate developer. He is currently the 51st king to be crowned as the King (Ooni) of Ife. He occupied the stool after the demise of his Succesor, King (Oba) Okunade Sijuwade. He is an entrepreneur whose passion lies on making something from nothing. He has brought some modern look into kingship since he ascended the throne as the King of Ife land.
*Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar IV
Aside from being among the richest kings in Nigeria, Saad Abubakar is also one of the most influential kings in Nigeria. He is the leader of all Muslims in Nigeria. He is not just a traditional leader, but also a religious leader.
His influence is not limited to Sokoto alone, as he is very popular and well respected all across Nigeria. He and the king of Ife are both co-chairpersons of the Nigerian Council of Traditional Rulers. His name is Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar IV.
*Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is the Emir of kano, He was the former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, before he ascend the throne. His full name is Mallam Muhammad Lamido Sanusi II. The title Emir is a well respected title by the people of Kano state and beyond. Kano is a very popular and big City located in the northern part of Nigeria.
Sanusi Lamido is the head of the whole Kano Emirate, which means his dominance goes beyond the city of Kano as he also controls some remote villages and towns close to Kano. Mallam Sanusi took over from late Alhaji Dr. Ado Bayero, who occupied the seat as the King (Emir) of Kano for 51 years.
*Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola III
Alaafin Of Oyo, Lamidi Olayiwola III occupies the 5th position in the list of the top five richest kings in Nigeria. The king was born on the 15th of October 1938. He ascended the throne as the king of Oyo kingdom after the demise of Alaafin Gbadegeshin Ladigbolu II.
His Kingdom, Oyo is said to be the most popular and powerful kingdom among the Yoruba tribe in the olden days as it was the most Powerful Authoritative Empire and also the Center of the Western region of Nigeria.
Aside from being rich, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola is also a very powerful king among the Yoruba tribe. He is said to be one among three most influential king in Nigeria presently. He is also one of the oldest Kings in Nigeria.
This is however, the most authoritative List of the Richest Kings in Nigeria at the moment. We will always update the list as time goes on if there is any reason whatsoever to do that.
David Kupah is a writer, social media influencer, motivator, an activist, Entrepreneur and an independent blogger at Asorock Online (AsorockOnline)