Top richest men in Kano state

Top richest men in Kano state

Are you interested to know the name of top richest men in Kano state? Kano state is the #1 state in the that houses many rich people. Perhaps, Africa’s top richest man, Aliko Dangote is living in Kano state.

The home and present location of the chairman and CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote who has an estimated net worth of US$13.6 billion as of January 2022 is Kano state.

List of top 30 richest men in Kano state

The list of top 30 richest men in Kano state Nigeria as of 2022 are:

  1. Abdusalam Rabiu
  2. Ely Calil
  3. Aliko Dangote
  4. Halima Dangote
  5. Halima Abubakar
  6. Saratu Gidado
  7. Mustapha Ahmad Isa
  8. Rabiu Kwankwaso
  9. Maitatsine
  10. Bashir Yusuf Ibrahim
  11. Ahmed Idris
  12. Ibrahim Kpotun Idris
  13. Nura M Inuwa
  14. Yusuf Abdullahi Ata
  15. Juliet Akano
  16. James N.J. Aneke
  17. Abubakar Bashir Maishadda
  18. Munzali Dantata
  19. Del B
  20. Muhammad Garba
  21. Basheer Garba Mohammed
  22. Rabiu Musa
  23. Abdullahi Mustapha
  24. Ibrahim Umar
  25. Shamsuddeen Usman
  26. Ibrahim Rabiu
  27. Mohammed Rabiu
  28. Rabia Salihu Sa’id
  29. Aminu Saira
  30. Ibrahim Shekarau.

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Business sector

The top richest business men or entrepreneurs in Kano state are discussed below

#1. Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote, born on 10 April 1957, is a Nigerian top richest man currently lives in Kano state. He is also the richest man in Africa.

His company, Dangote Group is one of the best cement, sugar, and flour producing industries in the whole Africa. Dangote Group also involved in petrochemicals, oil and gas processing, and even real estate development.

#2. Abdulsamad Rabiu

AbdulSamad Rabiu is a Nigerian billionaire businessman and philanthropist also live in Kano state. After obtaining Bachelor’s degree in Economics in Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, USA, he returned back to Nigeria and founded BUA group, a conglomerate that specializes in concrete, sugar, floor, and land as well as oil and gasoline.

He was an Hausa by language. As of 2022, the net worth of Abdulsamad Rabiu is approximately 6.9 billion USD according to Forbes. He is an entrepreneur and he majorly earns his money through his BUA group company.

Political sector

Now, we are going to discuss top richest politicians in Kano state. Let’s start!!

#1. Ibrahim Shekarau

Ibrahim Shekarau is a politician, former Nigerian minister of education and two-term Governor of Kano State Nigeria. He was elected in April 2003 and reelected in April 2007. He is a member of the All Progressive Congress. He was one of the candidates who aspired to become president in the Nigerian general elections of 2011.

Being a two-term governor of Kano state, he is considered to be one of the top richest men who live in Kano.

#2. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is a Nigerian politician who is currently serving as the Governor of Kano State. He took over office in 2015. He previously served as Rabiu Kwankwaso’s deputy governor twice, between 1999 to 2003 and 2011 to 2015.

Hence, the executive governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is one of the top richest men in Kano state.

#3. Nasir Yusuf Gawuna

Nasir Yusuf Gawuna is a Health personnel, businessman and a politician who is the Deputy Governor of Kano State.

He was born on August 6, 1967, in Gawuna, Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano state. He is a Hausa man and one of the top richest men in Kano state.

#4. Aminu Sule Garo

Aminu Sule Garo is a Nigerian politician elected as a Senator representing Kano North in April 2007, but his election was annulled in December 2007 as a result of the required qualifications he lacked.

Apart from being a politician, Aminu Sule Garo is also a director of Sule Galadima and Sons Limited, he further became the chairman and CEO of Amaco Galadima Nigeria Limited, a company he co-founded in 1999. In conclusion, Aminu Sule Garo is one of the top richest men in Kano State with an estimated net worth of $100 million.

#5. Senator Rabiu Kwankaso

From December 1992 until December 1993, the former senator served as Defense Minister and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.

With a net worth estimated at $950 million, Senator Rabiu Kwankaso is Kano’s third-richest man with a $950 million fortune. His status as the most powerful and wealthiest politician in Kano state is also well-known. Kwankwaso is not just a politician, but also a businessman who was born in Salamatu. A former senator from Kano Central senatorial district, Kwankaso is a former senator from Kano State. A former chief executive officer of Kano State, he served two terms in that position.

#6. Ghali Umar Na’Abba

Ghali Umar Na’Abba is a Nigerian politician, former Speaker of the House and one of the top richest men in Kano state. He studied Political Science at Ahmadu Bello University.

He was born on September 27, 1958. He is a political expert and policy analyst. When Ghali was a teenager, he began working for his father’s company. In addition to importing things, he is also interested in manufacturing as well as publishing.

#7. Basheer Mohammed

Basheer Lado Garba Mohammed is a Nigerian businessman who was elected Senator for the Kano Central constituency of Kano State, Nigeria in the April 2011 national elections, running on the People’s Democratic Party platform.

Now, in Kano state, Basheer Garba Mohammed is one of the top richest men with an interest in banking, real estate, and international trade. He founded the Ladon Alheri Foundation which aims in improving the image of society.

Others sector

  • Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Muhammadu Sanusi is the spiritual leader of the Tijanniyah Sufi order in Nigeria. He is a member of the Dabo Ruling dynasty and was emir of the ancient city-state of Kano. He was born in Kano in 1961 into the royal family as the grandson of Muhammadu Sanusi.

He is one of the richest men in Kano state. Presently, his net worth is estimated as $480 million according to Forbes.


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