Who are the richest bloggers in Nigeria today?
It’s no news that the media has power to reach people, control narratives of information and help people get updated.
But who are those pulling the strings? Who are those that own reputable blogs in Nigeria and how rich are they?
Talk about the richest man in Nigeria today and you won’t find any of these bloggers, but isn’t it cool to know these bloggers?
Top 10 Richest Bloggers In Nigeria
Based on the fact that more than 176,000 blogs are created and launched into the web space every day, which blogs are successful and how rich are the owners of these blogs?
Here’s a list of richest Nigerian bloggers and their net worth.
1. LINDA IKEJI ($40 million)
Talk about the richest bloggers in Nigeria and Linda Ikeji name is on everyone’s lips. She is not only one of the top 10 richest bloggers but in fact the highest paid blogger in Nigeria.
She was born on the 19th of September, 1980 as the 2nd child of 7 children in a catholic family of 9.
She started writing at the tender age of 10 years. The alumni of UNILAG started lindaikeji.blogspot.com in the year 2006.
Did you know that SaharaReporters was founded in the year 2006?
The proud indigene of Nkwere, Imo state; is a philanthropist and run a non – profiting project: “I’d rather be self made, No thanks’.
Linda Ikeji, the lady became Linda Ikeji, the expectant mother when she got pregnant for Mr. Jeremi; then became Linda Ikeji, the single mother of baby boy, Jayce Jeremi.
The 38 year old beauty is not only on my list as one of the richest bloggers in Nigeria but also the richest female blogger, and you can learn more about Linda Ikeji net worth in this post.
2. UCHENNA JENNIFER EZE ($5 Million)
The former employee of Shell Canada, and Cardbury, Middle east was born on the 24th of July, 1984. She’s no doubt notable for her blog, bellanaija.com.
She became the founder and CEO of Bellanaija in the month of July, 2006. Ten years later she bagged the African blogger of the year award at the Nickelodeon kids’ choice awards.
Love did not elude the founder of the blog that covers its fair share of weddings and she was seen walking down the aisle courtesy of Mr Bode Pedro. Today she is a proud mother of twins.
She is one of the few females on the list of richest bloggers in Nigeria due to her blogging skills in the Nigerian fashion industry.
3. CHUDE JIDEONWO ($1 Million)
Chude Jideonwo was born on the 16th of March, 1985 in Lagos to Mr. Ifeanyi S. Jideonwo and Mrs. Ngozi A. Jideonwo.
He attended K.Kotun Memorial Primary School before proceeding to Adebola Baptist High School and rounding up his secondary education at the famous Mayflower, Ikenne.
He wrote jamb exam and was successful in the UNILAG post utme too, enough to gain admission in to the school to study law.
With his intelligence and diligent studying, he became the best student of the department of Law in the University of Lagos.
Chude had his masters in media & communications at the Pan African University; little did he know he will be enlisted as one of the richest bloggers in Nigeria as at this time.
At 15 years, the young champ had a presence on NTA as a TV presenter. The year 2011 saw him as the youngest journalist ever to interview a sitting president, Fmr President Goodluck Jonathan.
He is the founder of Y! Naija.com, and founded Joy Inc following his depression episode. Today, he is one of the richest bloggers in Nigeria with a net worth of #358 Million.
4. OMOYELE SOWORE ($10 million)
Heard of Sahara reporters? Meet the man that started it all.
Born on the 16th of February, 1971 in Ese – Odo, Ondo state; as the first child of 20 children.
He started fishing at a young age of 12 years and helped his family as King David helped his family then as a small child.
He gained admission in to the University of Lagos in the year 1989 but had a rough ride along the way and spent 6 years instead before graduating.
Possibly his early participation in the responsibility of his family taught him some things and he would not take some stuff that other students accepted blindly.
He became the Student Union president soon enough and was later expelled on two occasions due to his aluta continua unwavering spirit, not excluding political reasons.
Year 1999, the Nigerian human activist would not have being celebrated here as one of the richest bloggers in Nigeria if he did not survive the attack on him by some vengeful cult members.
He has a Masters degree in public administration from Columbia University. He founded Sahara Reporters in the year 2006.
Despite having a website with high net worth, he has been said to be disgraced on different occasions not because he is not the richest blogger in Nigeria but for not booking an appointment to see Ooni of Ife.
5. NOBLE IGWE ($4 Million)
Noble Igwe did not wake up one morning and became enlisted as one of the richest bloggers in Nigeria; his entrepreneurial skills did not guarantee him an undeniable entry as one of the top 10 wealthiest bloggers in Nigeria, but hard work.
Born on the 10th of February, 1979; an indigene of Abia state. He had his basic education at National High School, Aba; St. Augustine’s Anglican Seminary, Nbawsi.
He had his secondary education at Federal Government College, Okigwe; before proceeding to University of Nigeria, Nsukka for his tertiary education; and later Pan African University.
Year 2009 saw the first block laid into the foundation of 360 group by the writer, blogger, and entrepreneur.
Seven years later, Sir Herbert and Lady Charity Igwe were smiling as their son put a ring on and signed for Chioma Otisi in the month June.
They became proud parents of their cute daughter, Jasmine Igwe in the year January 2017.
6. MAKINDE AZEEZ ($7.5 Million)
Makinde Azeez was born on the 10th of December, 1989 in Lagos. He is the founder of the website Naijaloaded.com.
Did you know that naijaloaded.com shares the same month and day with Nigeria?
Naijaloaded.com was founded on the 1st of October, 2009.
At the age of 20, Makinde was listed as one of Nigeria’s Formost Mobile & PC youngest consultant. His blog is one of the most visited blogs in Nigeria.
May 2017 saw him exiting the list of eligible bachelors in the country and joining the list of married men when he walked Mujidat Omokehinde down the aisle.
He is one of the richest bloggers in Nigeria with net worth of #2.7 Billion.
7. JAPHETH JOSHUA OMOJUWA ($1.5 Million)
The alumni of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta was born on the 3rd of October, 1984.
He is a columnist with the Punch newspaper, Leaders newspaper, and also at Naij.com. He is also the founder of Omojuwa.com.
He is not exempted from my list of richest bloggers in Nigeria with his estimated net worth of #537 Million.
8. JIDE OGUNSANYA ($3 Million)
Jide Ogunsanya was born on the 14th of April of a particular year. He had his basic and secondary school education before proceeding to Olabisi Onabanjo University to bag a degree in microbiology.
He founded his blog, Ogbongeblog.com in the year 2008 while he was in his final year at OOU, Ago-Iwoye.
He is also the founder of Bloggers.NG, and owns naira4sms, and mobilataria; the entrepreneur is in to the recharge card printing business.
The blogger, web designer, and digital marketer is one of the richest bloggers in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of #1.1 Billion.
9. LOY OKIEZE ($3 Million)
The founder of Techloy.com was given birth to on the 12th day in the month of November, 1981.
He has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Abuja.
He is not just a blogger but one of the richest bloggers in Nigeria today with an estimated net worth of #1.1 Billion.
10. ADEMOLA OGUNDELE ($400, 000)
The year 1999 saw Ademola boarding a plane from the Nigeria airport to the United States.
The following year, Kennesaw state university in Georgia admitted one of the future richest bloggers in Nigeria then; into the department of Computer Science.
The founder of Notjustok.com in the sixth month of the year 2006 was born on the 10th of February, 1981.
The is an indigene of Ondo state is said to have an estimated net worth of #143, 212, 000
Richest bloggers in Nigeria (Summary)
One thing I’ve noticed about these richest bloggers in Nigeria is that they share the same age bracket (close range), many were born in the 1980s.
Also, most of them started what’s now a big thing today, in 2008, just about 2 decades after the birth of the internet.
To be successful is not easy, they had to put in the work, and they must have failed at one time or the other, but they didn’t quit.
I hope you find this post informative, kindly hit the like and share button. Before you let me ask you this “What list are you on today? Or what list do you aspire to be on?’