Most wealthy businessmen, celebrities, politicians, and even renowned pastors are 1% of the population that enjoy the luxury and comfortability of owning a private jet.
Unlike commercial travel, with a private jet, you can determine your flight schedule and enjoy all the luxury you want during your trip. Private jets are super expensive; it should not be a surprise to you that only a handful of Nigerians are able to afford one.
Top 10 Private Jet Owners In Nigeria
The table below shows the names, net worth, age, and occupation of the top 10 private jet owners in Nigeria.
Rank Personality No. of Private Jets Networth Age Occupation 1 Orji Uzor Kalu 5 $3.2 billion 61 Politician 2 Bishop David Oyedepo 4 $150 million 67 Pastor 3 Mike Adenuga 3 $7.9 billion 68 Businessman 4 Aliko Dangote 2 $14 billion 64 Businessman 5 Asiwaju Bola Tinubu 2 $4 billion 69 Politician 6 Pastor Enoch Adeboye 2 $110 million 79 Pastor 7 Folorunsho Alakija 1 $1 billion 70 Businesswoman 8 Davido 1 $25 million 29 Artiste 9 Dj Cuppy 1 $3.5 million 29 Artiste 10 Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor 1 $32 million 58 Pastor
1. Orji Uzor Kalu
Orji Uzor Kalu owns 5 private jets earning in the number spot on the list of top 10 private jet owners in Nigeria. His fleet of private jets includes one Gulfstream G650, one Bombardier’s Global EXP XR, and three Gulfstream IV, one of which is worth a little over N11 billion.
It was said that he is an established businessman before becoming a politician. Uzor Kalu is the CEO of Stok Holdings, which has many interests in shipping, banking, oil trading, and more. He is also the owner of two newspapers: the daily sun and the new telegraph.
Bishop David Oyedepo is the second richest pastor in the world. He owns 4 Private jets making him the second person with the highest number of private jets in Nigeria in 2022.
Oyedepo is a Pastor and the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), a church with the largest auditorium in the whole world.
3. Mike Adenuga
The third person on the list of the top 10 private jet owners in Nigeria is Otunba Mike Adenuga. He is the proud owner of Nigeria’s second-largest telecom operator, Globacom (GLO), and some other businesses.
Mike Adenuga is the second wealthiest man in Nigeria and he owns 3 private jets. His massive net worth has made him an economic force to reckon with in Nigeria. He made his fortune in the oil business and telecommunications.
His company, Globacom is a major competitor to MTN and has over 52 million subscribers. Globacom also has a presence in Benin, Ivory Coast and Ghana. He owns stakes in the Equitorial Trust Bank and the oil exploration firm Conoil (formerly Consolidated Oil Company).
4. Aliko Dangote
The fourth person on the list of the top 10 private jet owners in Nigeria is Aliko Dangote. He has been ranked as the richest man in Africa and Nigeria in 2022.
He is a serial and skilful businessman. The elite business magnate who has consistently ranked as the richest man in Africa hails from Kano State, Nigeria. Considering his net worth, it is not a shock that he has 2 private jets to ferry him during his business trips.
Aliko Dangote was born on April 10, 1957, to a wealthy Muslim family. Aliko’s business venture started when he was 8. The start of Dangote Group dates back to a small trading unit from 1977. Now, the business has become a conglomerate, handling the welfare of thousands of people.
Aside from being the richest politician in Nigeria, Tinubu is the fifth person on the list of the top 10 private jet owners in Nigeria. He was the former Governor of Lagos state and currently the All Progressive Congress (APC) national leader. This political icon has two private jets registered to his name.
Tinubu recently declared interest to run as Nigeria’s President in the forthcoming 2023 elections.
Pastor Adeboye is the founding pastor of RCCG with various branches both in Nigeria and abroad. He has two private jets namely Gulfstream G550 and Gulfstream GIV.
Alakija is one of the respected, richest and most influential women on the black continent. She is one of the top private jet owners in Nigeria in 2022, ranked 7th on this list with her Bombardier Global Express jet.
Folorunsho Alakija is not only a prolific businesswoman involved in the fashion, printing, real estate and oil industries but also a philanthropist. She made her fortune in oil, fashion and printing businesses. She is one of the high-profile and well-honoured women in Africa. She is the proud owner of a private jet that she calls Global Express XRS.
Davido is the only male artist that appears on the list of the top 10 private jet owners in Nigeria. He’s the son of Nigerian billionaire Adedeji Adeleke, although he claims he earned his wealth through his hard work in the music industry.
Davido doesn’t hesitate to show off his wealth on social media. He is one of the youngest Nigerians to own a private jet, a Bombardier Global Express 6000 which costs approximately $62 million.
Another artist on the list of the top 10 private jet owners in Nigeria is Dj Cuppy. She is the daughter of the popular businessman, Femi Otedola.
DJ Cuppy made it really big in the music industry at a young age. She’s one of the few Nigerian female billionaires to own a private jet. The 25-year old DJ Cuppy is well known for her innovative music mix amongst Nigerians and International fans. Being the wealthy lady and the daughter of a billionaire, she has a private jet in her name.
The last person on the list of the top 10 private jets owners in Nigeria in 2022 is Ayo Oritsejafor. He is the Pastor and founder of the “Word of Life Bible Church”. He also has a Bombardier jet to his name.
He was elected as the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in 2010.
Here is a quick rundown of the top 10 private jets owners in Nigeria
1. Orji Uzor Kalu
2. Bishop David Oyedepo
3. Mike Adenuga
4. Aliko Dangote
5. Ashiwaju Bola Tinubu
6. Pastor Adeboye
7. Folorunsho Alakija
9. Dj Cuppy
10. PST Ayo Oritsejafor