Top 10 Richest Men in Kano State & Net Worth (2024)

Kano is a state located in the extreme northern part of Nigeria.

The state is obviously Nigeria’s most populous state.

With this being the case, there are a lot of rich people who are billionaires that originates from the state.

Aliko Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu and Sanusi Lamido are few of the notable names in the list of Kano’s most richest.

There are many other affluent individuals, and most of them are government officials, politician, and businessmen.

This article provides top ten richest men in Kano state and their net worth in 2024.


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List of Top 10 Richest Men in Kano & Net Worth (2024)

Below is the rundown of the top ten most wealthy individuals in Kano state:

Alhaji Aliko Dangote Net Worth – $8.5 Billion

Aliko Dangote is the current richest man in Kano state with a net worth estimated at $8.7 billion this 2024.

There is no doubt that Africa’s most richest man, Aliko Dangote who is from Kano state, is the richest northerner in Hausa/Fulani land.

Aliko Dangote was born in 1957. He is a Nigerian business tycoon, a philanthropist, and a public figure.

Dangote is the owner of Dangote group, a large company conglomerate in Africa.

Taking a gander at this his business, he set up the Group in 1977.

The company is into cement manufacturing, sugar and floor producing, petrochemicals, oil and gas refining and also real estate.

He likewise has diversified business that cuts across other sectors.

The billionaire has a current net worth of US$ 8.5 billion.

Abdulsamad Rabiu Net Worth – $3.2 Billion

Abdulsamad Rabiu is the second richest individual from Kano state with a net worth estimated at $3.2 billion.

He is also among the richest hausa business men in country who is a billionaire.

He is a popular businessman from Kano state and of the Hausa-Fulani ethnic group.

The top business CEO is the founder of BUA group, a conglomerate with specification in concrete, sugar, floor, land, oil and gas.

Rabiu is a graduate of Economics from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

The extremely rich person set up BUA group in 1988, and today the business conglomerate has gone far to be quite possibly the best of it kind.

Abdulsamad Rabiu is one of the leading figure in the rundown of most richest men in Kano State.

His current net worth and total assets is evaluated at $3.2 billion US dollars according to Forbes magazine rating.

Senator Rabiu Kwankaso Net Worth – $950 Million

Senator Rabiu Kwankaso is third on the list of richest men in Kano state with a net worth estimated  at $950 million.

He is also seen as the most influential and richest politician in Kano state.

Aside from politics, Kwankwaso is also a businessman and was born in Salamatu town.

Kwankaso is a former senator representing Kano Central senatorial district.

He was likewise a former chief executive officer of Kano State, and held the office for two terms.

The former senate member was a Defense Minister and was similarly the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives from March 1992 to March 1993.

Rabiu Kwankaso is among the most influencial political figure from the northern part of the country.

He is also one of the richest in the region.

The prolific politician has a net worth that is valued at $950 million.

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Net Worth – $480 Million

Muhammadu Sanusi II (Sanusi Lamido Sanusi) is a prominent and influencial personality from Kano state.

The former monarch was born on the 31st of July, 1961, and he is from the Dabo royal family of Kano.

On March 2014, Sanusi became the fourteenth Emir of Kano from the Fulani Sullubawa clan.

He climbed the seat following the demise of his uncle Ado Bayero, who was the former Emir.

However, Sanusi was ousted on 9 March 2020 by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Looking at how wealthy Sanusi is in profession, the former Emir and business magnate’s net worth is valued at $480 million.

He is an economist and a banker.

He was appointed as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria from 2009 to 2014.

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Net Worth – $400 Million

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR was the former adminstrative head of Kano state.

He was born in 1949 in Ganduje town of Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State to a Fulani family.

Ganduje was elected into the office of the Governor of Kano State in 2015.

He succeeded his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.

The governor is one of the richest men in Kano state and  although exact information on his current net worth is limited, he should be worth about $400 million

Ibrahim Shekarau Net Worth – $150 Million

Ibrahim Shekarau is another former governor in the list of the top ten richest men in Kano state.

Born on March 5, 1955, he is a lecturer of education and a two term Governor of Kano State.

Shekarau obtained his education at Gidan Makama Primary School (1961–1967), and proceeded to Kano Commercial College (1967–1973).

He obtained a Degree in Mathematics/Education at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1973–1977).

The former governor is viewed as one of the richest men in Kano state.

Ghali Umar Na’Abba Net Worth – $120 Million

Ghali Umar Na’Abba CFR is a politician and a businessman from Tudun Wada, Kano City, Kano Municipal Local Government.

Born in 1958, he is a political specialist and a policy analyst.

He attended Ahmadu Bello University where he got a four year certification in Political Science.

Ghali joined his father’s chain of companies in 1980.

His business interest is in importation of products, manufacturing to publishing.

Aminu Sule Garo Net Worth – $100 Million

Aminu Sule Garo is yet another wealthy individual who was born in 1962 in Garo Town, Kabo Local Government Area in Kano state.

He is a notable politician and a businessman.

His father late Alhaji Sule Galadima Garo, was one of the most prominent business tycoon.

He started business as a director at Sule Galadima and Sons Limited, from where he rose to become chairman and CEO of Amaco Galadima Nigeria Limited.

Aminu Sule Garo is one of the richest men in Kano state.

Aminu Sule Garo has an estimated net worth of over $100 million.

Basheer Mohammed Net Worth – $90 Million

Basheer Lado Garba Mohammed is a businessman and politician born on the 16th of July, 1966.

He was elected in March 2011 as the Senator representing Kano Central.

The political figure attended Bayero University, Kano, where he obtained a degree in Political Science.

Basheer Garba Mohammed is a businessman with banking, property and trading interests.

He established the Ladon Alheri Foundation, a project that is meant to improve the face of the society.

Nasir Yusuf Gawuna Net Worth – $90 Million

Nasir Yusuf is one of the notable names in Kano state political atmosphere.

He was born on the 6th of July, 1967 in Gawuna area of Nassarawa Local Government Area in Kano State.

Gawuna is the current deputy governor of Kano state, and he was appointed by his principal, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

The politician is a health personnel, businessman and a politician who is one of the richest in Kano state.

He is valued to have a net worth estimated at $90 million.


Kano state has a good number of wealthy individuals to boast of.

These individuals position the state through their wealth and their personal impacts.

Notable names like Aliko Dangote and Abdulsamad Rabiu are leading in the rank of the richest in the country.

This article enumerated the top ten of these most wealthy individuals in Kano state and their alleged net worth.

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