Nigerian billionaires Tony Elumelu and Herbert Wigwe are both present at this year’s edition of the United Nations General Assembly, holding in New York. The two disclosed this in tweets from their handles.
This morning, I joined Global leaders at #UNGA as one of the inaugural Board Members of “Generation Unlimited” ;part of the @UN ‘sYouth Strategy which aims to refocus the #UN‘s commitment to educating, empowering & creating opportunities for young people worldwide #Youth2030 pic.twitter.com/eiNogcE1Qj
— Tony O. Elumelu, CON (@TonyOElumelu) September 24, 2018
— Herbert Wigwe, FCA (@HerbertOWigwe) September 24, 2018
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Elumelu is the Chairman of UBA Plc, Transcorp Plc and Heirs Holdings, with his holdings on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) valued at N21.1 billion using yesterday’s closing share prices.
Wigwe is the co-founder and current Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Plc with his holdings in the bank valued at N21.8 billion as at yesterday’s closing price.
Here is a break down of their shareholdings, which have dropped since our last billionaire ranking.