The richest Lawyers in Nigeria is a must known for both the law students and any one who might have interest in law generally.

Today I’ll reveal to you the list of the richest lawyers in Nigeria according to research from sources like Forbes and Wikipedia .

Note that these list Contains both their recorded net worth there are possibilities for changes but we will always keep this list updated.

In my previous article I wrote about the best websites for lawyers/law students which you will also find really helpful.

Richest Lawyers In Nigeria

Richest Lawyers in Nigeria

Based on Research, Below are my list of Richest lawyers in Nigeria:

  1. Adewale Tinubu – $700 million
  2. Afe Babalola, CON, OFR, SAN – $350 million
  3. Babatunde Folawiyo  – $650 million
  4. John Olatunde Ayeni – $600 million
  5. Adewunmi Ogunsanya – $250 million
  6. Wale Babalakin SAN – $260 million
  7. Jimoh Ibrahim – $200 million
  8. Wole Olanipekun – $122 million
  9. Gbenga Oyebode – $120 million
  10. Femi Falana SAN – $80 million

If you wish to know more about the lawyers mention above, I enjoin you to continue reading as I will give you interesting details about  every one of them listed here. Let’s move on!

1. Adewale Tinubu:

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Education Background: University of Liverpool

State of origin: Lagos

Nationality: Nigeria

Jubril Adewale Tinubu is my first on the list as the Richest Lawyer in Nigeria currently.  

According to Forbes, Jubril Adewale Tinubu has an estimated net worth of $700 million. He began his career in 1992 as a specialist in corporate and petroleum law assignments and also as an attorney.

I will schock you with this, He is the cousin to the popular Former-Governor of Lagos State Bola Tinubu (Known to be one of the richest person in Lagos State).

There is no doubt that Jubril Adewale Tinubu is one of the richest lawyers in Nigeria.

2. Afe Babalola, CON, OFR, SAN:

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Education: University of London

State of Origin: Ekiti state

Nationality: Nigeria

Afe Babalola is of no doubt the most influential lawyer in Nigeria till date.

Taking the 2nd position as the richest lawyers in Nigeria is Afe Babalola SAN, OFR, CON, who was born 1929.

Mr. Aare Afe Babalola is the founding partner of Afe Babalola & Co (Emmanuel Chambers), which is one of the largest and biggest law firms in Nigeria.

However, To bring to our Notice, Mr Aare Afe Babalola is also the founder of the popular Afe Babalola University Popularlay known as ABU.

He has an estimated net worth of $351 million. No doubt, he is one of the top richest lawyers in Nigeria today.

3. Babatunde Folawiyo:

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Education: University of London

State of origin: Lagos

Nationality: Nigeria

Tunde Folawiyo is another top richest lawyers in Nigeria on my list, He was born on April 6, 1960.

He was Chairman of the Yinka Folawiyo Group, an organisation with interests in energy, agriculture, shipping, and real estate. A conglomerate that was founded by his father, Wahab Folawiyo, Tunde took over the organisation in 2008 when his father passed.

He also serves as Director of MTN Nigeria Ltd, Executive Director of Yinka Folawiyo Group of CompaniesTunde also founded Folawiyo Energy Ltd, a subsidiary of the Yinka Folawiyo Group of Companies.

Tunde was previously a non-executive director of Access Bank plc (formerly Access Bank Nigeria) from 11 October 2005 to January 29, 2014. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1985, where he started his law practice in Nigeria with the firm Ogunsanya, but resigned from law in 1989.

According to Wikipedia and Forbes,  Babatunde Folawiyo’s estimated net worth is $650 million.

4. John Olatunde Ayeni:

Who are the most richest lawyers in Nigeria 2019_2020

Education: Amadu Bello University (ABU)

State of origin: Ijumu, Kogi state

Nationality: Nigeria

Olatunde Ayeni is worthy to be part of the list of Richest Lawyers in Nigeria. He was born on April 4, 1967.

He had his secondary education at Baptist Secondary School, Iyah-Gbede in Ijumu, Kogi State between 1981–1985 followed by Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Kwara State.

In the same 1987, he was admitted to read Law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. He graduated with honours in 1990 and was called to Bar in 1991

John Olatunde Ayeni has an estimated net worth of $600 million. Indeed, he is one of the wealthiest and most influential lawyers in Nigeria currently.

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5. Adewunmi Ogunsanya:Top most richest lawyers in Nigeria

Education: University of Kent

State of origin: Lagos

Nationality: Nigeria

Adewunmi Ogunsanya known as the chairman of Multichoice Nigeria Limited.

He is a successful legal practitioner, a law graduate of University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom, was honoured with the prestigious title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN) in 2016. An insightful businessman-professional, he is also known as non-executive director at Heritage Bank Plc.

He is one of the richest SANs in Nigeria with about $250 million net worth according to Heritage bank Nigeria. No doubt, he is one of the richest lawyers in Nigeria.

6. Wale Babalakin, SAN:

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Education: University of Lagos (UNILAG)

State of origin: Oyo

Nationality: Nigeria

Dr. Wale Babalakin was born on July 1, 1960 in IbadanOyo State.

He was made a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2002, While in 2007, he received a conferred degree with the national honour of the Officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, OFR. On 21 December 2013, during the 90th anniversary of the Ansar Ud Deen Society of Nigeria, Dr. Wale Babalakin, along with other dignitaries including the Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), was awarded the Merit Award for his contribution to the society and humanity in general.

According to research, Wale’s estimated net worth is $260 million. Indeed, his is one of the richest lawyers in Nigeria today without no objection.

7. Jimoh Ibrahim:

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Education: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).

State of origin: Ondo

Nationality: Nigeria

Jimoh Ibrahim was born on the February 24, 1947 in Ondo state, Nigeria. He studied both Law (LLB) and public administration (MPA) at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).

He later attended Harvard University, Cambridge, Graduating with a Master of Laws (LLM) and Masters In International Taxation degree.

He was also into business like; oil & gas distribution, resorts, hotels, banking, real estate, insurance,airlines, publishing and investments.

According to Forbes, Jimoh Ibrahim has an estimated net worth of about $200 million. he is one of the richest lawyers in Nigeria.

8. Wole Olanipekun:WHO MUCH DO LAWYERS MAKE_ THE RICHEST LAWYERS

Education: University of Lagos (UNILAG)

State of origin: Ekiti

Nationality: Nigeria

Wole Olanipekun was born on the November 18, 1951.

Wole Olanipekun  who is the former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in 2002 and the managing partner of Wole Olanipekun & Co, which is a firm he founded

Wole Olanipekun is the current vice president of the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU). He is also a core member of the Nigerian Body of Benchers and the International Bar Association.

Wole Olanipekun’s net worth is $122 million. He is indeed one of the richest lawyers in Nigeria too.

However he is worthy of the place of one of the Richest lawyers in Nigeria today with his impact on legal affairs

9. Gbenga Oyebode:Top richest lawyers in nigeria and most successful lawyers in Nigeria 2019

Education: University of Pennsylvania

State of origin: Ekiti

Nationality: Nigeria

Gbenga  was born on the March 30, 1959 at Ado Ekiti. He is the Co Founder of Aluko and Oyebode.

Gbenga Oyebode was the former chairman of Access Bank PLC and the current chairman of Okomu Oil and Crusade Insurance.

He specializes in advising major companies on matters relating to oil and gas, power, foreign direct investment and aviation. Gbenga Oyebode went to the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) where he studied law. After obtaining his LLB certificate, he went to the University of Pennsylvania for his master of law (LL.M) in 1982.

He has current estimated net worth is $120 million. Gbenga Oyebode was a president of the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA) on Business law. This makes him one of the richest lawyers in Nigeria.

10. Femi Falana SAN:

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Education: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

State of Origin: Ekiti

Spouse(s): Funmi Falana

Children: 3

One of the top richest lawyers in Nigeria, Femi Falana(SAN) born on the 20th of May, 1958. He is the father of the Popular Nigerian rapper,song writter,comedian Falz,(Folarin Falana) and husband to Nigerian women’s rights activist Funmi Falana.

Femi Falana is known to be a human right activist. He contested and lost the governorship election of Ekiti State in 2007 on the platform of the National Conscience Party and became National Chairman in 2011. His estimated net worth as at now (2019) is $80 million.

Femi Falana is one of the richest lawyers in Nigeria and also one of the most popular lawyer in Nigeria.

Note: it is made solid evident that those are the richest lawyers in Nigeria currently.

Based on research, these are my list of the current richest lawyers in Nigeria. I am sure you now know the list of the latest Richest lawyers in Nigeria. If you find this article very helpful, please share with your friends to end any matter of arguments, then the lawyers mentioned above is enough to make either you or them Know the Richest Lawyers in Nigeria. Thanks as you share!

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