Philanthropists are people that are majorly concerned about the welfare of other people and are willing to render help to them in any capacity possible regardless of their relationship with these persons. Nigeria is blessed with handful of these God-sent people.
Nigeria is a blessed country with a lot of billionaires but only a few of these rich men are genuinely concerned about the welfare and living structure of other Nigerians.
A particular dictionary simply defines philanthropy as charitable giving to human causes on a large scale. Philanthropy must be more than just a charitable donation; it is an effort undertaken by an individual or organization based on an altruistic desire to improve human welfare. Wealthy individuals sometimes establish foundations to facilitate their philanthropic efforts.
We take a look at 5 of Nigerian Billionaires who are very much concerned about helping their compatriots.
5. Funso Alakija Folorunso
Funso Alakija Folorunso is the only Billionaire female philanthropist on the list but not the least in terms of success.
She is ranked by Forbes as the world’s richest African woman and Nigeria’s first female billionaire.
Her net worth is more than $2.5 billion and her recent motto is “as much of my life as I could to encourage people, to encourage others to get to where they should be, where they want to be.”
As a woman, it is not easy to reach the height of success as Funso did. But it is even harder to lead the life of philanthropist and manage your own business in the same time.
Funso focuses on helping primarily women and young people. Her charity foundation is called the Rose of Sharon Foundation (ROSF) and its main goal is to help widows and orphans, through creating a common network. Alakija, being the CEO of the Rose of Sharon Group, has helped more than 2,751 widows and 963 widows’ children.
These days, her foundation’s next aim is to help set up some schools in those areas in Nigeria, where the women struggle to combine the work and studies. Alakija believes in the success of this idea, saying: “it’s a land flowing with opportunities, land flowing with milk and honey.
It has its challenges, its faults, but Rome wasn’t built in a day and we all have to come together to build our nation.”..click next below to next to continue..