Introducing Ladi Delano, Nigeria’s Youngest Billionaire


Ladi Delano is a 35-year old Nigerian serial entrepreneur who made his first million as a liquor entrepreneur while living in China.

At the age of 24, in 2004, he founded Solidarnosc Asia, a Chinese alcoholic beverage company that madeSolid XS, a premium brand of vodka. Solid XS eventually had a 50% market share and went on to become a mainstream liqour brand and was being distributed in over 30 cities, pulling in $20 million in annual revenue.

Delano then sold the company to a rival liquor company for over $15 million and put his funds into his next venture – a real estate investment holding company with a focus in mainland China.

Today, Delano is the co-founder and CEO of Bakrie Delano Africa (BDA) – a $1 billion joint venture with theBakrie Groupof Indonesia. Bakrie Delano Africa stands as the Bakrie Groups’ investment partner in Nigeria.

So far, the Indonesian Conglomerate has provided over $900 million worth of funding for investment in Nigeria and Bakrie Delano Africa identifies opportunities for investment in mining, agriculture, oil & gas, and executes the investment processes.

He was on Forbes’ list of the youngest millionaires to watch in Africa in 2012 and is the youngest Nigerian billionaire.

Culled From PulseNg.

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51 thoughts on “Introducing Ladi Delano, Nigeria’s Youngest Billionaire

  1. Proudly Nigeria, God’s direction and blessings made me, I need d same direction to make it like him, cos God blesses all that calls on him

    1. He made his billions in China. The Chinese do not believe or rely on God. They depend on hardwork and enterprise :-)

  2. I am happy for him.All most my age. This is good. Is our Lord doing . Thank God for him. We are coming there very soon to make a history all over the world Amen. Good handwork brings good result.

  3. Positive and impressive news about a young Nigerian. God will continue to direct his steps and bless my family as well.

  4. My fellow man put your trust in the LORD for he is the right one to follow.More grease to your elbows.And stay blessed.

  5. He’s a crook!! Not much due diligence has gone into this article at all, has it? He’s a charlatan…stay away, potential investors

  6. I use to know him as a friends nephew, I am impressed with his hard work and God’s blessings. When God says yes, nobody can say no

  7. God has bless him. Every destiny is not dis same. when ur time has come no one can stop u.soon be the next even more in jesus name

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