Not Good! Femi Otedola No lLonger A Billionaire As Forte Oil Shares Fizzle – Forbes

Nigerian businessman Femi Otedola‘s net worth has plunged from $1.8bn to $550m, following a massive drop in the stock price of Forte Oil, the Nigerian Stock Exchange-listed petroleum marketing company, Forbes reports.

As at the close of trading on Friday, Forte Oil’s share price plunged to a one-year low of N145 ($0.44) per share, down from an all-time high of N342 ($1.1) in March this year when FORBES published its annual ranking of the world’s richest people.

Apart from the tumble in Forte Oil’s stock price, Otedola’s fortune has also been adversely affected by a central bank devaluation of the Naira in June. In dollar terms, the devaluation in addition to Forte’s floundering share price has knocked about $1.3bn off the value of Otedola’s fortune which was pegged at $1.8bn in March.

An analyst at a Lagos-based Investment bank hinted that the share price drop may not be unconnected to the current recession in Nigeria that has witnessed 2 consecutive quarters of negative growth with inflation soaring to levels as high as 17%.

Investors are dumping Forte Oil’s shares as a result of wide-spread disappointing results of Nigerian Companies of which Forte Oil Plc is also not immune. The company’s profit after tax was down at N2.80bn ($8.8m) for the third quarter ended Sept 30 2016 as against N4.28bn ($13.5m) for the same period in 2015.

Sources also attribute the results to reduced demand for energy consumption as a result of the recently increased pump price which has adversely affected the fortunes of oil marketing companies in Nigeria.mmp

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  • kojasowo

    Such is life…..


    sory boss… Dis dude is also one of Pdp sponsors durin de last election…… So sory to hear dis

  • kingsley iheukwumere

    he stil has money n wil bounce back

    • emekachilaka

      Just advice him

  • emekachilaka

    Na de change nao oga no too cry you follow vote for change

  • WillieBravo

    Well, he’s still a very rich man

  • Mezzy Gilbert


  • Olovo Obinna

    The rich also cry….sorry Sir ..bounce back soonest …its really tense at anfield

    • Mezzy Gilbert

      E b like say u watch dt soap

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  • This can’t be happening now, when I have a crush on his second daughter😱😱

    • Olovo Obinna

      It is good n healthy to dream

      • Oga dey your lane wan put sand for my garri ni😒😒😒😒😒

    • Mezzy Gilbert

      U can still go and help

      • I no understand the “help”

        • Mezzy Gilbert

          Shuuuu,u wan turn Sucking blood

  • badmos

    All d read things wey I read sef, I know understand. May God b with u man! And me too.

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    He still have hope that he will get back to his position when things become better.