Sir Louis P. Odumegwu Ojukwu (1909-1966) was Nigeria and West Africa’s first billionaire, amassing a fortune of $14 billion in present-day value.
He was a prosperous businessman involved in transportation, trading, palm oil (Akwụ Ojukwu), and the stock exchange. He introduced the Igbo apprenticeship system, a legacy that persisted even after the Civil War. He Is also the father of Biafran leader Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
His death left a legacy of prosperity within the Igbo community.