As part of our tradition here on Naij Naira, you won’t just get what you want which is Linda Ikeji net worth (which is currently estimated to be $40 Million US Dollars or N14.4 Billion Naira) in this article but you will also get every other things you need to know about her.
She is fully named Linda Ifeoma Ikeji, is a Nigerian blogger, writer and entrepreneur. Popularly known for her blog www.lindaikejisblog.com, the queen of African bloggers has set a pace for so many bloggers all over the continent to follow.
Early June 2019, Forbes Africa published a magazine “Content Is Queen” with Linda featured on the Cover page. As a lady who has had her share of the struggles that many Nigerians born into poor homes experience, her success story continues to be a source of inspiration to several millions of people all over Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
If you are searching for the current net worth of Linda Ikeji according to forbes magazine in 2019, you will find it in this particular post. Apart from that, you will also find here nearly everything you would want to know about the billionaire blogger. Her relationship and family life, cars, houses and investments.
Linda Ikeji Net Worth
In 2019, she is estimated to be worth about $40 million, making her the richest blogger not just in Nigeria but the whole of Africa. If you convert that to Naira using the current rate of 360, that is whopping 14.4 Billion Naira.
“How much does she make from her blog to be worth so much money?” you might be wondering.
Well, Linda actually makes a whole lot of money from that blog. So so much that she could buy 5 cars and 2 houses under a year from it.
It is reported she earns close to N19.5 million every month from direct adverts on her blog alone. Coupled with that is her monthly earnings from Google which is estimated to be around N12 million.
Of course the figures above may look like they are not real to you but when your blog is one of the most visited websites in the world, the money just naturally starts flowing to you. Ask Seun Osewa of Nairaland, even without Google Advertisement, he rakes in millions monthly from that site.
Apart from her blog earnings, she also makes a lot of money from her Youtube and TV channels, video productions and other kinds of entertainment the Linda Ikeji Media undertakes.
Early Life And Childhood
Linda was born on the 19th of September 1980, into a Christian home. Her parents hail from a town called Nkwerre in Imo State, Nigeria.
After her Secondary School education, she got an admission into Lagos State University to study English. Being the hustler that she is, Linda started taking part-time jobs even while in school to make extra cash for herself and also assist her parents in taking care of her tuition fees.
One of the part-time jobs she did while in school was modelling. Old pictures of her as a model can still be seen on different platforms online, especially on her personal blog.
Apart from modelling, she also worked as a waitress and a writer while still in Lagos State University.
The Birth of Linda Ikeji’s Blog
Two years after her graduation (that’s in 2006), she started her blog. Being one to have always loved writing, it didn’t take time for her to start generating good contents on her blog.
With time, her blog grew to the point that Opera Mini, UCWEB and other mobile browsing apps back then started including her site in their default bookmarks or speed dials alongside other Nigerian sites like Naijaloaded and Vanguard.
Her blog soon became one of the most visited websites in Nigeria and all over the world. The traffic just kept pouring in for her.
As a way to appreciate her readers and as well as further boost her blog’s traffic, she soon started LIB Giveaway Mondays. On this particular day, several of her readers are given the opportunity to win certain amounts of money through their comments on a particular post.
She soon followed that up with yearly giveaways where she rewarded her most faithful followers in a year with some chunks of money. This weekly, monthly and yearly giveaways further announced her blog in different places and more than tripled her daily traffic.
As her traffic grew, her blog started attracting serious advertisement deals from some of the biggest companies, political parties, non governmental organisations and so on.
These advertisement deals, usually in the form of sponsored posts or banners, till today remains her blog’s greatest method of generating income. It is reported that Linda charges anything from N50,000 to N300,000 to promote a song, video, product or service on her blog.
I’d Rather Be Self Made; No Thanks
With the money pouring in, she soon started “I’d Rather Be Self Made; No Thanks,” an empowerment programme that trains and assists young Nigerian ladies to embrace entrepreneurship and work with their hands instead of using their body as a means of money making.
This programme soon became a source of inspiration and hope for so many young girls and women in Nigeria as many of them had their businesses restored through it or ended up starting a new one entirely through it.
Not even the viral news of Davido buying his girlfriend Chioma a N45 million 2018 Porsche car, has shaken the Nigerian cyber space the linda ikeji net worthway the news of Linda Ikeji’s over half a billion naira mansion did in 2015.
Apart from owning that N556 million house in Banana Island, Lagos, the celebrity blogger is also the owner of a 75 million naira seven-bedroom mansion located at her hometown (Nkwerre) in Imo State.
She also bought her parents a N100 million duplex in Lagos, Nigeria. Talk about spending her money wisely!
The billionaire blogger is not only a lover of big and expensive mansions, she is also a lover of big cars. That is why she has a very good collection of them.
Some of Linda Ikeji cars includes:
1.) A N108 million Bentley Mulsanne which she bought in 2018 for her son to celebrate his arrival.
2.) Range Rover Sport 2014. she bought this car 24 million Naira.
3.) Infinity FX 35. She bought this SUV for N8 million.
4.) Toyota Sequoia. This car which she said she bought for her daddy costs about N7.5 million.
5.) Toyota Camry. She bought this car in 2011.
6.) Honda Civic 2010. this car was her gift to her manager for his hardwork in promoting the LIB brand.
7.) Honda Accord. This one was bought for her younger brother Peks as a birthday gift.
Relationship And Marriage
In December 2015, Linda fell in love with a young man, Sholaye Jeremi. Somehow, she managed to keep her relationship with him away from the public eye.
In 2018, she became pregnant with his son and delivered him on the 17th of September, 2018, in a hospital in Georgia, Atlanta.
Although she and Mr Sholaye are no longer together, Linda never ceases to use every opportunity she has to express how grateful she is to have baby Jayce in her life right now.
Online Music Platform And Social Media
On the 21st of November 2016, Linda announced the start of LindaIkejiMusic, an online music platform. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned with the platform and so it became dormant just 3 months after it was launched.
She also started LindaIkejiSocial (LIS), a social media that was meant to connect family and friends just like Facebook and Twitter. This too failed, just like the music platform.
In her interview with Business Insider, she was asked why her social network failed, here is an excerpt of what she said.
“The people that made it, did a poor job, they were mediocre. They promised me heaven and earth and could not deliver.” She continued, “if they had done better, LIS would have thrived. I completely stopped promoting it. If I had continued, people would have still come no matter how bad it was.”
According to her, when she became tired of calling on the developers to fix errors she discovered from the site, she just let it go.
Can she ever resurrect the social networking site? Are we going to see the site sometime in the future again? Well, we don’t know that for sure. But what we do know is, LIS was a great idea that shouldn’t have died the way it did.
Online TV Channel
Miss Ikeji also started an online TV Channel which she announced on August 22, 2016. she called it LindaIkejiTV.
Within two weeks of that announcement, the TV network received over 10,000 subscribers and has since then continued to grow on a daily basis.
The TV Channel airs talk shows, reality shows, tv series, movies and other kinds of programmes which is produced by her Media team or bought from other sources.
International Recognitions And Awards
Linda has been internationally recognized and honoured with different awards for her hardwork and contributions to human life.
1.) In August 2012, Forbes listed her among the 20 Most Prominent Women In Africa. In the same year, she was interviewed by BBC on the programme “Focus On Africa” which aired on September 25, 2012.
2.) In 2018, Trinity International University Georgia, honoured her with an “Honorary Doctorate Degree” for her great work both in the media and also in business.
3.) In June 2019, Linda was featured on Forbes Africa “Content Is Queen” magazine where she graced the Coverpage.
4.) In 2013, she won the “Best Entertainment Blog” award by Nigeria Blog Awards (NBA). In the same year, her blog LIB was named “website/blog of the Year” by Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards.
Linda Ikeji is a very social lady, always wearing a smile. Her social media handles are very very active.
You can find her on Twitter @LindaIkeji and as well as on Instagram and Youtube.
For a woman who was never born with a silver spoon, Linda Ikeji has really worked hard to get to where she is today. She is the sole reason many Nigerians and other Africans have embraced blogging as a full time job today.
Estimated to have a net worth of 14.4 Billion Nigerian Naira, Linda Ikeji has indeed proven to all of us that truly “Content is Queen”.