Linda Ikeji is a news carrier blogger from Nigeria who is the country’s highest-paid blogger. She is a former model and is currently involved in writing and entrepreneurship. She started her career as a blogger in 2006. Today, she has become a popular name in Nigeria and her blog is currently at No. 20 in Nigeria’s Alexa rankings. She is also the founder of Linda Ikeji Social. Here is a quick summary of Linda Ikeji’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Linda Ikeji Early Life
Linda Ikeji was born as Linda Ifeoma Ikeji in Nigeria’s Nkwerre, Imo. She is from a Catholic family and not much is known about her family details.
After completing her schooling, Ikeji studied the English language at the University of Lagos. She started writing when she was 10 years old. She completed her bachelor’s degree in 2004.
Not much is known about the personal life of Linda Ikeji. However, there were rumors that she was dating Don Jazzy previously. She is the second child of her parents and has been doing odd jobs since she was a child to assist her family.
Ikeji has made controversial statements against Doyin Okupe. She has made controversial posts for the campaign # SaveMayowa. She has also posted about celebrities like Richard Mofe Damijo, Tonto Dikeh, Wizkid, Funke Akindele, and Djimon Honshu. Her blog was temporarily shut down by Google in 2014.
Linda Ikeji Career, Awards & Achievement
In the beginning, Linda Ikeji has worked as a bartender and waitress. She has also worked as an usher at occasions. Later, she ventured into modeling and remained a model till 2005. She has also served as a fashion columnist for a celebrity magazine.
During her time as a model, Ikeji has worked for several brands like Folorunsho Alakija and Rose of Sharon. She has also done outdoor advertisements as was seen at ECOFEST. In 2006, she launched the magazine, ‘FM & B’.
She has been blogging since 2006. The following year, Ikeji became an active blogger. She has got her own domain at www.lindaikejisblog.com. Later, she became the founder of LindaIkejiSocial.com, which is a social networking platform.
Ikeji is also active in philanthropy and is the creator of the non-profit project “I’d rather be self-made; No thanks”. She assists girls of 16-25 years and has donated NGN10,000,000 in its first phase.
In 2012, she appeared in ‘Focus on Africa’ on BBC. She has also done an interview for HipTV. Ikeji is active in online radio broadcasting and has created the Linda Ikeji Media Office. The shows are broadcasted directly on Linda Ikeji TV.
Awards & Achievements
In 2014, Linda Ikeji was Nigeria’s most “Google Search” trend. In 2012, she appeared in the list of ‘Africa’s 20 Most Prominent Women’ by Forbes. At the 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards, she won the award for Best Entertainment Blog. In 2013, she won the award for “Website/Blog of the Year” by Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award. She has also appeared on the list of “Most Influential Nigerian Woman”.
Net Worth of Linda Ikeji
The estimated net worth of Linda Ikeji is more than $12.5 million. Thanks to her career as a professional blogger that she is able to amass this money. She has been active on many other fronts and also earns money from advertisements. Linda Ikeji has created the Linda Ikeji TV which is an online television network. Her network airs many programs including movies, talk shows, and reality shows. She maintains a luxurious lifestyle with expensive cars and houses.
Linda Ikeji is one of the most famous bloggers in the world. She’s not just the richest blogger in Nigeria but also one of the richest bloggers in the world. On Instagram, she has over 52,000 followers and has got over 750,000 Twitter followers. This proves that she has a huge fan base across the world.