Igbos are the most industrious tribe in Nigeria with billionaire business men and women. These people have been dully listed in the list of top richest people in the country according to Forbes recent ranking.
In this post you get to know who is the richest Igbo man and also women from the south-eastern region of the country. We have also listed top 20 richest Igbo man and ladies below and their net worth.
Arthur Eze Net Worth $5.8 billion
Prince Arthur Eze is one of the wealthiest business people in the country whose net worth is estimated at $5.8 billion. He owns an oil block in Africa and is also the founder of Atlas Petroleum International Limited.
Mr. Eze’s wealth is mostly gotten from the oil and gas sector as his oil conglomerate, Atlas Oranto Petroleum have presence in various African countries ranging from Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, etc.
Cletus Ibeto Net Worth $3.8 billion
Cletus Ibeto hails from Nnewi and is among the rich Igbo men to earn decent wealth from importation business. At first he began with importing spare parts of cars into the country before he moved into the cement industry.
This Igbo billionaire is highly respected in the society, no wonder Ibeto Group has recorded various successes in various sectors of the Nigerian economy like the hotel industry, banking sector, real estate and cement business.
Tony Elumelu Net Worth $1.4 billion
Tony Elumelu is one of the most influential entrepreneurs in Nigeria from the south eastern region to be featured on Forbes list of richest people in the country. Tony Elumelu’s net worth is estimated at $1.4 billion dollars.
His foundation, Tony Elumelu Foundation aims at discovering and training young bright minds into future and successful entreprenuers in the society. Elumelu was the former chairman of United Bank for Africa(UBA).
He has investments in real estate, health sector, finance, energy sector, and even in agriculture.
Jim Ovia Net Worth $980 Million
Jim Ovia founded Zenith Bank, a top commercial bank in Nigeria and Africa. This successful Igbo business man net worth is estimated at $980 million according to Wikipedia with investments in the telecoms industry and real estate business.
Dr. ABC Orjiako Net Worth $1.2 billion
Dr. ABC Orjiako is the richest doctor in Nigeria and a force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian oil and gas business. His financial worth is put at $1.2 billion USD.
Before venturing into business proper, Mr. Orjiako was a practicing orthopedist and skilled traumatologist. Today, this successful Igbo man has interests in oil, shipping, construction, etc.
ABC Orjiako also founded SEPLAT, one of Nigeria’s biggest oil companies worth millions of dollars.
Orji Uzor Kalu Net Worth $2.3 billion
Orji Uzor Kalu was one time the richest Igbo man in Nigeria and was listed among the most influential politicians from the south eastern part of the country.
Orji Uzor Kalu was the former governor of Abia state and a former senator. He is currently a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) which is the ruling party in the country as of writing this post.
Orji Uzor Kalu is the chairman of SLOK Group, a conglomerate that has interest in the media, shipping, furniture, etc. He also owns The Sun Newspapers and the News Telegraph two privately owned newspapers in the country.
Emeka Offor Net Worth $5.8 Billion
Emeka Offor is among the richest man in Anambra state and also among the wealthiest men in Nigeria.
His estimated net worth is $5.8 billion and most of his investments are in housing and in the oil and gas sector.
Leo Stan Ekeh Net Worth $995 million
Leo Stan Ekeh is listed among the richest men from Imo state. He is the founder of Zinox Technologies Limited, a company involved in manufacturing computer and technological accessories.
Leo Stan Ekeh’s net worth is put at $995 million and he is practically the richest IT entrepreneur in the country.
Tony Ezenna Net Worth $1 billion USD
Tony Ezenna is also listed among the richest people in Nigeria according to Forbes. With a net worth estimated at $1 billion dollars, this wealthy Igbo business man is known to in the pharmaceutical industry.
Mr. Ezenna wealth is from drugs, cosmetics, real estate, etc. He owns the popular Orange drugs and recently built a mansion worth billions of Naira due to his excess wealth.
Rochas Okorocha Net Worth $1.4 billion USD
Chief Rochas Owelle Okorocha is a wealthy igbo businessman, philanthropist, and a governor of Imo state. He was listed among the top 10 richest politicians in Nigeria whose net worth is estimated at $1.4 billion dollars.
While the source of his wealth has always been a question of debate is because of his involvement in political issues. He is a member of the APC and also the founder of Rochas Foundation that gives scholarships to the less-privileged children.
Pascal Dozie Net Worth $1.6 billion
His is one of the few Nigerian billionaire men who doesn’t show off his wealth. Mr. Pascal Dozie is the founder of Diamond Bank whixh was recently acquired by Access bank
Mr. Dozie is a rich Igbo man who co-founded and is a non-executive partner at Africa Capital Alliance.
Cosmas Maduka Net Worth $800 million
Mr. Cosmas Maduka hails from Nnewi, the town with the highest number of billionaire richest men in Nigeria. His estimated net worth is put at $800 million
He is the owner of the popular Coscharis Group, the leading car company in the country and official Ford marketer and distributor. dealing with cars and car parts.
Ifeanyi Ubah Net Worth $1.7 billion USD
Ifeanyi Ubah is another Nigerian Igbo businessman turned politician. He has interest in the oil and gas sector, sports and also the media.
Ifeanyi Uba hails from Nnewi in Anambra state. He established Capital Oil and Gas Industries and also owns The Authority Newspaper, Nigerian daily and Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club.
It was said that he built a church with millions of Naira. Ifeanyi Ubah’s net worth is estimated at $1.7 billion US dollars which makes him one of the wealthiest Igbo men in the country.
Mr. Vincent Amaechi Obianodo Net Worth $700 million USD
Mr. Vincent Amaechi Obianodo is the man that established the Young Shall Grow Motors Limited.
This Igbo businessman is one of the pioneer leaders in the Nigerian transportation industry.
John Obi Mikel Net Worth $30 million
He is the richest Igbo footballer in Nigeria today with a net worth estimated at $30 million.
John Obi Mikel has played in the English Premier League and also for Tiajin Teda in the Chinese League.
Kanu Nwankwo Net Worth $9 million USD
Kanu Nwankwo is a popular retired Nigerian footballer of Igbo origin who has also played for top European clubs during his sporting career winning awards like the African footballer of the year.
Kanu Nwankwo is wealthy with an estimated net worth of $9 million USD and has endorsement deals for a known betting company.
Nduka Obaigbena is among the top 10 richest journalists in Nigeria. He established Thisday, an African newspaper and Arise, 24-hour news station channel located in Nigeria.
Linda Ikeji Net Worth N3.2 billion Forbes
Linda Ikeji’s is the wealthiest blogger in the country and is among the richest Igbo ladies in Nigeria.
Although she began as a model, now she blogs. Her blog, Lindaikejisblog.com is the best entertainment and gossip blog in the country.
Genevieve Nnaji Net Worth N900 million
Genevieve is a top Nigerian actress and another wealthy Igbo woman worthy of mention. Aside acting, she has other investments and assets.
She is currently worth N900 million.
Arunma Oteh is last on our list of top 20 richest Igbo man and women in Nigeria. She has occupied various top positions among them include: the treasurer of the World Bank, Director-General in the Securities and Exchange Commission in Nigeria.