Lawmakers in Nigeria are known as senators and are also politicians elected to represent the people or constituents at their various wards.
They gather at the National Assembly in Abuja to deliberate on what bill to pass into law. But do you know that most of these Nigerian senators are wealthy and so rich that their net worth is estimated in millions of dollars.
I will not disagree with you if you say that some of these rich lawmakers play dirty politics, stealing funds meant for projects in their constituencies.
This write-up will exposes the richest senators in Nigeria this 2019, their net worth and the constituencies they represent.
In no particular order here are top 10 Nigeria’s richest senators this 2019 and their net worth.
1. Senator Orji Uzor Kalu Net Worth $330 million
He is touted to be the richest senator in Nigeria with a net worth estimated at $330 million at the moment according to Forbes. Orji Uzor Kalu is the current chief whip of the senate and a member of the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC).
Orji Uzor Kalu is the owner and founder of Slok Holding, a West African conglomerate that has interests in shipping, banking, oil trading, manufacturing and even the media. While he was in school, he was expelled because he started a riot. He also started business after dropping out of the university at the age of 19.
Orji Uzor Kalu borrowed $35 from his mother and began trading commodities like palm oil, rice and sugar. He would later diversify into furniture manufacturing and transportation industry and was a millionaire by age 20. He became extremely wealthy after winning the contract to supply weapons and ammunition on behalf of the Nigerian military government.
Being a previous governor of Abia state, Forbes’ rate him among the top richest Igbo men in the world and he is currently a senator representing the people of Abia north senatorial district at the National Assembly.
2. Senator Rochas Okorocha Net worth $1.4 Billion
Rochas Okorocha is another Nigerian rich senator representing Imo west constituency. He is also a successful Igbo business man and the immediate governor of Imo state.
Born on September 22, 1962 in Ogboko, Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha rose from grass to grace. His parents were poor and he hawked groceries in Barkin Ladi, Jos. By 2007, Rochas Okorocha joined politics and built a strong followership for himself which instigated his move to run again for the presidential position in the 2007 general election under PDP.
Rochas joined the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the build-up to the 2011 general election, before swapping for the APC. Rochas later became governor in 2011 and he served for two terms after which he vied for position of the senate and won.
Since Rochas is rated as a multi billionaire business man, his net worth is estimated at $1.4 billion but has not been verified yet by Forbes.
3. Godswill Akpabio He is a Nigerian lawyer and politician who represents Akwa Ibom North-west senatorial district. He was former governor of Akwa Ibom state and currently is the Senate’s Minority Leader. He is also wealthy. One major achievement of Akpabio was the construction of the ultra-modern stadium in Uyo. His current party is the PDP
4. Senator Dino Melaye Net Worth $300 million
A controversial senator, Dino is known for his boldness to speak out when the need be. His recent outburst to one of Nigeria’s wealthiest politician, Tinubu proves this point.
He is among the richest men in Kogi state and has other businesses apart from representing his constituency, Kogi west. Although he was a member of the APC, his current political party is the People’s Democratic Party.
5. Senator Oluremi Tinubu Net Worth $400 million
Oluremi Tinubu is wife to the richest senator in Lagos history, Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu. She has served for a long time as a law maker in the National Assembly and was recently involved in a controversy with Dino Melaye.
Although her net worth is not known, it is rumoured that she has various landed properties and also interest in many companies. She belongs to the APC and represents Lagos-central senatorial district.
6. Senator David Mark Net Worth $200 million
He was the former president of the 7th senate and is still currently a serving senator from PDP representing Benue state. Although he hardly speaks, it is known that David Mark is a wealthy lawmaker.
His assets and businesses are said to be worth billions of naira owing to the fact that he served in the military and retired as a Nigerian Army Brigadier General. David Mark is worth an estimated $200 million this 2019.
7. Senator Stella Oduah Net Worth $150 million
Also on the richest senators list is Stella Oduah, representing Anambra north under the umbrella of the People Democratic Party. Her net worth is believed to be in millions.
She was once a minister under the Goodluck Jonathan led administration and was involved in a controversy of purchasing BMW cars. Her net worth which is estimated at $150 million, but not yet verified.
8. Senator Ali Ndume
He is still a serving senator and he currently represents Borno State in the National assembly. His net worth is not known.
9. Senator Andy Uba
He is another rich law maker in Nigeria who was formerly in the People Democratic party before he moved to the APC. He represents Anambra south.
10. Senator Theodore Orji
Orji was the former governor of Abia state before he became a senator. During his time as governor, Abia state was known as one the dirtiest state in Nigeria. He was said to have allegedly squandered the state’s money. He too is on the list of Nigeria’s richest senators at the moment.