March 30, 2020

Top 20 Richest Igbo Men And Women in Nigeria 2020

Richest Igbo Men in Nigeria 2020

Igbos are one of the three main ethnic groups in Nigeria alongside Hausa and Yoruba. The Igbo ethnic group also have their own fair share of billionaires who have also made remarkable hits in Nigeria. They are among the richest people in Nigeria, having lots of investments anywhere they set their foot on.

These men go into different businesses such as oil, banking, manufacturing and more. A lot of fortunes have been made by these men over the years. We've written a previous article on the richest men in Nigeria and now let's look at the top 10 richest Igbo men in Nigeria 2020.

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  • Arunma Oteh 
  • Genevieve Nnaji - N1 Billion
  • Linda Ikeji - N3.2 Billion 
  • Nduka Obaigbena
  • Kanu Nwankwo - N3.5 Billion 
  • John Mikel Obi - N10 Billion 
  • Ngozi Okonjo Iweala - N30 Billion 
  • Mr Vincent Amaechi - N50 Billion 
  • Leo Stan Ekeh - N90 Billion 
  • Dr ABC Orjiakor - N97 Billion 
  • Cosmas Maduka - N108 Billion 
  • Emeka Offor - N126 Billion 
  • Tony Ezenna - N144 Billion 
  • Pascal Dozie - N144 Billion 
  • Cletus Ibeto - N180 Billion 
  • Innocent Chukwuma - N187 Billion 
  • Arthur Eze - N198 Billion 
  • Orji Uzor Kalu - N216 Billion 
  • Tony Elumelu - N252 Billion 
  • Jim Ovia - N353 Billion 
20) Arunma Oteh

Arunma Oteh is the treasurer and Vice President of the World Bank

Arunma Oteh is the treasurer and Vice President of the World Bank. Before this position, she occupied the position of the Director-General in the Securities and Exchange Commission in Nigeria. Arunma Oteh oversaw the regulation of capital markets in Nigeria with Nigerian Stock Exchange.

19) Genevieve Nnaji 
Net Worth - N1 Billion

Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji is one of the richest Igbo women in Nigeria. She is a well known Nigerian actress, producer and director and her 2018 movie "Lionheart" was the first Netflix Original from Nigeria and also the first submission from Nigeria from the Oscars. Genevieve Nnaji net worth is estimated at a billion naira. It heightened to this amount due to the sale of lionheart to Netflix.

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18) Linda Ikeji 
Net Worth - N3.2 Billion

Linda Ikeji is a Nigerian blogger

Linda Ikeji is a Nigerian blogger, writer, entrepreneur and former model. She started blogging in 2006 and became active in 2007 with lindaikeji.blogspot.com before obtaining her own domain www.lindaikejisblog.com. Linda Ikeji also has an online TV network, Linda Ikeji TV alongside other brands established.

17) Nduka Obaigbena

Nduka Obaigbena

Nduka Obaigbena is a Nigerian media tycoon. He founded the Nigerian based African newspaper Thisday. Besides, Mr. Obaigbena is also the publisher of African focused style and culture magazine, Arise and 24-hour channel news station, Arise News based in Nigeria.

16) Kanu Nwankwo 
Net Worth - N10 Billion

Kanu Nwankwo

Kanu Nwankwo makes the list of richest Igbo men and women. He is a former Nigerian professional footballer who played as a forward. Kanu hails from Arochukwu in Abia State, South East Nigeria. According to theRichest, Kanu Nwankwo net worth is estimated at $9 million.

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15) John Mikel Obi 
Net Worth - N10 Billion

John Mikel Obi

The famous footballer John Mikel Obi is one of the richest Igbo men in Nigeria 2020. He plays as a defense midfielder and hails from Jos, Plateau State. John Mikel Obi net worth is estimated at N10 Billion.

14) Ngozi Okonjo Iweala 
Net Worth - N30 Billion

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

This list would be incomplete without Ngozi Okonjo Iweala. She is a Nigerian-born economist and international development expert. She sits on the Boards of Standard Chartered Bank, Twitter, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, and the African Risk Capacity. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala net worth is estimated at N30 billion as of 2020.

13) Mr Vincent Amaechi 
Net Worth - N50 Billion

Mr. Vincent Amaechi Obianodo founded the Young Shall Grow Motors Limited

Mr. Vincent Amaechi Obianodo founded the Young Shall Grow Motors Limited many years ago in the early 70’s. He is a hardworking businessman and one of the trailblazers in Nigerian transportation business. Mr Vincent Amaechi Obianodo has an estimated net worth of N50 billion.

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12) Leo Stan Ekeh
Net Worth - N90 Billion

Leo Stan Ekeh established Zinox Technologies Limited

Leo Stan Ekeh established Zinox Technologies Limited. The company is involved in high tech and manufactures computers and other computer-based devices. Currently, Mr. Ekeh leads the Nigerian IT scene. His company sells computers in Nigeria and other countries. The Net Worth of ABC Orjiakor is estimated at N90 billion as of 2020.

11) Dr ABC Orjiakor 
Net Worth - N97 Billion

ABC Orjiako is the Chairman and co-founder of SEPLAT

ABC Orjiako is the Chairman and co-founder of SEPLAT, a leading Nigerian independent oil and gas company listed on the London and Nigerian stock exchanges with a strategic focus in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. He established and managed various companies in the upstream, downstream and service sectors of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Dr ABC Orjiakor net worth is estimated at a whooping N97 Billion.

Cosmas Maduka is the founder of Cocharis Group
Cosmas Maduka is the founder of Cocharis Group / entrepreneurs.ng

10) Cosmas Maduka 
Net Worth - N108 Billion 

Many have heard of this name, well why not? Cosmas Maduka is the founder of Cocharis Group. His Cocharis group has interests in manufacturing, ICT, petrochemical, Auto Care and Auto components, Automobile sales, Agric and Agro Allied Business. He is famous for Cocharis motors and he is the sole distributor of BMW in Nigeria. 

Cosmas Maduka net worth is estimated at N108 Billion as of 2020.

Sir Emeka Offor
Sir Emeka Offor / nigeriainfopedia 

9) Sir Emeka Offor 
Net Worth - N126 Billion 

Emeka Offor hails from Irefi Oraifite in Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State. The Oil magnate and entrepreneur is the founder of Chrome Oil services which later became a chrome group in 1994. He also created the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF) to help people in need become independent and self-sufficient.

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Sir Emeka Offor net worth is estimated at N126 Billion and he is the ninth richest Igbo man in Nigeria. 

Tony Ezenna is one of the richest Igbo men in Nigeria
Tony Ezenna is one of the richest Igbo men in Nigeria / independent 

8) Tony Ezenna
Net Worth - N144 Billion 

Tony Ezenna is one of the richest Igbo men in Nigeria. Tony was the the founder of Orange Drugs Nigeria Limited, a company that specializes in the distribution of pharmaceutical and beauty products from Indonesia, Germany, Italy, and the United States to Nigeria.

Tony Ezenna net worth is estimated at N144 Billion as of 2020.

Pascal Dozie
Pascal Dozie / vanguardngr

7) Pascal Dozie 
Net Worth - N144 Billion 

Pascal Dozie is the oldest person on this rich list. The 81 years old is the founder of Diamond Bank and the chairman of Pan-Atlantic University. He owns shares in MTN Group and was chairman of the company until his resignation. Pascal Dozie was also a one time president of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE). 

Pascal Dozie net worth is estimated at N144 Billion as of 2020.


Cletus Ibeto owns the largest business enterprise from Nnewi, Ibeto Group
Cletus Ibeto owns the largest business enterprise from Nnewi, Ibeto Group / entrepreneurs.ng

6) Cletus Ibeto 
Net Worth - N180 Billion 

Cletus Ibeto owns the largest business enterprise from Nnewi, Ibeto Group. He holds the honor of the office of the order of the Niger (OON) which he received in 2008 of the order of the Niger (CON) in 2012. His company is known for cement manufacturing and automotive spare parts.

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Cletus Ibeto net worth is estimated at N180 Billion.

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<div class= Innocent Chukwuma (Innoson) / Nairametrics 

5) Innocent Chukwuma (Innoson) 
Net Worth - N187 Billion

Yet another Anambra man on the rich list. Innocent Chukwuma or simply Innoson is a Nigerian business magnate and investor. He founded the Innoson vehicle manufacturing (IVM) which is the first indigenous automobile manufacturing company in the country. He holds the honor of the office of the order of the Federal Republic (OFR).

Innocent Chukwuma net worth is estimated at N187 Billion making him the fifth richest Igbo man in Nigeria. 

Arthur Eze is one of the biggest oil tycoons in the country
Arthur Eze is one of the biggest oil tycoons in the country / viralnetworth 

4) Arthur Eze 
Net Worth - N198 Billion

Arthur Eze is one of the biggest oil tycoons in the country. Arthur Eze is the founder and CEO of Atlas Oranto petroleum which is the largest privately held Nigerian exploration and production group. His Atlas Oranto petroleum has over 22 oil and gas licenses in 12 jurisdictions across Africa. The company is the largest holder of oil exploration blocks in Africa.

Arthur Eze net worth is estimated at N198 Billion as of 2020.

Orji Uzor Kalu
Orji Uzor Kalu / saharareporters 

3) Orji Uzor Kalu 
Net Worth - N216 Billion

The name Orji Uzor Kalu is a power trigger in the country. He is a well known entrepreneur and politician. Orji Uzor is the chairman of SLOK Holding, Daily Sun and New Telegraph Newspapers in Nigeria. He has also been the executive Governor of Abia State ruling from 1999 to 2007.

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Orji Uzor Kalu net worth is estimated at N216 Billion and he is one of the richest politicians in Nigeria.

Tony Elumelu is the Chairman of UBA
Tony Elumelu is the Chairman of UBA / Buzznigeria 

2) Tony Elumelu 
Net Worth - N252 Billion

Tony Elumelu is a popular name even to the extent of musicians capping it into their songs. He is the chairman of Heirs Holdings, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Transcorp and he founded the Tony Elumelu Foundation. The economist and entrepreneur holds honors of the commander of the order of the Niger (CON) and the member of the order of the Federal Republic (MFR).

Tony Elumelu net worth is estimated at N252 Billion.

Jim Ovia
Jim Ovia / entrepreneurs.ng

1) Jim Ovia 
Net Worth - N353 Billion

Zenith Bank is one of the leading commercial banks and Jim Ovia is the founder. The bank was established in 1990 and has since positioned Zenith Bank as one of the largest and most profitable banks in Africa.

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Jim Ovia net worth is estimated at N353 Billion and he is the richest Igbo man in Nigeria in 2020.


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