Top 10 Richest Actors in Nigeria (2020)

Top 10 Richest Actors in Nigeria (2020)

Richest Actors in Nigeria

Who are the richest actors in Nigeria? 

Nollywood is one of the biggest movie industries in the world. Lots of movies are produced with various actors starring in them.

Some of these actors are very rich and have and have made most of their fortunes from Nollywood movies. They have been consistent and have great movie roles interpretation.

The likes of Ramsey Noah, Jim Iyke, and Desmond Elliot are among the richest actors in Nigeria 2020.

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Name  Net Worth 
 Nonso Diobi  $2 million 
 Mike Ezuruonye  $3.5 million 
 Osita Iheme  $3.5 million 
 Chinedu Ikedieze  $3.5 million 
 Nkem Owoh  $4 million 
 John Okafor  $4.2 million 
 Ramsey Noah  $4.5 million 
 Jim Iyke  $5 million 
 Richard Mofe Damijo  $7 million 
 Desmond Elliot  $10 million 

The Richest Actors in Nigeria (2020)

10) Nonso Diobi Net Worth - $2 million 

Richest Nigerian Actors - Nonso Diobi

One of the fine boys of nollywood. His unique role interpretations is of high-class. It's no doubt that he is the crush of many ladies and he also got good cash. 

Border line in 2001 was his debut on-screen appearance. Nonso Diobi undoubtedly gave a sterling performance in "Across the Bridge" which served as his major breakthrough.

He has a production company named Goldentape media. This company is one of the leading film/tv production companies in Nigeria. So far the actor has been in not less than 100 movies. 

Nonso is one of the richest and popular names in the Nigerian movie scene. His net worth is estimated at $2 million as of 2020.

9) Mike Ezuruonye Net worth - $3.5 million 

Richest Nigerian Actors - Mike Ezuruonye

What would i say about Mike Ezuruonye? I think he can play almost any role that you give to him. He is such a unique actor and delivers in a more ravishing manner. 

Mike first worked as a banker before he got into movie acting. He hails from Uzuakoli in Abia State. Ezuruonye is an accounting graduate from Nnamdi Azikiwe University. 

The actor gained recognition after he featured alongside Stephanie Okereke Linus in the movie "Critical Decision" which sold remarkably. His debuy was in broken marriage in 2003.

He is also a movie director. "Divorce Not Allowed" in 2018 was his directorial debut. Mike Ezuruonye has close to 100 movies to his credit. 

8) Osita Iheme Net worth - $3.5 million 

Richest Nigerian Actors - Osita Iheme

Osita Iheme is well known and fondly called Pawpaw. He is one of the richest actors in Nigeria 2020. His movies are loved by many for his unique and funny portrayals. 

Osita most times acts alongside Chinedu Ikedieze and they are the most famous duo in Nollywood. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards. 

He holds the MFR honors given to him by President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011. The comedy movie "Aki na Ukwa" which he played as Pawpaw was his major breakthrough in the industry back in 2003.

Osita is an influential name in the Nigerian entertainment industry till date. His net worth is estimated at $3.5 million. 

7) Chinedu Ikedieze Net worth - $3.5 million 

Richest Nigerian Actors - Chinedu Ikedieze

Chinedu Ikedieze often acts along fellow actor, Osita Iheme. He is fondly known as Aki from the 2003 comedy movie "Aki na Ukwa". He hails from Uzuakoli in Abia State. 

His breakthrough was in the movie 'Aki na Ukwa' after entering Nollywood in the year 2000. Chinedu Ikedieze with Osita Iheme are considered among the funniest Nollywood comedians of all-time. 

He received the honor of the order of the Federal Republic which was given by President Goodluck Jonathan.

He played many movie roles as a child due to his small height but currently he plays adult characters. Tom and Jerry, 2 Rats, Charge and Bail, School Dropouts are among the comedy movies he has starred in. 

6) Nkem Owoh Net Worth - $4 million 

Richest Nigerian Actors - Nkem Owoh

Trust me when i say this man has lots of fans. His movies are well known over the country and Africa. Nkem Owoh is a comic actor and puts joy in the hearts of many movie lovers. 

He is very popular for playing as Osuofia in the 2003 movie "Osuofia in London". Nkem Owoh is also a musician and released lots of popular songs including 'I Go Chop Your Dollar".

In 1995, he starred in Ukwa 1 and 2 alongside late comic actor Sam Loco and Patience Ozokwor. He has been in more than 200 movies in his career. 

Nkem Owoh is one of the most famous and influential actors in Nigeria. Things Fall Apart, Conspiracy, Onye-Eze, Long John, Spanner, Osuofia in London, His Holiness, Chief Daddy and Lionheart are among the most famous and successful movies of the actor. 

He is a very wealthy person. Nkem Owoh net worth is estimated at $4 million as of 2020 and sits sixth as one of the richest actors in Nigeria. 

5) John Okafor Net worth - $4.2 million 

Richest Nigerian Actors - John Okafor

This is the well known Mr Ibu that we Nigerians love to watch his movies. He is comic nollywood actor and one of the funniest in his field. 

He is a unique actor right from when he acted Mr Ibu in 2004 which garnered lots of critical acclaima for him. John Okafor's humorous acting is always characterized by stupidity, hilariousness and sharp disconnection from reality. 

His funniest movies include Mr Ibu in London, 9 Wives, Ibu in Prison, Police Recruit, Keziah and more. John Okafor is a graduate of Institute of Management and Technology. 

John Okafor's net worth is estimated at $4.2 million making him one of the richest actors in Nigeria as of 2020.

4) Ramsey Noah Net worth - $4.5 million 

Richest Nigerian Actors - Ramsey Noah

Ramsey Noah is obviously the right man for your romantic nollywood roles. He is referred to as the Lover Boi by many due to his well know romantic roles. 

He is a half caste due to his Israelis father though his mother is a Yoruba woman. 'Fortunes' was the actor's debut which he starred in between 1993 to 1994.

Ramsey is one of the biggest boys of Nollywood and a mentor to the upcoming movie stars. He has been in more than 100 nollywood movies and still counting. 

He is one of the most handsome men in Nollywood and also got a huge pocket. Ramsey Noah net worth is estimated at $4.5 million. His famous recent role is 'Ayo' in the Merry Men film franchise.

3) Jim Iyke Net Worth - $5 million 

Richest Nigerian Actors - Jim Iyke

A remarkable actor I must say. His portrayals are so himself. Jim Iyke is one of the richest Nollywood actors and currently sits third on the list. He was born in Libreville, Gabon but he is an Igbo. 

He has close to 200 nollywood movies to his name. Jim Iyke is one of the highest paid actors which is not surprising due to his excellent acting performances.

Jim made his acting debut in the year 2001. It looks like it's not only movies that he is good at as he is a Taekwondo black belt holder. He is one of the most talented names in the nollywood industry.

Jim Iyke's net worth is estimated at $5 million as of 2020. He has acted alongside top nollywood stars such as Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Ramsey Noah, Van Vicker, Nadia Buari and more. 

2) Richard Mofe Damijo Net Worth - $7 million 

Richest Nigerian Actors - RMD

Richard Mofe Damijo or RMD asit is fondly shortformed and called is the eldest on the rich list. He sits second and sure merits it. 

He was the former commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State. He is a winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. 

His acting style is so unique and the boldness he brings to movies has a commanding power on their success. RMD most times portrays as a father, uncle or politician in most of his movies. 

He is the second wealthiest actor on the list. RMD net worth as of 2020 is tagged at a stunning $7 million. Richard is father to four children. 

1) Desmond Elliot Net Worth - $10 million 

Richest Nigerian Actors - Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot closes the list with the first position. He's a truly successful fellow winning many awards for being so significant in more than one hundred movies he has been on. 

Elliot is currently a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere consistency. His intellects are truly needed in his constituency as he has also done in the Nollywood industry. 

He co-produced and co-directed the movie 'Reloaded' in 2008 which received 3 nominations at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2009. Desmond is married with four children. 

He is the richest nollywood actor. Desmond Elliot net worth is estimated at $10 million as of 2020 since being in the nollywood scene for over 15 years. 


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