Are you looking for the top ten wealthiest Igbo men in Nigeria?
There are over 50 rich Igbo men in Nigeria and the world at large, but this article will concentrate more on the top ten of them.
It comprises of people with wide business ventures and their entrepreneurship establishment in different fields.
It is worth noting that some of the money bags mentioned in this post are not just businessmen. Some of them are politicians and government officials from the Igbo tribe, one of the most industrious tribes in Nigeria.
Their net worth are estimated in dollars, proving them to be indeed rich.
Without wasting much time, the top ten richest men in Igbo tribe are as follows:
Arthur Eze made it first in our list of top 10 wealthiest Igbo men in Nigeria 2020.
Eze is regarded as a political godfather to Anambra state government and as such, he is among the most influential people in the state.
He is into oil and gas. He is the founder of Atlas Oranto Petroleum, founded in the year 1991.
He is a graduate of Chemical and Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach.
He donated $100 million to PDP during the last presidential election. It is rumored that he owns a Rolls Royce and a private jet, though he is not a show off type.
His net worth is estimated to be $5.8 billion.
Ibeto hails from Nnewi in Anambra State of Nigeria. He is a businessman with so many investments in and outside of the country.
He is the Chairman of Ibeto Group, which is one of the highest conglomerate in Nigeria. It consists of oil and gas, banking and finance, automotive coupling, cement, real estate, hotel business etc.
He made history in 1988, when he stopped the importation of lead acid automotive battery and plastic motor accessories because his factory started producing them.
The Ibeto Group in 1995, became one of the largest auto spare parts manufacturing company in Nigeria.
A year later, in 1996, he went into the Petrochemical Industry and started producing petroleum products for local and international market.
In fact, he became a stakeholder in this sector.
He was the man that mentored Innocent Chukwuma of Innoson Motors.
His net worth is estimated $3.7billion.
He is the Chairman of TRANSCORP and the founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation through which he has empowered many young entrepreneurs from Africa.
He was the former Chief Executive Officer of UBA before he started his own company Heir Holdings.
He was the one that expanded UBA bank into pan African bank with its branches located in 19 African countries.
He is into financial services, agribusiness, hospitality, real estate, energy and healthcare.
His net worth is $1.4 billion.
He was the former governor of Imo state. He is currently a senator at the National Assembly.
He is among the wealthiest people in Nigeria. He is estimated to be worth $1.4 billion.
He is popularly known as Capital Oil because of his engagement in the oil business.
In fact, he owns the Capital Oil and Gas industry, and a football club called FC Ifeanyi Ubah.
He is a great philanthropist from Nnewi, Anambra state.
He won the Anambra South Senatorial election in 2019.
He is among the richest men in Anambra state and the man of the people.
He is estimated to worth $1.7 billion.
He is the Chief Executive Officer of Sheba E&P Company. An oil exploration firm that has 40 percent stake in a licensed offshore block OML 108 that produces about 8000 barrels a day.
But before his adventure, he was a successful orthopedic and trauma surgeon at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and the National Orthopedic Hospital.
He changed Sheba into SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company Limited in 2010 after taking over from the joint venture between Shell and Total. He is into insurance and real estate, shipping, health, banking etc.
He is the owner of Neimeth Pharmaceuticals International plc., one of the best pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria.
His net worth is estimated to be $1.2 billion.
He was the founder of Diamond Bank PLC, he served as his Chief Executive Officer from 1991 to 2006.
He is a co- founder, partner, founding partner and non-executive partner at African Capital Alliance. He also served at the Nigeria Stock Exchange.
He is estimated to be worth $1 billion.
He is among the most influential people in Igboland. That is why he found his place in our list as the number eight.
He is the founder, Chief Executive Officer, president of this conglomerate, Coscharis Group.
His net worth is estimated to be $800 million.
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He was the former governor of Abia state. He made it to our list because of his numerous investments in business.
He is the owner of SLOK group. He is also, the owner of Sun newspaper and the Telegraph.
Although he has so many questions to answer as regards his days at the office in Abia state, he still maintained his social status and is estimated to worth $700 million.
He is among the richest men in Igbo tribe and also in Imo state. He is a philanthropist and also a politician.
He is the Chairman of Orange Drugs in Nigeria. His net worth is estimated to be $430 million.
As stated earlier, this list provides the top 10 richest Igbo men in Nigeria. It doesn’t mean there are no other rich men in Igbo land, the likes of Peter Obi, Leo Stan Ekeh, Emeka Offor etc are there.
I believe you reading this article will one day be included among the wealthiest people in your tribe.