Top 10 Richest Igbo People

It is an open secret that the Igbo people are perhaps the most enterprising ethnic group in Nigeria and no doubt have some insanely rich people. Igbos are one of Nigeria’s most creative and dynamic tribes that makes the country great.

The Igbo ethnic group is one of Nigeria’s most major ethnic groups and they are spread from the southeastern part of Nigeria to the South-central region of the country. However, while the Igbo are practically everywhere, they are predominantly found in the Southeastern region of the country, which they call home.

Igbo has a lot of rich people because they are business oriented. A little Igbo child understands how business works and is almost ready to learn the secret of trading while barely getting to learn to read and write.

Top 10 Richest Igbo People

Here are the top 10 richest Igbo people, their sources of wealth and how much they are worth.

10. Tony Ezenna – $430 Million

Tony Ezenna is the tenth richest Igbo man, with a net worth of $430 million in Nigeria. Tony Ezenna is a businessman, a politician and a philanthropist. Tony Ezenna was a man from a humble background when he decided to start his own company. He started his company with fifteen thousand Naira in 1988 and left his job as an industrial chemist. He launched Orange Drugs Nigeria Limited before turning it into a conglomerate business.

9. Pascal Dozie – $700 Million

Pascal Dozie is the ninth richest Igbo man in Nigeria, with a net worth of $700 million. He is the founder and owner of the popular Diamond bank and Pan-Atlantic University, chairman. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Pascal Dozie has also served as the president of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He is the non-executive partner and co-founder of African Capital

Alliance.

8. Cosmas Maduka – $800 Million

Cosmas Maduka is the eighth most popular and richest Igbo man in Nigeria, with a net worth of $800 million. He is a leading businessman in Nigeria and the founder of Coscharis Group. He is the owner of Coscharis Motors, a group under Coscharis Group that he started as an individual business, but over the years, the business transformed into an indigenous conglomerate.

7. ABC Orjiako $1.2 Billion

ABC Orjiako is the seventh richest Igbo man, with a net worth of $1.2 billion in Nigeria. He was already a successful trauma surgeon and orthopedic at Lagos state university teaching hospital before he joined a full-time business. He founded the company known as Shebah E&P Company, which was an oil exploration company. But in 2010, ABC Orjiako changed the name of his company to SEPLAT petroleum development company Ltd. ABC Orjiako assets and investments cover the health sector, insurance, banking and finance, and real estate. He is also the founder of Neimeth Pharmaceutical company in Nigeria.

6. Tony Elumelu – $1.4 Billion

Tony Elumelu is the sixth richest Igbo man in Nigeria, with a net worth of $1.4 billion. He is the founder of the popular bank United Bank of Africa and also the founder of Heirs Holding. He is the president of Transcorp and chairman of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, where he trained thousands of young entrepreneurs throughout Africa. Tony Elumelu’s assets cover financial services, hospitality, energy, real estate, and health.

5. Ifeanyi Ubah – $1.7 Billion

Ifeanyi Ubah is the fifth richest Igbo man with a net worth of $1.7 billion. 1n 2019, he won the senatorial election in Anambra. Ifeanyi Ubah also ranks among the richest men in Nigeria and not just among the Igbo. He is a businessman and founder and CEO of Capital Oil and a philanthropist and has an investment in different sectors in the country.

4. Sir Emeka Ofor – $2.2 billion

Emeka Offor (born February 10, 1959, in Kafanchan, Kaduna state) is a Nigerian oil tycoon and entrepreneur. He is the founder and Chairman of Chrome Group, a leading multibillion-dollar conglomerate based in Abuja, Nigeria, with significant interests in the oil and gas sector as well as supporting interests in biofuels, petroleum product trading, logistics, and dredging, employing approximately 800 people.

The Chrome Group was founded in 1994 and has grown to become a major player in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a leading conglomerate based in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital, with extensive experience in oil and gas services, power, logistics, and telecommunications.

Kaztec Engineering Limited, Nimek Investments Limited, Global Scansystems Nigeria Limited, Chrome Insurance Brokers Limited, and Inland Containers Nigeria Limited are all subsidiaries of the Chrome Group. The Group consists of approximately 20 active companies. Sir Dr. Emeka Offor was previously the Chairman of the Board of Directors of EHRC Energy Inc., a USA-based independent oil and gas company focused on exploration and production in the Gulf of Guinea.

3. Orji Uzor Kalu – $3.1 Billion

Orji Uzor Kalu is Nigeria’s third richest Igbo man, with a $3.1 billion net worth. He is the founder and CEO of SLOK Group, interested in different sectors, including the country’s real estate, banking and finance, and insurance sectors. He is also the owner of Sun Newspaper.

2. Cletus Ibeto – $3.2 Billion

Cletus Ibeto is the second richest and most popular Igbo man, with a net worth of $3.7 billion in Nigeria. Cletus Ibeto is a businessman and an investor from Anambra state. Ibeto is also the founder of Ibeto Groups of Companies. The interest of this group is in oil and gas, finance, banking, cement, real estate, and automotive couplings. Currently, Cletus Ibeto also ranks one of the richest in his state.

1. Arthur Eze – $5.6 Billion

Arthur Eze is the first richest Igbo man, with a net worth of $5.6 billion in Nigeria. He is a businessman who is in the oil and gas sector. He is the founder and CEO of Atlas Oranto Petroleum; a company focused on distributing and marketing petrol. He founded the company in 1991 with branches in Guinea, Gambia, Liberia, and Nigeria as the headquarters. He is a philanthropist who has helped a lot of people. Arthur Eze studied mechanical and chemical engineering in California State University and also ranks as the fifth richest Nigerian.

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