Top 10 Richest Actors In Nigeria – Generally, it is well known that the Nigerian movie industry is one of the things the country can boast of. It has developed into the envy of others over the years, and it has become a lucrative sector that keeps having a positive impact on the country’s economy.
There are a handful of Nigerian actors who have climbed on the back of the industry to not only make a name for themselves but to also turn themselves into rich persons.
In this article, we will explore the richest actors in Nigeria, as well as what their net worth is said to be.
Top 10 Richest Actors In Nigeria 2020
1. Desmond Elliot
At the top of the list is Desmond Elliot, who was born on the 4th of Feb in 1974. Desmond Elliot is a very popular name in the industry and has starred in numerous movies.
The talented actor is also a director, and he is actually one of the highest-paid in the industry due to his expertise.
Some months back, Desmond ventured into politics, and he was fortunate to be elected as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency. Right now, Desmond is said to be worth an estimated $10 million, and he is regarded as the richest actor in Nigeria.
2. Richard Mofe-Damijo
Fondly referred to as RMD, Richard is the second man on our list, as his net worth is said to be in the region of $7 million.
Born on the 6th of July 1961 in the Aladja community (close to Warri in Delta State), RMD is one of the ‘senior class’ Nigerian actors who have been in the industry for years before many of the new guys came into the scene.
Richard, who studied Theatre Arts at the famous University of Benin, as of 2012, was able to purchase a mansion in Asaba that is up to #250 Million. His wealth isn’t from acting alone, as he was also a politician who has once served as a Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State.
3. Jim Iyke
Born in 1976, Jim Iyke has grown to become one of the most famous faces in Nollywood, and the Libreville-born3 actor is worth well over $5 million, making him the third guy on the list of richest actors in Nigeria.
Jim is obviously talented, and he is being paid superbly to feature in movies (in fact, he is one of the highest-paid actors in Nollywood). Apart from the money he earns as an actor, he also generates lots of money from his business, and it keeps growing his net worth.
Additionally, the actor also makes money as Ambassador for brands in the country, and he has enjoyed several endorsement deals from top companies like Glo and Henry Montego Homes.
Jim, who has featured in over 100 movies, is also a philanthropist who lends a hand to the helpless via the Jim lyke Foundation for Children with Special Disabilities.
4. Ramsey Nouah
Ramsey Nouah is very famous in the industry, not only because he can act well, but also because he has a good-looking face.
Born on the 19 of December 1970 in Edo State to mixed parents (his Dad is an Israeli, while his mum is a Nigerian), Ramsey grew in Lagos State, where he acquired his primary and secondary school education.
He is currently worth an estimated $4.5 million and that makes him the fourth richest actor in Nigeria. He earns a lot of money to feature in movies (and he has actually starred in numerous of them).
He also earns reasonably well from endorsement deals, as he has been an Ambassador for brands like Glo.
5. John Okafor
Popularly known as Mr. Ibu, John Okafor has made a name for himself in the industry, particularly via his funny acts. Although he started slowly (his parents were not wealthy), he has been able to grow in various ways, and is now worth an estimated $4.2 million, making him the fifth richest Nigerian actor.
Born on the 17th of October 1961, John is said to be one of the most talented comic actors and has made popular movies such as Mr.Ibu, Mr.Ibu in London, Ibu in Prison, and so on.
Considering that he is still active in the industry, we expect the actor to keep growing his fortunes and move higher before retirement.
6. Nkem Owoh
Popularly known as Osuofia, the talented actor has also been making waves in the industry before the entry of many new faces today. He is known for his comic roles and has been able to make a lot of money for himself in the industry. Worth an estimated $4 million, Nkem Owoh is the sixth richest Nigerian actor in our list.
He was born in Enugu State and he studied Engineering at the University of Ilorin. He has starred in a lot of movies since he began acting, and he is one of the highest-paid actors in Nollywood.
Apart from making money with movies, Nkem also earns reasonably well from endorsement deals. He has been an Ambassador for big firms like MTN Nigeria.
7. Chinedu Ikedieze
When the name “Chinedu Ikedieze” is being mentioned in the street, many people won’t know who is being talked about. But when you say “Aki”, they realize quickly that you are referring to that small actor that always act mischievous roles in movies, alongside his partner in crime – Pawpaw (Osita Iheme)
The duo became popular in 2002 when they starred in the movie Aki Na Ukwa. Since then, Chinedu has featured in numerous movies and has been able to make a name for himself in the industry.
Being a very popular face who is also very talented, Aki is being paid a lot to feature in movies. As things stand now, he is worth an estimated $3.5 million. He made known how he started very small (how he was being given just N500 for his first-ever movie) but has grown into a multimillionaire.
To acknowledge his hard work, he was conferred with the MFR (Member Order of the Federal Republic) in 2010 when Goodluck Jonathan was still the country’s President. Apart from this, from the time he started even till now, he has won a handful of awards from various sources.
He is happily married to his heartthrob – Nneoma Ikedieze, who is a fashion designer.
8. Osita Iheme (Pawpaw)
Just like Aki, many Nigerians might not be too familiar with the name Osita Iheme but knows who Pawpaw is.
Osita grew with his buddy Aki, and is now worth over $3 million, making him one of the richest actors in Nigeria.
He was born on the 20th of February 1982 in the Eastern part of the country. He proceeded to Lagos State to study Computer Science in LASU.
Additionally, as a way of giving back to society, Pawpaw founded Inspired Movement Africa, with an aim of inspiring, motivating and stimulating the minds of youngsters in Nigeria and Africa.
9. Mike Ezuruonye
Mike Ezuruonye is currently worth an estimated $3 million, making him one of the richest actors in Nigeria. Born on September 20, 1982, Mike has worked as a banker before getting into the movie industry.
The talented actor settled quickly and has become one of the highest-paid in the sector. Some of the movies Mike has starred in are:
- – Beyond Reason, – Broken Marriage, – Critical Decision, – Desire, – Endless Passion, – Keep Me Alive, viii. – Ropes of Fate, – The Duplex, Unforeseen among others
10. Nonso Diobi
Here is another well-known and rich actor in the Nigerian movie industry. Nonso is reportedly worth over $1 million, and he has been able to make our list.
Born on the 17 of July 1976, there are reports that he once bought a property in the luxurious Banana Island in Ikoyi.
Nonso, who is from Njikoka in Enugu State, read Theatre Art at the University of Nigeria and has featured in numerous Nigerian movies, including:
- – Overseas, The Last 3 Digits, iii. – Makers of Justice, – Palace Slave, – Too Much, – Beyond Desire, vii. – Life Incidence, viii. – Naked Wrestler, Offensive Relationship,
That’s all about the list of the richest actors in Nigeria. Hopefully, in the coming months, we will see new authors who will break into the list too.
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