Ever wondered who is the Richest Igbo Man In Nigeria? The Igbo’s –as part of Nigeria’s multi-ethnic terrain –are prominent for their fruitful and vigorous presence in the Nigerian business sector. For innumerable years, lots of eminent Igbo’s have dominated the industrial sector and added to the country’s voluminous growth rate.
Today, we shall get you acquainted with the names of eminent Igbo men who have thrived to so high a degree and amassed great wealth for themselves. Feel pleasurable as I bring you the list of the wealthiest Igbo Man Nigeria to your fingertips.
Meanwhile, this list particularly centers on the richest Igbo men in line with the Nigerian entrepreneurial sector. And so, we finally bring you the list of these Igbo billionaires whose wealth definitely speaks on their behalf.
Top 10 Richest Igbo Men In Nigeria
1. Chief Arthur Eze
Chief Arthur Eze: Believed to be one of Africa’s leading business tycoons, Arthur Eze serves as the CEO and manager of a business firm –Atlas Oranto Petroleum –whose asset base spans across Nigeria and a number of other West African countries.
2. Chief Cletus Ibeto
Cletus Ibeto is a business tycoon from Nnewi –one of the largest cities in Anambra state. He owns Cletus Ibeto Group –one of the two leading conglomerates in the Eastern part of the country. In the early ’80s, Cletus Ibeto began his enterprise with a firm dealing in the importation of spare parts. Currently, his productive efforts in the industrial sector have made him Nigeria’s leading producer of batteries and spare parts for automobiles.
3. Rochas Okorocha
The senator representing Imo west senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, is a politician and a former Imo state governor is currently the third on the list of the richest Igbo men in Nigeria.
4. Tony Elumelu
Tony Elumelu, a graduate of economics, is the owner and originator of the Tony Elumelu Foundation. In recognition of his business expertise, he has been decorated with several Nigerian honours. In an impression published by Forbes a number of years ago, his name appeared in the list of 20 most powerful Africans. His net worth is estimated at over $1.2 billion.
5. ABC Orjiakor
The CEO of SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company, ABC Orkiakor, is currently fifth on our list with an estimated net worth of about $1.2 billion. With asset cutting across different fields, health, Oil & Gas, Shipping, Banking, and Real Estate, he is believed to be the owner of Neimeth Pharmaceutical International Plc.
6. Orji Uzor Kalu
Orji Uzor Kalu, who is currently one of the richest Igbo men, was seemingly in his late teens when he plunged into the business sector. Kalu’s days at the university were characterized by violence. He was held guilty of leading several violent protests staged by students. Meanwhile, Kalu’s inception in the business arena only came as a result of his expulsion from the university.
7. Comas Maduka
Reputable Cosmas Maduka, who features in the business sector as the CEO of Coscharis Group of Companies, was born into an Igbo family in Nnewi –a region in Anambra state. Flashing back at Maduka’s family background, he didn’t have the grace to be bred with a silver spoon. In spite of all the difficulty which surrounded his childhood and deprived him of formal education, he emerged as a successful personality in the business sector through Coscharis Motors –initially a sole-proprietorship business that has now grown into an expansive enterprise specializing in ICT, automobiles, banking and a number of other businesses. Based on the reports obtained by Forbes, Cosmas Maduka is currently worth more than $1 billion.
8. Pascal Dozie
Pascal Dozie, a graduate of economics, was born into an Igbo family in Imo state. In an attempt to further his education, Pascal attended City University in the UK and served an official purpose in the National Economic Development Office afterward. After taking several official roles abroad, Pascal returned to Nigeria and initiated his own enterprise in 1972. Pascal’s enterprise –African Development Consulting Group Limited –is aimed at carrying out international and domestic purposes as a consultant firm. Through the influence of Pascal’s thriving consultant firm, the business tycoon is estimated to be worth $1.1 billion.
9. Tony Ezenna
Tony Ezenna, After the entrepreneurial expertise he obtained through his partnership with Eastern Industrial Chemist, Tony Ezenna set up Orange Drugs Limited –an enterprise concerned with pharmaceutical drugs. With the help of the pharmaceutical company’s lucrative services within and beyond Nigeria, Tony Ezenna has acquired wealth on a massive scale.
10. Leo Stan Ekeh
Leo Stan Ekeh, Born Leonard Stanley Ekeh is a native of Ubomiri Mbaitoli –a region in Imo state. He is well known as a successful business expert and manager of Zinox Technologies Limited. Other than his personally-owned Zinox Technologies Limited, Leonard Stanley has partnered with a number of technology-centered firms amongst which are TD Plus, Task Systems, ICT Brokers, etc. Through his productive business entity, Stanley Ekeh’s worth hovers around $995 million.
11. Sir Emeka Offor
Sir Emeka Offor is prominent for his business role as the manager of the Chrome Group. He has thrived in the economic sector through his great knowledge of business both locally and internationally. Despite the competitive nature of the industrial sector, Sir Emeka’s business principle is buttressed by his charisma and his passion to emerge as one of the industry’s leading tycoons.
12. Vincent Amaechi Obianodo
Vincent Amaechi Obianodo, Amaechi Obianodo, whose business base has spiraled into other sectors in addition to his firstly-established Young Shall Grow Motors Limited, is an industrious businessman. He initiated his business venture many years back through the establishment of The Young Shall Grow –a Motors Limited set up in the early ’70s.
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