You will agree with me that Nigeria is indeed a great country with rich and wealthy men and women of great power and authority. Have you ever wondered who the richest politicians are in Nigeria? Have you ever wondered what their net worth are? You will be marveled as CorrectNG has taken out time to list the top 10 richest politicians in Nigeria and their net worth.
10. Senator Ben Murray-Bruce
The well-known chairman of Silverbird Group, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce is a Nigerian business magnate and also a politician, a member of the People’s Democratic Party. He was elected to the Senate of Nigeria in March 2015 to represent the Bayelsa East constituency, in Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
Ben Murray-Bruce was born on the 18th of February 1956. He is very famous on social media where he makes his view and opinion on certain issues known. He has been in the Nigerian entertainment business for decades and his Silverbird Group has been staging the highly popular and successful Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) yearly for about three decades.
Ben Murray-Bruce’s wealth is estimated to be around $715 million dollars.
9. Rotimi Amaechi
The former governor of Rivers State (2007-2015), Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi was born on the 27th of May 1965. After leaving office as governor, he was appointed Minister of Transportation in the present Buhari led administration.
His net worth is reported to be around 780 million dollars.
8. Dino Melaye
The highly controversial legislator, Dino Melaye was born on the 1st of January, 1974 and hails from Kogi state. Dino Melaye is a member of the People’s Democratic Party.
The rich politician is known to own a fleet of exotic cars, motorcycles, and totally different properties all of which he flaunts regularly on social media.
Dino Melaye is estimated to be worth about $800 million.
7. Orji Uzor Kalu
Orji Uzor Kalu is the former governor of Abia State in Eastern Nigeria. He is the chairman of Sun Daily and also New Telegraph.
Orji Uzor Kalu’s wealth is estimated to be around 1.1billion dollars.
6. Atiku Abubakar
Atiku Abubakar is one of the most recognized Vice Presidents in Nigeria’s democratic history. He served as the country’s 11th Vice President under the former President Olusegun Obasanjo administration from 1999 to 2007.
Atiku Abubakar, was born on 25th of November 1946. He is a Nigerian politician, businessman, and a former customs officer. He has a wide range of business interests. Atiku Abubakar owns a supply company and also the American University of Nigeria (AUN) which was founded in 2005. He has several other investments together with his property business.
Atiku is estimated to be worth $1.4 Billion currently.
5. Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu was born on the 29th day of March in the year 1952. He was elected as Senator representing Lagos West constituency in Lagos State, Nigeria in the year 1993. After the country returned to democracy, he was elected as governor of Lagos State, a position he held from 29th May 1999 to 29th May 2007. He is an influential member of the ruling party in Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress (APC). He holds the chieftaincy titles of the Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom in Niger State, Nigeria.
Tinubu’s net worth is put at $1.5 billion dollars.
4. Owelle Rochas Okorocha
The former governor of Imo State in South Eastern Nigeria is ranked as one of the richest politicians in Nigeria as of today. He had made his money in business before joining politics.
Rochas Okorocha was born on 22nd September 1962. He is a Nigerian businessman, education philanthropist, and politician who hail from Imo State. Rochas Okorocha is the founder of Rochas Foundation, a charity that comprises a number of special schools that are spread all over Nigeria. His foundation grants scholarship to the less privileged children in Nigerian society.
Rochas Okorocha is estimated to be worth 1.5 billion dollars.
3. Olusegun Obasanjo
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, PhD, was born on 5th May 1937. He is a former Nigerian Army general who was also civilian President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. The Ogun state born politician popularly known as OBJ or Baba is one of the richest politicians in Nigeria. He owns the Otta Farms as well as several other businesses and investments within the country. It is also reported that he owns some oil blocks and some business stakes in some other countries of the world. Over the years, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has accumulated wealth.
Obasanjo’s wealth is estimated to be about 1.6 billion dollars.
2. Ifeanyi Ubah
Ifeanyi Ubah is a Nigerian businessman and politician from Nnewi. The Nnewi native was already a multimillionaire before he went into politics.
According to sources, Ifeanyi Uba made his first million as a teenager when he was just nineteen years old. He is among the richest politicians in Nigeria.
He has diverse business interests. He has business interests in mercantilism spare elements, real estate, oil and gas, transport and quite recently, he acquired a soccer club and named the club Ifeanyi Ubah FC.
His net worth is put at about $1.7 billion presently.
1. Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB)
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida GCFR was born on the 17th of August 1941. He retired as a General in the Nigerian Army. He was also the President of Nigeria from 27th August 1985 to 26th August 1993. He also served previously as the Chief of Army staff from January 1984 to August 1985. He is one of the most influential Nigerian politicians and he is, without doubt, one of the richest.
IBB is estimated to be worth about $5 billion dollars.