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Top 10 Richest Igbo Men in Nigeria 2020

Top 10 Richest Igbo Men in Nigeria 2020

When it comes to the number of rich persons in the country, the Ibo nation always comes up, given how industrious this set of people are. These folks have produced several billionaires and multimillionaires.

So if you are wondering who the top richest Ibo men are, this article will satisfy your curiosity. Below is the list of the top ten richest men from the Igbo nation.

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Arthur Eze

Richest Igbo Men in Nigeria

1. Chief Arthur Eze

State of origin: Anambra State
Source of wealth: Oil

Arthur Eze is the CEO of Atlas Oranto Petroleum. Atlas Oranto which was founded by Arthur Eze in 1991 is considered as the largest privately held Nigerian exploration and production group.

The company has 22 oil and gas licenses in 12 jurisdictions across Africa. In 1992, he established Triax airline after the deregulation of airlines in Nigeria.

2. Chief Cletus Ibeto

State of origin: Anambra state
Source of wealth: Cement, Automobile

Cletus Ibeto is the brain behind the Ibeto group. He started out as a spare parts import dealer, and by 1988 he stopped direct importation of lead and automotive battery and plastic motor accessories, after completing his factory in Nnewi.

In 1996, he established Ibeto Petrochemical Industries Ltd, and in 2018 he acquired 70% controlling stake of Ibeto Cement Company Limited after a reverse merger with Century Petroleum Corporation.

3. Bryant (ABC) Orjiako

State of origin: Anambra State
Source of wealth: Oil and Gas

ABC Orjiako is the Chairman and co-founder of SEPLAT, a leading Nigerian independent oil and gas company. He has established and managed various companies in the upstream and downstream and service sectors of the oil and gas industry.

Prior to 1996, when he went into a full-time business, he was a medical doctor, and he practised for 11 years. In 2009, his company Shebah Exploration and Production and Platform Petroleum limited co-founded SEPLAT.

4. Pascal Dozie

State of origin: Imo state
Source of wealth: Banking and Finance

Regarded as tech-savvy investors and financial inclusion advocate by Wikipedia, Pascal Dozie is the founder of Sparkle, a Fintech company.

Prior to the launch of Sparkle in 2019, he was the GMD and CEO of Diamond Bank from 2014. During his time as the CEO and GMD of Diamond bank, he served as Executive director of Corporate Banking and Executive Director of Regional Business Lagos and West Regions

5. Orji Uzor Kalu

State of origin: Abia State
Source of wealth: Diversified

In 2015, Orji Uzor Kalu had an estimated net worth of $330 million dollars according to Forbes and on the previous year, he had a net worth of $1 billion. Forbes attributed this decline to a fall in real estate prices and weakness in oil prices.

The former Governor of Abia state is the founder of SLOK Holding, a West African conglomerate with interests in shipping, banking, oil trading, manufacturing, and the media. He is the chairman of SLOK holding, Daily Sun, First International Bank Limited, and New telegraph.

6. Comas Maduka

State of origin: Anambra state
Source of wealth: Automobile

Cosmos Maduka is the founder, president and Chairman of the Cocharis Group. The company which started in 1977 focused on the sales of automobile spare parts, but it is now a conglomerate with diverse interest in manufacturing, ICT, Petrochemical, Auto care and Auto components, amongst others.

7. Tony Ezenna

State of origin: Imo State
Source of wealth: Cement, sugar

Tony Ezenna is the founder of Orange Drugs Nigeria Limited. He founded Orange Drugs Limited in 1988, and the company Specialize in the distribution of Pharmaceutical and beauty products from Indonesia, Italy, and the United States to Nigeria.

8. Leo Stan Ekeh

State of origin: Imo state
Source of wealth: Technology

Leo Stan Ekeh is the chairman of Konga.com and the founder/Chairman of Zinox technologies. In 2001 he started Zinox Technologies Limited to manufacture computers, and in February 2018, his company Acquired 99% of the total company shares.

9. Sir Emeka Offor

State of origin: Anambra State
Source of wealth: Oil

Emeka Offor is the founder and chairman of Chrome Group. The Chrome Group can be traced to Chrome Oil Services Limited which was established in 1985.

1n 1994, Chrome oil metamorphosed into the Chrome group. Chrome Group is a multi-million dollar conglomerate with interest in oil and gas, power, logistics, amongst others.

10. Ifeanyi Ubah

State of origin: Anambra State
Source of wealth: Oil

Ifeanyi Ubah is both a Businessman and politician; he is the CEO and founder of Capital oil. Capital Oil and Gas Limited was founded in 2001. He is also the founder of the Authority Newspaper, and the owner of Ifeanyi Ubah FC, a football club in the Nigeria premier league.

Other rich Igbo men in Nigeria include

  • Tony Elumelu
  • Cosmas Maduka
  • Rochas Okorocha
  • Victor Obianodo
  • Chukwuma Nwala


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