There are several silently rich Nigerians from various tribes who have nothing to do with spotlights or rankings. They made money through hard work and are leading a quiet, wealthy life. However, there are others whose wealthy personality is known in Nigeria and beyond either through charity work, emplymet of labour or other means that made them public figures.
Here is a list of top rich Igbo men in Nigeria. Some people find this list controversial or incomplete but the fact remains that these personalities are among the top riches Igbo men in Nigeria.
Orji Uzor Kalu
Orji Uzor Kalu is described as the current richest Igbo man in Nigeria. He is said to own assets that run in billions of naira. His company SLOK group has interests in different areas and sectors in the country. He is also the owner of Sun newspaper, one of the leading national dailies in Nigeria.
Cosmos Maduka is the second wealthiest Igbo man in the country. He is the founder, President/CEO of Coscharis Group. He started Coscharis Motors as a one man business and over the years has transformed the organization into an indigenous conglomerate.
Pascal Dozie is also one of the richest entrepreneurs in Igbo land. Mr. Pascal G. Dozie is the Co-Founder, Partner, Founding Partner and Non-Executive Partner at African Capital Alliance. He also Founded Diamond Bank PLC and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 1991 to 2006.
Chief Cletus Ibeto
He is also on the list of top Nigerian Businessmen who ventured into politics. Cletus Ibeto was born on the 6th of November, 1952 in Nnewi, Anambra State to poor family background. His success story has been attributed to hardwork and consistency. He is the founder of Ibeto group.
Chief Tony Ezenna is the Chairman Orange Drugs Limited. He is among the richest billionaires in the country. He has been involved in many philanthrophic acts. He hails from Imo state and is also involved in politics.
Leo Stan Ekeh
Chief Leonard Stanley Nnamdi Ekeh (OFR) is among the richest Igbo men in Nigeria. He is the chairman/CEO of Zinox Technologies Limited, Africa’s most integrated ICT firm. Zinox Technologies Limited is the First Nigeria ICT firm to be Internationally Certified and was also rated number 1 in Africa as a whole. Leo Stan’s Zinox Computer has some innovative features, which include – the Naira sign, and a Power Supply designed to contain the erratic nature of electric power in Nigeria. Leo Stan has been described as Bill Gates of Africa and Nigeria’s Steve Jobs. He is said to worth over $1Billion.
Sir Emeka Offor
Emeka Offor is one of richest Igbo business men in Nigeria. His estimated net worth according to Forbes is $5.8 billion.
He is a Nigerian oil magnate and Entrepreneur who is a native of Oraifite, Ekausigo LGC, Anambra State, Nigeria. He is the current chairman of the board of directors of EEDC and Manager of both the ERHC and the Chrome Group.
Chief Arthur Eze
Arthur Eze is a business man and philanthropist reputed to be one of the wealthiest men in Africa. He is the founder and Chairman of Atlas Oranto Petroleum, which has assets in Nigeria, Liberia, Guinea, Gambia and the UK. In 2010 Eze made $200M selling oil blocks in Liberia. Arthur Eze founded the company in 1991.
Ifeanyi Ubah has business ventures in Africa and across the world. In 2001, he founded Capital Oil and Gas Limited which has since gone on to become one of the largest distributors of petrol products around Nigeria with a combined capacity to berth 3-6 vessels simultaneously and 32 loading arms. Ifeanyi Ubah is the founder of The Authority Newspaper, a Nigerian daily newspaper and also the owner of Ifeanyi Ubah F.C., a football club in the Nigeria Premier League, a team he bought as Gabros International Football Club.
Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu is a Nigerian economist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation. He is estimated to have a net worth of about US$700 Million.
(with additional reports from nigerianinfopedia.com)