In today’s article, we will be highlighting the top 5 richest men from Ebonyi State.
As you may know, the people of Ebonyi state are widely known to be politically-oriented people.
Due to people’s dependence on politics as means of livelihood, the battle of politics in the state has become fierce.
While there are people who become rich through politics, there are also others who made names for themselves through other different means.
Here are top the top 5 richest men from Ebonyi State;
1. CHRIS ABANI
Born in 1966, Chris Abani is a very popular Nigerian-born novelist with a net worth of approximately $1.5 Million.
The author who is from Ebonyi state is most popular for his debut novel, Masters of the Board, and for his 1987 novel, Sirocco.
He was awarded a PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award, the 2001 Prince Claus Awards, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a California Book Award, a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award and the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award.
From the year, 2007–2012, he was a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.
Chris is presently a Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University.
2. ANTHONY AGBO
Born on 15 December 1954, Anthony Agbo is a popular Politician with an estimated Net Worth of $1 Million to $5 Million approximately.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) member was elected Senator for the Ebonyi North constituency of Ebonyi State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2007.
He was likewise appointed to committees on National Identity Card and Population, Housing, Federal Capital Territory and Drugs Narcotics Anti Corruption.
In April 2008 he was appointed vice-chairman of a committee exploring Mallam Nasir el-Rufai’s organization of the FCT.
Outside his political profession, Agbo is a poet who has distributed his work in several journals and is a sponsor of Nigerian literature.
3. ANDY CHUKWU
Andy Chukwu is a popular Nollywood actor, director, producer with a net worth of $10 Million.
The millionaire has directed and acted in several including Karashika, End of Money, Mr Ibu, Mr Ibu 2, Next Door Neighbour 2 and more.
He partnered with the governments of Ebonyi State and Lagos State for a skills procurement program called Street to Skills.
The aim of the program was to help kids and youth stop street hawking and learn skills which they could use to make money.
4. ANYIM PIUS
Born on February 19, 1961, Anyim Pius is one of the richest Politicians with a net worth of $1.5 million approximately.
He filled in as the President of the Nigerian senate and was Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) during the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
Anyim Pius was chosen Senator on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform in 1999 for the Ebonyi South constituency of Ebonyi State.
In August 2000, he was chosen Senate President after Chuba Okadigbo was impeached. He held the office until May 2003.
In May 2011, Pius Anyim was delegated as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
Chief Anyim has stowed the accompanying qualifications and honours: LLB. Respects 1987 (Nigeria), BL. 1989 (Nigeria), LLM. 1991 (Nigeria) and so on.
He holds a National Honors of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) second-most elevated National Honor in Nigeria.
Currently, Cheif Anyim is the managing partner of “Prestige Law Resource Partners”.
The firm is a completely coordinated and multi-dimensional business law practice.
5. SAM EGWU
Born on 20 June 1954, Sam Ominyi Egwu is a Nigerian politician and former governor of Ebonyi State with a net worth of $9 Million.
He was the senior lecturer at Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT) Enugu and served as commissioner for education in Ebonyi state.
He was also appointed Minister of Education by President Umaru Yar’Adua In 2008.
He held the position till April 2010 when he was replaced by Professor Ruqayyah Ahmed Rufa’i.
In 2015, he effectively contested and won the senatorial seat for Ebonyi North Senatorial Zone on the foundation of the People’s Democratic Party.
Also, he was the former Senate committee chairman of the industry from June 2015 to June 2019.