Who Are The Top 5 Richest People in Igboland in 2020? See The List
By Ifeanyi Nnagbo
1 month ago
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Igbo people are known for their diligence and broad participation in business life in Nigeria. The Igbo businessmen have been playing significant roles in Nigerian industrial and business spheres for a long time.
#1. Arthur Eze
Arthur Eze is a Nigerian oil mogul, philanthropist, politician and the CEO of Atlas Oranto Petroleum, the largest privately held Nigerian exploration and production group. The Igbos call him, ‘ ozoigbondu’ of Igboland and he is said to be the 8th wealthiest man in Africa.Arthur Eze’s net worth is estimated to be at US$5.8 billion.
#2. Cletus Ibeto
Cletus Ibeto from Nnewi began his business activity with the importation of spare parts for cars and motorcycles. It’s interesting to know that Nnewi (Anambra state) is a city of entrepreneurs, businessmen, and also Igbo millionaires.At present Ibeto Group is involved in the manufacturing of oil lubricants and other oil products. At the same time, Ibeto Hospitality, a branch of Ibeto Group, rules many hotels in Nigeria. Moreover, Cletus Ibeto business includes banking and finance and real estate. His current net worth is US$3.8 billion.
#3.Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu
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 . Elumelu holds the Nigerian national honours, the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) and Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) in 2003. He was recognised as one of "Africa's 20 Most Powerful People in 2012" by Forbes magazine. He networth is estimated to be at US$1.4 billion.
#4. Dr. ABC Orjiako
Dr. ABC Orjiako is the richest doctor in Nigeria and a force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian oil and gas business. His financial worth is put at US$1.2 billion.Before venturing into business proper, Mr. Orjiako was a practicing orthopedist and skilled traumatologist. Today, this successful Igbo man has interests in oil, shipping, construction, etc.ABC Orjiako also founded SEPLAT, one of Nigeria’s biggest oil companies worth millions dollars.
5. Jim Ovia
Jim Ovia is a successful Igbo businessman. He foundered Zenith Bank that is considered one of the best banks not only in Nigeria but the whole of Africa. Jim Ovia takes his deserved place in the Top 10 richest men in Nigeria. Mr. Ovia also makes investments in the telecommunication as well as real estate. Jim Ovia net worth is estimated to be at US$980 million.
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