Who are the wealthiest Nollywood actors? Here we will focus on the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria currently, their net worth and other necessary information about each one of them.
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Today, we are going to be treating the top ten richest Nollywood actors, majority of us know how big Nollywood is, Nollywood is the third-largest film industry in the world and for this reason, it is expected that content from Nollywood is widely consumed.
This will definitely reflect on the actors as those with quality acting prowess will benefit more in the industry, most of the richest as expected are the popular actors and you are going to agree with this list even without you knowing their initial income.
Without further ado, let us go straight to the topic of the day “the richest Nollywood actors”, read along.
Top 10 Richest Actors In Nigeria 2023
#1. Desmond Elliot – (Net Worth $10 Million)
Desmond Elliot is a popular figure in the Nigerian movie industry, his full name is Desmond Oluwashola Elliot he is an A-list actor and director.
He is well known in Nigeria and has acted in over 200 moves and also television shows, he won several awards for himself of which some are the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards where he won the best supporting actor in a drama.
He is the richest actor in Nigeria presently with a whopping net worth of over $10 million, he currently doesn’t have time to act as he has faced his political career in full force, he is the lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency.
#2. Richard Mofe-Damijo – (Net Worth $7 Million)
Nollywood actor Richard Mofe-Damijo a.k.a. RMD is the 2nd richest actor in Nigeria, he has been in the game for decades and has also been able to grab some political money in his state Delta State.
Richard Mofe-Damijo is a charming actor which everyone loves to see on their TV screen, he has been in hundreds of movies acted all across Nigeria, he also makes a huge sum of his income from soap operas.
He started his acting career from secondary school, but his career in acting officially kickstart in the late 80s where he starred in the soap opera titled “Ripples”, the series brought him into the limelight.
At the early stage of his career, he has worked as a reporter for Metro Magazine, The Guardian and Concord Newspaper before delving into full-time professional acting.
RMD’s first movie that was produced by him is “Out of bounds“ and the movie gained popularity and showcased him more.
He is an award-winning actor and one of the most respected in the movie industry, RMD net worth is estimated to be $7 million currently. To know more about RMD follow the link below.
#3. Ramsey Nouah Jnr – (Net Worth $4.5 Million)
Another big wig in the Nigerian movie industry is Ramsey Noah, in fact without the likes of Ramsey Nouah Jnr. Nollywood might not have gotten so much relevancy as it has today.
He has been in the game of acting for years yet he looks young day by day, he has featured in hundreds of Nollywood hot movies and mostly plays a romance role.
Ramsey started acting at a very young age and still looks young after decades of acting, his father is originally from Israel and his mother from Owo in Ondo State Nigeria.
He has a good command of English likewise fluent in Yoruba and this has really helped him to work in English movies and Yoruba movies.
Ramsey Nouah’s acting career started when he starred in a Nigerian TV soap opera titled “Fortunes” and ever since then he has been a top choice for movie producers.
The handsome actor has featured in hundreds of movies and he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the Kunle Afolayan Best Picture award-winning movie “The Figurine”.
Ramsey Nouah’s current net worth is estimated to be about $4.5 million which placed him on the list of the wealthiest Nollywood actors.
#4. John Okafor – (Net Worth $4.2 Million)
John Okafor is the Nollywood comic actor popularly known as Mr. Ibu. A lot of information surrounds this movie star that most of his fans and Nollywood movie lovers do not know about, it is expected that he is going to make it on the list of the richest actors in Nigeria.
Mr. Ibu (John Okafor) was born on the 17th of October 1961 in Enugu State, a South Eastern region of Nigeria. He is a native of Nkanu West L.G in Enugu and he is from the Igbo tribe.
John Okafor was not privileged like every other person, he didn’t have the best care from his parents as his father died after John Okafor finished elementary school. He had to move in with his brother who stays at Sapele.
The fact is he is currently one of the best comic actors in Nigeria, his character alone makes you laugh, his facial expression is not from this world and to crown it all once he opens his mouth to speak you have a choice but to burst into laughter.
He plays an imbecile role in movies, that’s was what actually brought him to limelight and he is very good at it, you will also see him acting stupidity roles and he has acted this form of roles for decades in over 200 movies alongside some other top actors and actress in the industry.
Mr. Ibu’s current net worth is estimated to be over $4.2 million and all his earnings are attributed to years of hard work, acting and endorsement deals by Merrybet and GoTV.
Read more about John Okafor biography and net worth with every other detailed information about the comedian.
#5. Nkem Owoh – (Net Worth $4 Million)
Who doesn’t know Osuofia? Nkem Owoh got his nickname from the movie Osuofia in London, he is also a comic actor and is well known for his humor.
Osuofia is a very popular actor and a musician, his song “I Go Chop Your Dollar” also got much attention when he released it, the song was made based on the state of the nation how politicians fraudulently steal from the people and their ways of telling lies.
Nkem Owoh is an award-winning actor and he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role with many other awards.
Nkem Owoh had the good and the worst in his career, he was arrested in Amsterdam in the Netherlands while performing a musical show and over 100 people were arrested with him.
In late 2009 he was kidnapped and a ransom of 15 million Naira was demanded, though his family members were able to raise only 1.5 million Naira and he got freed.
There is no doubt that Nkem Owoh is one of the best actors in Nigeria and also one of the richest, his net worth is estimated to be $4 million.
#6. Chinedu Ikedieze – (Net Worth $3.5 Million)
Chinedu Ikedieze has been in the Nigerian movie space for over two decades, he alongside Osita Iheme came into the limelight after acting in the movie Aki na Ukwa which was one of the most successful home videos then.
Chinedu Ikedieze is popularly known as Aki, he has won a lot of awards for himself and also won Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards.
The current net worth of Chinedu Ikedieze is $3.5 million, his earning is attributed to income from acting and endorsement deals.
#7. Osita Iheme – (Net Worth $3 Million)
Osita Iheme popularly known as Pawpaw is also a Nigerian comic actor, he got into the limelight after acting in Aki na Ukwa alongside Chinedu Ikedieze, the duo have good chemistry when acting and their size and height gave them a smooth journey in the entertainment world, never forget they are also well talented.
Osita Iheme is the founder of Inspired Movement Africa, an organization set aside to encourage, inspire and also motivate young Nigerians and at the same time help shape their future.
He has been in the Nigerian movie space for over 2 decades and has achieved a lot, he also won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2007.
Rated as the Most Famous Actor in Nigeria, Osita Iheme’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.
#8. Jim Iyke – (Net Worth $3 Million)
Jim Iyke with his full name James Ikechukwu Esomugha is a boss in the game and he is also one of the wealthiest actors in Nigeria, you cannot object to that.
He has been in hundreds of movies and has acted alongside prominent actors and actresses in the Nigerian movie industry. Jim Iyke is a proud owner of a movie production company launched in 2007 and named Untamed Productions.
Not stopping at movie productions alone he also owned a music record label known as Untamed Records and all this has increased his worth and currently, Jim Iyke net worth is estimated to be over $3 million.
#9. Mike Ezuruonye – (Net Worth $3 Million)
Mike Ezuruonye was born on the 20th of December 1982 and hails from Abia state, though born in Lagos Nigeria, he studied accounting at Nnamdi Azikiwe University and worked in the banking system before deciding to pursue a career in acting.
As a good-looking actor coupled with his talent in acting mike was able to excel in his acting career. He is an award-winning actor and in 2008, 2009 got two big nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.
He also got nominated for Best Actor in Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards, he has worked alongside successful actors and actress in Nollywood.
Mike Ezuruonye’s current net worth is estimated to be about $3 million, earnings attributed to income from acting.
#10. Nonso Diobi – (Net Worth $1 Million)
Finally, on the list of the top ten richest actors in Nigeria is Nonso Diobi, he is an actor and also a director. He studied Theatre Arts at the University of Nigeria and made his first professional appearance in 2001 in a movie titled “Border Line”.
He also acted in “Hatred” of which he put up an outstanding performance, he has also directed a lot of Nollywood movies.
Nonso Diobi current net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, his earnings attributed to income from years of acting and also directing.
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