You need not be told that the Igbos are the most industrious tribe in Nigeria this makes one wonder who the richest Igbo men are. The Igbos are tribe spreads from the South Central to the South-Eastern part of Nigeria, you will also find them in Equatorial Guinea and in Cameroon.
The main origin of the Igbo people is still unknown though they do claim to be related to the Jews, they are believed to be the “lost tribes” of Israel though there has been no confirmation of this as it is still seen as a theory.
According to genetic reports, we are made to know that the Igbos have the predominant Y-chromosomal haplogroup E1b1a1-M2 which matches with that of the Niger-Congo-speaking peoples though their real origin isn’t known.
As one of the most populous tribes in Nigeria, they are well respected and their language is preferred by other small tribes from the Southern region of the country.
With that being said, without further ado let’s go straight to the topic of the day, read along as we list the top richest Igbo men and their net worth.
The Richest Igbo Men In Nigeria 2023
|Arthur Eze||$5.8 billion|
|Cletus Ibeto||$3.8 billion|
|Benedict Peters||$3.3 billion|
|Allen Onyema||₦3.1 billion|
|Emeka Offor||$2.9 billion|
|Andy Uba||$2.1 billion|
|Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah||$1.7 billion|
|Rochas Okorocha||$1.5 Billion|
|Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma||$1billion|
|Cosmas Maduka||$800 million|
|Tony Elumelu||$700 million|
#1. Arthur Eze – (Net worth $5.8 billion)
Arthur Eze is currently the richest Igbo man in Nigeria. Arthur Eze was born on the 27th of November 1948, in Anambra State, Dunukofia Local Government Area. His secondary school education took place in St. Augustine Secondary School in Nkwere, Imo State. To further his education to the higher institution he proceeded to study Mechanical and Chemical Engineering in the United States (California State University).
After his education, he invested in the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector and he is the CEO of the popular Atlas Oranto Petroleum which is one of the largest private petroleum companies in Nigeria, all his businesses has earned him a lot and also placed him at the top among the top richest Igbo men in Nigeria.
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#2. Cletus M. Ibeto – (Net worth $3.8 billion)
Second on our list of top wealthiest Igbo men in Nigeria is Cletus Ibeto. Cletus Ibeto was born on the 6th of December 1952 in Anambra State, Nnewi to be precise. He wasn’t born with a silver spoon and as destiny has it he is now ranked as one of Igbo’s top billionaires in dollars.
He is an entrepreneur and one of the most influential businessmen in Nigeria, he is focused on the transportation industry where he sells motor spare parts, as time goes on he started exploring other businesses like the banking sector, real estate, cement production, petrochemicals, automotive coupling and many others under the IBETO Group.
As far as automotive spare parts in Nigeria is concerned the IBETO Group is the largest manufacturer in this sector. All these successful investments with the income from them all made Cletus Ibeto one of the richest Igbo men on Earth and now Cletus Ibeto net worth is estimated at $3.8 billion.
You definitely know the Nigerian giant indigenous auto-manufacturer Innoson Motors, Cletus Ibeto helped build this company and owns some of the Innoson vehicles in his car collections.
#3. Benedict Peters – (Net worth $3.3 billion)
Benedict Peters made it on the list of the top ten richest Igbo men. Benedict Peters was born in Ebonyi State though he is originally from Delta State, he is a wealthy businessman and also a philanthropist.
Benedict Peters is the founder of Aiteo Group and also he is the CEO, Aiteo Group is a company that is based on the energy and the gas sector. He attended the University of Benin with a degree in Geography and Urban Planning, the company is not that popular to a common Nigeria but it is one of the big wigs in the Nigerian gas sector with stakes in Oil Mining Lease 29 (OML) and also Nembe Creek Trunk Line (NCTL). Benedict Peters current net worth is estimated at $3.3 billion.
#4. Allen Onyema – (Net worth $3.1 billion)
Allen Onyema is a patriotic citizen of Nigeria that has always been fronting for the unity of Nigeria even with the fact that the country seems to be divided with no hope of unity. The fact that he is always representing the country in positive news he was named “Conflict Resolution Expert” and to unify the country he has tried his best to sight his business in every tribe found inside Nigeria.
Allen Ifechukwu Onyema is a lawyer, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and also he is the owner and CEO of the leading indigenous airline Air Peace. Allen Onyema current net worth is estimated at $3.1 billion.
#5. Emeka Offor – (Net worth $2.9 billion)
Emeka Offor was born on the 10th of February 1957 in Kaduna State, Kafachan to be precise though he is originally from Anambra State, he is a native of Irefi Oraifite in Ekwusigo LGA. He is a known philanthropist and a respected businessman.
His line of business is the importation of bitumen through Rivways Lines Nigeria Ltd, he was advised by Pa Abadi and also helped by him to get some capitals which he used to import his first bitumen and within two years being in the business he was able to supply big construction firms like Julius Berger Nig. Ltd bitumen for their projects, he also supplies Fougerolle Nigeria Ltd, Guffanti Nigeria Ltd and many others
As a devoted businessman he was able to amass huge income for himself and today Emeka Offor net worth is estimated at $2.9 billion.
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#6. Andy Uba – (Net worth $2.1 billion)
Emmanuel Nnamdi Uba also made it on our list of wealthiest Igbo men in Nigeria, he was born on the 14th of December 1958, he is a known politician and a lawmaker, he also serves as a senator for the Anambra South Senatorial District under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Andy Uba current net worth is estimated at $2.1 billion.
#7. Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah – (Net worth $1.7 billion)
Ifeanyi Ubah is a popular Nigerian businessman, investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, he is a sports lover and the owner of a Nigerian football club Ifeanyi Ubah F.C., he is the owner and CEO of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited a leading oil and gas company in Nigeria. He actually started his journey to riches by selling auto spare parts and tire supplies, with his zeal in the business he was able to expand beyond Nigeria and he started exporting tires from Nigeria to Ghana, Liberia and even Sierra Leone. Ifeanyi Ubah current net worth is estimated at $1.7 billion.
#8. Rochas Okorocha – (Net worth $1.5 billion)
Rochas Okorocha was born on the 22nd of September 1962, he is from Imo State and an ex-governor of the state under the umbrella of All Progressives Congress (APC). Rochas Okorocha is a philanthropist and a businessman before joining politics, he was ranked in 2018 as the richest politician in Nigeria. He also served as a senator representing Imo West Senatorial district at the 9th Nigerian Senate.
He is also the founder of Rochas Foundation an NGO organization focused on educating the less privileged. Rochas Okorocha net worth is currently estimated at $1.5 billion.
#9. Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma – (Net worth $1 billion)
Dr. Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma was born on the 1st of October 1961 at Umudim, Nnewi, Anambra State Nigeria. Popularly known as Innocent Chukwuma a.k.a Innoson, he is the owner and Chairman of Innoson Group of Companies the top leading African automobile company. As the founder of IVM, the top vehicle manufacturing company in Africa and Nigeria Innocent Chukwuma has over the years amass wealth for himself and his net worth is currently pegged at $1 billion.
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#10. Cosmas Maduka – (Net worth $800 million)
Cosmas Maduka is also one of the richest Igbo men in Nigeria currently, he is a businessman, investor, philanthropist and the founder of Coscharis Group a company base on Automobile sales and parts. His company also based on ICT, petrochemicals, agriculture, and many other business lines. He is also a brand distributor of top auto brands like the BMW, Range Rover, Ford and so many other top brands. Cosmas Maduka net worth is currently estimated to be about $800 million.