It is commonplace to know that Nigeria has arguably the wealthiest set of politicians globally – they’re the highest-paid public officers so this title isn’t very shocking. Everyone is aware of the political money-making syndrome, once you get into the corridors of power in Nigeria, your bank account won’t stop skyrocketing. This is primarily as a result of one factor which every Nigerian is aware of. Fortunately, the shady enterprise isn’t on our radar today, we’d be focusing on the top 10 richest Nigerian politicians and their net worths. Below are the top ten politicians in Nigeria and their net worth;
1. Senator Ben Murray-Bruce – ($715 Million)
Ben Murray-Bruce is the chairman of Silverbird Group. He represents Bayelsa East Senatorial District presently in the National Assembly. Ben Bruce is additionally famous on social media as he makes his thoughts about topical issues known almost daily and has a large following. He has been in the entertainment business for decades and his Silverbird Group has been organizing the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) yearly for nearly three decades. Mr. Murray Bruce’s wealth is reported to be valued at nearly $715 million dollars.
2. Rotimi Amaechi – ($780 Million)
Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi is the immediate past executive governor of Rivers State which he led from 2007 to 2015. Before then, he was elected as Speaker into the Rivers State House of Assembly. Afterwards he became the Minister of Transportation in the Buhari/APC government. Rotimi Amaechi’s wealth is reported to be worth 780 million dollars.
3. Dino Melaye – ($800 Million)
The outspoken and contentious legislator representing the folks of Kogi East within the senate home is graded one of the richest politicians in African country. He has spoken severally against this administration ,this has place him on the new seat. Dino owns fleet of exotic cars, motorcycles, and totally different properties,he is ne’er keep to point out it off on social media. Dino’s wealth is reported to be valued at 800 million dollars.
4. Orji Uzor Kalu – ($1.1 Billion)
Orji Uzor Kalu is the former governor of Abia State and he is listed as one among the richest politicians in African country. He’s the chairman of Sun Daily and New Telegraph.
He has stakes in the then-successful multiple CAF competition winners in the 2004’s, Enyimba FC. Orji Uzor Kalu’s wealth is reported to be worth about 1.1billion dollars.
5. Atiku Abubakar – ($1.4 Billion)
Atiku Abubakar is the most recognized Vice Presidents in Nigeria’s democratic history. He was VP in Obasanjo’s Presidency from 1999 to 2007. He was additionally a former accountant of the Nigerian customs. Atiku has wide-ranging business interests. He owns a supply company and additionally, the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in 2005 amongst several other investments together with his property business. Atiku Abubakar is calculable to possess a internet value of regarding $1.4 Billion bucks.
6. Rochas Okorocha – ($1.5 Billion)
Rochas Okorocha may be a politician from Imo State, South East, Nigeria and he is listed as the richest politician in Nigeria for the year 2018. He was a rich business man before he joined politics. Rochas contested and won in 2011 and 2015 respectively in the Imo State Governorship elections as Governor. Added to this, he is the founding father of Rochas Foundation, an organization that has special colleges for the less privileged within the society. Rochas is reported to be worth 1.5 billion dollars.
7. Olusegun Obasanjo – ($1.6 Billion)
Olusegun Obasanjo popularly known as ”OBJ” or ”Baba” is one among the richest politician in Nigeria and he is from Ogun State, a border state with Lagos. The veteran politician owns the Otta Farms and several businesses and investments within the country. It’s also reported that he has some oil blocks and a few stake in some other countries. Obasanjo or Obj as he is fondly referred to in Nigeria was Nigeria’s Military Head of State between 1976 and 1979 was when Nigeria switch to democracy in 1999, he was elected as Nigeria’s President which he served as till May 29, 2007. Over the years he has gained wealth. Obj’s wealth is valued at 1.6 billion dollars.
8. Ifeanyi Ubah – ($1.7 Billion)
Ifeanyi Ubah was already a multimillionaire before he ventured into politics. per sources he created his initial million as a young person whe he was simply nineteen years. He hails from Nnewi in Anambra state and is among the Nigerian richest politicians.
He has business interests in mercantilism spare elements,real estate,oil and gas,transport; he even bought a soccer club and named the club Ifeanyi Ubah FC. His wealth is reportedly valued at 1.7 billion dollars.
9. Ibrahim Badamosi Babaginda (IBB) – ($5 Billion)
Ibrahim Babangida is one among the most influential Nigerian politicians and he is also one among the richest. He was the Nigeria’s Military Head of State at some point. IBB was additionally noted for the annulment of the June 12, 1993 elections which Moshood Abiola won free and fair. IBB is alleged to be valued in more than a trillion naira. IBB is reported to be worth about 5 billion dollars.
10. Bola Tinubu – ($8.4 Billion)
Bola Tinubu is Nigerian politician who has been on the scene for decades. Bola Tinubu was Lagos State’s former governor and senator and his wife, Remi Tinubu is a serving senator. He is additionally one among the high ranking APC’s party ruler and is regarded by some folks as a really sturdy politician,probably that is why he’s nicknamed ”Jagaban”. He is reported to be worth 1.5 billion dollars.
Note: The figures stated in this articles are not exact as they are estimates but they are close to the exact figures.