The Igbo people are the most successful and dominated ethnic group in Nigeria.
They occupy the South Eastern part of Nigeria. In this post, we shall look at the list of top richest Igbo men in Nigeria.
There is a unique thing about an average Igbo man, which is the spirit of business and productivity.
Other tribes in Nigeria used to say that Igbo as a people love money. That’s true because Igbo are business oriented.
There are so many Igbo rich men In Nigeria but we shall single out top 5 richest Igbo men in Nigeria.
Below are the top 5 richest men Igbo men in Nigeria;
1. Tony Elumelu
He is the richest Igbo man in Nigeria with a roughly net worth of $2.4 billion.
Tony Elumelu is the chairman of Transcort and the popular Tony Elumelu foundation. This foundation is elevating the youths especially unemployed youths in Africa today.
Tony Elumelu was once the CEO of United Bank for Africa UBA. And he played significant roles in transforming that bank to what it is today.
Elumelu is a philanthropist man who has invested in healthcare, agriculture, estate, empowerment, etc. Tony Elumelu was alumni of Harvard Business School.
2. Eze Arthur
This is another important figure and a rich businessman still from Igbo extraction.
Arthur Eze was a graduate of Chemical and mechanical engineering. He graduated from California State University in 1978.
He is the founder of Atlas oil, with some branches in Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, and Nigeria.
Arthur Eze is a renowned philanthropist. He had donated about 12 million Naira to help Anglican Church Youth Development Center in Otuoke Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
Arthur is also a man who enjoys life; he owns the latest Rolls Royce.
He also have a private jet worth over $25 million. He is very simple and easy going person.
3. Ibeto Cletus
If you have heard of Ibeto Group or Cement, then you know that Cletus Ibeto deserves to be on this list.
Cletus Ibeto has a business interest is in cement, automobile parts, estate and petrochemical industries.
This Igbo billionaire was born in 6th November, 1952 to the family of Ibeto of Anambra in Nnewi local government.
Cletus Ibeto began as a motor part dealer after he had served as an apprentice for many years.
He began to grow his business to where he began importing automotive batteries, motor accessories, and more.
During the last two decades in 1995, Ibeto group became the famous and largest auto spare parts dealer in Nigeria.
He gradually diversified his business. The founder of “Innoson motors” was mentored by Cletus Ibeto.
4. Peters Benedict
Peyers is another Igbo billionaire in Nigeria. His net worth is around $3.7 Billion.
Peters Benedict is into energy and oil. He is believed to be the 7th richest man in Nigeria.
He is a graduate of Geography from UNIBEN. He hails from Delta State (Delta Igbo) but was born in Abakaliki in Ebonyi State.
Peters began his career way back in 1990s before he arrived where he is today.
He single-handedly founded his Aiteo Group of Company in 2008, which is the biggest petroleum tank firms in Nigeria.
His group of a company is also involved in power sectors. He planned to build a one hundred thousand 100,000 barrel refinery in Warri, Delta state.
Aside from this, he also has a lovely wife with four kids.
5. Orjiako ABC
Orjiako is a trained surgeon. He is another Igbo billionaire in Nigeria worthy to be mentioned.
Orjiako is a former CEO of Shebah E&P Company, an oil exploration firm with over 40% stake in the offshore block OML 108.
His estimated net worth is around $1.2billion. He is also into banking, shipping, pharmaceutical, etc.
Presently, he is the Chairman of Neimeth pharmaceutical international PLC, and the Chairman of Zebbra Energy Ltd, a subsidiary of deep water concession OPL 248 offshore Nigeria.
The above are the the top 5 richest Igbo men in Nigeria. If you have anything to say, kindly go to the comment section below.