The Richest Igbo Man in Nigeria 2019 & Net Worth

The richest man in Nigeria and Africa is Aliko Dangote but most people especially the Igbos want to know who the richest Igbo man in Nigeria is. This post will answer that question.


The Richest Igbo Man 2019

Igbos in Nigeria and in the world are known for their ability to invest in different businesses.

It is no surprise that two Igbo men made it into the 2019 Forbes richest people in Nigeria list.

The wealthiest business igbo man in Nigeria is no other person than Orji Uzor Kalu.

He is the Chairman, SLOK Group of Companies, a West African conglomerate with interests in shipping, banking, oil trading, manufacturing and the media.

Orji Uzor Kalu is also the chairman of the Daily Sun and New Telegraph newspapers in Nigeria, he served as the governor of Abia State, Nigeria from May 29, 1999, to May 29, 2007.

Prior to his election, he served as the chairman of the Borno Water Board and the chairman of the Cooperative and Commerce Bank Limited.


Kalu was also a member of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) and the chairman of the PPA Board of Trustees.

He was the party’s candidate for president in the April 2007 general election.

He got his start in business at age 19 after being expelled from a Nigerian university for spearheading a series of student riots.

He borrowed $35 from his mother and started trading commodities like palm oil, rice and sugar.

He diversified into furniture manufacturing and transportation and became a millionaire by the time he was 20.

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He hit the big time in the early 80s when the Nigerian military government awarded him lucrative contracts to import and supply arms and ammunition to Nigeria’s military and defense forces.

He was previously a governor of Abia state in Nigeria’s southeast.

As the richest igbo man, Orji Uzor Kalu current Net Worth is estimated to be at $1 billion



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  1. Chukwrah chinwike Christopher

    Well-done sir kalu
    Corrupt or not u av achieved

  2. Vivian Osumuo

    Orji Uzor Kalu is a business man that is based in shiping, banking, oil trading,nd manufacturing.

  3. Nnanyelugo Karen

    such a PROMINENT MAN
    indeed no one is too young to make it in life……you can START NOW
    just knock off the “T” in “CAN’T” and you will see you “CAN” do anything

  4. Micheal Nwazuloke

    Good!!! repping the igbo people out there..

  5. okagbue cynthia chikodili

    About this lgbo man called Orji uzo kalu. he didn’t complete his university education due to insubordination. His mother late gave a huge amount money to start up a business and traded on many merchandise, he later became wealthy and a successful businesses man,and he formed political party known as PPA. He is a radical man and very ambitious, he was a governor of Abia state for 8years and vied for the position of Nigerian presidency but failed.

  6. osiobe Liberty

    igbos are known to be hardworking and have the ability to invest in business…most of them are business successor because they don’t give up on like most men who depends on nothing but politics and how to embezzle pubic funds.

  7. Chukwuma amarchi Sonia

    Politicians are not meant to be the richest and Orji uzor kalu
    is a political man and people will think that he made his money from politics

  8. Ebulue ruth oluchi

    This is motivating….I wish our youth will learn from this

  9. Ataka fortunatus Tobenna

    Kudos mr kalu

  10. Onwusereaka Rejoice kelechi

    Funny that the popular Oji Uzo kalu was expelled from a university,glad he did not give up on himself but braised up and today he is the most wealthy Igbo man.

  11. Dike Nzube E.

    Quite a needed piece of information for I’ve been thinking it’s sir. Emeka Ofor. Sun newspaper happens to be my most read newspaper.

  12. nwobu chidimma

    igbo men are always the best Orjiuzo kalu as the richest igbo man that’s so wonderful

  13. Ibekwe grace .u.

    Igbo Men Are Really Known for Investment

  14. Ezeike Miracle

    Hard work pays

  15. Gabriel precious

    This men are really doing a great job in their original own perspective which is good at least for the fact that orgi kalu has been expelled from schl he never gave up on his dreams & now they are all making it big which is actually good we are very proud of them & their good works may God be with them

  16. Nwangene blessing George

    Happy to have find out the richest man in igbo land.

  17. josh

    lies pure lies, we’re did u get your statistics, if karu is worth $1 then tony elumelu is richer than him

  18. David Okeke

    Nice one SLOK

  19. Kalu Sunday

    Orji uzot kalu is not the richest Igbo Mannas long as I know.

  20. Ikonne Paul N.

    Great, let the richest Igbo man librate his
    people from poverty. tanx, Ikonne P. N.

  21. Akpps

    Just passing but thanks for the information

  22. duncan

    Am the next richest man in the world geraldmezy by name

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