Richest Igbo Men in Nigeria: Top 10 (2019)

I recently published Forbes ranking of richest people in Nigeria 2019. In this article, we shall be looking at a list of top 10 richest Igbo men in Nigeria.


This list will also reveal the richest igbo man in Nigeria and would be restricted to entrepreneurs, Igbo billionaire business men who have contributed to the growth of Nigeria’s economy.

Below is our list of the top most successful 10 Igbo Billionaires (entrepreneurs) this 2019 according to Forbes.

Orji Uzor Kalu

He is the current richest Igbo man in Nigeria. He also owns assets that runs in billions. His company SLOK group has interests in different areas and sectors in the country. He also owns the Sun newspapers, the new telegraph e.t.c.

Cosmas Maduka

Top Nigerian Bussiness men, Cosmas Maduka is the second wealthiest Igbo man in the country. He is the founder, President/CEO of Coscharis Group. He started Coscharis Motors as a one man business and over the years has transformed the organization into an indigenous conglomerate.

Pascal Dozie

We have written on the biography and net worth of Pascal Dozie here. We know that he is also one of the richest entrepreneur in Igbo land. Mr. Pascal G. Dozie is the Co-Founder, Partner, Founding Partner and Non-Executive Partner at African Capital Alliance.


He was the Founder of Diamond Bank PLC and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 1991 to 2006. He served as the President at the Nigeria Stock Exchange also.

Chief Cletus Ibeto

He is also on the list of top Nigerian Businessmen who ventured into politics. Cletus Ibeto was born on the 6th of November, 1952 in Nnewi, Anambra State to poor family background. His success story has been attributed to hardwork and consistency. He is the founder of Ibeto group.

Tony Ezenna

Chief Tony Ezenna is the Chairman Orange Drugs Limited. He is among the richest billionaires in the country. He has been involved in many philanthrophic acts. He hails from Imo state and is also involved in politics.

Other richest Igbo men in Nigeria worthy of mention include:

Leo Stan Ekeh

Sir Emeka Offor

Chief Arthur Eze

Ifeanyi Ubah

He recently won the Anambra south senatorial election this 2019. He is also among the rich business igbo man in the country. He is also a philanthropist, oil well owner and has investments in various sectors and industries in Nigeria.

Ifeanyi Ubah owns Capital oil & gas and also a Nigerian football club, Ifeanyi Ubah FC. His net worth is estimated to be $200 million and he is among the richest men in Anambra state today.

Tony Elumelu

See the recent list of top 20 richest Igbo men and women in Nigeria this 2019 and their net worth.


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  1. uke samuel

    These are the people who made on their own without owning any oil block unlike the hausa fulanis.

    1. ahmed

      Go and find out about their wealth if you don’t know and one more thing to remind you elumenu is now regarded as an ibgo man because you guy want to claims fame ha ibgos

      1. ikumapami

        Ahmed Tony Elumelu remains an IBO man nothing more than that. There is nothing like delta IBO . IBO is IBO.

        1. Josh

          Tell them ibo is ibo

      2. victor

        He’s IBO from delta state.

      3. cris

        you are backward in thinking,Elumelu,is that Hausa language or your personnel father language,please don’t come out here and write without researh

      4. Nwa Nnono Oboro Ikwuano Abia State

        Elumelu means upup in Ibo land and for your information, He is from Aniocha which means white land in Ibo and above from Anioma which constitutes the Delta North which also means Good Land. To answer your question whether hes Ibo or not, Tony Elumelu is an Ibo man.

      5. lugard

        ahmed if you dont know what to say shutup

    2. Vanky victor

      God bless you my brother

    3. Boy… U don’t know anything. Goggle Emeka Offor , Authur Eze and co and see from where there money drive. Mind you , Bua from Kano is the most richest among all the IGBOS,We are not talking of DANTATA. For Dangote his own is competing with the world not Africa

  2. Ayo Samuel

    He is a Deltan. We still have Delta igbo

    1. Chris

      The Yorubas in Kwara State aren’t they Yorubas?

  3. Amsco oil

    U people forget me Ama o Ama of ihechiowa

    1. Charles

      honourable Ama Abraham? Blue Diamond Dubai is greeting u – if u r the one here. Wondering why your name was not included. They must know u r bigger too!

  4. emeka Onyeodili

    Good work

  5. Andy Ubah Vincent

    I knew it that the richest man in anambra state will not make this list. I cant find Peter Obi or Ifeanyi ubah in this your list of big igbo men in nigeria

  6. Daniel Emesowum

    It is incomplete without the name of Mr. Daniel Emesowum of Nrbusgroup ( Dan Oil n Gas, Dan Shippings n many more.

  7. Andy Ubah Vincent so Coscharis and Cletus Ibeto who are from Nnewi are not from Anambra state?

  8. ernest

    What of chief sunny odogwu,,,,late Miriam babangida’s(babandida’s wife) younger brother…. He is Igbo from delta state…

  9. Gabriel Okenwa

    Hmm I was surprised to see Emeka Ofor ranking 7th,I taught he should be 1st or 2nd.

    Anyways I don’t know much in politics. Thanks for the information

    Kudos to you bro, you’re doing a great job

  10. Emeka is a 419 man.he has nothing

  11. hmm, well let me focus on my future first (97)

  12. waleboy

    orji is a politician he shouldn’t be number 1.

  13. Odinaka

    Cosharis the richest Igbo man rating 4th in Nigeria richeat men

  14. cosmos


  15. Omoboriowo Olowoparija Ikumaapami

    What of Unhe Ogah from Abia state and Nuel Ojei.

  16. franklyn

    God please i want to be one of the top business man in the world

  17. Clement Nwaigwe

    It’s the same thing as saying that the Yorubas in Kogi State are not Yorubas!

  18. chiboy

    are you sure the list is not upside down , I thought Tony Elumelu was the richest

  19. chiboy

    are you sure Tony Elumelu is not the richest

    1. The richest is orji uzor kalu

  20. Jah boi


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