So, who are the richest politicians in Nigeria?
In every state or country of the world, there is a government that controls the affairs of the state/country.
This government is often made up of people called politicians.
They hold different posts in the government and they all have a common goal
That goal is to serve the people by bringing development and well-being to them.
Today, there are countless politicians in Nigeria, just as there are in other parts of the world.
In this list, we are going to look at these politicians.
We will go through a comprehensive list of all the richest Nigerian politicians and their current net worth.
The 10 Richest Politicians In Nigeria
Here are the top 10 Richest politicians in Nigeria.
10. Ben Murray Bruce (Net worth: $715 Million)
Senator Ben Murray-Bruce is the 10th richest politician in Nigeria today.
Even before he ventured into politics, Ben Bruce was already a millionaire businessman.
He is the chairman of Silverbird Group.
This is the company that owns the famous “Silverbird TV”.
Ben actually represents the Bayelsa East senatorial district at the National House of Assembly.
He has been in the entertainment industry for decades now, and he has made so much wealth from the field.
What is Ben Bruce’s Net Worth?
Currently, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce is estimated to worth a mindblowing sum of $715 Million dollars.
This makes him one of the richest senators in the country, and also one of the richest politicians.
9. Rotimi Amaechi (Net worth: $780 Million)
Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi is arguably one of the most popular politicians in Nigeria.
He is the former governor of Rivers state, Nigeria.
Before he was elected as the Governor of Rivers state, he was the Speaker of the Rivers state House of Assembly.
After his tenure as a governor in Rivers state, he was made the minister of transport in the Buhari APC government.
While he was governor, he was also the chairman of the Governors Forum in Nigeria.
Amaechi is currently one of the most influential politicians in Nigeria.
What is Rotimi Amaechi’s Net Worth?
Rotimi Amaechi is currently estimated to worth $780 Million, making him the number 9 richest politician in Nigeria.
8. Bukola Saraki (Net worth: $800 Million)
The 8th richest politician in Nigeria is none other than the number one senator ‘Bukola Saraki’.
He is currently the Senate President of Nigeria.
Before becoming the Senate President, Bukola was the executive governor of Kwara State.
After completing two terms as a governor, he then became the Senate president.
As we speak, Bukola Saraki is said to be the richest senator in the country.
Before he joined the House of Assembly, Bukola Saraki was already a billionaire.
What is Bukola Saraki’s Net Worth?
As of today, Bukola Saraki is said to be worth about $800 Million dollars.
This makes him the richest senator in the country, and also the 8th richest politician.
7. Ifeanyi Ubah (Net worth: $1 Billion)
Ifeanyi Ubah is another rich Nigerian politician who made it to this list.
Before he ventured into politics, Ifeanyi Ubah was already a millionaire.
He became a millionaire even before he was 20.
Ifeanyi is actually an indigene of Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria.
He is a very diverse businessman with several investments in fields like real estate, oil & gas, transport, and more.
He even purchased a football club and named it Ifeanyi Ubah FC.
What is Ifeanyi Ubah’s Net Worth?
As we speak, Ifeanyi Ubah is said to be worth about $1 Billion.
6. Orji Uzor Kalu (Networth: $1.1 Billion)
The sixth richest politician in Nigeria is Orji Uzor Kalu.
He is the former executive governor of Abia state, Nigeria.
Today, he is said to be one of the richest and most influential politicians in the country.
He is the chairman of the popular Sun Daily, and also the New Telegraph.
Aside from being a politician, Orji is a diverse businessman who has several investments spread across different nations in the continent.
What is Orji Uzor Kalu’s Net Worth?
Currently, Orji Uzor Kalu is estimated to worth $1.1 Billion dollars.
This makes him the 6th richest politician in Nigeria.
5. Rochas Okorocha (Net worth: $1.5 Billion)
Rochas Okorocha is said to be one of the richest politicians in Nigeria.
He is one of the most prominent Nigerian politicians from the eastern region of Nigeria.
Rochas is the former governor of Imo State, Nigeria.
During his tenure, he carried out a few notable projects which boosted his overall political career.
Even before he joined politics, Rochas Okorocha was a wealthy businessman in Nigeria.
Aside from being a politician and a businessman, he is also a philanthropist.
Rochas Okorocha is the founder of the Rochas Foundation.
This is an organization that focuses on the less privileged people in the society.
Through the years, Rochas is currently ranked as not just one of the richest, but also one of the best politicians in the country.
What is Rochas Okorocha’s Net Worth?
The famous Nigerian Politician ‘Rochas Okorocha’ is currently estimated to worth about $1.5 Billion.
4. Chief Olusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo (Net worth: $1.6 Billion)
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is one of the most prominent Nigerian politicians today.
He is the first Nigerian who served as both a military Head of State and also a President.
He first became a military Head of State from 1976-1979.
Some years later, he became a President from 1999-2007.
He is one of the fathers of the People’s Democratic Party and the owner of the famous Otta Farms.
This is one of the largest chicken poultry in all of West Africa.
He is also deeply into the oil and gas sector in Nigeria.
Today, OBJ is said to be in charge of about 6.5% of the total oil production, distribution, and marketing in Nigeria.
Today, he sits firmly as one of the richest politicians in the country.
What is Olusegun Obasanjo’s Net Worth?
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is currently estimated to worth about $1.6 Billion.
This makes him one of the richest politicians in the country.
3. Atiku Abubakar (Net worth: $1.8 Billion)
On the third spot, we have Atiku Abubakar.
He is another popular Nigerian politician who is known all over the country.
He was born on the 25th of November 1946 in Gongola State.
This state is the current Adamawa state in Nigeria.
His father was actually a Fulani farmer, while his mother was a trader.
Though his father was against the idea of having Western education, Atiku had to study because schooling was a mandatory law during the era.
While he was just 11 years old, his father died.
Some years later when he was a young man of 38, his mother also died.
Atiku was actually an only child.
After he married his second wife, he made it clear that he needed to expand his family.
He further said he didn’t want any of his children to suffer the same fate of loneliness as he did.
What is Atiku Abubakar’s Net Worth?
Today, Atiku is currently estimated to worth a whopping $1.8 Billion dollars.
This makes him the third richest politician in the country.
2. Chief Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu (Net worth: $4 Billion)
The second richest Nigerian politician in this list is none other than the famous Chief Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu.
He was born on the 29th of March 1952.
Back in 1993, he was elected as a senator representing Lagos West constituency in the National House of Assembly.
However, his election as a senator was just prior to a military overthrow.
Over the years, he has held several political posts in the country.
He is also a former Governor of Lagos State.
Today, Tinubu is ranked as the highest Landlord in Africa.
He has several mansions and buildings spread across the world.
He recently spoke about his interest in the coming presidential elections of 2023.
Tinubu is even argued by many to be the richest politician in Nigeria.
He has several investments spread across all nations of the world.
What is Tinubu’s Net Worth?
As we speak, Chief Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu is said to be worth a mind-blowing sun of $4 Billion dollars.
This makes him the second richest politician in the country.
1. Ibrahim Babangida (Net worth: $5 Billion)
On the number one spot in this list of richest politicians in Nigeria, we have the famous Ibrahim Babangida (aka IBB).
Today, Babangida is one of the most popular politicians in the country.
He was a former military Head of State.
He is well known for depriving MKO Abiola of his election victory in the Presidential elections in 1991.
IBB is one of the most influential politicians in the country today.
Ibrahim Babangida’s Net Worth
As we speak, he is currently estimated to worth a whopping $5 Billion dollars.
This makes him the number one richest politician in Nigeria.
Final Thoughts on ‘Top 10 Richest Politicians In Nigeria’
Thus far, you can now see some of the richest politicians in the country today.
They are all very popular politicians, and they make so much money from their lucrative positions in the government.
In all, feel free to drop your comments about these politicians below.