Though Nigeria is currently the 47th poorest country in the world (world population), there are many wealthy people scattered around the nooks and crannies of the country.
From the popular Dangote to the infamous Gbenga Oyebode, Tony Elumelu to Eddy Martins Egwuenu; from Otedola to Mike Adenuga, the list goes on and on. These are rich, and well-meaning Nigerians who can stand their ground against any wealthy individual in the world.
However, our emphasis is on Anambra state as we shall be discussing the top 10 richest men in Anambra as at today. So, seat-back while we unveil the list in no particular order.
10 Richest men in Anambra State
The top 10 richest men in Anambra state are Prince Arthur Eze, Peter Obi, Bryant Orjiakor, Emeka Offor, Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi, Innocent Chukwuma, Cosmas Maduka, Godwin Maduka, Ifeanyi Ubah, Anthony Enukeme, and Obi Cubana.
1. Prince Arthur Eze
Prince Arthur Eze comes first on the list with over $5.8 billion net worth and is officially the richest man in Anambra in 2022.
How did he amass such an incredible net worth? He invested his money in profitable businesses and productive enterprises that have undoubtedly yielded more income and increases over the years.
Meanwhile, the price of his assets like buildings, cars, and other valuable properties are considered while estimating his overall net worth.
Born in 1948, Prince Arthur Eze is a native of Ukpo in Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State. He is widely known as “Ozoigbondu.”
Talking of investments and enterprises, Arthur is the founder and CEO of Atlas Oranto Petroleum, a company widely regarded as one of the largest holders of oil blocks in Africa and beyond.
It was reported by some respected media outlets that the business mogul has not less than ₦2,240,134,000,000 in his account.
Meanwhile, it will interest you to know that Arthur is a political Godfather in Anambra state. He is one of the founding members of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) a famous political party in Nigeria’s south-eastern region.
Some of his assets include a black 2019 Rolls-Royce, and a private jet that reportedly costs $30 million.
2. Peter Obi
Peter Obi comes second with an estimated $2.2 billion net worth. Born in 1961, Peter Obi is one of the most valuable politicians in Anambra state. He owns enviable political credentials as he was the former Anambra state governor.
He controlled the affairs of the state for eight years and he accomplished many projects during his tenure at the helm of affairs.
Aside from his impressive political achievements, Peter obi is a successful entrepreneur and an intelligent business administrator. He was one time the youngest executive member of the Fidelity Bank PLC in Nigeria. He was also the director of Next International Nigeria Limited where he successfully led the company to a greater height.
He once revealed to reporters how he inherited and directed a $170m family business firm from his father.
3. Bryant Orjiakor
Though Bryant Orjiakor may not be the most popular name on the list, he is inarguably one of the richest men in Anambra state and Nigeria at large.
Born on the 2nd of October 1960, Bright Orjiakor is a medical practitioner and a one-time richest doctor in Nigeria with an estimated $1.2 billion net worth.
Expectedly, ABC Bright’s net worth doesn’t come from his doctor’s job alone. He is a seasoned businessman who developed an early interest in Real housing Estate, Oil and Gas among other profitable businesses.
It will interest you to know that bright Orjiakor, who hails from Uli Local Government, is a co-founder of the famous SEPLAT Company. SEPLAT is a Nigerian oil firm traded on London and Nigeria stock exchanges.
Some of Bright Orjiakor’s investments are Ordec Group, Zebbra Energy, Shebba Exploration, Neimeth Pharmaceuticals, etc.
Meanwhile, we must tell you that he is widely known as ABC (Ambrose Bright Chukwuemeka) Orjiakor, and he was born in Cross River state to Igbo parents.
4. Emeka Offor
Next on the list is Emeka Offor who occupies the fourth position with an estimated $1 billion net worth.
The 65-year-old businessman from Oraifite Ekwusigo Anambra state is the founder of the Chrome group a conglomerate company involved in different sectors of the Nigerian economy.
The company operates in the oil and gas sector, power, Security Services, Media communications, and broadcasting industry.
Apart from the Chrome group, Emeka is the founder and director of the famous Sir Emeka Offor Plaza in Onitsha’s main market.
He is a philanthropist and a cheerful giver who regularly disburse books, laptops, and other educational materials to school as part of his mission to enhance learning across Africa. Some of his properties and assets include numerous cars, houses, and other basic amenities of life.
5. Innocent Chukwuma
Innocent Chukwuma is a native of the Nnewi local government. He makes the list as a result of his $1 billion net worth.
You must have heard of Innoson Group? This is the man behind it. Well, let’s briefly share a few things about the famous Innoson Group for the sake of our readers who are not familiar with the name.
Innoson Group is the first Nigerian company to manufacture high-quality domestic cars, kekes, and other autos.
Located at No 95 Owerri road, Umudim, Nnewi, the Innoson Group is undoubtedly the most famous and successful automobile-manufacturing company in Nigeria.
For the records, one “Keke” produced by the company reportedly costs at least ₦500,000 now imagine how much the company would realize from other popular cars.
Apart from making cars, the Innoson group also recycles motorcycles, plastics, and other household items before selling them to interested buyers.
Innocent chukwuemeka, 60, is happily married to a beautiful wife and he is blessed with a lovely family.
6. Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi
Born on March 17, 1960, Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi is fifth on our list of the richest men in Anambra State due to his $900 million net worth.
His journey to prominence and wealthy status began when he become the CEO of Obijackson West Africa Limited, a company that deals with item exportation throughout the West African region.
He also owns the Nestoil company— one of the most popular oil and gas companies in the state. Other firms and ventures owned and controlled by the 62-year-old business Guru include Neconde Energy and Smile communication.
Like Emeka Offor, Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi is a philanthropist. He has a foundation (Obijackson Foundation) that gives back to the public. His world-class pediatric facility ensures sick children can get free clinical drugs at any time.
7. Cosmas Maduka
Nnewi is home to billionaires and Comas Maduka happens to be one of them. Born on 24 December 1958 in Nnewi, Cosmas is the head of the Coscharis Group, a conglomerate company with different firms like Coscharis Motors.
He is a Christian who attends the Redeemed Christian Church of God. His Coscharis company is a franchise holder for some popular automobile producers like BMW, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Range Rover, and Ford.
In terms of net worth and assets, Cosmas Maduka controls a $900 million net worth while his assets include numerous cars, houses, and other materials
According to Forbes, Cosmas Maduka is a business guru who can transform $1 to $500M within a short period.
8. Godwin Maduka
The man from the Orumba-South Local Government area, Godwin Maduka is another rich man from Anambra State. He is the second medical expert on the list thanks to his $700 million financial value.
Godwin is based in the United States where he has a huge and popular Hospital. The 63-year-old business tycoon is a philanthropist who loves giving to the poor.
Apart from his medical expertise, he is equally a great businessman. Godwin Maduka is the CEO of the Las Vegas Pain Institute And Medical Clinic which is the largest pain rehabilitation center in Nevada.
Among his priced assets are buildings, a $45m-rated Rolls-Royce Phantom, a Toyota Prado Jeep worth $200 million, and a Mercedes-Benz worth $500 million.
Meanwhile, don’t be shocked if you see him contesting for the State’s governorship position in the nearest future because he is an aspiring politician.
9. Ifeanyi Ubah
Ifeanyi Ubah doesn’t need much introduction; he is a famous billionaire, sports lover, and politician. He is currently a senator in the house of senate representing the Anambra South senatorial district.
He owns the Capital Oil Company, FC Ifeanyi Uba, Authority FM, and authority Newspaper. He has an estimated $700 million net worth as he rightly occupies the ninth spot on our list. Meanwhile, it will interest you to know that Ifeanyi Ubah was born on the 3rd of September 1971, and he is a native of Otolo in Anambra State.
10. Anthony Enukeme
Late Anthony Enukeme occupies the last position with a $500 million net worth. He was the founder and Managing director of the Tominas Group —a conglomerate that features multiple firms.
The firms are scattered across different sectors of the country like the oil and gas industry, hotel and hospitality, drinks and beverages, and aluminum creation.
Anthony Enukeme was a politician during his lifetime as he was a significant member of the All Progressive Grand Alliance political party. He was born on the 21st of January 1944 in Anaocha Local Government Area of the state State. He gave up the ghost on 9 June 2020 following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife and six children. May his soul continues to rest in peace.
Other Worthy Mention
- Obi Cubana
Though Obi Cubana doesn’t make the top 10, this list will be incomplete without mentioning the rave of the moment.
Obi Iyiegbu, widely known as Obi Cubana, was born on the 12th of April, 1975 in Idemili South. He is a popular businessman, entertainer, and philanthropist. He is into hotel and comfortability industry as he owns the Cubana group which deals with hotels and lounges in many states of the federation.
He reportedly has a net worth of $100 million thanks to his numerous assets. Obi Cubana is inarguably one of the youngest Billionaires in Anambra and Nigeria at large.
Sir Joseph Ukeji (Ejison)
Popularly called JI Ejison, Ukeji is another famous billionaire in Anambra and Nigeria. Like most men on the list, Joseph Ukeji is a business tycoon whose companies spread across oil and gas, real estate, hospitality, and beverage industries.
You must know that JI Ejison is the franchise owner of Bullet Energy drink and Pure Heaven drinks in Nigeria. Born in Oraukwu town, Ukeji is a worthy mention as he boasts of having a very significant net worth.
Chief Emma Bishop Okonkwo
Born in Ichi town, Chief Emmanuel Okonkwo is a renowned entrepreneur and a jovial billionaire. He is currently the founder, chairman, and managing director of the Ekuro group — a conglomerate that deals with beverages, hospitality, and oil and gas sectors.
Famously known as Ikenga Ichi in his hometown, chief Okonkwo is a philanthropist and a real estate investor who single-handedly constructed a church in his town.
Dr. Chidozie Wilson Nwankwo (Overdoz)
Chief Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo who comes from Oko town in Anambra State is the last rich man on our list. The business mogul owns the Witchtech group, a conglomerate doing well in the building, oil & gas, and shipping industry.
Also known as “Overdoz,” Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo is a politician who is expected to run for the Anambra 2022 gubernatorial elections.
Are there other wealthy men in Anambra you think deserve a spot on this list but were omitted? Kindly, tell us more about them in the comments section as we look forward to learning from you too.