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2023 Top 10 Richest Igbo Men From Anambra



In this article, we take a look at the richest Igbo men from the very rich state of Anambra.




Obiajulu Uzodike


Estimated Net Worth: $330 Million


Dr. Gilbert Obiajulu Uzodike is another popular billionaire in Anambra. He is from Nnewi and was born in 1949. Before becoming the billionaire he is today, he went to a secondary school in the southeastern part of the country before proceeding to the prestigious University of Lagos to study Mechanical Engineering. Obiajulu is also an Harvard Business School alumni.


He has served as a staff with a US-based aircraft and military wires & accessories company.





ALLEN ONYEMA


Estimated Net Worth: Over $500 Million


Allen Ifechukwu Onyema is a Nigerian lawyer and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Air Peace which he established in 2013. Allen is a man who is very passionate about maintaining peace amongst ethnic groups. He has been tagged ‘Conflict Resolution Expert’.



Allen Ifechukwu Onyema is popularly known as the Founder and Chairman of Air Peace Airline, a private flight servicing agency. According to him, he founded the airline to create more job opportunities for Nigerians. The airline remains one of the thriving commercial airlines in Nigeria touring both major cities in Nigeria as well as international countries including Ghana, United Arab Emirates, Senegal, Sierra Leone, China, USA, India, and the Gambia.



Cosmas Maduka


Estimated Net Worth: Over $1 Billion


Cosmas Maduka was born on December 24, 1958, into an Igbo family in Nnewi, Anambra state. Just as most Nnewi boys, he ventured into business at a very early age without proper elementary education. The Nigeria government import license given to automobile companies in 1982 marked a remarkable turnaround for Maduka & Coscharis in his entrepreneurial journey. Today the Coscharis Group is a conglomerate with a net worth of $500million with several subsidiaries including Manufacturing, ICT, Petrochemical, Auto care, and Auto Components, Automobile Sales and Services, Agric and Agro-Allied business sectors. Coscharis Motors is also a leading distributor of several brands of luxuries cars including Range Rover, Ford, and Jaguar.





Innocent Chukwuma


Estimated Net Worth: Over $1.5 Billion


Innocent Chukwuma is a Nigerian business magnate and entrepreneur. He is the Chairman and founder of Innoson Group of Companies, under which is Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing – Africa’s first indigenous motor brand.


Innocent Chukwuma was born on 1st October 1961 into a humble family in Uru-Umdim, Nnewi, Anambra State. Innocent Chukwuma started his small business as a trader in motorcycle spare parts. He has since grown into a force in the auto manufacturing sector in Nigeria.



 

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His company Innosun Motors is engaged in the production of sports and passenger cars, commercial buses. This plant was mentioned earlier as the first Nigerian car assembly factory. Its production departments are located in Enugu and Nnewi. Innoson management cooperates with the governments of Enugu and Anambra, several federal agencies.





Gabriel Chukwuma


Estimated Net Worth: $1.7 Billion


This is the elder brother of the previous billionaire Gabriel Chukwuma. Gabriel is an international businessman with investments in hospitality, sports, and real estate. He is the chairman of the Gabros International Football Club.



Gabriel supported its activities in the Premier League of Nigeria and the conclusion of a partnership with the English football club West Ham. He would later sell the project to another Anambra Billionaire Ifeanyi Ubah, also from Nnewi. He still sits amongst the board at Ifeanyi Ubah FC. Gabriel also sits as a director on the board of Innoson group.





Bryan Orjiiakor


Estimated Net Worth: $1.7 Billion


Dr. Bryan Orjiiakor popular called ABC Orjiakor was born in Lagos on the 1st of October, 1960 to the family of Daniel Orjiako, a native of Uli, Anambra State. He is a trained General Surgeon at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos.



ABC Orjiakor is the CEO and co-founder of SEPLAT Petroleum Development. SEPLAT is a leading Nigerian independent oil and gas company listed on the London and Nigerian stock exchanges with a strategic focus in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. With asset cutting across different fields, health, Oil & Gas, Shipping, Banking, and Real Estate, he is believed to be the owner of Neimeth Pharmaceutical International Plc.





Ifeanyi Ubah


Estimated Net Worth: $1.7 Billion



Ifeanyi Ubah is a Nigerian business person, business investor, and humanitarian. He is also a senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the Nigerian Senate. Ifeanyi Ubah was born on September 3rd, 1971 in Nnewi, Anambra State.



He is the CEO of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited, one of the significant parts of the Oil and Gas industry in Nigeria working on downstream tasks. Ifeanyi Ubah founded the company in 2001. He is also the founder of Authority Newspaper.


Ifeanyi Ubah is the proprietor of Ifeanyi Ubah F.C., a Nigerian football club.

He is married to Uchenna Ubah with whom he has 5 children.





Sir Emeka Offor


Estimated Net Worth: Over $2.9 Billion


Emeka Offor was born on the 10th of February 1957 to Mr. and Mrs. Benneth Offor in Kafachan, Kaduna, Nigeria, although his father hails from Irefi Oraifite in Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State, Nigeria.



Emeka Offor is the Chairman of The Chrome Group. He is a Nigerian businessman, an oil tycoon, and a Philanthropist.He is the founder of Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF) – an NGO whose aim is “to help people in need become independent and self-sufficient”.




Cletus Ibeto


Estimated Net Worth: Over $3.8 Billion


Cletus Ibeto hails from the Nnewi city of Anambra State, he was born on the 6th of November, 1952. Like Cosmos Maduka, Ibeto never had proper formal education during his youthful age. It wasn’t until he was 48 years of age that he sat for his WASSCE. He was listed amongst Forbes’ Most Prominent Naira Billionaire from Nnewi in 2017.



Cletus Ibeto is a Nigerian entrepreneur, manufacturer, and philanthropist. He is the founder and Chairman of The IBETO Group, referred to as the largest outfit in the manufacture of automotive spare parts in Nigeria and the largest conglomerate in the Eastern part of Nigeria. The company is involved in real estate, banking, and finance, cement production, automotive coupling, Petrochemical, etc. Some of the companies that formed IBETO GROUP include Union Autoparts Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Ibeto Petrochemical Industries Ltd, Ibeto Cement Company Ltd, etc.





Chief Arthur Eze


Estimated Net Worth: Over $5.8 Billion



Arthur Eze was born on the 27th of November 1948 in Ukp, Dunukofia LGA, in Anambra State into a traditional Royal Family. His elder brother is the King of Ukpo Village; the traditional title bestowed upon Arthur Eze is ‘Ozoigbondu’ of Ndi Igbo.



He is the Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Oranto Petroleum; he is also a Philanthropist and a Politician. Atlas Oranto Petroleum was founded by Arthur Eze in 1991. The company currently has 22 oil and gas licenses in 12 jurisdictions across Africa. It has assets in Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and several Atlas Oranto operated blocks. To date, the company is the largest holder of oil exploration and production blocks in Africa.




PETER OBI


Estimated Net Worth: $4.2 Billion


Peter Gregory Obi is a Nigerian politician and businessman who was the vice presidential candidate in the 2019 Nigerian general election under the People’s Democratic Party. Formerly he served as the governor of Anambra State. He was born on the 19th of July 1961 at Onitsha , Anambra State. He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1980, with a B.A (Hons) in philosophy in 1984.



Peter Obi started his career in business. Peter was so successful he became one amongst the wealthiest businessmen in the south-east. He later became the Chairman of Next International Nigeria Ltd, Chairman, and Director of Guardian Express Mortgage Bank Ltd, Guardian Express Bank Plc, Paymaster Nigeria Ltd, Future View Securities Ltd, Data Corp Ltd, Chams Nigeria Ltd and Card Center Ltd. Peter Obi also became the youngest chairman of Fidelity Bank plc. He was appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 as Chairman of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC).





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