The Igbos are known for their hardwork and enormous presence in the Nigerian business sector.
The Igbos for many years,has dominated the industrial sector and business sector of Nigeria’s economy and has added tremendously to the country’s growth.
There are a lot of rich Igbo men that can give the some of the richest men in Nigeria a run for their money,but most of them prefer a lowkey lifestyle.
The Igbos believe that part of the measure of a man’s worth is by the amount of cash in his bank account,that ideology has helped to push young Igbo men into different business ventures at an early age.
This article contains the list of some of the richest Igbo men in Nigeria Today.
Richest Igbo Men In Nigeria 2018
1. Prince Arthur Eze
He is the chairman, originator and owner of Atlas Petroleum International Limited,owner of one of Africa’s oil exploration blocks.
Currently his oil & gas business Atlas Oranto Petroleum spans its business operations across several African countries including: Benin Republic, the Gambia, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and Nigeria.
2. Cletus M. Ibeto
Nnewi a town located in Anambra State,south eastern Nigeria renowed for entrepreneurship, business and also a lot of Igbo billionaires.
Chief Cletus Ibeto hails from Nnewi,and started off by importing spare parts for cars and motorcycle spare part.
Currently the Ibeto group have interest in the production of oil lubricants and other petroleum products and The Ibeto Hospitality,a subsidiary of The Ibeto Group manages a number of Nigerian hotels.
3. Jim Ovia
Jim Ovia is a savvy Igbo business man and the founder of Zenith Bank,one of the best banks in Nigeria and Africa.
He is also among the Top 10 Richest Men In Nigeria.
The billionaire Igbo man also has investments in Nigeria’s telecommunication industry and real estate business.
4. Tony Elumelu
Mr Tony Elumelu is one of the most influential men in Nigeria.
He is a graduate of economics and the owner of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.
Tony Elumelu is among The Top 10 Richest Men In Nigeria.
He was the chairman of UBA United Bank for Africa,currently he is the owner of Transcorp and Heirs Holdings.
5. Dr. ABC Orjiako
This Igbo business man has established himself as powerhouse in the Nigerian oil and business sector.
The surgeon is the chairman and SEPLAT,one of the biggest petroleum development firms in Nigeria.
Dr ABC Orjiako also has investments ans several other business dealings which includes shipping, pharmaceuticals, real estate and construction.
6. Orji Uzor Kalu
Orji Uzor Kalu is among the list of the Richest Men In Nigeria.The influential politician was the former governor of Abia State.
He is also the owner of a business company called Slok,a company concerned with a number of business activities.
7. Emeka Offor
Sir Emeka Offor was born in Kafanchan,a nothern part of Nigeria and is regarded as being one of the richest Igbo man in Nigeria.
He is into oil and gas business in Nigeria.
8. Leo Stan Ekeh
Mr Leo Stan Ekeh is the founding father of Zinox Technologies Limited.His company produce computers and other computer based accessories.
The Igbo man is now the leader of the Nigerian IT scene.His computers are sold and used in Nigeria and other parts of the world.
9. Tony Ezenna
Tony Ezenna is one of the richest igbo man in Nigeria.
He amassed his wealth from starting a pharmaceutical company after years of working in a family owned chemist’s shop.
10. Pascal Dozie
The savvy Igbo economists owns businesses in different sectors of the economy.
Mr Pascal was trained in the Uk,he is one of the richest Igbo men in Nigeria.
11. Cosmas Maduka
He worked his way up,from being an apprentice to a car mechanic owner to owning one of the largest car company in Nigeria.
Mr Cosmas Maduka started his career at the age of 7 as an apprentice to a car mechanic,now he is the owner of Coscharis Group, a company that deals mainly on cars and car auto parts.
12. Ifeanyi Ubah
Mr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah,is a Nigerian business mogul, politician and entrepreneur,born in 1971,he is the owner of Capital Oil and Gas Industries and Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club.
Ifeanyi started off as an apprentice,when he concluded his apprenticeship he went on to become an international exporter of motor tyres and spare parts majorly in West Africa including countries like Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and DR Congo.
Currently he has expanded his business to Europe and strikes business deals with countries like Belgium and the UK.
The savvy and seasoned Igbo bussiness man is also the the founder of The Authority Newspaper, a Nigerian daily newspaper.
13. Vincent Amaechi Obianodo
Mr Vincent Amaechi Obianodo is the founder of the Young Shall Grow Motors Limited,a company he founded many years ago in the early 70’s.
He is an industrious businessman and one of the pioneers of transportation business in Nigeria.