Popularly, it’s a stereotype that igbo men are naturally industrious, and by the look of everything happening around us in Nigeria, it seems pretty much true. Lots of igbo people keep flooding into the business circle and they eventually work their way to the top too.
However most people believe that these rich men are this wealthy because they are into money rituals, but that is not true. We have put together a list of the richest igbo men in Nigeria and their source of wealth too.
Check out who made our list Igbo Richest men:
1. Orji Uzor Kalu
Although it may be argued that Kalu probably got the bulk of his wealth from behind the curtain political workings, we assure you that it is not so.
Orji Uzor Kalu had a net worth in millions long before he veered into politics. He once was the richest Igbo man alive but his net worth recently fell from $1 billion to $330 million due to the fluctuations in the oil market. His source of wealth is indeed diversified. He is into Oil, commerce and even newspaper publishing.
2. Pascal Dozie
Pascal Dozie is the founder and former CEO of Diamond bank. He is also the founder of Kunoch limited and is also one of the largest individual shareholders in MTN. His source of wealth is Banking and Telecommunications.
3. Cletus Ibeto
He is head of The Ibeto Group, the largest business enterprise from Nnewi. His source of wealth is auto spare parts manufacturing and petroleum products manufacturing. He first started with importation of spare parts.
4. Innoson Maduka
He is the CEO of Innoson motors. His source of wealth is from the automobile sector. He has now upgraded to manufacturing automobiles himself and hence deserves a spot on this list of richest igbo men.
5. Ifeanyi Ubah
He is the CEO of Capital Oil and gas Limited and also the owner of Authority Newspapers. His source of wealth is from oil and from Print media.
6. Cosmas Maduka
He is the CEO of the Coscharis group. He started out as an apprentice today he owns his own empire. His source of wealth is auto parts dealership and manufacture.
7. Emeka Ofor
Emeka Offor is an oil tycoon, entrepreneur and philanthropist. His major source of wealth is the oil sector.
8. Arthur Eze
Arthur Eze is the founder and chairman of Atlas Oranto Petroleum which has assets in many African countries. He has been know to be quite extravagant at events, but then who can blame him? He is after all one of the richest igbo men alive.
9. Leo Stan Ekeh
Leo Stan Ekeh is the chairman and CEO of Zinox Technologies Limited. He also has affiliations with companies like Task Systems, Technology Distributions Limited, ICT Brokers, TD Plus, ICT Connect and Buyright AFRICA Dotcom.
He is probably the most innovative entrepreneur on this list, his company Zinox Technologies Limited manufactures its own computers with groundbreaking Nigerian features. He built his wealth with ICT and Computer Technology.
10. Tony Ezenna
Tony Ezenna is the CEO and founder of Orange Drugs. His company is the producer of Delta Soap, Medik 55, Boska Passion Energy Drink, Procold, Devon Soap etc. His source of wealth ranges from producing toiletries, to drinks and even drugs.