Top 5 Richest Igbo Men in Nigeria (2018)

By | December 14, 2017

Top 5 Richest Igbo Men in Nigeria (2018)

The Igbo people are one of the most industrious tribes in the country. Due to their hardwork and tenacity, these folks have consistently produced billionaires and multimillionaires.

In this post, we take a look at the 5 richest Igbo men in Nigeria.

#1 Arthur Eze

Arthur Eze is one of the wealthiest men in Nigeria. He is the founder of Atlas Oranto Petroleum, an oil and gas firm with assets in Nigeria, Liberia, Guinea and the Gambia. Oranto Petroleum was founded in 1991.

Eze studied chemical and mechanical engineering at the California State University, Long Beach and graduated in 1978.

Currently, Arthur Eze has a net worth of over $5.8 billion. Apart from his foray into business, Arthur Eze is also deeply involved in politics. He was said to have donated close to $100 million during the last presidential election to the People’s Democratic Party. He is also known as the godfather in Anambra State politics.

Eze is also quite popular for his flamboyance. He is rumoured to have up to five different models of Rolls Royce. He also owns a private jet that is worth over $25 million.

He is also known for his philanthropic activities. He donated 12 million to help fund construction of an Anglican Church Youth Development Centre in Otuoke, Bayelsa. In 2012, he also donated 6.3 million to flood victims.

#2 Cletus M. Ibeto

Cletus Ibeto is one of the richest Igbo men in the country. He was born on the 6th of November 1952 in Nnewi in Anambra. Nnewi is a city that is particularly known for its industrial spirit.

Ibeto is the head of the Ibeto Group, a conglomerate with business interests in petrochemical industries, cement, real estate, automotive parts, hospitality as well as banking and finance.

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