As a person who is curious as to the richest Governor in Nigeria, this article will be your guide to the list of the top governors and their current net worth.
Evidently, there is money in politics. But one fact that remains unchanged is that these politicians are richer than each other.
There are among them those who have enormous money before becoming the Governor and there are some who made it to the list as a result of embezzlement. Whatever the case may be, below is the list.
Top 10 Richest Governors in Nigeria and Their Respective Net Worth
1. Governor Sani Bello
Net Worth: $1 Billion
As of 2020, Governor Sani Bello of Niger State is the richest Governor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1 billion. In fact, Sani Bello is the only Governor in Nigeria that made the 2020Forbes list of the most successful men in Nigeria.
2. Governor Nyeson Wike
Net Worth: $550 Million
Governor Nyeson Wike of River State is the second richest governor in Nigeria in 2020. Nyeson Wike is a respected citizen and a wealthy Nigerian governor that has transformed Rivers state into an economic realm without minding the opposition threat and distraction.
3. Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai
Net Worth: $400 Million
And the third richest Governor in Nigeria as of 2020 is Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai of Kaduna State. He is having an estimated net worth of$400.
4. Governor Dapo Abiodun
Net Worth: $314 Million
Next on the list of the richest Governor in Nigeria is Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state. Governor Abiodun was into the oil and gas sector where he served as the CEO of Hydon petroleum company before he joined politics.
5. Governor Willie Obiano
Net Worth: $300 Million
Governor Obiano is the incumbent governor of Anambra State and the fifth richest governor in Nigeria. He is having an estimated net worth of about $300 million.
6. Governor Godwin Obaseki
Net Worth: $225 Million
Godwin Obaseki is the governor of Edo State and he is having a net worth of about $225 million. This whopping sum made him the 6th richest on this list.
7. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
Net Worth: $27 Million
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal is the incumbent governor of Sokoto State and his net worth has been estimated to be $27 million. Aminu Tambuwal had once served as the Speaker of the National House of Representatives from 2011-2015.
8. Governor Yahaya Bello
Net Worth: $5.6 Million
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State stands as the 8th richest governor in Nigeria as of 2020. He has an estimated net worth of $5.6 million.
9. Governor Bala Mohammed
Net Worth: $5.6 Million
Bala Mohammed is the present governor of Bauchi state and he was the former Minister of the FCT, Abuja. He is ranked as the 9th richest governor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $5.6 million.
10. Governor Samuel Ortom
Net Worth: $2.5 Million
Sitting at the 10th position of the richest Governor in Nigeria is Samuel Ortom. A wealthy businessman before becoming a politician.