Anambra state located in the southeastern part of Nigeria is one of the five Igbo-speaking states in Nigeria. The state’s slogan “light of the nation” really speaks through the amount of prosperity the Anambra people are known for.
Anambra state has the highest number of billionaires in the country and is one of the most business-minded and commercial states in Nigeria. Home to one of the biggest markets in Nigeria – the Onitsha main market, functioning ports, and a booming manufacturing sector, the state is known for producing extremely rich citizens who have taken advantage of the state’s opportunities.
Top 10 Richest Men in Anambra State
The top 10 richest men in Anambra state are the Anambra men who through various means have amassed fortunes.
The list contains the top 10 billionaires and multimillionaires that are from Anambra state. These figures are among the richest men in Nigeria and at large. They serve as inspiration to the younger generation of Anambra youths to keep trying harder.
Brief details on the billionaires and multimillionaires that make up the top 10 richest men in Anambra state.
1. Prince Arthur Eze
Prince Arthur Eze is the richest man in Anambra state. He has a total net worth of $5.8 billion (N2.5 trillion). Born in November 1948 into a royal family, prince Arthur Eze is 73 years old. He is from Ukpo village in Dunukuofia’s local government area. The billionaire has reached the spot of the richest man in Anambra through his oil and gas business.
Fondly regarded as “Ozoigbondu”, the richest man in Anambra is the owner of the popular Atlas Oranto Petroleum company which he established in 1991. The company has prospered and is the largest holder of oil blocks in Africa.
Prince Arthur Eze is also one of the political godfathers in Anambra and is reputed to be among the founders of the All Progressive grand alliance (APGA), a southeastern political party.
2. Cletus Madubugwu Ibeto
Cletus Madubugwu Ibeto is the 2nd richest man in Anambra state. He has a total net worth of $3.8 billion. This billionaire is from Nnewi in Anambra state are is 68 years old.
Fondly regarded as Ibeto, Cletus Madubugwu Ibeto is the founder of the Ibeto group of companies that deals in the center manufacturing industry, petroleum products, and spare part production and distribution.
Ibeto began his entrepreneurial journey as an apprentice, he then began his spare parts importation business. However, in 1988, he opened his spare parts factory and became one of the biggest spare parts manufacturers in Nigeria.
He diversified into the manufacturing of petroleum products like engine Oil and lubricants in 1996 and the cement industry in 2001. All this has made him one of the top 10 richest men in Anambra state.
3. Emeka Offor
Emeka Offor is the 3rd richest man in Anambra state. He has a total net worth of $2.9 billion. The billionaire hails from Ekwusigo Local government in Anambra state and is 63 years old. Emeka Offor made his fortune from a series of business ventures all under the name “The chrome group” which he founded in 1994.
The group deals in various industries from electricity (Enugu electricity distribution company), telecommunications & media communication (radio stations), electronics distribution and sale, real estate investments, oil and gas, and many more.
With a diverse portfolio, Emeka Offor has amassed a billion-dollar fortune making him one of the top 10 richest men in Anambra state.
4. Peter Obi
Peter Obi is the 4th richest man in Anambra state. He has a total net worth of $2.2 billion. This billionaire is from Onitsha in Anambra state and is 61 years old. Peter obi is a popular politician and one of the most loved men in Anambra state as he served two tenures (8 years) as a governor of Anambra state.
At the beginning of his entrepreneurial journey, He was the youngest bank executive at fidelity bank while he worked there.
Now he is the chief executive director (CEO) and major shareholder of Next International Nigeria Ltd. He served as administrator and chief executive officer to a number of commercial banks in the country before retirement. He owns large shares of stock in a number of Nigerian companies.
Combined with a $170 million business he inherited which he has grown to greater heights, peter obi is one of the top 10 richest men in Anambra state.
5. Ifeanyi Ubah
Ifeanyi Ubah is the 5th richest man in Anambra state. He has a total net worth of $1.7 billion. This billionaire is from Nnewi north local government area in Anambra state and is 51 years old.
Ifeanyi Ubah became an apprentice at the age of 16 due to his parent’s inability to send him to school. On completion of his apprenticeship, he became a spare part and tyre dealer and exporter to African countries on expansion.
In 2001, Ifeanyi Ubah founded the capital oil and gas company which has grown to have branches in Dubai, South Africa, and even the united kingdom. He also diversified his business portfolio by going into the shipping Industry, where he owns the highest number of marine vessels like tug boats, barges, oil tanks, etc.
Ifeanyi Ubah is also a politician and is currently a senator representing Anambra state. His business endeavor has earned him a fortune and a spot as one of the top 10 richest men in Anambra state.
6. Bryant Orjiakor
Byrant Orjiakor is the 6th richest man in Anambra state. He has a total net worth of $1.2 billion. This billionaire popularly known by ABC Orjiakor and regarded as the richest doctor in Nigeria hails from Ihiala local government area and is 62 years old.
A doctor by profession, Byrant Orjiakor decided to move into the business sector after over a decade of practice as an orthopedic and trauma doctor.
He began his business in oil and gas and in 2001, he established SEPLAT. SEPLAT is one of Nigeria’s independent petroleum development companies and is the first Nigerian company to be listed on the London stock exchange. The company is worth almost $2 billion.
Byrant Orjiakor also has business interests in pharmaceuticals, construction, shipping, real estate, insurance, and many others. His business enterprises have earned him a spot as one of the top 10 richest men in Anambra state.
7. Innocent Chukwuma
Innocent Chukwuma is the 7th richest man in Anambra state. He has a total net worth of $1 billion. This billionaire hails from Nnewi north local government area and is 61 years old. Fondly regarded as “Innoson” after his company The Innoson group, innocent Chukwuma started his entrepreneurial journey as an apprentice for automobile parts.
He moved on after his apprenticeship to start his own shop in 1981 which has grown to unimaginable heights. Innoson started as a plastics company that recycled plastic into new usable products. However, the company has diversified into many other industries.
Innoson group deals in plastics, and the importation of vehicles like motorcycles, tricycles, etc. Innoson vehicle manufacturing Ltd. (IVM) is the biggest Nigerian automobile production company with its own line of vehicles produced here in Nigeria. Innocent Chukwuma is one of the top 10 richest men in Anambra state.
8. Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi
Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi is the 8th richest man in Anambra state. He has a total net worth of $900 million. This multimillionaire hails from Ihiala local government area and is 62 years old. The businessman is the founder of the Obijackson group which has many subsidiaries.
Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi is the owner of Nestoil, one of the biggest domestic distributors of gas. He is also a non-executive director at Julius Berger Nigeria Ltd.
The Obijackson group also has investments in communications, construction, gas-powered electricity, and many other Oil and gas companies. His business enterprises have amassed a fortune and earned him a spot as one of the top 10 richest men in Anambra state.
9. Cosmas Maduka
Cosmos Maduka is the 9th richest man in Anambra state. He has a total net worth of $900 million. This multimillionaire hails from Nnewi north local government area and is 62 years old. Cosmas Maduka began his entrepreneurial journey as an apprentice in Lagos. Upon the completion of his apprenticeship, he started his shop.
He is the Founder and owner of the Coschairs group of companies. A subsidiary of his company, Coschairs motor has exclusive rights to the importation of luxury car brands like BMWs, Ford, Roys Royce, Jaguar, and Land Rover. As these cars are in demand, business is booming.
The Coschairs company also deals in petrochemicals, auto services, ICT, and agriculture. His business enterprises have amassed a fortune and granted him a spot as one of the top 10 richest men in Anambra state.
10. Godwin Maduka
Godwin Maduka is the 10th richest man in Anambra state. He has a total net worth of $700 million. This multimillionaire hails from Orumba south Local government area and is 63 years old. Godwin Maduka is a Nigerian-American doctor with a private practice in Nevada, Las Vegas.
Godwin Maduka owns the Las Vegas Pain Institute and Medical Center in Nevada, Las Vegas. He is also a professor at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada, a faculty member, and an anesthesiologist at reputable hospitals in the United States.
His hospital is the biggest pain rehabilitation center in Nevada, Las Vegas, and has earned him over half a billion dollars and a spot as one of the top 10 richest men in Anambra state.
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These top 10 richest Anambra men have taken advantage of world opportunities to amass fortunes in their names.