It is not a new thing that Nigerian politicians are the richest in the world. In fact, some of them even earn more than the President of the United States of America. As a result, a lot of people are now heading towards the world of politics. Am sure some of us regard these politicians as national thief or looters but generalizing it is a bit unfair. Besides, some of them were already rich before moving into the political scene. Without wasting much time, here is a list of 10 politicians in the country.
1. Ifeanyi Ubah
Ifeanyi Ubah made his millions at the age of 19 years old. He is a politician, a businessman and the owner of Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club. The Nnewi born billionaire made his money in the business world before branching into politics. His businesses include real estate, oil and gas, and transportation. He is currently worth $1.7 billion currently.
2. Atiku Abubakar
Atiku Abubakar served as the Vice president to Olusegun Obasanjo between 1999 and 2007. He recently lost to the incumbent president in the 2019 general elections. Also, he was once the comptroller of the Nigerian Customs and the owner of the American University of Nigeria (AUN). He has an estimated to have a net worth of about $1.4 Billion dollars.
3. Rochas Okorocha
Rochas Okorocha is currently the richest governor in Nigeria. He is the governor of Imo state and he has been in office since 2011. He is a philanthropist and he is the founder of Rochas Foundation. Rochas Okorocha contested for the 2015 APC presidential ticket against President Muhammad Buhari. He is believed to be worth over $1billion. He has an estimated to have a net worth of about $1.4 Billion dollars.
4. Orji UzorKalu
Orji UzorKalu is the current chairman of Sun Daily and Telegraph. He is the former governor of Abia state and he once served as the chairman of the Borno Water Board. Also, he was once the chairman of the Cooperative and Commerce Bank Limited. He is currently valued at $1.1billion dollars.
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5. Ahmadu AdamuMu’azu
Alhaj iAhmadu AdamuMu’azu was born in Boto, Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State. He is the former governor of Bauchi state and PDP national working committee chairman. AdamuMu’azu has an estimated net worth of about $895 million dollars.
6. Dino Melaye
Dino Melaye was born on the 1st January 1974 in Kogi state and he is very outspoken. Times without numbers, he has spoken against the current administration which resulted in a shift in his political party. Similarly, the rich politician is also regarded as an actor by some Nigerians as a result of his act during his encounters with security forces. He is valued to be worth about $800 million.
7. Rotimi Amaechi
Rotimi Amaechi is the former governor of Rivers state and later became the Minister of transportation under the Buhari APC led administration. Before then, he was once the speaker of the House of Assembly from 1999 to 2007. His net worth is estimated to be $780 million.
8. Ben Murray-Bruce
Ben Murray-Bruce is an indigene of Bayelsa state and he is the chairman of Silverbird Group. The businessman turned politician represents Bayelsa East constituency in the Senate. Mr. Murray Bruce has an estimated net worth of about $715 million dollars.
9. Abubakar Sani Bello
Abubakar Sani Bello is the current Governor of Niger State and he was born on 7th December 1967. He used to be the richest Governor in Nigeria before he was dethroned by Rochas Okorocha in 2016. He is the eldest son of former military Governor of old Kano state, Col Sani Bello (RTD). We can`t truly mention a specific value for his net worth, but it is definitely above $700 million. In fact, his family was listed to be among the richest in Africa.
10. Kashim Shettima
Kashim Shettima is the third richest Governor in Nigeria and currently the Governor of Borno state. He was born on the second of September 1996 in Maiduguri, Borno state. To begin with, he was a lecturer in Agricultural Economics before moving into the banking sector. He then moved to politics after spending several years in the banking sector. His net worth is valued around over a $600 million.
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