Nigeria is a federation of 36 states headed by intellects and elites of the country. These individuals are success inclined and goal-oriented. They not only rationalise decisions to propel the nation to its Zenith; they make use of adequate leadership skills and managerial tactics.
These are the top 20 Richest, Powerful, and Most Successful Politicians currently in the nation’s government. Information Guide Nigeria
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1. Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu – $8.4 Billion
Bola Tinubu is currently the leader of Nigeria’s ruling democratic party, “The All Progressive Congress (APC)”. He previously served as the Lagos State Governor from 1999 to 2007.
He was born on 29th March 1952 and is a native of Osun state.
Bola Tinubu worked in different foreign companies before he rose to fame in the nation’s politics. He worked at Deloitte, Arthur Andersen, Haskins & Sells, GTE Services, Mobil Oil, and so on before he picked interest in Governance.
Tinubu is widely known as “The Godfather of Lagos”. This was because he succeeded in leveraging his financial and political affiliations to make a significant grip on the City’s pillars.
He has an estimated net worth of $8.4 Billion.
2. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida GCFR – $5 Billion
The second on our list, General Ibrahim Babangida, was one of Nigeria’s past presidents. He used to be a difficult leader to the extent that he was nicknamed “The Evil Genius” or “Maradona”.
He was born on 17th August 1941 at Minna. He served as the Chief of Army Staff before he succeeded Gen. Muhammadu Buhari as President; in August 1985. He was Nigeria’s 8th office before he left office in 1993.
His regime was an autocratic government and it survived two coup d’etat. During the Civil war, while he was in the army, a stray bullet was lodged into his shoulder in a crossfire. Up until now, he has refused to remove the shrapnel, and still carry it on him.
When he retired from the Civil service, he had amassed not less than $5 Billion. It is alleged that his wealth is sourced from the stakes, which he secured while in office. Forbes estimated his net worth to be $12 Billion in 2011, but he debunked those claims RICHEST POLITICIANS
3. Olubukola Saraki – $2 Billion
Bukola Abubakar Saraki was the 13th Senate President of the Federation. He was formerly Kwara State Governor.
Despite being a certified medical doctor, with a legit MBBS Certificate, he has interests in politics and leadership. His father, Olusola Saraki used to be Kwara State Governor, and that might have prompted his predilection for governance.
He has a net worth of $2 Billion
4. David Mark – $2 Billion
David Mark is currently the Senator representing Benue State. He has served in Political positions like Office of the Senate President, Military Governor of Niger State, and General, Nigerian Army Brigade.
He has been occupying one position or another in the Senate House since 1999. His current net worth is $2 Billion.
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5. Atiku Abubakar GCON – $1.8 Billion
Atiku is a Nigerian politician and a businessman. He was Adamawa State Governor before he served under the Olusegun Obasanjo Administration as Vice President.
He was born on the 25th November 1946 and hails from Wurno in Sokoto state. He married four wives and has twenty-eight children. He mentioned that he wanted a large household since he felt lonely growing up as an only child.
Atiku seems to be a relentless leader, as he has contested for the office of the Nigerian President, for five consecutive tenures, yet he failed.
Abubakar has always been a businessman even during his early life as a Customs officer. He took loans to build and restructure houses, which he later sold. He was paving his way into the Real Estate Business.
When he ventured into Agriculture, he had a poor harvest on his first cultivation year, and he closed up that page. He moved forward to Commerce and trading, where he had a large return of investments.
He is undeniably an industrious entrepreneur and no allegations are tied to his affluence. He has an estimated net worth of $1.8 Billion. Top 10 Richest Women in Nigeria
6. Ifeanyi Ubah – $1.7 Billion.
Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah, is a Nigerian Politician, Business Mogul, Entrepreneur, and presently the Representative of Anambra North Senatorial Zone.
He is the Chief Executive Officer Capital Oil (CCO), an Oil Company, which he founded in 2001.
He did not complete his educational career due to a lack of funds. From there, he started attending business, leadership, and management courses both locally and Internationally.
With the knowledge he had acquired, he started importation businesses within and across African countries like Sierra Leone, Ghana, Liberia, and DR Congo. He further expanded the business to include European countries.
He established an Oil Company, a Nigerian Daily Newspaper- “The Authority Newspaper” and Ifeanyi Ubah F.C.
In 2019, he was allegedly sacked from the Senate, as it was rumored that he had a Forged NECO Certificate.
Echoes of his stride in the Business line are made manifest through his net worth of $1.7 Billion.
7. Emmanuel Nnamdi Ubah – $1.7 Billion
The politician popularly known as Andy Ubah has a net worth of $1.7 Billion. Surprisingly, both Politicians with the surname “Ubah”, have the same net worth but as Ifeanyi represents Anambra North, Andy stands in for Anambra South.
Both persons are not related but are charged with similar responsibilities in the Nation’s politics.
8. Olusegun Obasanjo – $1.6 Billion
Chief Olusegun Akikiola Matthew Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR, a nationalist, Military leader, and former Head of State to the Nigerian Federation.
He has served in a good number of positions in politics, chairing, Nigeria’s 5th and 12th Presidency, 3rd Chief of Army Staff, Federal Minister of Defence, Federal Minister of Petroleum Resources, Federal Minister of Works and Housing among others.
He has developed some expertise in the field, that he is alleged to be the Godfather of the most influential Politicians in the Country, including Gen. Buhari. He has also been nicknamed Baba Africa by some people.
He was astute in his wealth management, living a cautious lifestyle and making remarkable capacity as to work. He was geared towards financial Security, that he slept for lesser time, and invested in landed properties. How dollar price increase in Nigeria over the years
He amassed a net worth of $1.6 million, due to his hard work and Political positions.
9. Rochas Okorocha -$1.5 Billion
Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha is a Politician and Philanthropist. He is currently a Representative to the IMO West Senatorial District and was formerly the Imo state Governor.
He was believed to be a tyrannic leader during his time in office as Governor. He was not straightforward in his dealings and was anti-partisan. This made him decamp from one Political party to another when questions of integrity arose.
He was alleged to have stolen $10 million, during one of his exploits in APGA. Even with his tainted profile, he still contests for Political positions and always has his way to the top.
He has a net worth of $1.5 Billion
10. Orji Uzor Kalu – $1.1 Billion
The Former Abia State Governor is not just a Politician but a Business Magnate. He is the CEO of SLOK holdings, the Daily Sun, and the Telegraph Newspapers.
He is currently the Senator representing Abia North District. He has served as Chairman in corporations like Borno State water Board, Cooperative and Commerce Bank Limited, Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), and Board of Trustees, among others.\
He has been in and out of prison custody, on grounds of corruption and money laundering, but he was always released and said to have been wrongfully accused.
He grosses a net worth of $1.1 Billion. Npower recruitment
11. Muhammadu Buhari – $1 Billion
The General Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria cannot go without mention in this post. He is the nation’s leader and has a net worth of not less than $1 Billion.
12. Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu – $895 million
Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu is a Nigerian politician, who was previously called upon by Ibrahim Sani to contest for the 2023 Nigerian Presidency.
Dr. Ahmadu was formerly the Governor of Bauchi state. He also served the state as a property manager and quantity surveyor in the State’s Investment and Property Development Company.
During one of the patrols by the EFCC, a building containing fire-resistant cabinets, wielding over $50 million was discovered in one of his apartments.
He debunked their claims and denied ownership of the property, despite witnesses from the building’s constipation company.
He has a net worth of $895 million dollar to naira rate
13. Dino Melaye – $800 Million
Dino Melaye was formerly a Senator representing the Kogi West Senatorial region. He was born on 1st January 1974 and hails from Ayetoro Gbede, Ijumu Local Government, Kogi State.
He previously served as Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, and also the Chairperson, Aviation in Nigeria, Senate Committee.
There are unverified claims tied to the legality of his documents and certifications. He claimed to have legally graduated from Ahmed Bello University Zaria and obtained seven other degrees from different foreign institutions.
He is an unmarried man after his wife filed a divorce to their 10-year marriage on grounds of domestic violence and that he pointed a gun to her head.
According to Forbes, he has an estimated net worth of $800 million.
14. Rotimi Amaechi – $780 million
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi was formerly Rivers State Governor, from 2007 to 2015. He is currently the Nigerian Minister of Transportation.
He was the Director-General of President Buhari’s re-election campaign in 2019. There are claims of his criticism of the Nigerian President, despite backing him up superficially in campaigns.
15. Ben Bruce – $715 million
Ben Murray Bruce is the CEO, Silverbird TV. He is the Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial Zone.
He wields many other investments including landed properties and affiliations.
He has a net worth of $715 million.
16. Adams Oshiomole – $625 Million
The former Governor of Edo State and also a one-time Senate president, Adams Oshiomole, made this list with a net worth of $625 Million. WAEC result
17. Nyesom Wike – $600 Million
Nyesom Wike is Presently Rivers State Governor. He has served the country in the Political Sector for some time now while occupying positions of power.
He has an estimated net worth of $600 Million.
18. Stellah Oduah Ogiemwonyi – $600 million
This is one of Nigeria’s richest and Powerful Women. She is the richest Female Senator and a representative to the Anambra North Senatorial District.
She was formerly the minister of Aviation. Her profile is tied to some controversial statements on the legality of her affluence. She has a current net worth of $600 Million. JAMB form
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19. Godswill Akpabio – $530 million
He is the Senator representing the Senatorial Zone of Akwa Ibom North West. He was formerly the State’s Governor and led with an honorable tenure.
He erected many structures in the state, and engaged himself with many projects, while in office.
20. Oluremi Tinubu – $430 Million
The wife of Bola Tinubu is not just a regular housewife but also a business magnate. She is not relaxed with the wealth her husband has accumulated, but she charges on to generate more income for the household.
She is presently the Senator representing Lagos Central as her Husband is the Jagaban of Lagos State. She has a net worth of $430 Million. JAMB Result
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