Politics in Nigeria is a dirty game and those who play it are called politicians. These set of people are rich or wealthy, earning or looting money through the stroke of their signatures. You might want to know who are the richest politicians in Nigeria 2018 and their net worth. This write-up will expose them.
In no particular order, below is the list of top 10 richest politicians in Nigeria currently in 2018
He is also known as “IBB” and the wealthiest politician in the Nigeria. He was a former military president of the country. Born August 17, 1941 in Minna, Niger State, it was he who annulled the popular June 12 election that Chief MKO Abiola won in 1991. It is said that he owns one of the most expensive mansions in Nigeria and Africa. His net worth is estimated to be around $50 Billion.
He is also known as “OBJ” or “Baba” and he is taunted as one of the most influential politicians in Yoruba land and in Nigeria. He hails from Ogun state where he owns the gigantic Otta Farms and other businesses and investments in the country. He’s reported to be worth $1.6 Billion. He was Nigeria’s former military head of state between from 1976 to 1979 and was democratically elected as president between May 1999 to May 2007.
Third on the list is Rochas Okorocha from Imo state, who also is falls under the list of richest politicians in Igbo land. Born on 22 September 1962, he is said to be a wealthy multi-billionaire who owns various businesses before he joined politics. He won the Imo state governorship elections in 2011 and 2015 respectively. Rochas is reportedly worth around $1.5 Billion.
Born 18 February 1956, He is the chairman of the popular “Silverbird Group” and represents Bayelsa East constituency currently in the senate house. Ben Bruce is referred to as the most social politician in Nigeria or better still ” Mr common sense”. He is also one of the richest senators in Nigeria with a net worth estimated to be around $715 million.
Atiku was one time Nigeria’s vice president under Obasanjo’s regime from May 1999 to May 2007. He was also former comptroller general of the customs owns a logistics company. He also founded the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in 2005. Atiku’s net worth is estimated at $1.4 Billion.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu popularly called Jagaban is the most successful politician in Lagos state. Born on 29 March 1952, he was a former senator and former Lagos state governor before he was succeeded by Babatunde Raji Fashola. He is the APC’s party leader and a political god-father to many who is worth $1.5 billion.
Melaye is a rich senator representing the people of Kogi east in the senate house. He was recently involved in a controversy with Mrs Oluremi Tinubu, wife of Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He is known to be a vocal senator who speaks on how awful Nigerian politics is being run. He owns fleet of cars, motorcycles and landed properties and his net worth is estimated to be about $802 million.
Ifeanyi was known to have made his first million Naira at the little age of 19. He hails from Nnewi in Anambra state and is among the wealthiest business men in igbo land. His businesses apart from the capital oil and gas includes a spare part export company, a real estate company, a transport company, and a football club. It is known that he has ambitions to be the governor of Anambra state. His net worth is estimated at $1.7 billion.
Born on 27 May 1965, he was Rivers state governor serving two terms from May 2007 to May 2015. He is the current minister of transportation under the Buhari APC led government. His net worth is estimated at $780 million.
He was former governor of Bauchi state and has a net worth reportedly estimated at $895 million.