5 Richest Igbo Men in Nigeria (Forbes)

The igbos in Nigeria are among the most industrious tribes in the world. Their industrious nature makes them to be among the richest men in Nigeria of today. In this write-up, you will get to learn about the top 5 richest Igbo men in Nigeria.

Orji Uzor Kalu

He is presently the richest Igbo man in Nigeria.  He was born on 21st of April, 1960. He is the 7th governor of Abia State, Nigeria. He spent 8 years as governor from 1999 to 2007.

He was governor under the People’s Democratic Party during both his first and second terms in office. Shortly before he left office, he formed another political party, The Progressive People Alliance in July 2006.

He has series of businesses; he is chairman of SLOK Holding, Chairman of Daily Sun, Chairman of First International Bank Limited and also chairman of New Telegraph.

Cosmas Maduka

He was born on 24th December, 1958. He originated from Nnewi in Anambra State, Nigeria.  He is a business man and the chief executive officer of Coscharis Group of Companies. He is a billionaire of great reputation.

His father died when he was 4 years old. He didn’t have the benefit of western education. He is involved in manufacturing, communicaiotn technology, banking and auto industries.  He found Coscharis Motors.  He served once as a non-executive director in Access Bank board.  His net worth is $US 1billion.

Pascal Dozie    

He is an investment guru and also a business leader in Nigeria.  He originates from Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.  He was born on 9th April, 1939. He studied Economics at London School of Economics.

He got his Masters degree in Administration from City University, London in 1963. He established African Development Consulting Group located in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a non executive partner of African Capital Alliance. He is equally the founder of Kunoch Limited. He is the founder of Diamond Bank Plc.

Cletus Ibeto

He was born on November 6th 1952. He originated from Nnewi. He is the head of The Ibeto Group, which is the largest enterprise from Nnewi.  He began as a spare parts import dealer. His company manufactures auto spare parts and it is the largest of such company in Nigeria of today.

He started the Ibeto Petrochemical Industries Ltd in 1996, a company that manufactures oil lubricants. This company has capacity for more than 60,000 metric tons and it is located at Ibru Jetty Complex and Apapa Wharf, both in Lagos, Nigeria.

He received the Office of the Order of the Niger (OON) honours in 2008.  He also received Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) honours in 2012.

Tony Ezenna

He originated from Akokwa, Ideato North LGA of Imo State, Nigeria.  He was born on April 27th, 1957 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. He was contested for governorship of Imo State.