Top 7 Richest Politicians In Nigeria 2022
Are you curious to know more about the richest politicians in Nigeria? Well, we’re here to give you the real scoop on who is truly making an impact when it comes to Nigerian political figures. According to reports, there are currently seven politicians in Nigeria that we consider to be the most influential and richest of them all.
A number of these politicians have been around for decades and have gained a lot of power throughout their time in office. Today’s article will go over our top picks for who should make it into this category based on factors like wealth, influence, popularity among Nigerians (both positive and negative), etc…
Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a Nigerian businessman and politician. He is the founder of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the current governor of Lagos State.
Net worth: $8.4 billion
He is 70 years old.
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida was born on 17 August 1941 in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. He is a retired Nigeria Army General and politician. In September 1985 he was appointed Minister of Aviation by Muhammadu Buhari’s government. He later held other positions including:
- Governor of Kwara State (1981-1983)
- Chief of General Staff (1984-1985)
He left politics in 1999 to return to his farm but came back into the political sphere after the governorship elections in Kwara State, 2007 where he won with 70% votes cast for him. His net worth as at 2018 is $5 billion USD.
Ifeanyi Ubah is a Nigerian businessman and politician. He is the founder of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, a Nigerian oil and gas company. The company has assets in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. He is currently serving as President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) since January 2015.
As at December 2021, his net worth is estimated to be $1.7 billion.
Obasanjo is the son of a farmer. He studied at the University of London, where he obtained an honors degree in Economics. He also holds degrees from Harvard and Stanford Universities.
Obasanjo has been active in politics since the 1960s when he became a member of Nigeria’s ruling party (NPN) and later led it as chairman between 1975 and 1976. In 1979, he became military ruler for two years until he handed over power to Ibrahim Babangida in 1983 after which he retired from politics until 1993 when he returned as president of Nigeria for two terms (2003-2007), making him one of only two persons to be president for two nonconsecutive terms besides Shehu Shagari who did so during single terms.
Rochas Okorocha is a Nigerian politician who is the current governor of Imo State, in office since June 2015. He was elected on the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) platform.
Okorocha was born on March 19th, 1956 in Owerri, Imo State. He attended Dennis Memorial Grammar School for his secondary school education and then proceeded to the University of Nigeria Nsukka where he obtained a LLB degree in 1979 and an BL degree in law from Enugu campus of same institution.
He is married and has many children. His wife name is Oti-Owei Okorocha and they have 6 children together named Rochas jnr., Emeka jnr., Ekwe Ijeoma, Nwachukwu Mbaekwebiwa Chris Ejikeme & Obioma Ifeanyi
Net worth: $1.4 billion.
Atiku Abubakar is a Nigerian businessman and politician who served as the Vice President of Nigeria under the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan from 2010 to 2015. He was elected Senator for Yobe North constituency in 2003 and 2007, serving until 2011 when he resigned. He ran for president in the 2019 election on the platform of his party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), but lost to incumbent Muhammadu Buhari.
Atiku has owned businesses such as Guardian newspapers, Transcorp Hotels, Transcorp Investment Bank Limited and Trust Bank. His net worth is $1.4 billion according to Forbes magazine which ranked him number 13th on its list of Richest Politicians In Nigeria 2022.
Orji Uzor Kalu
Orji Uzor Kalu is a Nigerian politician and businessman. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). His net worth is $1.1 billion, which makes him the third richest politician in Nigeria.
Kalu was born on April 5, 1956 in Enugu State, Nigeria to the family of Mr Okwu Kalu and Mrs Christina Nnenne-Kalu who hailed from Uruagu village in Obingwa local government area of Anambra State on April 5th 1956. The family moved to Enugu when he was a toddler.
He attended St Phillips School at Onitsha as well as Holy Ghost Primary School located at Uzuakoli Onitsha where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate(FSC) after completing Junior Secondary school education at Umuchima Secondary School between 1970 and 1974 respectively before proceeding further with his secondary education at Federal Government College Onitsha between 1973 and 1977 where he obtained Higher School certificate(HSC) before going on higher studies abroad where he studied Business Administration/Marketing at University of North Carolina at Charlotte North Carolina USA between 1978 – 1981 gaining an MBA degree after completion.
Top 7 Richest politicians In Nigeria 2022
- Bola Ahmed Tinubu | Net worth $8.4 billion
- Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida | Net worth $5 billion
- Ifeanyi Ubah | $1.7 billion
- Olusegun Obasnjo | Net worth $1.6 billion
- Rochas Okorocha | Net worth $1.4 billion
- Atiku Abubakar | Net worth $1.4 billion
- Orji Uzor Kalu | Net worth $1.1 billion
If you are in a political career and want to become one of the richest politicians in 2022, then you should be ready to work hard. You also need to choose the right people as your associates that can help you achieve success in your political career.