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The Richest Politician in Nigeria 2017 Top 10

Top 10 The Richest Politician in Nigeria 2017

We live in a country were the political class are the richest set of people. Yes, contrary to the opinion of many, most of the Nigerian businesses are owned by either politicians or they have a share in them. This is not only applicable to Nigeria but with most developing countries. This of course is different from the developed world where the richest persons are not literally in the political class. This article will discuss the top 10 richest politician in Nigeria in no particular order. Their worths written here are just speculations, you just can’t know how much their exact net worth is. { Politics In Nigeria }.

Top 10 The Richest Politician in Nigeria 2017

The richest politician in Nigeria

Bola Ahmed Tinubu among The Richest Politician in Nigeria

  • 1. IBRAHIM BADAMOSI BABANGIDA Net Worth $50 Billion

Popularly known and referred to as IBB, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida is a Nigerian one time head of state (1985-1993), a military man and of course one of the richest politician in Nigeria . He hailed from Niger state. IBB is on record for annuling the June 12 Election that saw MKO Abiola as the winner. He was also one of the coup plotters that overthrew General Muhammadu Buhari, the current president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is the owner of one of the most expensive house in West Africa.

  • 2. OLUSEGUN OBASANJO Net Worth $1.6 Billion

Except you never lived in Nigeria, the name OBJ is a household name in the Nigerian politics. Baba as he is called was the head of state that voluntarily gave up power to the civilian government. As God will have it, he later became the president of Nigeria for 8 good years under the umbrella of the People Democratic party (PDP). He is from Ogun state and the Proud owner of the Otta Farm.

  • 3. ATIKU ABUBAKAR Net Worth $1.4 billion

Atiku was born in Adamawa state. He worked in the Nigerian customs service before venturing into politics. This man had been a one time Governor of Adamawa state and also served as the Vice president under Obasanjo. Things wasn’t going well between the two during their reign and He, Atiku wanted to run for the office of the President. He failed to make it and still nurses the ambition. He is the owner of the American University of Nigeria.

  • 4. BOLA AHMED TINUBU Net Worth $1.5 billion

This a very influential politician from South West. He is the Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom in Niger State (both are chieftaincy titles). To some, they regard him as Jagaban, a term that is now very popular in Nigeria largely due to his over streching influence. He was a Governor in Lagos state before and his wife is a serving senator in the country. Bola is seen as one of the richest politicians in Nigeria.

  • 5. ROCHAS OKOROCHA Net Worth $1.5 Billion

Rochas Okorocha is a Nigerian multi billionaire businessman, education philanthropist and politician from Imo State, Nigeria. He is the incumbent Governor of Imo state and the Founder of Rochas Foundation, Charity comprising a number of special schools that spread all over the country, that gives scholarship to the less privilaged children in the Nigerian society.

  • 6. BEN MURRAY-BRUCE Net Worth $715 million

This is a business mogul, a politician and a motivational speaker. He hailed from Bayelsa State and the current senator representing Bayelsa East. Amongst other posts, he was the Director General of Nigerian Television Authority from 1999 to 2003. Amongst his popular businesses is the Silverbird Group which he is widely known for. Coming in with a Net worth of $715 million plus, he is also among the richest politician in Nigeria .

  • 7. ROTIMI AMEACHI Net Worth $780 Million

Ameachi is the current honorable minister for transportation, Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was also a former Governor of Rivers state between 2007 to 2015. He was also speaker, House of Assembly between 1999 to 2007.

  • 8. DINO MELAYE Net Worth $802 million

Dino Melaye also known as “Mr Fix it” is a Nigerian Politician, Lawmaker and member of the 8th National Assembly, representing Kogi West. While he appears to be an anti-graft campaigner in the socio-political space, his lifestyle is irreconcilably different from what he preaches. He is one of the politicians that flaunts their wealth on Social media.

  • 9. IFEANYI UBAH Net Worth $1.7 billion

Ifeanyi Ubah is a Nigerian politician and entrepreneur from south east. He is the founder of Capital oil and gas, as well as the Authority newspaper. He also owns Ifeanyi Ubah FC. He ran for the post of the Governor of Anambra in the 2014 which he lost.

  • 10. ADAMU MU’AZU ($895 million)

Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu was governor of Bauchi State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. Adamu Mu’azu is also a former PDP National Working Committee chairman. Prior to his engagement in the Nigerian politics, Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu was a business man.

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Updated: May 25, 2017 — 2:40 pm

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