Abia state is home to some of Nigeria’s richest Igbo men. This Igbo-speaking state is home to a number of billionaire businessmen who have built their fortunes through politics, investments in different industries, or a combination of the two. When the net worth of these Abia state’s wealthiest people are compared to that of other eastern states, the disparity is obvious, as these men’s financial success speaks for itself. I listed the richest people in Abia State, their estimated net worth.
Richest Men in Abia State & Net Worth
1. Senator Orji Uzor Kalu – $600 million
According to Forbes, Orji Uzor Kalu is the richest man in Abia state, with a net worth of $600 million. He founded Slok Holding, a West African conglomerate with operations in banking, shipping, oil trading, media, and manufacturing.
He started his company when he was 19 years old and has since grown it into a billion-dollar company. While he was claimed to have started trading with $35 borrowed from his mother, much of his fortune was supposed to have come through politics.
2. Dr. Alex Otti’s – $500 million
Alex Otti, with an estimated net worth of $500 million, is the second richest person in Abia state. Otti is a politician, economist, philanthropist, writer, banker, and investor who was born on July 18, 1965. He is a well-known person in Abia state, having served as governor of the state under the APGA political party. He was the previous Group Managing Director and CEO of Diamond Bank PLC and was already a rich businessman before entering politics (now Access Bank). Dr. Alex Otti is now a columnist for Thisday, one of Nigeria’s most reputable publications.
3. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu $300 million est.
Okezie Ikpeazu is the current Governor of Abia State and a wealthy politician. On July 29, 2015, Ikpeazu took office and was re-elected in 2019. While there isn’t much information available about the state’s top executive’s holdings, homes, or automobiles, he is one of the wealthiest people in the area.
4. Orji, Theodore – $200 million est.
Another wealthy Abia state resident is Theodore Orji. He was supposed to have gotten his fortune via politics. He is a former governor of Abia State and a politician. He isn’t connected to Orji Uzor Kalu, although he was his Chief of Staff.
5. Kalu Ndukwe Kalu – $100 million est.
Kalu is a successful Abia state entrepreneur who has earned his spot on this list. The American political scientist, who was born in Nigeria, has made significant progress in a number of fields. He is famous for the remark, “The things you accomplish for yourself go away when you die, but the things you do for others become your legacy.”
6. Samuel Chukwueze – $90 million
Samuel Chukwueze is a successful Nigerian Igbo football player who is worth over $90 million and is one of the wealthiest people in Abia state. Chukwueze, who has Igbo ancestors, was born in Umuahia on July 22, 1999, and grew up in a well-to-do working-class household.
7. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah – $85 million est.
Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, a Nigerian businessman and the current minister of state for mines and steel development, was born on December 22, 1969. Sampson Oga is worth an estimated $85 million.
8. Arunma Oteh – $80 million
Arunma Oteh is the wealthiest woman in Abia state, with a net worth of more than $80 million. She works as a Nigerian educational researcher at Oxford University’s St. Antony’s College. She was the World Bank’s previous chief financial officer and vice president. She has been named an Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).
9. Nnamdi Kanu – $65 million dollars
Because of his involvement in advocating for the country’s separation, Nnamdi Kenny Okwu Kanu, or simply Nnamdi Kanu, is the most respected individual in Igbo land. He is a Nigerian political extremist living in the United Kingdom who is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and supervisor of Radio Biafra, a London-based radio station.
Nnamdi Kanu is a Nigerian native who was born in the 1970s in Isiama Afara, Abia State. In Umuahia, he was raised by his father, HRM Eze Israel Okwu Kanu (JP), a traditional monarch, and his mother, Ugoeze Nnenne Kanu. He is the oldest of five children and his father’s primary child.
Kanu had his primary education at Library Avenue Primary School (now part of Government College, Umuahia) and his secondary education at Government College. Nnamdi Kanu was then accepted into the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). Nnamdi Kanu is one of Abia state’s wealthiest men, with an estimated net worth of $65 million.
10. Rt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika – $50 Million
Another rich Abia state resident is Azubuike Ihejirika, CFR, a retired Nigerian Army lieutenant general and former Chief of Army Staff worth over $50 million.
The former Army Chief was born in the Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria, on July 13, 1956. He has a number of commercial commitments both within and outside of the state. All of these factors led to his net worth, which is commensurate with his position as one of Abia State’s wealthiest persons.
- Chinyere Almona
- Josaiah Ndubuisi Wachuku
- Chisom Chikatara
- Martins Azubuike
- Chinwe Chibuike
- Macebuh Chinonyerem
- Ude Oko Chukwu
- Uche Chukwumerije
- Ndubuisi Ekekwe
- Uma Ukpai
- Chuku Wachuku
- Jaja Wachuku
- Ada Ehi
- Chioma Agomo
- Chinweizu Ibekwe
- Njoku Nnamdi
- Fortunatus Nwachukwu
- Ike Nwachukwu
- Blessing Nwagba
- Eucharia Oluchi Nwaichi
- Ijeoma Ojukwu
- Ejikeme Ikwunze
- Chinyere Kalu
- Onwuka Kalu
- Umeh Kalu
- Uchechukwu N. Maduako
- Eni Njoku
- Eric Acho Nwakanma
- Chijioke Nwakodo
- Bob Nwannunu
- Nkechi Justina Nwaogu
- Clifford Ohiagu
- Mao Ohuabunwa
- Arunma Oteh
- Eziuche Ubani
- Nwakanwa Chimaobi
- Nwabueze Nwokolo
- Iheanacho Obioma
- Vincent Eze Ogbulafor
- Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji
- Ifu Ennada
- Anthony Eze Enwereuzor
- Azubuko Udah
- Onyema Ugochukwu
- Nnenna Elendu Ukeje
- Ebitu Ukiwe
- Uko Nkole
Quick Overview of Abia State.
Abia is one of Nigeria’s commercial states, located in the country’s south-eastern region. Aba, a city on the railroad north of Port Harcourt, is the state’s primary industrial sector. Aba is recognized for producing materials, footwear, plastics, concrete, and cosmetics. The state capital, Umuahia, contains a number of important manufacturing enterprises that contribute to the state’s wealth and earnings. We shall look at the top 10 wealthiest persons in Abia state in this post.
Other top businessmen in Abia state that we did not include are also wealthy. These are the most well-known Abia state’s richest persons, as well as their current net worth.