A Senator is a member of the Senate or the Senate. It is a person who has been carefully selected in the central legislative body of a state by people of a territorial district who have the legal right to vote. Senate positions usually pertain to the more important and well-known chamber of parliament, and they usually fulfill this official order for a number of years.
There are a lot of Senators that have come and gone in Nigeria, some even after finishing their tenure still remain very popular and famous. Apart from just being rich and famous, we have some extremely rich Senators in Nigeria that are currently holding the Senate position or have held it previously. If you desire to know the top ten rich Senators in Nigeria, then you are on the right track.
Top 10 Richest Senators In Nigeria
1. Bukola Saraki
Bukola Saraki has been ranked as the wealthiest Senator in Nigeria with a net worth of Eight hundred million dollars ($800 million). He formerly holds the position of the Senate President of Nigeria and has also been the former governor of Kwara State, Nigeria, and he held that position for two complete terms. He is currently the richest senator in Nigeria. Although before he became a Nigerian Senator, he was already very rich and comfortable.
2. Ben Bruce
Ben Bruce has been ranked as the second richest Senator in Nigeria with a net worth of $715 million. He is a 63 years old Senator under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) representing the East Senatorial District in Bayelsa state. Have you ever heard of Silverbird TV, perhaps you have even watched a show on it, Ben Bruce is the owner of this popular TV? It is respectable TV in Nigeria that brings a steadfast income for the Senator. He has also made many investments in several places.
3. Stella Oduah Ogiemwonyi
Stella Oduah has been ranked as the third richest Nigerian Senator having a net worth of $700 million. Stella is a 57 years old female Senator who is the richest female Senator in Nigeria and is currently representing the North Senatorial District of Anambra State. Even before venturing into politics, Stella Oduah was already rich and could fend for herself.
4. God’s will Akpabio
God’s will Akpabio has been ranked the fourth richest man in Nigeria with a net worth of $530 million. He is currently representing the North-West Senatorial District of Akwa Ibom State. He was once a governor, and during his time he carried out and is still carrying out so many patriotic acts. He also carried out some unusual and worth noticing projects such as the classic stadium which he built in Uyo.
5. David Mark
David Mark has been ranked as the fifth richest Senator in Nigeria with a net worth of $460 million. Before the tenure of Bukola Saraki, he was the Nigerian Senate President for a long period of time. David Mark is not just one of the richest senators in Nigeria but also one of the best. However before he became a Senator, he first served in the Nigerian Army and retired as an Army General.
6. Dino Melaye
Dino Melaye with a net worth of $370 million wealthiest senator to have served at the Nigerian senate. He has attractive qualities that make him interesting such as being outspoken and pouring out his mind on important issues. He is under the umbrella of the All Progressive Congress (APC), and he is currently representing the Kogi West Senatorial District. Dino Melaye is also among the richest men in Imo state and also a very popular man. Dino Melaye is not just a Senator but also a man involved in several businesses with investments in various sectors and fields.
7. Oluremi Tinubu
Oluremi Tinubu has been ranked as the seventh wealthiest Senator from Lagos, Nigeria with a net worth of $320 million, she is currently the Senator representing Lagos central. Oluremi Tinubu is the wife of the very famous politician that we have in Nigeria, Bola Tinubu. She has been serving as a Senator in Nigeria for a very long period of time, in fact, she is one of the longest-serving senators in the country. She has gained a lot of income from the diverse allowances she receives and also from investments across the globe.
8. Andy Uba
Andy Uba was a former who represented Anambra South Senatorial District in the National House of Assembly. Andy Uba has a multi-million naira worth of house located in Abuja, apart from houses, he also has a fleet of cars that are each very expensive.
9. Theodore Orji
Theodore Orji has an estimated net worth of $280 million. Theodore Orji was once the governor of Abia state before becoming a Nigerian Senator. Even though he has a lot of Nigerians who talk I’ll about him due to the number of controversies he was involved in while holding the governorship post, he still is one of the richest senators in Nigeria.
10. Ali Ndume
Ali Ndume has an estimated net worth of about $280 million. He is currently representing Borno South Senatorial District as their Senator. Ali Ndume is under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party. He was once the Senate Majority Leader in the Senate house, however, he was later incriminated by other Senators under the umbrella of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
To be a Senator, it mostly involves a commitment that occurs over or involves a relatively long period of time, it is also important that the person is under or closely connected to a certain party.
Being a senator comes with its own perquisite. This explains why we have famous and rich senators in Nigeria.