Do you know the richest men in Enugu state? Enugu state situated in the southeastern part of Nigeria, popularly called the coal city state because they major mostly on the production of coal and it is also called 042 which is the state’s code. Enugu state houses the headquarters of many top government parastatals and is home to top businessmen and political personnel and professionals in major works of life.
It is said to be one of the calmest and peaceful states in the east and in Nigeria at large. The state is also blessed with so many human and mineral resources that have helped in the growth and development of the state and this has also helped the nation. The peace and serenity of the state make it a business-friendly zone and favours a lot of entrepreneurs.
This in turn would make it possible for there to be wealthy businessmen in the state. Many of the notable men of the state are top politicians ranging from those who are members of the House of Assembly or House of Representative and others are either governors or past governors.
We would be looking at the list of rich businessmen in Enugu.
Top 10 Richest Men In Enugu State
1. Senator Ike Ekweremadu, net worth – $100 million
Senator Ike Ekweremadu, with a net worth of $100 million, is by far the richest man in Enugu state. He is the state’s most prominent politician, and he is among the top people who have held high positions in the country.
He previously served as the National Assembly’s Deputy Senate President, he took the post in May 2003 and was serving under the People’s Democratic Party and has been the deputy Senate president for three consecutive terms.
Ike Ekweremadu is both a lawyer and a business owner. He has been doing well in both his professional and personal life. He was born on November 12, 1962, and is better known as Ikeoha. He has been very consistent since his return to politics in 2003.
He hails from Aninri local government area of Enugu state, he studied at the University of Nigeria Nsukka where he studied law and also holds a doctorate degree in philosophy.
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2. Fidelis Okoro, net worth – $89 million
Fidelis Okoro is also one of Enugu State’s wealthiest men. He was once a senator under the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) and he’s also among the founding fathers of this party. His net worth is thought to be $89 million.
He was born in Nsukka, a well-known town in Enugu State. He owns a successful business, which has greatly contributed to his wealth. He hails from Iheagu Enugu state and got into office on 29th May 1999 under the Alliance Democracy (AD).
3. Senator Ayogu Eze, net worth – $70 million
This is another top-rated wealthy man in Enugu state. His net worth is estimated at $70 million. He was a former senate member and also a former gubernatorial candidate of APC in the 2019 election.
Ayogu Omeze was formerly a Journalist before finally venturing into politics. He is into real estate with various landed properties in his name and numerous businesses.
Hails from Enugu North Local Government Area, he studied Mass Communication at the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu
4. Chief William Agbo, net worth – $60 million
The Wilson Group is led by Chief William Agbo. He is one of Enugu State’s wealthiest men. His company manufactures edible oil as well as other products. He is also from Nsukka. He is worth over $60 million. He is also a philanthropist
5. Chief Samuel Onyeisi, net worth – $50 million
Samuel Maduka Onyeishi is another of Enugu’s richest men. He is the owner of Peace Mass Transit, a well-known transportation company whose route is mostly around the southeastern region. He is said to have a net worth of over $50 million.
He not only owns a transportation company, but he also runs a courier service. He is successful in all of his business ventures. From a humble background, he had to take responsibility as the breadwinner at an early age due to the demise of his father.
He did a diploma program at UNN and graduated from the department of social works.
6. Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, net worth – $45 million
This man is also one of the wealthiest men in Enugu state. He was previously the governor of Enugu State, but he made his fortune as a public official. He is a medical doctor who also works in politics to protect the rights of his people. His net worth is thought to be $45 million.
He hails from Agbani, Nkanu West but was born in Port Harcourt. He was a senator for Enugu East senatorial District. He graduated from the college of medicine, UNN.
7. Senator Ken Ugwu Nnamani, net worth – $40 million
He is a founding member of the PDP and a former National Assembly senate president. He is a prominent politician in the geopolitical zone of the South East. His new net worth is estimated to be $40 million. He succeeded Dr Chimaroke as the Senator representing Enugu East.
8. Sullivan Chime, net worth – $30 million
Sullivan Chime is a former governor of Enugu State and one of the state’s most successful men. He was a lawyer before becoming a politician. He is a wealthy man who amassed his wealth from being a politician and a lawyer and other business ventures.
His worth is estimated to be over $30 million. During his political tenure, he prioritized health care, security, and education. Aside from being the former governor, he has held other political positions. He was appointed attorney general and commissioner of justice of Enugu state in 2001 by Dr Chimaroke Nnamani.
9. Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, net worth – $20 million
He is a wealthy Enugu man who is also one of the most influential men of God in Enugu state. He is a Catholic priest and the priest in charge of the Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria (AMEN) who also owns successful businesses both inside and outside of the country with the goal of assisting the poor. His net worth is estimated to be around $20 million.
10. Festus Oshaba, net worth – $10 million
He is also one of the richest entrepreneurs from Enugu State. He owns a construction company named Ferotox. He is one of the top chief executives from Enugu. His net worth is estimated as $10 million.