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Richest Politicians in Nigeria. Politics have fast become one of the fastest routes to wealth in Nigeria. If you want to grow rich almost overnight, simply go into politics and make sure you are always in communication with those that matters in the Nigerian political sphere. If you are faithful to these dictates, it is a question of time before you hit it big.

However, you may be ready to sacrifice your conscience if you must make a lot of money from politics. In this write-up, we will focus on the richest politicians in Nigeria. Bear in mind that he list given below is not in any particular order. Be that as it may, the ten names given below are those of the richest in the Nigerian political space.

Rochas Okorocha

richest politician in NigeriaHe is adjudged the richest politician in Nigeria today. He is the current governor of Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria.  Apart from being a politician, he is also a business man.

In fact, he was already a business man before he became the governor of Imo State for his first term in 2011. He also won election to serve as a second term governor in 2015.

Aside from being a businessman, Rochas Okorocha is equally the owner of the Rochas Foundation, which is a charity organization focusing on the less privileged in the society.

Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB)

Richest Politicians in NigeriaHe remains one of the most influential Nigerian several years after “stepping aside” as the military head of states in 1993; this was after he annulled the June 12th 1993 election, an election that was adjudged the fairest in the history of Nigeria.

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In fact, one of the things he is known for is the annulment of that election.  He is said to be worth more than a trillion naira and some other observers are of the opinion that he is worth up to 5 billion dollars

Olusegun Obasanjo

He is popularly called OBJ and he is yet another highly influential politician in Nigeria.  He is from Ogun State Nigeria and is a two-time president of Nigeria, once as a military head of states and later as a two-term, civilian head of states.

Obasanjo is a veteran politician with both local and international. Obasanjo has several business interests in Nigeria, some of which are Bells University and Obasanjo Farms in Otta, Ogun State.  Also, Obasanjo owns some oil blocks and also has business interests in several other countries

Atiku ABubakar

Atiku Abubakar was a two-term vice president of Nigeria between 1999 and 2007. He is adjudged to be number four among the richest politicians in Nigeria. He is also the most popular and most visible among all the former vice president still alive in Nigeria.

Atiku Abubakar served as an accountant of the Nigerian Customs, from where he retired.  Atiku Abubakar equally has several business interests in Nigeria, one of which is the American University of Nigeria (AUN).

The university was established in 2005 and has grown to become one of the best in Nigeria.

Bola Tinubu

Bola Tinubu is a renowned politician with a lot of influence in Lagos State and many other southwestern states. His political association with Buhari also gave him more national reach.

The name of his wife is Remi Tinubu, who is currently a senator of the federal republic of Nigeria.  He is adjudged as one of the richest politicians in Nigeria, but he only made his money as a politician. He is currently one of the most popular members of the ruling party, the APC.

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Senator Ben Murray-Bruce

Bern Murray-Bruce is a senator of the federal republic from Bayelsa state and he is also the founder of Silverbird Group, a business that has become one of the most outstanding brands in Nigeria today.

He is representing Bayelsa East senatorial district in the National Assembly. He is called the “Tweeter Senator” by some critics because he always shares his opinions freely on the social media.

Ben Murray-Bruce has been using his business organization, the Silverbird Group, to organize the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) annual event. He has been doing this for the past 30 years already and counting.

Ifeanyi Ubah

He is yet another leading Politian and one of the richest politicians in Nigeria today.  He is a multimillionaire and he has already made his money before venturing into politics. He was said to have made his first million when he was a very young man, as young as 19 years.

He is from Nnewi in Anambra State.   Before venturing into politics, he already had several business interests across Nigeria. He is involved in a transport business, oil and gas business, real estate business and so on.

Dino Melaye

This is yet another important mention among the richest politicians in Nigeria. He is counted among them considering how he goes about flaunting his wealth on social media by displaying the series of sports cars in his garage.

He a a contentious and outspoken person and he represents Kogi East Senatorial District in the National assembly. He recently decamped from the APC to PDP following his persecution by the Nigerian Police.  His wealth is valued at 800 million dollars.

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Orji Uzor Kalu

The list of the richest politicians in Nigeria will be complete withtout the mention of Orji Uzor Kalu.  He is a former two-term governor of Abia State and also one of the youngest governors during his time at the Abia State Government House.

He equally owns series of business in Nigeria, some of them being The New Telegraph and The Sun Daily, both of with are newspaper companies. Orji Uzor Kalu contributed immensely to the successes recorded by the Enyimba Football Club when they won the CAF confederation completion three times. His wealth is said to be up to 1.1 billion USD.

Rotimi Amaechi

His full name is Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi and he is the immediate past governor of rivers state, a position he occupied for two terms. He is also one of the richest politicians in Nigeria with his net worth being pegged at 780 million dollars.

He is currently service as a minister of transportation in the government of Muhammadu Buhari. Rotimi Amaechi was also the Director General of the Buhari Campaign organization in 2014.

Conclusion

Politics have fast become one of the fastest routes to wealth in Nigeria. If you want to grow rich almost overnight, simply go into politics and make sure you are always in communication with those that matters in the Nigerian political sphere. If you are faithful to these dictates, it is a question of time before you hit it big.

However, you may be ready to sacrifice your conscience if you must make a lot of money from politics. In this write-up, we will focus on the richest politicians in Nigeria. Hope you found this article about the richest politicians in Nigeria helful.

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