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Top 20 Richest Nollywood Actors In Nigeria With Net Worth

Nollywood is an appellation that originally refers to the Nigerian Film Industry which dates back to the early 2000s. The Nigerian Film industry can boast of talented and rich actors of both the young and old actors.

The following write up is to give an in-sight and an up-to-date view of the Richest Actors in Nigerian with their net worth.

 

List of Richest Actors In Nigeria

  1. Jim Iyke                                $30 milion
  2. Richard Mofe Damijo         $15 million
  3. Desmond Elliot                    $10 million
  4. Chidi Mokeme                     $7 million
  5. Segun Arinze                       $5.1 million
  6. Mike Ezuruonye                  $4.7 million
  7. Ramsey Nouah                     $4.5 million
  8. Nkem Owoh                         $4.3 million
  9. John Okafor                         $4.2 million
  10. Pete Edochie                         $3.7 million

 

Richest Nigerian Actors (Analysis)

Jim Iyke. Photo: Buzz Nigeria/Google
Jim Iyke. Photo: Buzz Nigeria/Google

Jim Iyke

James Ikechukwu Esomugha, popularly known as Jim Iyke, is a popular Nigerian Actor. Jim was born on the 25th of September, 1976 (43 years old) in Libreville, Gabon.

Iyke, who is a graduate of the University of Jos (UNIJOS), where he got a diploma in Banking and Finance and then a B.Sc in Philosophy, is a multi-talended Nollywood actor.

The handsome actor can be celebrated as the richest Nigerian actor with a net worth of USD30 million.


Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD). Photo: Concise News/Google
Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD). Photo: Concise News/Google

Richard Mofe Damijo

Richard Mofe Damijo, who is popularly referred to as RMD, is a multi-talended Nollywood actor. HE WAS BORN ON THE 6TH of July, 1961 (58 years old)

The former Delta State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2005.

RMD, who has featured in numerous Nollywood movies and Foreign movies, is one of the reckoned and richest actors in Nollywood. He has a net worth of USD15 million.


Desmond Elliot. Photo:The Nation/Google
Desmond Elliot. Photo:The Nation/Google

Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian actor, director, and politician, who has starred in over two hundred films and a number of television shows and soap operas.

The 45 years old actor can boast of numerous awards and nominations to his credit due to his unique acting performances.

Elliot, who studied Economics at the Lagos State University (LASU), is one of the few richest Nigerian actors with a net worth of USD10 million.


Chidi Mokeme. Photo: Daily Post Nigeria/Google
Chidi Mokeme. Photo: Daily Post Nigeria/Google

Chidi Mokeme

Chidi Mokeme is a Nigerian actor and a reality show host. Chidi was ther host of Gulder Ultimate Search Reality show for many years. The 47-year-old actor is from Anambra State.

Chidi Mokeme is one of the top Nigerian richest actors and can boast of net worth of about USD7 million.


Segun Arinze. Photo: The Guardian Nigeria/Google
Segun Arinze. Photo: The Guardian Nigeria/Google

Segun Arinze

Segun Arinze was the main act in the movie ‘Black Arrow’ and was once the President of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria.

The talented actor was born on the 24th of September, 1965 (53 years old) and was formally married to Anne Njemanze, who is also a Nollywood Actress.

Segun Arinze, who started his acting career in Ilorin, currently works with African International Film Festival.

The amiable actor is one of the richest Nollywood actors with a net worth of USD5.1 million


Mike Ezuruonye. Photo: newsofafrica/Google
Mike Ezuruonye. Photo: newsofafrica/Google

Mike Ezuruonye

Mike, who is from Abia state, was born on the 20th of Septemver, 1982 (37 years old) in Lagos. The Nnamdi Azikiwe University graduate is a talented Nollywood Actor.

He has featured in several Nollywood movies. He received two nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

The young and handsome actor is one of the richest Nigerian actors with a net worth of about USD4.7 million.


RAMSEY NOUAH. Photo: Premium Times Nigeria/Google
RAMSEY NOUAH. Photo: Premium Times Nigeria/Google

Ramsey Nouah

Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jr, popularly known as Ramsey Nouah is a Nigerian actor. He won the Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2010.

Ramsey was born in Edo state to an Israeli father and a Yoruba mother who hails from Owo in Ondo state. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

Ramsey, whose acting kicked off when he starred in the Nigerian TV soap opera Fortunes, is one of the richest actors in Nigeria with a net worth of USD4.5 million.


Nkem Owoh. Photo: nigeriafilms/Google
Nkem Owoh. Photo: nigeriafilms/Google

Nkem Owoh

Nkem Owoh, who was born in Enugu state, is a multi-talented Nollywood actor. He studied Engineering at the University of Ilorin where he began his acting career.

Nkem Owoh, who starred in the movie ‘Osuofia in London’, is also a singer and a movie director. He has received numerous awards to his credit.

The talented actor is one of the richest Nollywood actors and can boast of a net worth of about USD4.3 million.


John Okafor (Mr. Ibu). Photo: Premium Times Nigeria/Google
John Okafor (Mr. Ibu). Photo: Premium Times Nigeria/Google

John Okafor

John Okafor, winner of numerous African Movies Awards, is loved by his fans all over the country. The actor, who is popularly known as Mr Ibu, regularly gets endorsement deals with top brands across the country.

He is also classified as one of the richest Nollywood actors with a net worth of about USD4.2 million.


Pete Edochie. Photo: Informationcradle/Google
Pete Edochie. Photo: Informationcradle/Google

Pete Edochie

Chief Pete Edochie, MON, is a multi-talented actor. He is considered as of Africa’s most talented actors. He was honoured with an Industry Merit Award by Africa Magic and Lifetime Achievement by Africa Film Academy.

He came into limelight in the 1980s when he played the lead role of Okonkwo in an NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s all-time best selling novel, ‘Things Fall Apart’.

Edochie, who was honoured as a ‘Member of the Order of the Niger’ by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003, is one of the richest Nollywood actors with a net worth of about USD3.7 million.


 

Sources: Wikipedia

                Internet Movie Database

                Invasion 1897

               AIFF

               Bearing the Brunt of Captivity – Pete Edochie

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