Politics in Nigeria is seen as a dirty game and those who play the game are called politicians. As we all know, activities associated with the governance of a country/state, especially the contest between parties having power is called politics while a politician is someone who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of an elected office.
In the present day Nigeria, most politicians are seen as people with manipulative and act devious to gain stand because of their ambitions.
However, in Nigeria today, politics can earn you more money than going into crude oil business.
Even though they are not recognised by Forbes or other ranking firms, Nigerian politicians are among the richest people we have in the country.
The following is the highlighted list of Nigerian Richest Politicians
Top 10 Richest Politicians in Nigeria
- Ibrahim Badamosi Babaginda = $ 5 Billion (Estimated)
- Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo = $ 2.7 Billion (Estimated)
- Bola Ahmed Tinubu = $ 2.0 Billion (Estimated)
- Atiku Abubakar = $ 1.7 Billion (Estimated)
- Ifeanyi Ubah = $ 1.6 Billion (Estimated)
- Rochas Okorocha = $ 1.5 Billion (Estimated)
- Orji Uzor Kalu = $ 1.1 Billion (Estimated)
- Bukola Saraki = $ 1.0 Billion (Estimated)
- Dino Malaye = $ 0.8 Billion ($800M, Estimated)
- Rotimi Amaechi = $ 0.78 Billion ($780M, Estimated)
Details about Richest Politicians in Nigeria
Ibrahim Badamosi Babaginda
Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda GCFR is a retired Nigerian Army General who was the President of Nigeria from August, 1985 to August 1993. He previously served as the Chief of Army Staff from Jan. 1984 to August 1985.
IBB, as he is fondly called, was a key player in most of the military coups in Nigeria.
Babaginda is estimated to have a net worth of about USD5 billion.
Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo
Olusegun Matthew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR is a retired Nigerian Army General who was the President of Nigeria from May 1999 to May 2007. He was a career soldier before serving twice as Nigerian’s Head of States, as a military ruler and later as a democratically elected President.
Obasanjo is one of the richest politicians in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of USD2.7 billion.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Bola Tinubu, born on the 29th of March, 1952, is a Nigerian politician who was elected as a Senator for the Lagos West Constituency in Lagos State in 1993. He was later elected as the executive governor of Lagos state from 1999 to 2007.
Tinubu is an influential member of the All Progressives Congress party and holds chieftaincies of the Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom in Niger state.
He is one of the richest politicians in Nigeria with a networth of USD2.00 billion.
Atiku Abubakar GCON is a Nigerian politician, businessman, philanthropist and the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party at the 2019 General Elections. He served as the 11th Vice President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 under the presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo.
Atiku is one of the richest Nigerian politicians with an estimated net worth of about USD1.7 billion.
Ubah was already a multimillionaire before venturing into politics. According to sources, Ubah made his first millions when he was just nineteen years of age.
He is into export of spare parts, real estate, transportation, oil and gas and he even bought a football club which he named the Ifeanyi Ubah FC.
He is said to have an estimated net worth of USDI.6billion.
Owelle Rochas Okorocha is a Nigerian multi billonaire business, education philanthropist and a Politian from Imo state.
Okorocha, who is the past governor of Imo State, is one of the richest politicians we have in Nigeria with a net worth of about USD1.5 billion.
Orji Uzor Kalu
Orji Kalu, former Anambra state Governor, is definitely one of the richest Politicians in Nigeria. He is the chairman of Daily Sun and New Telegraph newspapers.
Kalu can be boasted to be one of the richest Politicians in Nigeria with a net worth of about USD1.1 billion
Bukola Abubakar Saraki is a former President of Nigeria’s Senate and Governor of Kwara State under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party from 2003 to 2011.
Saraki, who lost the Senatorial seat in the 2019 general elections, is one of the richest Politicians with an estimated net worth of USDI.00 billion.
The outstanding and controversial senator representing the people of Kogi West in the House of Assembly is ranked as one of the richest Politicians in Nigeria.
He owns fleet of exotic automobiles and properties acorss the country. Malaye is estimated to have a net worth of about USD800 million.
Rotimi Amaechi, who was the Governor of Rivers state from 2007 to 2015, is one of the richest Politicians we have around.
He was previously the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly from 1999 to 2007. His net worth is estimated to be USD780 million
Source: Wikipedia, NaijaNews