Anambra State, a state in the south eastern part of Nigeria, is renowned for producing some of biggest and most successful entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
In this article the richest Men in Anambra state will be discussed.
The people of the state are known for being mostly traders, producers and manufacturers.
Perhaps, this may not be unconnected to the fact that the biggest market in West Africa is situated in the state.
Anambra State is behind Lagos in terms of having other parts of the state developing simultaneously with the capital.
Anambra State, though created in 1991, has recorded a tremendous success in terms of infrastructural developments, education and economy.
Some of these successes wouldn’t have been achieved without supports of some Anambra billionaires who always give back and support the masses through charity foundations and other infrastructural developments.
Many people have argued that Anambra State is home to the highest number of billionaires in Africa.This though haven’t been proven, but facts remain that many millionaires and billionaires hail from the commercial inclined state.
It is against this back drop that this post set out to explore the top 10 richest men in Anambra State.
This list of most wealthy men in Anambra state will run in no specific order but at the discretion of the author.
Top 10 Richest Men In Anambra State
Arthur Eze is rated one of the richest Men in Anambra State.
The Anambra State born oil magnet and philanthropist hails from Ukpo town in Dunukofia Local Government Area.
He is popularly known and called by his title name Ozoigbondu. Arthur is the founder and CEO of Atlas Oranto Petroleum.
Atlas Oranto has presence in Nigeria and other African counties. There have been several online reports that he is the 8th wealthiest man in Africa.
He was born in the year 1948 in a royal family in Ukpo town, hence, he is usually addressed as prince Arthur.His company Atlas Oranto is regarded as the largest holder of oil exploration blocks in Africa.
The oil mogul identifies with Nigeria politics. He has sponsored many elections in Nigeria and have powerful friends across Nigeria.
The highly respected billionaire is also known for his large heart. He has donated generously to the poor and has built many houses for widows.
He has also done many infrastructure projects for communities. According to multiple online sources, the Ukpo born philanthropist is estimated to worth over $5.8 billion dollars.
Another highly ranking richest men from Anambra State is Peter Obi.
Prior to joining politics in 2003, Mr. Peter Obi is one of Nigerian’s most successful entrepreneurs.
The soft-spoken graduate of University of Nigeria, became a millionaire while still a student. He noted during an interview that politics made him poorer.
He was the youngest chairman of a major Nigerian commercial bank, Fidelity Bank Plc. He has also served in the board of three (3) other commercial banks in Nigeria.
The highly respected politician was born at Onitsha in 1961.He has also served as chairman Next International Nigeria Ltd, which he owns. He also served as chairman & director of Guardian Express Mortgage Bank Ltd.
He has also worked in different capacities in the following firms: Guardian Express Bank Plc, Future View Securities Ltd, Paymaster Nigeria Ltd, Chams Nigeria Ltd, Corp Ltd and Card Centre Ltd.
Some of these companies he owns as the biggest shareholder. The former governor of Anambra is born into a business family, the revered politician once noted to have inherited business worth of $170 million from his parents.
He loves to keep low profile and is also into philanthropy. He frowns at wealth wrongly used and doesn’t like to flaunt his wealth.
ABC Orjiakor as he is popularly called is one if billionaires from Anambra state.
He is the co-founder and chairman of Seplat, a leading Nigerian independent oil and gas company listed on the London and Nigerian stock exchanges.
By profession, Bryant is a medical doctor. However, it is his business prowess that have kept him at the top.
Since the formation of Seplat in 2009, Dr. Orjiakor has remained the chairman of the international company, leading and spearheading different developments and success of the company which made it a global brand.
Dr ABC Orjiakor also serves as in board of various other companies. He also runs a foundation which is aimed at eradicating poverty in rural areas. His foundation is named after his late father, Daniel Orjiakor.
ABC Orjiakor is estimated to worth $1.2 billion. He hails from Uli town in Anambra State. He is married with children.
He is also regarded as one of the richest medical doctors in Nigeria.
Sir Emeka Offor
Emeka Offor is Anambra born oil magnet, businessman and a philanthropist. He hails from Oraifite in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Sir Emeka Offor is the founder and chairman of Chrome group. His Chrome group is a conglomerate which deals on oil and gas, power, insurance, logistics, telecommunications and broadcasting.
Popular electricity distribution company, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) is part of the Chrome group.
Chrome group has many clients which includes Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, National Integrated Power Project (NIPP), Federal Ministry of Finance, Nigeria Customs Service and Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria among others.
Some of his broadcast stations includes Blaze FM and Kiss FM. The oil mogul also has a foundation for lifting the downtrodden. He is also a major ambassador for kick out polio campaign in Nigeria. Emeka Offor is estimated to worth $5 billion.
Emeka Offor is in the list of richest men in Anambra state.
Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi
Ernest Azudialu is the chairman and founder of Obijackson group. He is also non-executive director and shareholder at Julius Berger Nigeria Plc.
The young CEO is among the wealthiest men in Anambra state.
He is also the chairman Neconde Energy limited and Smile Communication Nigeria limited. Subsidiaries under Obijackson group includes, Nestoil, Neconde Energy and Smile Communication.
Obijackson Nestoil is one of reputable Nigerian oil production and exploration companies. One of its major clients is Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Nestoil is regarded as the largest indigenous Engineering, Procurement Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) service provider for major IOCs in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The young successful entrepreneur has a foundation known as Obijackson foundation. He also has a pediatric hospital of international standard where children receive free medical treatments.
Innocent Chukwuma is Nnewi born entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Innoson group of companies.
He is the owner of Nigerian’s first indigenous automobile manufacturing company, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM).
Born in the year 1961, Innoson has written his name in book of history for flooding Nigeria Road with first indigenous made cars.
Aside from automobile manufacturing, the business magnet is also into manufacturing and sales of Motorcycles, Plastics and Household items. He is also into Tyres and Tube productions.
Also, on the list is another Nnewi born billionaire, Cosmas Maduka who owns and heads Coscharis group.Coscharis group is a conglomerate of successful businesses owned by Cosmas Maduka.
His Coscharis Motors is franchise holder to popular car brands which includes BMW, Roll Royce, Range Rover, Jaguar and Ford in Nigeria.
His Coscharis farm is one of the producers of high-quality local rice in Nigeria. The Nnewi billionaire also owns beverage business, logistics firm and Coscharis medicals.
He is estimated to worth $800 million. He was once described as the man who turned $1 dollar to $500 million dollars by Forbes.
Cosmas is one of the few men that made it to the list of Anambra billionaires.
Dr. Godwin Maduka
Dr. Godwin Maduka is a 57-year-old Nigerian US based doctor renowned for his great philanthropy and love for the downtrodden.
Dr Maduka hails from Umuchukwu town in Anambra State. He is the CEO and Medical Director of Las Vegas pain Institute and medical center, the largest pain treatment center in Nevada USA.
The kind-hearted Dr. is estimated to worth over $11 million.
Ifeanyi Ubah is Nnewi born oil magnet. He is The CEO of Capital Oil. The young billionaire has the largest petrol storage facility in Nigeria.
He is also into sports and owns a football club, FC Ifeanyi Ubah. He is also a media mogul as he runs Authority FM and Newspaper.
Currently, He represents Anambra south senatorial district at the Nigerian senate.
He is one of the men in Anambra state that has too much money and wealth.
Sir Anthony Enukeme
Anthony Enukeme is the founder and chairman of Tonimas group. Tonimas group has subsidiaries in oil and gas, beverages, hotels and hospitality and aluminum productions.
Tonimas founder, Sir Anthony is one of the richest men in Anambra State and he is highly Influential too.