Top 10 Richest Men in Bayelsa State (2023)

Who is The Richest Man in Bayelsa State

Richest People in Bayelsa state cuts across different gender and occupation.

Richest men in Bayelsa state

The state has more of politicians in their list of richest men in Bayelsa State.

Bayelsa is the smallest state in Nigeria by landmass and greater parts of the state is made up of water.

Despite the very low population of the state when compared to that of other Nigerian states, Bayelsa State still boost of some top richest billionaires who can as well be rated among richest people in Nigeria.

The richest man in Bayelsa is very popular because of his entrepreneurial and political prowess.

His assets and net worth is pegged at billion of naira. In this post, as part of our series of top richest men in Nigerian states, we will be discussing the the top richest men in Bayelsa state.

This work on richest people in Bayelsa state is purely for informational purposes and to as well motivate younger generations into developing entrepreneurial spirit as well as dedication in their fields of endeavors.

List of Richest People in Bayelsa State

We also prefer to call it the list of richest people in Bayelsa state because of mixture in gender among the Bayelsa richest people.

The major parameters used to determine the richest people in Bayelsa State is their total net worth and business activities.

As usual, you will find more politicians among richest men in Bayelsa state for obvious reasons. Below is the list of Bayelsa state richest men.

Ben Murray-Bruce

Benedict Murray Bruce who is an entrepreneur, Politician and philanthropist is ranked the richest man in Bayelsa state.

The common sense senator as popularly called is an icon in entertainment industry in Nigeria and he is also chairman Silverbird group.

Ben Bruce net worth is estimated at $715 million. He established Silverbird group in 1980 with a loan of N20,000.

His Silverbird group is into a wide array of entertainment and more. It is a multi billion dollar group.

Ben Bruce is no doubt the richest businessman in Bayelsa state.

Dame Patience Faka Jonathan

The former Nigerian first lady is the richest woman in Bayelsa state as well as one of the top richest people in the state.

It is assumed that the former first Lady amassed her wealth during her days in government.

She is facing trial and probe for multi million dollar corruption cases. Dame Patient has been linked to some properties worth billions of naira.

She is well deserving of a place in list of Bayelsa state richest people.

Timipre Sylva

Timipre Sylva is also rated among the richest men in Bayelsa state. He is former governor of the state and currently the minister of state for petroleum resources.

Sylva is highly regarded and influencial both in and outside Bayelsa state. His net worth is estimated at around $20 million.

David Lyon

David Lyon is a business tycoon and politician who hails from Bayelsa state. He is highly placed among the richest men in Bayelsa state.

He is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Darlon Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited, Darlon Group Nigeria Limited and Arutex and Sons Nigeria Limited.

He is very popular and rich among the people of Bayelsan.

Henry Seriake Dickson

Seriake Dickson is the a top legal practitioner and politician who is also ranked as one of the richest men in Bayelsa state.

Dickson started his career as police officer before moving into legal practice and then politics.

He is the immediate former governor of Bayelsa and currently serving senator.

Seriake Dickson aside politics has a very popular chamber both in Port Harcourt and Bayelsa, Seriake Dickson & CO.

He is among the richest people in Bayelsa state.


The popular Nigerian hip hop music artist, Timaya the plantain boy also made it to the list of richest men in Bayelsa state.

Timaya who is one of the biggest afrobeat singer in Nigeria has raked millions of naira in records sales as well as in shows and endorsements.

He is well sitted on the list of richest men in Bayelsa state.

Douye Diri

The former senator and current governor of Bayelsa state, Douye Diri is also regarded among the richest people in the state.

Diri’s profile has risen since his days in Nigeria senate. He has as well became very wealthy among Bayelsan prior to his emergence as governor of the state.

Timi Alaibe

Timi Alaibe is deserving a place in our list of richest men in Bayelsa state. He is a technocrat, businessman and politician. He is the former managing director NDDC.

He was a seasoned banker prior to his joining of politics. He has also worked with some of the biggest companies such as KPMG, African Continental Bank etc.

Timi is also a highly respected politician in Nigeria who is very influential.

Heineken Lokpobiri

Heineken Lokpobiri who is a two times senator and currently the minister of state for Agriculture is the list of richest men in Bayelsa state.

Lokpobiri is a seasoned politician and technocrat who is highly placed in Bayelsa and south-south region.

Eruani Azibapu Godbless

This is another billionaire businessman from Bayelsa state who is rated as one of the richest men in Bayelsa state.

He is the founder of Azikel Group a conglomerate made up of companies in the business of dredging, petroleum refining, power generation, aviation, construction and engineering.

He is very rich and wealthy in Bayelsan state. Azibapu net worth which is estimated at $50 million puts him among the richest people and men in Bayelsa state.


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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