The oil rich Rivers state in Nigeria is blessed with both natural and human resources. Rivers state is one of the most populous state in Nigeria.
The Nigerian south-south state is one of the richest states in Nigeria. Rivers state boost of men and women who have distinguished themselves in different walks of life.
In this article, Nigerian Informer will be discussing top richest and most influential men from Rivers state.
Some of the richest men in Rivers state are top CEOs and manufacturers who have created wealth.
Richest People In Rivers State
Below are some of the richest and wealthiest men from Rivers state, a state also known as treasure base of Nigeria as a result of its endowed natural resources.
Chief (Barr) Dumo Lulu-Briggs
Dumo Lulu-Briggs is one of the richest men in Rivers state by inheritance. The well-known lawyer and politician is the son of the Rivers state born billionaire, late high chief OB Lulu-Briggs.
Dumo Briggs takes after his father oil and gas business which includes an oil well. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of DLB group, a conglomerate of companies with interest in oil & gas, and marine.
Dumo Lulu-Briggs is not just one of richest men in Rivers state but an accomplished businessman, technocrat, politician and grassroots mobilizer.
Mr. Hebert Wigwe
Herbert wigwe is the Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Nigeria, One of Nigerian’s leading commercial banks.
Mr, Wigwe is also one of the best paid CEOs in Nigeria with annual earnings of over N300 million.
Herbert Wigwe’s position makes him one of the richest, wealthiest and influential men in Rivers state.
Mr. Tonye Cole
The former governorship aspirant in Rivers state and Sahara Energy group is one of the richest people in Rivers state.
The renowned business mogul is highly regarded in Rivers state and Nigeria especially in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Cole is one of the billionaires in Rivers state.
Mr. Atedo Peterside
Mr. Atedo Peterside is a renowned Nigerian entrepreneur, economist and an investment banker.
Not so many in Nigeria is aware that the Rivers state native billionaire is the founder and shareholder Stanbic IBTC Nigeria.
Mr. Peterside is in the league of richest people in oil rich Rivers state
Mr. Emmanuel Georgewill
The CEO of Cortech Oil Services Nigeria, Mr. Emmanuel Georgewill is highly regarded in Rivers state and observed as one of the money bags in the state.
The graduate of mechanical and production engineering from university of Jos is leading one of Nigerian’s oil and gas company with potential.
Mr. Tein George
The list of richest people in Rivers state won’t be complete without Mr. Tein George. He owns one of the top 5 most expensive hotels in Nigeria, George’s Hotel located in Ikoyi Lagos, Nigeria.
He sits as chairman or board member of several other organizations including Seametric Engineering and Daba & Orlando Foundation.
Mr. George’s humility and simple life has made him occupy less media space. Nevertheless, the wealthy Rivers state native is highly influential and respected in Nigeria.
Mr. George Etomi
Mr. George Etomi is Owner of George Etomi & Partners, Ikoyi & Director of Eko Electricity Distribution Company.
The Rivers state born billionaire is well known and makes the list of 10 richest men from Rivers state.
Tein Jack Rich
Another very wealthy and rich man from Rivers state is Tein Jack Rich. The billionaire is the founder and president of Belemaoil, the first indigenous oil Exploration and Production Company in Nigeria to emerge from an oil producing community in the heart of Niger Delta. Jack Rich is one of Nigerian billionaires from Rivers state.
King Edward Asimini Pepple
The king of oil rich Bonny kingdom in Rivers state, King Edward Asimini Pepple is one of the richest traditional rulers in Nigeria.
He is also one of the richest and most influential men in Rivers state with an estimated net worth of about $10.9 million.
Onueze Chukwujinka Joe (OCJ) Okocha
Onueze Chukwujinka Joe Okocha (SAN) is one of the richest lawyers in Nigeria and Rivers state.
The former Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) president is highly regarded and has enjoyed a stellar career which has translated to fortune of wealth.