Top 15 Richest Men In Rivers State (2024)

Richest Men in Rivers State & Net Worth 

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.

richest people in rivers state

The Nigerian south-south state is one of the richest states in Nigeria.

This article is about the richest men and people from Rivers state , 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.

This article contains the list of top current richest men, people in Rivers state and their net worth.

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.

Rivers state is one of the states in Nigeria where its richest men are not mostly politician as obtained in some states in Nigeria.

Here is the list of Rivers state richest men & people. Are these really the richest men in Rivers state, Nigeria?.

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.

Barr. Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike is undoubtedly one of the richest people in Rivers state with the most beautiful house in Rivers state.

The Rivers State top politician is the former minister of education and current governor of the state.

Prior to his joining politics, Barr. Wike and his wife are successful legal practitioners in Rivers state.

Wike’s mansion in Ada George Port Harcourt is one of the biggest private residence in the state.

He is one of the Rivers state richest men currently.

Amaechi Rotimi Chibuike

Another top politicians that is in the list of richest men and persons from Rivers state is Chibuike Amaechi.

The current minister of transportation is one of the most successful politicians in Rivers state state.

He has served as speaker of the state, governor of the state and currently two times minister of federal republic of Nigeria.

Politics in Nigeria is highly lucrative and needless to say how wealthy and influential the former governor of the state has become.

The top politician from Rivers state is one of the richest people from Rivers state.

Sen. Magnus Abe

This list about richest men in Rivers state and their net worth wouldn’t be complete without mention of Senator Magnus Abe.

The top lawmaker is one of the most respected and richest politicians from Rivers state, Nigeria.

Asari Dokubo

The former leader of Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) Mujahid Asari Dokubo is rated as one of Rivers state richest men.

The former freedom fighter is not only rich, he is also influential in the state.

Dakuku Peterside

Dkuku Peterside who use to be Director General of NIMASA, top Nigeria’s government maritime agency makes our list of top richest men from River State.

Before joining politics, Hon. Peterside was a top player in oil and gas industry in Nigeria.

He is also a former federal lawmaker in Nigeria and has held different political positions in the state.

Burna Boy

Burna boy is one of the richest people in Rivers state.

The top Nigerian singer with an estimate net worth of about $1.5 million is one of the wealthiest people in Rivers state Nigeria.

The entertainer is a world known singer who has been dominated for biggest music awards.

He music earnings, endorsement deals and shows has sent the artiste make fortune out of music.

This has seen Burna Boy make it into the list of top richest men in Rivers 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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  1. Thank you so much this awareness.Now the richest men by their names.God bless you

  2. Please don’t include people who made money from politics.

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