Politicians are people who play active politics and also hold public offices either by election or by appointment. Who are the top 10 richest politicians in Nigeria today? It’s a question that is most asked among Nigerians, and most especially, asked by the Nigerian youths.
Politicians are very important people in the world based on the responsibility they take up. They regulate the constitution, draft rules, place and manipulate the government policies, influence decisions of sister nations directly and indirectly, and lastly, they maximize and leverage the natural and material resources in a nation. Politicians are professionals in the field of politics.
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Whatever the situation maybe,it’s now crystal clear that politics in Nigeria is more lucrative than oil business.
Would you classify these Nigerian richest politicians among the top billionaires in Nigeria like Dangote, Mike Adenuga, Femi Otedola e.t.c who we know are got their wealth through business and investments or rate them among the corrupt leaders in Nigeria who continually drain the economy of Nigeria at the expense of the suffering masses just to be wealthy.
It is a given that once a politician becomes elected and resumes in the office he is elected into, in little time he or she would amass wealth. A lot of individuals accuse politicians of theft of public funds.
Whatever the case could be ,the fact still remains that a number of these politicians rank high on the list of the richest persons in Nigeria and the reason why this is so has been stated.
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Top 10 Richest Politicians In Nigeria And Their Net Worth
Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Networth: $8.4 billion (₦3 trillion 46 billion) :
Age: 68 years
Bola Ahmed Tinubu a.k.a. Jagaban (born 29 March 1952) was elected Senator for the Lagos West constituency in Lagos State, Nigeria in 1993, just before a military take-over in December 1993. After the return to democracy, he was elected governor of Lagos State, holding office from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He is an influential member of the All Progressives Congress party; he also holds both the chieftaincies of the Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom in Niger State, Nigeria. He is often tagged the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) party with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida
Networth: $5 billion (₦1 trillion 813 billion)
Age: 78 years
General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida popularly known as IBB, is a Nigerian statesman and military general who served as military President of Nigeria from 1985 until his resignation in 1993. He also served as the Chief of Army Staff from January 1984 to August 1985.
Networth: $1.7 billion (₦616 billion 454 million)
Age: 48 years
Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah (born 3 September 1971), is a Nigerian businessman, entrepreneur and currently the Senator, representing Anambra South at the Nigerian senate and CEO of Capital Oil (CCO, for short), which he founded in 2001
Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR
Networth: $1.6 billion (₦580 billion 192 million)
Age: 83 years
Chief Olusegun Matthew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR ( born 5 March 1937) is a Nigerian military and political leader who served as military head of state from 1976 to 1979 and later as President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. Ideologically a Nigerian nationalist, he was a member of the People’s Democratic Party
Networth: $1.4 billion (₦507 billion 668 million)
Age: 57 years
Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha is the former Governor of Imo State, Nigeria, who served two terms. More than that, he is an astute businessman and currently, the senator representing Imo West, Imo state, Nigeria.
Networth: $1.4 billion (₦507 billion 668 million)
Age: 73 years
Atiku Abubakar (born 25 November 1946) is a Nigerian politician, businessman and philanthropist, who served as the second elected Vice-President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007, on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), with President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Orji Uzor Kalu
Networth: $1.1 billion (₦398 billion 882 million)
Age: 60 years
Orji Uzor kalu is a philanthropist, a businessman and a politician. Orji Uzor Kalu is currently a Senator elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was a presidential candidate in 2007, a two-time governor of Abia State (1999-2007) and was a member of the House of Rep in 1991.
Ahmadu Adamu Mu’Azu
Networth: $895 million (₦324 billion 545 million)
Age : 64 years
Ahmadu Adamu Mu’Azu is a former two-term Bauchi State governor, he has also served as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Networth: $800 million (₦290 billion 96 million)
Age: 46 years
Dino Melaye is a Nigerian politician, a Senator and was a member of the 8th Nigerian National Assembly, representing Kogi West Senatorial district. Dino is a member of the People’s Democratic Party
Networth: $780 million (₦282 billion 843 million)
Age : 54 years
Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi is one of Nigeria’s prominent political personalities. As such, he has made notable achievements in politics. Rotimi Amaechi holds one of the highest national titles in Nigeria.