Care to know the richest actors in Nigeria? Worry not, we’ve compiled a list for you of the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria in 2023.
In case you didn’t know, the (Nigerian) Nollywood Industry is one of the largest movie industries in the world. Without a doubt, it is the largest in Africa and it generates about $590,000,000 annually.
Although most of these actors are highly paid for their acting jobs, we cannot be certain that these wealthy actors have made it to this list through their salaries as the majority of them back it up with businesses, endorsement deals, investments, and political activities, among others.
Who is the richest actor in Nigeria in 2023? Jim Iyke is currently the richest actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Want to find out more? Let’s quickly proceed to the list of the 10 richest actors in Nigeria below.
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Richest Actors in Nigeria 2023
|1.||Jim Iyke||$30 Million|
|2.||Richard Mofe Damjo||$17 Million|
|3.||Desmond Elliot||$11 Million|
|4.||Chidi Mokeme||$8.0 Million|
|5.||Segun Arinze||N5.1 Million|
|6.||Mike Ezurounye||$4.7 Million|
|7.||Ramsey Noah||$4.5 Million|
|8.||John Okafor||$4.2 Million|
|9.||Nkem Owoh||$3.9 Million|
|10.||Pete Edochie||$3.8 Million|
The following are the profiled list of the richest actors in Nigeria and their net worth, appearing in a descending order of arrangement.
10. Pete Edochie – Net Worth of $3.8 Million
Peter Edochie’s estimated net worth is $3.8 million and he is one of the richest actors in Nigeria.
He was born on March 7, 1947, in Anambra State, Nigeria.
Pete Edochie is an influential Nigerian actor commonly known for acting roles like; the King, Chief, Judge, and some other distinctive roles.
Some of his filmographies among others include; Egg of Life (2003), Lionheart (2018), Unroyal (2020), Night Bus to Lagos (2019), and Mummy Why (2016).
Pete Edochie is a talented actor in Nigeria and is portrayed as one of the icons of the Nigerian Nollywood Industry.
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9. Nkem Owoh – Net Worth of $3.9 Million
Nkem Owoh is a famous Nigerian actor and comedian. His net worth has been estimated to be $3.9 million, making him one of the richest actors in Nigeria.
He rose to fame when he acted in the leading role in a movie titled “Osofia in London (2003)”, and some of his other popular movies include; Lionheart (2018), Stronger than Pain (2007), Chief Daddy (2018), Mr. Trouble, and many more.
Nkem Owoh was born on February 7, 1953, in Enugu State, Nigeria. He attended the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, where he studied Engineering.
8. John Okafor– Net Worth of $4.2 Million
Another popular Nigerian actor who is among the richest actors in Nigeria is John Okafor. His net worth has been estimated to be 4.2 million dollars.
John Okafor, famous for the name “Mr Ibu” is also a comedian and he is one of the most paid comic characters in Nigeria. He was born on October 17, 1961, in Enugu State, Nigeria.
John Okarfor attended the College of Education, Yola, but dropped out as a result of financial difficulties.
Later, he attended the Institute of Management & Technology (MIT).
Mr Ibu has acted in over 200 Nollywood films and some of his popular movies include; Mr. Ibu (2004), Mr Ibu in London (2004), 9 Wives (2005), Police Recruit (2003), Ibu in Prison (2007), among others.
7. Ramsey Nouah – Net Worth of $4.5 Million
Ramsey Nouah is another wealthy Nigerian actor on the list of the top richest actors in Nigeria, having a net worth of $4.5 million.
He was born on December 19, 1970, in Lagos State, Nigeria. His Parents are respectively Israeli Jewish (his father) and Yoruba (his mother).
He attended the University of Lagos where he graduated with a degree in Mass Communications.
Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah started acting in 1993 and has acted several popular movies like; Living in Bondage (2019), Merry Men (2018), Rattle Snake (2020), 30 Days in Atlanta (2014) and others.
He is a very hardworking actor & director, and today, he is regarded as one of the richest actors in Nigeria.
6. Mike Ezurounye – Net Worth of $4.7 Million
Mike Ezurounye is also among the richest actors in Nigeria as he has a net worth estimated to be $4.7 million.
He is a famous figure among the Nigerian Hollywood actors in Nigeria. Mike was born on September 21, 1981, in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Mike Ezurounye studied Accounting and graduated from Nnamdi Azikwe University.
Some of his filmographies are; The Duplex (2015), Endless Passion (2005), Unforgivable (2013), Games Men Play (2006) and many more.
5. Segun Arinze – Net Worth of $5.1 Million
Segun Arinze is a popular Nigerian Actor, Singer and was the former president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).
He is also one of the richest Nigerian actors, with an estimated net worth of $5.1 million.
Segun Arinze was born on September 25, 1965, in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria. He has both Yoruba and Igbo Parents, as his father was identified as a Yoruba while his mother, an Igbo.
His film appearances include; a Place in the stars, Silent killer, Anini, Gold Statue, TATU, and more.
Segun Arinze Studied Dramatic Arts and graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University.
4. Chidi Mokeme – Net Worth of $8 Million (Naira).
Chidi Mokeme is the 4th richest on the list of the top richest actors in Nigeria and his net worth has been estimated to be $8 Million.
Have you ever heard of “Gulder Ultimate Search Reality-Show”? Chidi Mokeme has been the host for several years.
He was born in Anambra State, Nigeria, on March 17, 1972. Apart from the Gulder Ultimate Search Reality- Show, Chidi has appeared in several Nollywood movies like; Abuja Connection, Fire Dancer, To Love & Cherish, Anini, ’76, and many more.
3. Desmond Elliot – Net Worth of $11 Million
Desmond Elliot is a film actor, producer, and director in Nigeria, and at the same time a Nigerian Politician.
He was born on February 4, 1974, in Lagos, Nigeria. Desmond Elliot’s net worth is estimated at $11 million, making Desmond one of the wealthiest actors in Nigeria.
Some of the movies that have Desmond Elliot’s appearances include; 30 Days in Atlanta, Holding Hope, Lagos Cougars, Bursting Out, and others.
He attended John’s College in Jos, and completed his tertiary education at Lagos State University.
Desmond Elliot was elected to office in 2015 as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency. In the 2020-2021 list of Richest Nollywood Actors in Nigeria, Desmond was the richest.
2. Richard Mofe Damijo – Net Worth of $17 Million
Richard Mofe Damijo, famous for the name RMD is one of the richest actors in Nigeria. His net worth has been estimated to be around $17 million.
RMD is a popular figure that has won several awards in the Nigeria Movie Industry and has appeared in the following popular Nigerian movies, which include; King of Boys, The Wedding Party, and Castle & Castle, among others.
He is a Nigerian Actor, Film Producer, Writer, Lawyer, and a former Politician. RMD was born on July 6, 1961 in Aladja, Delta State, Nigeria.
Richard Mofe Damijo studied Theatre Arts at the University of Benin and pursued his Law degree at the University of Lagos.
On the part of his political career, he was once the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism of Delta State from 2009-2015.
1. Jim Iyke – Net Worth of $30 Million.
Of all the Nollywood actors in Nigeria, Jim Iyke is currently the richest, with an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Jim lyke, whose full name is James Ikechukwu Esomuha is one of the famous actors in Nigeria.
He started his acting career in 2001 and some of the popular movies Jim Iyke has appeared as an actor include; Last Flight to Abuja, Merry Men, Cold Feet, The Set Up, and so on.
Jim was born on September 25, 1976, in Libreville, Gabon, but has a dual nationality as his parents are Nigerians.
He attended F.G.C Kwali, Abuja for his secondary school education and graduated from the University of Jos, where he studied Philosophy.
Jim Iyke is not only an actor; he is also portrayed as a businessman as he controls several businesses as well.
Summary – Richest Actors in Nigeria 2023 (TOP 10).
For a distinctive Recap, here is the list of the richest Nollywood actors in Nigeria for the year 2023.
- Jim Iyke – $30 Million.
- Richard Mofe Damjo – $17 Million
- Desmond Elliot – $11 Million
- Chidi Mokeme– $8.0 Million
- Segun Arinze – N5.1 Million
- Mike Ezurounye – $4.7 Million
- Ramsey Noah – $4.5 Million
- John Okafor– $4.2 Million
- Nkem Owoh – $3.9 Million
- Pete Edochie – $3.8 Million
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