The name Yahoo Boy is a Nigerian slang used to describe people that use fake emails and social accounts to lure victims to any form of scam or misleading scheme. Most Yahoo boys have amassed a large amount of wealth from their fraudulent means over the years making them look like some of the wealthiest people in Nigeria and even flaunt their dirty money online and on social media platform. So, in this article I will be sharing with you 10 notorious Yahoo boys in Nigeria who made billions from scamming people.
1. Ray HushPuppi
Ray Hushpuppi is the richest Yahoo Boy in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $500 million. When he was arrested by the FBI all his wealth and expensive properties were seized by the American government because most of his victims where in the United States. HushPuppi does not hide his riches but flaunts them on social media. This unexplained wealth led to unexplained fame. He was always proud of his Rolls Royce, Bentley, mansions in Dubai, and his success attracted a lot of ignorant Nigerians. He proudly showcased everything he had online for people to admire. He was nicknamed the Nigerian king of Gucci. Hushpuppi also shared photos and videos of himself purchasing expensive wears from Versace, Fendi, Puma, Adidas, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, and other designers in Dubai. He is currently in prison in America awaiting 25 years prison sentence.
2. Mr Woodberry
Olalekan Jacob popularly known as Mr Woodberry is the fourth richest Yahoo Boy in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $200 million. There is no doubt that Mr. Woodberry is one of the Richest Nigerian internet fraudsters living in Dubai. This Nigerian big boy was only revealed after he and a dozen others including Hushpuppi were arrested by the Dubai police force. Mr. Woodberry has kept details about his life a secret. The only thing that was no secret was that he was an extravagant spender and close friends with Ray Hushpuppi. He didn’t mind posting pictures of himself spending his cash on expensive drinks, fast cars, and penthouses in Dubai. He has scammed people money worth over ₦160B, according to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Interpol. Mr. Woodberry is a 34-year-old Nigerian billionaire. He has managed to accumulate tremendous wealth through online scams. From what we gather, Mr. Woodberry had the same upbringing as Hushpuppi. They both grew up in Lagos and built an empire and tremendous wealth by scamming investors and entrepreneurs of their hard-earned cash. He is currently under the custody of the FBI awaiting prison sentence.
3. Invictus Obi
Mr. Obinwanne Okeke also known as Invictus Obi is the second richest Yahoo Boy in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $350 million. He fell from glory to ashes, from Forbes to fraud. He is currently in FBI detention center awaiting a sentence for his crimes. After the arrest of Invictus Obi, his schemes on the dark web and other fraudulent acts were exposed by both the EFCC and the FBI. Invictus Obi is responsible for running one of the biggest cyber frauds in Nigeria. Before he was arrested, Obinwanne Okeke lived a very private life, away from the social media spotlight unlike some of his colleagues that flaunt their wealth on Instagram. He lived a life so perfect that he was described by Forbes as “one of Africa’s most outstanding entrepreneurs under the age of 30. Unfortunately, he ruined his reputation after he was caught by FBI because he was Yahoo boy. He was exposed by the FBI to be a key player in a league of a cybercrime syndicate that specializes in business e-mail compromise.
Ismail Mustapha popularly known as Mompha is the third richest Yahoo Boy in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $250 million. Mompha is best known for his luxurious lifestyle which he flaunt on social media especially on Instagram. He is married with a son whom has been named the richest kid in Nigeria twice. Mompha has also been seen around many rich Nigerian politicians. He claims to be in Bureau De Change business, but till date, the investment capital he uses to run his business is not still known, but a lot of fingers are pointing to fraudulent activities over the dark web. Mompha has posted tons of photos on his social media handles where he poses behind multi-million Naira mansion, expensive cars, or holding bundles of money that would live your mouth wide open. He is surely one of the Richest Yahoo Boys in Nigeria. Last year he was arrested and charged by the EFCC but was released for lack of evidence. But I am sure he paid his way out.
5. Shy Boss
Shy Boss is the Tenth richest Yahoo Boy in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $15 million. The Shy Boss is another rich Yahoo Boy in Nigeria that you should watch out for. His shy status prevents him from going social like his fellow Yahoo boys. But once in a while, Shy Boss comes out of the shadow to show the world that he is living big. Shy Boss also has one of the most mouth-watering fleets of cars in the country. He has been spotted flying first class severally and owns 3 elegant houses in Ikeja, Lekki, and Victoria Island. Shy Boss has been regarded as one of the richest Yahoo Boys in Nigeria. He specialize in advance fee fraud, identity theft, relationship scams and many more.
6. King Jide
King Jide is the eighth richest Yahoo Boy in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $42 million. He is another rich Yahoo boy in Nigeria. Since he lives in South Africa, he has been able to build a massive criminal enterprise making him virtually untouchable. On multiple occasions, he has been called the Major of Capetown. King Jide lives an extravagant lifestyle and his source of wealth is still unknown. From the way he lives and showcases his wealth online, it is obvious that this Yahoo Boy finally hit Jackpot. King Jide’s status was revealed when he spent over ₦5 million on a bottle of 30 Ace of Spades and 1 Dom Perignon at the Cova lounge in Lagos. All of King Jide’s assets and properties are currently worth about $42 million.
Adewale Adebayo popularly known as B-Naira is the Nineth richest Yahoo Boy in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $28 million. He hails from Ekiti State. He completed his tertiary education at the University of Lagos, where he studied Geography and served as a youth corper in Ibadan, Oyo state. B-Naira is another prominent Yahoo Boy in Nigeria that uses his money to shake up the whole Nigerian onlines scene. B-Naira is a musician with a very low fan base. B-Naira is a young rich Yahoo boy with a lot of eyes looking at him because of this extravagant spending and proud display of wealth. B-Naira earns a fraction of his wealth from music sales and producing studio, but the rest comes from the transactions he makes over the dark web. B-Naira also owns his fleet of cars including a Red Range Rover, 2 Rolls Royce, and expensive cars. He also bought a 2016 Toyota Prado SUV worth over ₦38 million for his mom on the 14th of February 2018, to celebrate Valentine. B-Naira has a net worth of $28 million.
8. Investor BJ
Investor BJ is the sixth richest Yahoo Boy in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $75 million. He is one of thebiggest boys in Nigeria and also considered to be one of the richest Yahoo boy in Nigeria. He claims be a big businessman living in Malaysia. But when he begins spending most of his money on expensive designers and cars, people started suspecting him, only to later discover that he is into internet fraud and business email compromise (BEC). Investor BJ is one of the most acknowledged yahoo boys on this list. He has been praised by popular Nigerian celebrities including 9ice, Zlatan, and Skibii. Investor BJ considers himself to be a renowned African representative of Gucci in Malaysia. Currently, all of Investor BJ assets and investments are estimated to be worth over $75 million, but he cannot burst of any company under his name.
9. Deskid Wayne
Deskid Wayne is the seventh richest Yahoo Boy in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $50 million. He is one of the most influential Yahoo Boys in Nigeria. Deskid Wayne is a young and wealthy guy living an extravagant lifestyle but still no notable source of income that can defend his source of wealth. Even with his bad boy lifestyle, he is still faithful to his girlfriend. Deskid Wayne is one of the biggest boys in Nigeria and he is not afraid to show it on social media. He became super popular after a video he posted burning $250,000. The video went viral immediately and a new Instagram sensation was born. Deskid Wayne is also distinguished for giveaways and posting videos of him burning money. In all, we can say this wealthy Yahoo boy has hit the Jackpot.
10. Baddy Oosha
Baddy Oosha is the fifth richest Yahoo Boy in Nigeria in 2022 with an estimated net worth of $80 million. Baddy Oosha is a Nigerian internet scammer living in Malaysia. He is very popular for his extravagant spending. He has no recognized company, firm or investment but still makes a lot of money despite his unemployment status. This is another rich yahoo boy that redefines the meaning of La Vida Local. Baddy Oosha has been starred in a popular Nigerian movie alongside with Toyin Aimakhu. He has also been saluted on several occasions by Davido, Olamide, Lil Kesh, and 9ice. Currently, all of Baddy Oosha’s assets and investments are estimated to be worth over $80 million, but he cannot burst of any company under his name.
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