In this article I will be sharing with you the top 20 most richest actors in Nigeria in 2020. The Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood is generally a goldmine in Africa and Nigeria is currently the headquarter of entertainment in Africa and the third largest film industry in the world. No wonder most of our Nigerian actors are extremely rich.
Before we proceed, I want to make it clear that this list is just an estimated value of their respective net worth. This list of top 20 most richest actors in Nigeria is highly competitive and over taken is allowed. So therefore after a careful study and research I present to you the top 20 most richest actors in Nigeria in 2020.
20. Nonso Diobi
Nonso Diobi is a Nollywood actor. He was born on 17th July 1976 in Enugu, Nigeria. He is a native of Nawfia in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. He has featured in hit movies like Ass on Fire, Bafana Bafana and Makers of Justice. He is a graduate of Theatre Art from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has an estimated net worth of $700,000.
19. Pete Edochie
Pete Edochie is a veteran Nollywood actor. He is an indigene of Anambra State. He was born on 7th March 1947 in Enugu, Nigeria. After his formal education, he worked with the Nigerian Railway Cooperation. He is considered as Africa’s most powerful actor. He is currently the father to Nollywood actor Yul Edochie. He has an estimated net worth of $800,000.
18. Mike Ezuruonye
Mike Ezuruonye is a Nollywood actor. He was born in September 1982. The banker turned actor has featured in several Nollywood movies. He received two nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008 and 2009 respectively. He has an estimated net worth of $900,000.
17. Yul Edochie
Yul Edochie is a Nollywood actor and a model. He was named after a popular Russian actor Yul Brynner. He is from Anambra state, Nigeria and currently the son of Nollywood legend Pete Edochie. He was born on 7th January 1982 and raised both in Lagos and Enugu respectively. He is the last of 6 children of Pete Edochie. He is a graduate of University of Port Harcourt. He has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
16. Kenneth Okonkwo
Kenneth Okonkwo is a Nollywood actor, popularly known for his role as Andy in “Living in Bondage”. He was born on 6th November 1968 in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. He is currently married to Ifeoma Okonkwo and the marriage is blessed with two lovely children. He has received Special Recognition Awards at Africa Movie Academy Awards. He has an estimated net worth of $1.1 million.
15. Olu Jacobs
Olu Jacobs is a Nollywood veteran actor. He has starred in several British television series and international films both home and abroad. In 2007, he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He was born on 11th July 1942 in Abeokuta. He is currently married to Nollywood actress Joke Silva. He has an estimated net worth of $1.3 million.
14. Kanayo O Kanayo
Anayo Modestus Onyekwere popularly known as Kanayo O Kanayo is a veteran Nollywood actor. He was born on 1st March 1962 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria. In 2006, he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor. He made his debut film appearance in “Living in Bondage” in 1992. He is currently a United Nations Ambassador. He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
13. Emeka Ike
Emeka Ike is a Nollywood actor. He is from Imo State, Nigeria. He was born on 22nd March 1967 in Lagos, Nigeria. He joined Nollywood in 1997 and acted in his first movie Deadly Affair, a movie that brought him to limelight. Emeka Ike earns his money through film acting and real estate investment. He has an estimated net worth of $1.6 million.
12. Clem Ohameze
Clem Ohameze is a Nollywood actor with two decades in acting. He started his professional acting career in 1995 but rose to fame in 1998 when he featured in a big-budget movie titled End Time. He was born on 27th June 1965 in Port Harcourt. He has acted in movies like Ije, Price of Ignorance, Emotional Blunder and Oganigwe. He has an estimated net worth of $1.8 million.
11. Sam Dede
Sam Dede is a Nollywood actor, director, politician and a lecturer. He lectures in the University of Port Harcourt. Sam Dede hails from Rivers State, Nigeria. In 2005, he won the Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He is currently married to Tammy. He has an estimated net worth of $1.9 million.
10. Zack Orji
Zack Orji is a veteran Nollywood actor and filmmaker. He was born in the early 1960s in Libreville, Gabon. He is a graduate of Theatre Arts from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Having grown up in Cameroon, Benin and Togo he speaks both English and French fluently. His first movie was in 1991 and was entitled “Unforgiven Sin”. He has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
9. John Okafor (Mr Ibu)
John Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu is currently the funniest actor in Nigeria. His nick name Mr Ibu was gotten from a movie that gained popularity and made him famous. John Okafor is a very interesting character to watch always. Due to his humorous nature, his movies are always in high demand. He has an estimated net worth of $2.2 million.
8. Nkem Owoh (Osuofia)
Nkem Owoh popularly known as Osuofia is a Nollywood comic actor. He was born in Enugu and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Illorin. He became very popular after starring in the movie “Osuofia in London” which won him the award for Best Comic Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. He has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.
7. Osita Iheme (Pawpaw)
Osita Iheme popularly known as Paw-paw is a Nollywood comic actor. In 2003, he rose fame after acting in the film “Aki Na Ukwa” alongside with Chinedu Ikedieze. He is originally from Imo State, Nigeria. Osita Iheme is a well-known figure in the entertainment industry and rated as one of the highest paid actor in Nigeria. He has an estimated net worth of $2.8 million.
6. Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki)
Chinedu Ikedieze popularly known as Aki is a Nollywood comic actor. In 2003, he rose fame after acting in the film “Aki Na Ukwa” alongside with Osita Iheme. He was born on 12th December 1978 in Bende, Abia State, Nigeria. He is best known for playing alongside Osita Iheme in most of his movies. He makes his money through acting and brand endorsements. He is a well known GLO Ambassador. He has an estimated net worth of $2.9 million.
5. Chidi Mokeme
Chidi Mokeme is a Nollywood actor and a television host. He was the host of Gulder Ultimate Search Reality Show. He was born on 17th March 1972 in Anambra State, Nigeria. He is currently married to Jean Olumba Mokeme. He is a graduate of Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu. He earns his money through film acting, event management, TV hosting and brand endorsement. He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
4. Ramsey Nouah
Ramsey Nouah is a Nollywood actor and a film maker popularly known as a lover boy. He loves featuring in romantic movies and has since carved out a name for himself. Ramsey Nouah joined Nollywood in 1996 and has featured in over 300 movies till date. He earns his money through acting and through brand endorsements. He has an estimated net worth of $3.3 million.
3. Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD)
Richard Mofe Damijo popularly known as RMD is a Nollywood actor, politician and film maker. He has been in the movie industry for over two decades. RMD is an actor and a politician. He joined politics few years ago and was appointed as commissioner of culture and tourism in Delta State by the former Delta State Governor. He is currently the brand ambassador for GLO. He has an estimated net worth of $3.6 million.
2. Desmond Elliot
Desmond Elliot is a famous Nollywood actor, director and a film producer. The actor turn politician is fast becoming a household name as he has done several movies, soap operas and TV shows. Though as a politician, he still features in movies as part time. As an actor, Desmond Elliot has acted in over 250 movies till date. He earns his money through acting, directing, producing, politics and brand endorsement. He is truly a man with class. He has an estimated net worth of $3.8 million.
1. Jim Iyke
Jim Iyke whose real name is James Ikechukwu Esomugha is a Nollywood actor and a filmmaker. He is widely regarded as Nollywood’s bad boy. He has been in the movie industry for over two decades. He has won so many awards to his credit. Jim Iyke has grown and excelled in the entertainment industry. He makes his money by acting, producing, brand endorsement, music and his personal entrepreneur businesses. He has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
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