Here’s an exclusive list of the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria and their net worth. The list contains names of Nollywood actors who have been given the most preference and who are known to possess more charisma and wealth than others. These naija actors are also some of the highest paid naija actors in Nollywood.
Some of the names on the list have been listed in top 10 richest Nollywood actors list on other blogs, this list is an exclusive list and you’re free to suggest names you think should be included on the list of top 10 richest actors in Nigeria. Here’s our list…
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Top 10 Richest Actors in Nigeria & Their Net Worth:
10. John Okafor — Net Worth: $3 Million Dollars
John Okafor, also and popularly known as Mr Ibu, is one of the richest Nollywood actors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars. He is the favourite comic actor for millions of people in Nigeria, and, Africa. He has featured in over 100 movies and has gotten lots of awards to his credit.
John Okafor is currently amongst the top 5 funniest actors in Nollywood because of his comic and humorous nature which transcends the ones he put up in movies.
He revealed that his comic behaviors were gotten from his grandfather whom he helped in the village. He is laughter himself. Some of his expressions are used as breakers in almost every comic video and skit across the country.
9. Mike Ezuruonye — Net Worth: $4.7 Million Dollars
Mike Ezuruonye is one of the top 10 richest Nollywood actors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $4.7 million dollars. He was birthed in 1982, September. Mike Ezuruonye has starred in several hit movies and landed roles with topnotch actresses and actors in Nigeria. Prior to being an actor, Mike Ezuruonye was previously a banker.
He has being nominated twice, first as Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards 2008 and 2009 respectively.
He’s very consistent and has featured in over 40 Nollywood movies. He’s also a fashionista; an actor who has a very high taste for fashion and flashy items.
8. Osita Iheme — Net Worth: $3.3 Million Dollars
Osita Iheme, who is popularly addressed and known as Paw-Paw is knw of the richest actors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $3.3 million dollars. He rose to stardom after featuring in the hit comic movie, Aki Na Ukwa, alongside Chinedu Ikedieze.
He has bagged a number of awards and gained recognition for his works. He has also been appointed a Member of the Order of the Federal republic.
Osita Iheme is also a very funny actor who in most plays portrays the role of a problem child. In the past, Osita Iheme landed multimillion naira endorsement deal with Nigeria’s trusted network operator, Globacom.
7. Chinedu Ikedieze — Net Worth: $3.5 Million Dollars
Award winning actor, Chinedu Ikedieze, is one oof the richest Nigerian actors in Nollywood with an estimated net worth of $3.5 million dollars. He was birthed on the 12th of December in 1985, Abia State, Nigeria. Chinedu got famous after starring alongside Osita Iheme in the hit Nigerian movie titled Aki Na Ukwa.
They both have starred in hit movies and have gotten so much attention because of their physical uniqueness. He has won a couple of awards and was honoured as the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic.
He has signed endorsement deals with Globacom worth millions in the past and has starred in several movies. His hit movie, Aki Na Ukwa, was one of the funniest movies after its production, and it sold hundreds of thousands of copies in the market.
6. Ramsey Nouah — Net Worth: $4.5 Million Dollars
Ramsey Nouah is one of the richest Nigerian actors in Nollywood with an estimated net worth of $4.5 million dollars. He was birthed in Edo State to an Israeli father and a Nigerian mother. Ramsey Nouah came to limelight after appearing in the Soap Opera, The Fortunes.
He is of the most handsome actors in Nollywood who’s regarded as Nollywood loverboi. He earns from movie acting, personal businesses and deals, and from endorsement deals.
The actor has starred in over 50 movies and a number of hit movies. He also played a major role in the very popular comic play by Ayo Makun, 30 Days in Atlanta.
He has successfully made a name for himself in the industry and has being in the movie making and entertainment industry for quite a long time.
5. Nkem Owoh — Net Worth: $4 Million Dollars
Nkem Owoh is one of the richest actors in Nollywood with an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars. He was birthed in Enugu State, Nigeria, and he happens to be one of the funniest actors in Nigeria.
He is a graduate of Engineering from the University of Illorin. He started acting while he was still studying in School. After he landed his role in Osufia in London, he got his first nickname, Osufia, and gained fame.
He is popularly known as Ukwa, and has starred in over 70 movies till date. His comic roles in movies cannot be easily matched as he is likened to other comic movie stars like John Okafor (famed as Mr Ibu).
Ukwa has being in the Nigerian movie industry for over two decades and has been consistently heard of since his entrance into the industry.
4. OC Ukeje — Net Worth: $5 Million Dollars
Quite popular, Okechukwu Ukeje is a Nigerian model, actor and also, a musician with an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars. He’s known popularly as OC Ukeje and he rose to stardom after emerging the winner of Amstel Malta Box Office reality show.
The actor joins the league of the highest paid actors in Nigeria and has won a number of awards including Golden Icon Academy Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best of Nollywood Awards, Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) and others.
He has starred in many hit movies and has over the years gained recognition and built a massive follower base in Nigeria.
3. Jim Iyke — Net Worth: $8 Million Dollars
James Ikechukwu Esomugha popularly known as Jim Iyke, is one of the richest actors in Nollywood with an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars.
Jim Iyke would also make the list of theost handsome actors in Nollywood. He is regarded as the badboy in Nollywood movies who normally assaults women physically and vocally.
His roles may be a little bit aggressive in movies, but in reality, he’s an entirely different personality; I guess that’s why he’s an actor. Jim Iyke has won a number of awards including the Best Actor of the Year in 2010 and the Best Actor in Nigeria Entertainment.
He earns from his personal businesses and deals, endorsement deals and movie acting. Jim Iyke is a man of class, has a good fashion sense and, he’s an incredible fashionista without missing words.
He has appeared in several hit movies and his roles are likened to those of Emeka Ike, another outstanding Nollywood actor, also regarded as Nollywood Badboy.
2. Desmond Elliot — Net Worth: $10 Million Dollars
Desmond Elliot is one of the richest actors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars. The amazing movie character is one actor who has gone from being just a Nollywood actor to a movie producer and director.
Desmond Elliot is also a politician who has being in the Nigeria movie industry for over a decade and has appeared in over 190 movies up to this day. Desmond Elliot has also appeared and hosted TV shows, Soap Operas and Series.
He earns majorly from running adverts for companies and brands, movie directing, movie production, and endorsement deals with companies. Desmond Elliot is also one of the most classy actors in Nigeria who lands his roles neatly and sharp.
1. Richard Mofe Damijo — Net Worth: $16.5 Million Dollars
Richard Mofe-Damijo, famed as RMD is currently the richest actor in Nigeria and one of the best as well with an estimated net worth of $16.5 million dollars.
He has being in the Nigeria film industry for over 2 decades and has being able to amass a large fan base across Nigeria. He is also a politician and has been appointed the commissioner of culture and tourism in Delta State, Nigeria.
He has also bagged a ton of awards for his works and his contribution to the movie industry. Richard Mofe-Damijo’s fans usually think of him as a man who’s perfect and has no errors just as his roles in movies tell.
Last year in 2016, it went viral when a fan of his wrote a message to him, telling him that she’s waiting for him, and is cooking for him. This got the actor stunned, leaving him with nothing but an option to reply and correct some views about himself to his fans and the public.
Other Actors to appear soonest on this list are:
1. Olu Jacobs
2. Segun Arinze
3. Chidi Mokeme
4. Pete Edochie
That’s all about the Top 10 Richest Actors in Nigeria & Their Net Worth by Moss9ja.com