Pete Edochie is a legendary Nigerian actor and movie personality. He has made name for himself in the movie industry of Nigeria, and he’s one of the oldest faces in Nollywood. Pete Edochie has starred in more than 100 movies, and mostly portrays the role of a father, a village chief priest, and king. This post is about the net worth, biography, and movie career of Pete Edochie.
Pete Edochie Net Worth: Biography, Profile & Age
BIRTH NAME: Pete Edochie
BIRTH DATE: 7th March, 1947
STYLE RATING: 3.1%
DISPLAY NAME: Pete Edochie
NET WORTH: $3.8 Million Dollars
ENDORSEMENT DEALS: None Yet
Pete Edochie Net Worth
Pete Edochie has an estimated net worth of $3.8 million dollars. He’s a professional broadcaster and an actor. Pete Edochie has contributed a lot to the development of Nollywood and has claimed several movie awards in Nigeria and Africa. He earns largely from starring in movies, and he’s one of the highest paid actors in Nigeria.
Pete Edochie was birthed on the 7th of March, 1947. He schooled both at primary and secondary stages in Zaria, Kaduna state, Nigeria. After rounding off his secondary school, he began working with the Nigerian Railway Corporation. Later on, he travelled to England where he studied Journalism and Television at the School of Journalism and Television.
In 1967, he became part of the Eastern Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, and joined the British Broadcasting Corporation after being trained to become a broadcaster in 1980. In the 1980s, he rose to stardom after featuring in, and portraying the role of Okonkwo in “Things Fall Apart” which aired on the NTA (Nigerian Television Authority). Pete Edochie was honoured by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo as a Member of the Order of the Nigeria in 2003.
On the 16th of August, 2009, he was kidnapped and held captive. The following day, an unannounced ransom was paid by his family and he was released by the kidnappers. In 2005, Pete Edochie alongside other movie acts including Ramsey Nouah, Stella Damascus, Genevieve Nnaji, and Nkem Owoh was banned by the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria for charging too much to feature in movies.
This ban was put because their charge would negatively affect the movie industry, and most producers weren’t able to afford their price. Pete Edochie is married to Josephine Edochie, and the union has been blessed with 6 children. He has two sons who are also actors in Nigeria: Yul and Linc Edochie.
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