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Richest Nollywood Actors in Nigeria and Their Worth (Top 10)

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The Top 10 Richest Nollywood Actors in Nigeria 2024 are mostly the first set of people that joined the industry.

Nollywood is the third largest movie industry in World in terms of output after Hollywood and Bollywood, producing over 2500 movies annually. The film industry has proven to be a goldmine because most people who joined it become successful.  The industry has produced many multi millionaires both past and present in Nigeria and West Africa.

Furthermore,  this success is not only based on the Actors. The scriptwriter, producers, directors, costume designers, makeup artist, and many other professional in the industry are experiencing significant growth within the industry.

In this article, we will list the Top 10 Richest Actors in Nigeria,  Their Net worths and Background Information.

We also wrote articles on Top 10 most Handsome Nollywood Actors and The Richest Femal Actress in Nigeria. Feel free to read them also.

Without wasting much of your time, let’s go to the business of the day.

Who is the Richest Nollywood Actor?

Nollywood actor James Ikechukwu Esomugha popularly known as “Jim Iyke” ranks number one on our list of Wealthiest Actors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of over $30 million. His extreme influence on the Nigerian film industry has been helpful in introducing Nollywood to a global audience.

Jim iyke started acting in 1998, he stepped into the limelight with his exceptional performance in the classic drama and romance “Beyonce & Rihanna” (2008). Since then he has cemented his name in the historical account of Nollywood, starring in over 150 movies, including iconic productions. He also had lead roles on movies like “Passport” (2022), “Hustle” (2021), “Last Flight to Abuja” (2012),”The Merry Men”, and many more.

Since his debut movie role in 1998, Jim Ijke has built a remarkable career and accumulate so much wealth in the movie industry.  He started his own production in 2007 and he is also a business mogul, singer, songwriter and the CEO of Untamed Records Label. His first album, tittle “Who am I?”. Where he featured top Nigeria musicians like Tuface Idibia and Sound Sultan.

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Top 10 richest Nollywood Actors in Nigeria

Top 10 Richest Nollywood Actors in Nigeria

  • Jim Iyke: Net Worth $30 million (#12.5 Billion)
  • Richard Mofe Damijo: Net Worth $7 Million (#2.9 Billion)
  • Kenneth Okonkwo: Net Worth $5 Million (#2.07 Million)
  • Desmond Elliot: Net Worth $5 Million (#2.1 Billion)
  • Ramsey Nouah: Net Worth $4.5 Million (#1.8 Billion)
  • Clem Ohameze: Net Worth $4.5 Million (#1.8 Billion)
  • Nkem Owoh: Net Worth $4 Million (#1.6 Billion)
  • Pete Edochie: Net Worth $4 Million (#1.6 Billion)
  • Okechukwu Ukeje: Net Worth $3.7 Million (#1.5 Billion)
  • Chinedu Ikedieze: Net Worth $3.6 Million (#1.4 Billion)

Top 10 Richest Nollywood Actors in Nigeria, Biography And Net Worth

Richard Mofe Damijo: Net Worth $7 Million (#2.9 Billion)

Richard Mofe Damijo (born 6 July, 1961) popularly referred to as “RMD” or Nollywood Suger Daddy is the second richest actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of over $7 million.

RMD is a Nigerian actor, writer, producer, lawyer and formal journalist. He was also the formal Commissioner of Culture and Tourism in Delta State (2009). He is regarded by many as one of the finest actor in the industry, he has won many and awards.

Damijo started his journey in Nollywood since 1995 after he graduated from University of Benin with a Theatre Arts Degree. He first appeared in a soap opera “Ripples” as a Police Inspector, but came to limelight as Villian Segun Kadiri in the rival Soap Opera “Checkmate”.

Beyond his acting prowess, RMD is a politician, director and producer. He has made so much wealth not only  from movie industry and politics, he had multi million endorsement deals from sponsorships like LG Electronics, Autochekng Automobile, GLOBACOM etc.

RMD, Top 10 richest Actor in Nigeria

Kenneth Okonkwo: Net Worth $5 Million (#2.07 Million)

Kenneth Okonkwo (born 6 November, 1968) popularly known as Andy based on his role in the movie “Living in Bondage”. The Nigerian actor, lawyer and politician is one of the richest nollywood actors in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Kenneth Okonkwo is regarded as on of the lead actors who gave birth to Nollywood movie industry.  He had a successful acting career during his time in the movie industry.

He acted other popular movies like,  Oganigwe, World Apart, The return of Ogidi, End of Money, Sacred Blood, Arusi-Iyi etc.

Top 10 Richest Nollywood Actors in Nigeria 2024

Desmond Elliot: Net Worth $5 Million (#2.1 Billion)

Desmond Oluwashola Elliot (born 4 Ferbuary, 1974) is a Nigerian former nollywood actor and director who is now a politician in Lagos. In April 2015, he was elected as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly. Elliot is the fourth richest nollywood actor in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $5 million.

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Elliot was introduced into acting by his friend, he started by playing roles in Soap Operas like Everyday People, One Too Much, Sinners and Saints. He had starred in over 200 films including Yahoo Millionaires and Men who Cheat.

Apart from acting, Desmond has made so much money from producing, brand promotion, personal entrepreneurship and politics.

Desmond Elliot, Fourth Wealthiest Nollywood Actor in Nigeria

Ramsey Nouah: Net Worth $4.5 Million (#1.8 Billion)

Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah (born 19 December, 1970) popularly known as Lover-Boy is a Nigerian actor and film director.  He is from ondo state in Nigeria, and worked in the movie industry for more than 2 decades.

Ramsey Nouah started acting in the early 90’s, his acting career kicked off when he played a role in Nigeria Soap Operas like Fortunes. He has since appeared in numerous movies including romantics movies.

Ramsey Nouah had a successful career in acting and movie direction. He is the fifth wealthiest Nollywood Actor in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of over $4.5 million.

Fifth Richest Nollywood Actor

Clem Ohameze: Net Worth $4.5 Million (#1.8 Billion)

Clem Ohameze (born 27 June, 1965) is a Nollywood Veteran actor from Ohaji-Egbema, Port Harcourt State. For more than 20 years he acted, he worked in the Nigeria movie industry. He has acted in over 500 movies during his days in the movie industry.  Clem has received received several awards and medals. He has an estimated net worth of $4 5 million in 2022, he is the sixth richest actor in Nigeria. He is a gentle man who plays in his own league.

Clem once stood for election to represent his constituency in the Nigeria’s Federal House of Representative under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform. He however abandoned that dream over threats to his life. His car was attacked and his cousin was shot and killed during that incident.  Currently,  he is staying in London, United Kingdom.

Clem Ohameze

Nkem Owoh: Net Worth $4 Million (#1.6 Billion)

Nkem Owoh (born 7 Ferbuary, 1958) popularly known as “Osuofia” is a Nigerian actor, singer and comedian.  He was born in Enugu State, Nigeria.  He graduated from University of Ibadan where he studied Engineering.

Osuofia began acting during his university days, where he acted in various television and film productions. Since his Nollywood film debut in 1987 (Things Fall Apart) with Pete Edochie, Nkem owoh has appeared in over 400 movies, selling millions of video copies.

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The veteran actor is celebrated as one of the iconic and honored in the Africa Movie Academy Award for “Best actor in a Leading Role” for his role in the film (Stronger than Pain). Nkem Owoh has progressed and flourished in acting, singing, directing, brand endorsement and personal investment. He is worth over $4 million.

Nkem Owoh

Pete Edochie: Net Worth $4 Million (#1.6 Billion)

Chief Pete Edochie (born 7 March, 1947) is a respected presence in the realm of Nollywood, establishing himself as one of the industry’s most important actor. With a career that commenced since 1967 as s radio broadcaster and continues to flourish, Pete Edochie has evolved from radio broadcaster to movie acting, directing and producing.

His lead roles in movie such as “Things Fall Apart (1987), Rituals (1997), Billionaires Club (1999), Across the Niger (2004), and Coronation (2004) have not only showcased his acting prowess but also contributed to some of the commercially Nollywood movies in 90’s and 20”s. Pete Edochie is credited with eighteen movies to his name. He had won many awards and honors including Member of the Order of Niger by President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Pete Edochie popularity extends beyond the realm of acting, he has won multi million endorsement deals from sponsorships like Life Lager Beer, Rowe Oil Company and many more. With a net worth of $4 million.

Pete Edochie

Okechukwu Ukeje: Net Worth $3.7 Million (#1.5 Billion)

Okechukwu Ukeje (born 25 July, 1981) popularly known as “OC Ukeje” is a Nigerian actor, model and musician. He made it into limelight after wining Amstel Malt Box Office (AMBO) reality show. He has also received other several awards and honors such as Africa Movie Academy Award, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award, Nollywood Movie Awards etc. Ukeje also featured in several Award Winning Films (Two Brides and a Boy, Hoodrush, Confusion Na WA etc.)

Okechukwu Ukeje has an anticipated internet properly net worth of $3.7 million which makes him one of the richest actors in Nigeria.

Okechukwu Ukeje

Chinedu Ikedieze: Net Worth $3.6 Million (#1.4 Billion)

Chinedu Ikedieze (born 12 December 1977) popularly known as “AKI” is a Nigerian actor, comedian, entrepreneur and investor. He acted many movie alongside Osita Iheme popularly know as Paw-Paw. Chinedu has starred in over 150 movies in a career spanning over 2 decades.  He acted the role of a kid in most if his films during his early career because of this size and physical looks.

Aki has played a vital role in shaping Nigeria’s movie industry. Apart from acting at the top level, Aki has made so much wealth through endorsement deals and investments in various sectors. He has won many awards and honors including Order of the Federal Republic which was given by Former President Goodluck Jonathan.  He has an estimated net worth of $3.6 million,, luxurious mansions and fleets of cars.

Chinedu Ikedieze

Conclusion

Nigerian Nollywood Actors have not og made name for themselves but have also gained international recognition and fame. With there unique and interesting movies, they continue to captivate audiences and viewers worldwide. They deserve all the wealth and fame they have got in the industry.

 

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