Writing a list of the richest actors in Nigeria is a quiet tricky one, cause these list changes over time as new faces are emerging daily. Nevertheless we would be looking at a list of the top 10 richest Nigerian actors.

The Nigeria film industry has taken up various challenges and has since been recognized all over the world. Regardless of their financial status there are so many actors that still need recognition and for some remembrance. But without taking much of your time, lets look into our topic of the day.


James Ikechukwu Esomugha, popularly known as Jim Iyke is arguably one of the richest actors in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Born on September 25th, 1976 in Libreville, Gabon. He is married to the lovely looking Dana Kinduryte.

He is also referred to as the Nollywood Bad-Boy, did you know Jim Iyke is also a producer, model and funny enough a singer, rapper and also a songwriter. Such a well endowed young man, he also has a bottle water company, a record label name Untamed records and also a movie production company named Untamed Entertainment.

No wonder he has acquired so much wealth, a smart and handsome young lad. Jim Iyke joined the entertainment industry full in 1999, 2 years later he rose to fame after playing various bad boy roles in some major movies which took him up the ranks quickly.

Our favorite Nollywood bad boy takes our number 1 position with an estimated net-worth of about ₦11.4 billion.


Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jr is a Nigerian actor and director, born December 19, 1970, married to the amazing looking Emelia Philips Noah, with three kids. He is popularly referred to as the Lover boy of the Nigerian Entertainment Industries.

Ramsey Noah has this saying “knowing our history is our only hope of learning and retracing our steps. It is hard to know where you need to go if you do not even know where you have been”. Smart words from a smart man indeed.

At 20, he was starting out as an aspiring musician prior to heeding a friend’s advise to take a stab on acting. At 21, he audition and instantly rose to fame as one of Nigerians leading actor and producer,.

Some of his most popular movies are Living In Bondage, Breaking Free, and the notorious Merry Men. Handsome, intelligent and also a visionary in the game. Ramsey has an Estimated net-worth of about ₦4.5 Billion.


Desmond Oluwashola Elliot is a Nigerian actor and also a Nigerian politician who has been consistent in the Nigerian Entertainment Industry starring in over two hundred movies.

Born February 4th, 1974 and married to the lovely looking Victoria Elliot. The Nollywood veteran recently received major critics for addressing the Nigerian youths as mere children. An offense which he later took to social media to apologize for.

Desmond Elliot is a well-known actor, director and film producer. He hails from Lagos state, although his mother is from Delta. His father hails from Ologbowo, Lagos Island, Lagos. His net-worth is estimated at about ₦3.5 billion.


Chidi Mokeme born March 17, 1972, hails from Anambra state, from Oba Odemili LGA. He rose to fame mostly from being the host of Gulder Ultimate Search Reality-show.

Married to the lovely looking Jean Olumba Mokeme in the year 2012. The multi talented actor bought his wife a brand new range rover for mother’s day as the welcomed their new child which just shows how much of a lovely husband he has been.

The talented actor has featured in over two hundred movies. He is very versatile in his field that he took it upon himself to learn both Yoruba and Hausa so as not be deprived any part in a movie and has proven to be very successful today in the industry.

The Nollywood veteran has an estimated net-worth of about ₦3 million.


Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo (born 6th July 1961), popularly known as RMD, is a Nigerian actor, writer, producer, and lawyer and also a politician.

An original warri born, Uniben raised, Richard Mofe Damijo is indeed an icon in the Nollywood industry, having over 2.5 million followers on Instagram. Indeed also one of the most popular actors in the movie industry.

Aside from being an astonishing handsome man, it is almost as if the Nollywood icon ages like fine wine. Still looking like a stud at age 60, he recently celebrated his 21st marry anniversary with his lovely looking wife Jumobi Adegbesan, with four lovely kids to show as the fruit of their wonderful union.

RMD is a Nigerian veteran actor and was former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State. His tenure ended in 2015, his net worth is estimated at about ₦2.66 Billion and Richard Mofe-Damijo is ranked 6 on our list of the top 10 richest Nigerian actors.


Azubuike Michael Egwu professionally known as Zubby Michael is a Nigerian film actor and movie producer. Born February 1, 1985, he hails from Anambra State, he has a son but is yet to be married.

He has been consistent ever since joining the entertainment industry in 2007. You cannot say you are a Nollywood fan and not know Zubby Michael, the notorious bad boy in Nollywood. Recently a 23yrs old kidnapper was arrested and he claimed he learnt how to kidnap by watching Zubby Michael, funny isn’t it.

Zubby Michael caught the eyes of most Nigerians recently during the burial ceremony of the mother of Obi Cubana after showing up and showing just how rich he his indeed. His net-worth is estimated at around ₦2.4 Billion.


Pete Edochie is a Nigerian actor who began his career in a broadcasting corporation at age 20 before moving into the movie industry where he found success. Born 7 March 1947, the Nollywood veteran is considered as one on Nigeria’s most talented actor.

He is the father of Yul Edochie, another talented actor that has been as well successful in the entertainment industry.

Pete Edochie came to the lime light after taking the lead role in the movie “THINGS FALL APART” which in the 1980s was one of the best movies created and he has since rose to fame. This movie brought him so many awards, he is considered as the Father of Nollywood.

Pete Edochie has an estimated net-worth of about ₦1.7 billion.


John Ikechukwu Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, is a Nigerian actor and comedian. Born October 17, 1971, also married to the lovely looking Stalla Maris Okafor. Honestly i feel he is the funniest in the industry, natural funny.

Ibu is one of Nigeria leading actors, considered stupid, but as they say “in Nigeria you have to be abnormal to make money”.

Recently, the veteran actor narrated a story of how he was poisoned by his workers who he claimed where allegedly paid to eliminate him. Furthermore, he claims the poison is the reason behind is huge stomach because apparently he claims he does not take alcoholic drinks at all.

John Okafor Ikechukwu has an estimated net-worth of about ₦1.6 Billion.


Chinedu Ikedieze popularly known as Aki , He is known for acting along side his notorious partner Paw-Paw. Born 12 December, 1977 in Bende, Abia State. Aki is a Nigerian actor, entrepreneur, and serial investor.

He rose to fame in 2002 after the movie Aki na Ukwa took the hearts of many Nigerians around the world. Featuring in over 150 Nigerian Movie, he is still very active in a very popular Nigerian series ” THE JOHNSON.” Where he plays the role of the son of Lucky Johnson (Charles Onojie).

Chinedu Ikedieze has an estimated net-worth of ₦1.3 Billion and is ranked 9 in our list of top 10 richest Nigerian actors.

10. Kanayo O. Kanayo

Anayo Modestus Onyekwere is a Nigerian actor and lawyer. popularly known as Kanayo O. Kanayo. Born March 1, 1962 in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria. He is married to the lovely looking Nneke Oyekwere, with four kids.

Kanayo O. Kanayo in 1992 made his debut movie appearance in the film Living in Bondage. He recently acquired a chieftaincy title in his home town in Imo state. Kanayo is mostly known for his roles as a ritualist in majority of Nigerian movies.

He has starred in over 100 Nigeria Nollywood movies and has made his name in the industry and also in the heart of many Nigerians across the world. Kanayo O. Kanayo has an estimated net-worth of about ₦1.1 Billion.


There you have it, a full list of the top 10 riches Nigerian actors. Please note that these values may not be 100% accurate as we cannot look directly into their bank account. Therefore, these estimates are gathered from values of assets owned such as houses, cars, and various others.

I hope you enjoyed reading this article, if you did, you should also see the top 10 richest actress in Nigeria.

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