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Check Out The List Of Top Influential Igbo Men Of Our Time (PHOTOS)

The igbos are known to be predominantly based in the South Eastern part of Nigeria. They speak the igbo language and have many cultural heritage.

It is said that in every country of the world, you must find at least one igbo person living there. It is of great interest that igbos are known to established alot of businesses around the country.

There are many influential igbo men of our time that have really done alot to help the masses.

1. Arthur Eze

According to, Arthur Eze is a Nigerian oil mogul, philanthropist, politician, and the CEO of Atlas Oranto Petroleum, the largest privately held Nigerian exploration and production group. The Igbos call him, 'Ozoigbondu' of Igboland and he is said to be the 8th wealthiest man in Africa. He was born on the 27th of November 1948 in Ukpo village, Dunukofia Local Government Anambra State.

He is a graduate of Mechanical and Chemicsl Engineering from the university of California from the year 1974 to the year 1978.

He comes from a royal family and sometimes referred to as prince Arthur Eze. He is worth billions, as an oil mogul, even though his networth is not so easy to ascertain. However, according to, his net worth is estimated at $5.8 billion.

2. Cletus Madubugwu Ibeto

Cletus ibeto is a known Nigerian businessman from the industrial city of Nnewi in anambra state. He was born on the 6th of November, 1952 and is the head of the ibeto group that deals with automotive spare parts and cement.

Cletus Ibeto from Nnewi began his business activity with the importation of spare parts for cars and motorcycles. It’s interesting to know that Nnewi (Anambra state) is a city of entrepreneurs, businessmen, and also Igbo millionaires. According to, his net worth is around $3.8 billion.

3. Tony Elumelu

He is an African philanthropist, economics and entrepreneur. He was born on the 22 of march 1963 and is a known billionaire of our time. He is the CEO of Heirs Holdings, The United Bank Of Africa and Tony Elumelu foundation.

He has received many awards Nigerian National award. In the year 2012, he was recognized in Forbes magazine as one of the 20 most powerful people in Africa.

According to, he has a networth of $1.4billion.

4. Jim Ovia

Born on the 4th of November 1951. Jim Ovia is a Nigerian business man. He founded Zenith bank in the year 1990.

He has investments in telecommunications as well as real estate. He is one of the richest men in igbo land as Zenith bank is not only found in Nigeria, but in Africa as a whole.

5.Dr ABC Orjiako

He is the co founder and chairman of the SEPLAT petroleum development company PLC.

He is a strong hold in the nigerian oil and gas industry. He as has many investments scattered all over nigeria.

6. Orji Uzor Kalu

Orji Uzor kalu is a known figure in Nigeria. He was recently probed by the EFCC and he won the case.He was also an ex governor in abia state. He runs a slok group that deals in alot of businesses. He is the owner of The Sun Newspaper and New Telegraph.

He is also a distingishes Senator of the federal republic of Nigeria.

7.Emeka ofor

Born on the 10th of February 1957 in kafanchan, Kaduna state.

He is a reowned Oil and gas guru in Nigeria.

8.Leo Stan Ekeh

He is the founder and chairman of Zinox technologies as well as His company in involved computers as well as computer based gadgets.

9. Tony Ezenna

He is the owner of Orange drugs Nigerian limited. He is a known personality in the pharmaceutical industry.

His company deals with the distribution of pharmaceuticals and beauty products.

10. Ifeanyi Ubah

Born in Nnewi, the 48 year old businesssman is a senator of the federal republic of Nigeria. He is the CEO of Capital oil and also the Chairman of Ifeanyi Ubah Football club.

There are other numerous influential people form the south eastern Nigeria i couldn't mention here. We are Nigeria, Good people, Great nation!!!

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