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Top Ten Richest Nollywood Actors of 2022

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The Nigerian movie industry “Nollywood” has risen today to be one of the biggest film industries in the world in terms of net worth, produced films, and even Nigerian actors. Today Nollywood is the third largest film industry in the world and the largest in Africa. This is primarily due to the actors they have produced, many of who have gained international recognition. Therefore it’s safe to assume that these actors are doing good for themselves financially. This list contains the top richest Nollywood actors of 2022. If you have ever wondered which actors are the richest, this post is for you.

10. MIKE EZURUONYE – Net Worth $3.5 million

 

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Ezurounye was born on September 20, 1982. It is not surprising that this handsome actor is one of the richest actors in Nigeria, he is one of the favorites of Nigerians out there. He has starred in several award-winning movies like Calabash part 1 & 2 in 2014 and The Duplex in 2015 etc. He is also the recipient of several awards. He received Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2008 and 2009, respectively, at the Africa Movie and Academy Awards. With an estimated net worth of $3.5 million, he is ranked as the tenth richest Nollywood actor.

9. Segun Arinze – Net Worth $3.8 million

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Segun Arinze was popularly known as the “Nollywood Bad Boy” once. Arinze is an actor, scriptwriter, singer, and producer. He gained renown when he starred in the movie “Ripples” in the 90s and has remained one of Nollywood’s finest since then. Segun Arinze is number 9 on this list, with a net worth of $3.8 million.

8. Ramsey Nouah – Net worth $4 million

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Ramsey Nouah is the 8th richest Nollywood actor with a net worth of $4 million. This iconic actor is one of the most successful actors in the Nigerian music industry. He began acting in 1993 and has since garnered a lot of wealth from years of acting, and movie directing. Ramsay Nouah has fondly called fans and has starred in several films and received several awards.

7. Nkem Owoh – Net worth $4 million

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“Osoufia” as popularly called by fans is no doubt one of the favorites of Nigerians. He is renowned for his high sense of humor and his comic mannerism in acting. Nkem Owoh is well known for starring in movies like “Osoufia in London”, “A fool at forty”, “Taboo”, and Ghana must go”. He is currently the 7th richest actor in Nigeria with a net worth of approximately $4 million.

6. John Okafor – Net Worth $4.2 million

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This is yet another comical actor in the Nigerian movie industry. Popularly, known as ” Mr. Ibu” ever since he starred in the comic movie “Mr. Ibu” in 2004. This veteran actor stands out in the industry with his seeming imbecility roles in movies. Mr. Ibu is the sixth richest Nollywood actor of 2022 with a net worth of $4.2 million.

5. Richard Mofe Damijo(RMD) – Net worth $7 million

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Richard Mofe Damijo is a veteran actor from Delta State. He has been in the Nigerian movie industry for more than two decades while starring in a ton of blockbuster movies. He also received several awards during his career before he joined politics a few years ago. He is the former commissioner for culture and tourism in Delta State. RMD is an actor, politician, and the fifth richest Nollywood actor with a net worth of $7 million.

4. Chidi Mokeme – Net worth $8 million

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Chidi Mokeme is the 4th richest Nollywood actor. He is a multi-talented actor, who is also a Tv host, model, and businessman. He acted in award-winning movies such as 76 and The Seed, and many others. He gained renown when he hosted two seasons of the award-winning reality TV show: Gulder Ultimate Search. He has a net worth of $8 million.

3. Zubby Micheals – Net Worth $9.6 million

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If you are a fan of Nigerian movies then the name Zubby Micheals won’t be strange to you. He makes his money from acting, producing, brand promotion, and his other entrepreneurial ventures. With a net worth of $9.6 million, he is the 3rd richest Nollywood actor.

2. Desmond Elliot – Net worth $ 10 million

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Desmond Elliot was one of the biggest names in Nollywood before, but now he is a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly. He is a veteran actor who has appeared in hundreds of Nollywood films and is also a director and producer. He has amassed wealth from acting, producing, directing, brand sponsorship, and politics. Desmond Elliot is the second richest Nollywood actor with a net worth of $10 million.

1. Jim Iyke – Net Worth $30 million

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 Finally at the top of the list is the iconic Nollywood superstar, Jim Iyke.  It is hardly surprising that he is the richest Nollywood actor today.  Jim Iyke is one of the most popular actors Nollywood has to offer with over 20 yrs experience in the industry. He started acting in 2001 and has starred in more than 150 movies. Not only is he rich Jim is highly successful and has earned several awards to his name to date. On the side, Jim Iyke runs a fashion label named Untamed Closet and runs a table water bottling company called Burgeon Table water which is how he amassed his wealth. He is therefore currently Nigeria’s richest actor with a net worth of $30 million.

So there you have it, the top ten richest actors in Nigeria. What number did your favorite actors fall? Nollywood is certainly making a remarkable impact in the global movie industry, it’s no surprise how rich Nollywood actors are today. Kindly note that this list was compiled based on intense research and internet surfing. If you however feel that I missed any actor, let us know in the comment section.

 

 

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