It’s rare to see any man that has any form of power, especially political, that isn’t backed by economic power. It is important to note that not all the governors or not all politicians in Nigeria made their fortune from politics.
Some of these governors were already wealthy before they entered politics as they have investments and businesses that already cemented their statuses as successful entrepreneurs in society.
Although some of these governors resume office, with their source of wealth being scanty but in this article, we shall give you the list of 10 Richest Governors in Nigeria And Net Worth.
Below is the List Of 10 Richest Governors in Nigeria And Net Worth (2021)
List Of 10 Richest Governors in Nigeria And Net Worth (2021)
10. Governor Samuel Ortom – Net Worth Estimated at Over $2.5 Million
At number ten sits Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.
Born in 1961, Samuel Ortom is an accomplished businessman and philanthropist. Although, you won’t find him among the richest politicians in Nigeria, he is a wealthy businessman.
As a former local government chairman, he was the best performing Local Government Chairman in 1992.
His net worth currently stands at over $2.5 million.
9. Governor Bala Mohammed – Net Worth Estimated at Over $5.6 Million
Bala Mohammed is the governor of Bauchi state and a former Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. He is currently ranked number nine on this list of richest governors in Nigeria 2021 with a net worth of over $5.6 million.
He graduated with a degree in English at the University of Maiduguri and he is a member of the main opposition party in the country, the People’s Democratic Party.
8. Governor Yahaya Bello – Net Worth of over $5.7 Million dollars
Governor Yahaya Bello is a Nigerian and the current governor of Kogi State, He’s a graduate of the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1999 as well as a master’s degree in business administration from the same university.
Yahaya Bello, is currently one of the richest governors in Nigeria, with a net worth running into $5.7 million as of this post.
7. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal – Net Worth Estimated at Over $27 Million
Sitting at number seven on this list of richest governors in Nigeria 2021 is Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the current governor of Sokoto State with an estimated net worth of over $27 million.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal was the speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives between December 2011 and December 2015. Born on December 10, 1966, in Sokoto State.
He defected from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP on December 28, 2014 to the All Progressive Congress, APC, and was a very active member of the All Progressive Congress, APC, the platform where he contested and won the 2015 governorship election in Sokoto State before he formally defected back the People’s Democratic Party on December 1, 2018. Governor Tambuwal is a graduate of law at the Usman Dan Fadio University in Sokoto State.
6. Governor Godwin Enorgheghase Obaseki – Net Worth of $225 Million
Governor Godwin Enorgheghase Obaseki is the current governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki took over the position of the governor from his predecessor Comrade Adams Oshiomole on 12th November 2016.
He is not only of the richest governors in Nigeria but also one of the most educated Governors in Nigeria as of this post, he had both his primary and secondary education in Benin City.
Godwin Obaseki is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers of Nigeria and an alumnus of the Lagos Business School Chief Executive Programme. He was also nominated a Global Leader for Tomorrow (GLT) by the World Economic Forum in 2001.
Godwin Obaseki has an impressive career spanning over 30 years. His established track record in investment banking, asset management, securities trading, and the public sector both locally and internationally stand him out among many.
5. Governor Willie Obiano – Net Worth Estimated at $300 Million
Governor Willie Obiano, the incumbent governor of Anambra State is presently the fifth richest governor in Nigeria in 2021. His net worth is estimated to be a whopping $300 million.
Born on the 8th of December, 1955, Willie Maduaburochukwu Obiano is an accomplished banker. He proved his mettle in the Nigerian banking sector when he worked for Nigeria’s premier banking institution, First Bank of Nigeria, during the early stages of his career.
Obiano is a very active, card-carrying member of All progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), a major political party that is now a fading force in South-Eastern Nigeria.
4. Governor Dapo Abiodun – Net Worth Estimated at $314 Million
Governor Dapo Abiodun is the fourth richest Nigerian governor on our list and he is the current governor of Ogun state, the biggest state in southwestern Nigeria in terms of landmass.
Dapo Abiodun’s net worth is estimated at $314 million and this is so because he invested heavily in the oil and gas sector. Even before he entered politics, he was already the CEO of Heydon Petroleum, a top oil, and gas firm in the country.
Just like Nasir El-Rufai, Governor Dapo Abiodun is also one of the most educated Nigerian governors with a degree in Accounting from Georgia State University.
3. Governor Nasir El-Rufai – Net Worth of $400 Million
Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai, is the governor of Kaduna State, in the northern part of Nigeria, He was Born on the 16th of March 1960, and he has occupied multiple public offices, which contributed greatly to his chances of him becoming governor.
A former Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, and he also held the position of the minister Federal Capital Territory Abuja (FCT) under the former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Governor El-Rufai is also one of the most educated governors in Nigeria. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria with a first-class degree in Quantity Surveying.
He also has an LL.B. (Hons) degree from London, as well as a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. He has an estimated net worth of $400 million, which makes him one of the richest governors in Nigeria.
2. Governor Nyeson Wike – Net Worth of $550 Million
The second on our list is Governor Ezenwo Nyeson Wike, the present governor of Rivers State. Wike is a wealthy Nigerian and Governor and well-respected one that has transformed Rivers state into an economic hub, which is not an easy task, considering the various distractions from the opposition party in his state.
He’s a staunch member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and was once a minister of education under former President Goodluck Jonathan. He’s a lawyer by training and profession.
Wike has an estimated net worth of over $550 million dollars, and as a Governor, a lot of Nigerians rate him as one of the best performing governors in Nigeria.
1. Governor Sani Bello – Net Worth Estimated at $1 Billion
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello is the current governor of Niger state and he is the richest governor in Nigeria 2021 with a net worth estimated at over $1 Billion.
In fact, he is the only Nigerian governor this 2021 whose name appeared on Forbes list among the most successful and richest men in Nigeria this 2021.
Governor Sani Bello was already a wealthy man even before he became governor of Niger state or assumed any public office, so we can’t list him among the corrupt public office holders in the country.
Born into a wealthy family, Sani Bello is the eldest son in his family and has investments in oil and gas production. With a net worth running into billions of Naira, we can proudly say that the wealthiest state governor in Nigeria 2021 is Governor Abubakar Sani Bello.