Nigeria has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more.
These are the full list of top 20 richest nollywood actors in Nigeria and their net worth.
20. Nonso Diobi – Net Worth = $1.0 Million.
Nonso Diobi is one of the handsome actors in Nollywood who has featured in several hit movies in the industry and was once an MTN and GLO ambassador. Nonso is one of the most popular faces in Nollywood who has dazzled the African audiences for well over a decades now.
It is therefore not surprising that he is ranked among the richest Nollywood actors in Nigeria. Few will argue his merit in this position but believe it or not, Nonso Diobi is making his money in the industry and worth every penny he is rated. He is the number 20 on this list with estimated net worth of $500k
19 Osita Iheme – Net Worth – $1.5 Million.
The Imo State born actor rose to fame with “Aki na ukwa” alongside onscreen partner Chinedu Ikedieze, In 2011, he was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR). He and Chinedu Ikedieze are among the very best in the industry when it comes to entertaining viewers with mischief.
Osita is one of the A-List stars that is making serous money in the industry from both acting fees and other contracts. His net is estimated by Constative.com to be $1.5 million.
18. Chinedu Ikediezie – $1.6 Million.
Best known for playing alongside Osita Iheme in most movies after their breakthrough in the “Aki na Ukwa” movie and has received many awards, special recognition and endorsements deals.
They have even gone ahead to receive special honors of “Members of the Orders of Niger (MON)” from the President of the federal republic of Nigeria.
17. Yul Edochie – Net Worth – $1.85 Million.
Yul Edochie is really making waves in the Nigeria movie industry. Yul is the handsome son of veteran Nollywood actor pete Edochie. He got his break in 2007 after featuring alongside Genevieve Nnaji and Desmond Elliot in the movie “Wind Of Glory”. Yul has featured in numerous Nollywood movies.
16. Adekola Odunlade – Net Worth – $1.9 Million.
Adekola Odunlade is a popular Yoruba actor, filmmaker, producer and director and has featured in so many Yoruba hit movies. Odunlade has produced and directed many movie, he recently completed his multimillionaires hotel in Ogun state and he is also a Glo ambassador.
15. Kenneth Okonkwo – Net Worth – $2 Million.
Kenneth Okonkwo is a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State is a native of Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State.
He started acting in 1991 featuring in the first ever colored home video in Nigeria “Living in Bondage” an Ibo movie, he has won numerous awards and special recognition’s.
14. Kanayo O Kanayo – Net Worth – 2.5 Million.
Kanayo O Kanayo popularly known as KOK, first Nollywood movie was “Living in Bondage” in 1992 and has appeared in several Nollywood movies. Kanayo since then has received several awards and was among Nigerians honored by the government in 2014 during the centenary celebration in Nigeria.
13. Emeka Ike – Net Worth – $3 Million.
Emeka Ike got into Nollywood when one of his senior colleague in the industry, Ernest Obi, introduced him to a movie producer. He break into limelight with a movie role in Deadly Affair in 1994 and has since appeared in numerous Nollywood hit movies.
12. Olu Jacobs – Net Worth – $3.5 Million
Olu Jacobs is an award winning actor and a veteran in Nollywood who had starred in over 120 Nollywood films and married to one Nollywood actress Joke Silva.
11. O.C Ukeje – Net Worth – 3.7 Million.
O.C Ukeje came into prominence after winning the Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) reality show and has featured in many award winning films which includes Two Brides and a Baby, Hood-rush, Alan Poza, Confusion Na Wa and Half of a Yellow Sun.
10. Pete Edochie Net Worth – $3.8.
Veteran Nollywood actor Pete Edochie was once a broadcaster at the Eastern Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation before becoming an actor. He started acting in the 1980s with a lead role as Okonkwo in “Things Fall Apart”. After “Things Fall Apart” Pete Edochie became successful as an actor getting roles in soap operas and in movies. He has featured in many movies and has won prestigious awards.
9. Nkem Owoh Net Worth – $3.9 Million.
Nkem Owoh is a comical actor who started acting in the 1980s. He also featured In “Things Fall Apart” and “New Masquerade” a popular comedy TV series in the 80s. Some of his notable movies are Taboo, Ukwa, A Fool at 40, Ghana Must Go, Spanner, Mr. Trouble, Osuofia in London and so on. Nkem Owoh well interpreted comical roles in movies has taken him far and wide in the movie industry.
8. John Okafor Net Worth – $4.2 Million.
John Okafor role in a comic movie titled Mr.Ibu which he acted in 2004 boosted his career as an actor and ever since then he has been referred to as Mr. Ibu. John Okafor imbecility roles in movies stood him out among his colleagues and has featured in several comic movies making him one the richest Nollywood actors.
7. Ramsey Noah Net Worth – $4.5 Million
Ramsey Noah romantic acting skills in movies has endeared him to be caste by movie producers and loved by many movie watchers in Nigeria. The handsome actor is regarded as “Nollywood Lover Boy”. Ramsey Noah starting acting since 1993 and has make money and fame for himself over the years.
6. Mike Ezurounye Net Worth – $4.7 Million.
Mike Ezurounye was a banker before he became an actor. His first movie was titled “Broken Marriage” and ever since then he has featured in many movies. Mike signed an endorsement deals with Glo telecommunication company and Airtel.
5. Segun Arinze Net Worth – $5.1 Million.
Segun Arinze is an actor, singer, script writer, producer, director and does voice over for TV and radio commercials. He was once known as “Nollywood Bad Boy”. Segun Arinze gained his popularity from the soap opera “Ripples” in the early 90s and has since remained one of the top Nollywood actors.
4. Chidi Mokeme Net Worth – $7.0 mIllion.
Chidi Mokeme is a Nigerian actor, model and a TV host. He started acting since 1995 and has become successful in his career. His fame soared when he presented in the first two seasons of popular Nigerian Reality TV Show, Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS).
3. Jim Iyke Net Worth – $8.0 Million.
Jim Iyke is an actor and a businessman, he began acting in 2001. He’s one of the sought after actors in Nollywood. Jim Iyke has a bottled water company called “Burgeon Table Water”, clothing line called “Untamed Closet” and the founder of Jim lyke Foundation for Children with Special Disabilities.
2. Desmond Elliot Net Worth – $10 Million.
Desmond Elliot is a top Nollywood actor and film director. He has featured and directed many Nollywood movies. He ventured into politics in 2014. Desmond Elliot is making money from different sources acting, directing, endorsements and politics. He contested and won the Surulere Constituency in the April 11, 2015 Nigerian General Elections.
1. Richard Mofe Damijo Net Worth – $15 Million.
Richard Mofe Damijo is a veteran Nollywood actor who has featured in many blockbuster movies. He also does voice over for radio and TV commercials. Richard Mofe Damijo has signed some mouth watering deals for different companies and he is a former commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State.