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Top 10 Richest Actors in Nigeria (2023)

We will be having a look at the top 10 richest actors in Nigeria for 2023. As we all know, the movie industry in Nigeria is on the rise, and it is beginning to get the needed recognition it deserved.

Top Ten Richest Actors in Nigeria

The movie industry in Nigeria “Nollywood” has grown today to be one of the largest movie industries in the world. This is according to their net worth, and the movies produced. Presently, Nollywood is the third biggest movie industry in the world and the biggest in Africa.

This is mainly because of the actors they have been able to churn out. A lot of those actors have gotten recognition on the international stage. Hence, it is harmless to think that these actors are doing a good job for themselves in the financial aspect. 

If you have ever pondered which actors are the richest in Nigeria, this article is for you. This list gives you an idea of the top wealthiest Nollywood actors of 2022.

Top 10 Richest Actors in Nigeria

1. Jim Iyke – Net Worth $30 million

On top of this list, we have the elegant Nollywood star, Jim Iyke.  It is not a surprise that he is the wealthiest Nollywood actor today.  Jim Iyke is one of the most notable actors in the Nollywood industry. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry.

He began acting in 2001 and has featured in more than 150 films. The actor is not only rich, Jim Iyke is also very successful in his dealings and has received a number of awards to his name to this day.

As a side hustle, Jim Iyke owns a fashion brand called Untamed Closet. He also has a table water bottling company named Burgeon Table water which is how he accumulated his wealth. At the moment, he is undoubtedly the richest actor in Nigeria with a net worth of $30 million.

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2. Desmond Elliot – Net worth $ 10 million

Desmond Elliot was one of the notable names in Nollywood, but he is now a member of the House of Assembly in Lagos State. He is an experienced actor who has featured in a lot of Nollywood movies and he also directs and produces movies.

The actor has acquired wealth from acting, directing, producing, and sponsorship by brands, and politics. Desmond Elliot is number 2 on the list of the richest actors in Nollywood, he has a net worth of $10 million.

3. Zubby Micheals – Net Worth $9.6 million

If you are a lover of movies in Nigeria, then the name Zubby Micheals will not sound strange to you. He acquired all of his wealth from acting, producing movies, promoting brands, and some of his other business enterprises. Zubby has a net worth of $9.6 million, which makes him the 3rd richest Nollywood actor.


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4. Chidi Mokeme – Net worth $8 million

Chidi Mokeme is on this list as the 4th richest Nollywood actor. He is a very gifted actor, and also a Tv host, model, and entrepreneur. The talented actor was part of the very interesting movie called 76 and The Seed, and a host of others. 

Chidi achieved a reputation when he presented two seasons of the award-winning TV show: Gulder Ultimate Search. Over the years, He has accumulated a net worth of $8 million.


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

Richard Mofe Damijo is an experienced actor from Delta State. He has been part of the Nigerian movie industry for more than 20 years while featuring in a number of hit movies. Richard also got a number of awards throughout his career before he became part of politics some years ago.

He is the previous commissioner for culture and tourism in Delta State. RMD as he is popularly called is a politician, an actor, and the 5th richest actor in Nigeria with a net worth of $7 million.

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6. John Okafor – Net Worth $4.2 million

This is a funny actor in the Nigerian movie industry. He is known famously as ” Mr. Ibu” ever since he appeared in the hilarious titled movie “Mr. Ibu” in 2004. This actor is prominent in the industry with his apparent funny roles in movies. Mr. Ibu is on this list as the 6th richest Nollywood actor in 2023 with a net worth of $4.2 million.

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7. Nkem Owoh – Net worth $4 million

“Osoufia” as he is called by loving fans, is undoubtedly one of the best Nigerian actors. He is known for his sense of humor and his hilarious acting. Nkem Owoh is well known for appearing in films like “Osoufia in London”, “A fool at forty”, “Taboo”, and Ghana must go”. He is presently the 7th wealthiest actor in Nigeria with a net worth of about $4 million.

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8. Ramsey Nouah – Net worth $4 million

Ramsey Nouah made it to the list as the 8th richest actor in Nigeria, with a net worth of $4 million. This talented actor is one of the most popular actors in the Nigerian film industry, and he’s also handsome.

His acting career started in 1993 and has since accumulated a lot of wealth over the year of acting, and directing movies. Ramsey Nouah has he’s been lovingly called by fans, has appeared in quite a number of movies, and has gotten countless awards.

9. Segun Arinze – Net Worth $3.8 million

Segun Arinze was popularly regarded as the “Bad Boy of Nollywood” once. Arinze is a scriptwriter, actor, singer, and producer. This made him a multi-talented personality, and it was no question of his being on the list of the richest actors in Nigeria.

He was recognized when he appeared in the film “Ripples” in the 90s and has since been one of Nollywood’s finest actors since then. Segun Arinze made it to number 9 on the list, with a net worth of $3.8 million.

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10. MIKE EZURUONYE – Net Worth $3.5 million

Mike was born on September 20, 1982. It does not come as a surprise that he is one of the richest actors in Nigeria. He is one of the darlings of Nigerians out there. Mike has appeared in various award-winning films like Calabash part 1 & 2 in 2014 and The Duplex in 2015.


He has also received a number of awards. He got the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2008 and 2009. In that order, at the Africa Movie and Academy Awards. Mike has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million, he is positioned as the tenth richest actor in the Nigerian movie industry.

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FAQs for Top Ten Richest Actors in Nigeria

Who is the richest actor in 2022/2023?

As of 2022, Jerry Seinfeld and Tyler Perry are the richest actor in the world with a net worth of $1 Billion.

Who is the highest-paid Nigerian actor?

The highest-paid Nigerian actor is Jim Iyke is the and also the richest

Who is the most successful actor?

Samuel L. Jackson is the most successful actor, as he starred in over 64 movies in his career

Who is the best Yoruba actor?

Leading Yoruba Nollywood Filmmaker and Actor, Odunlade Adekola has won the Best Male actor, the Supporting category of the AMVCA edition 8 awards.

Who is the best female actress in Nigeria?

Genevieve Nnaji: Genevieve has climbed the social and financial ladder thanks to a string of accolades and widespread acclaim since earning the Best Actress Oscar for the Africa Movie in 2005.

Who started Nollywood?

The creation of Nollywood started in the 1960s. It was when the first Nollywood movies were created by historical filmmakers such as Ola Balogun, Hubert Ogunde, Jab Adu, Moses Olayia, and Eddie Ugboma. (“History,”) They are considered the first generation of Nigerian filmmakers.

Who is the most educated Nollywood actor?

Femi Adebayo is the most educated Nollywood actor. He attended the C&S College for his secondary school education then to the university of Ilorin where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law and earned a Master’s degree in Law at the University of Ibadan.

So, there it is, a list of the top ten richest actors in Nigeria. It would be interesting to find out what number your best actors fall under.

Presently, Nollywood is having a tremendous influence in the universal movie industry. It is not a surprise to see how rich Nollywood actors are today.