The richest tribe in Nigeria

The richest tribe in Nigeria

Do you wish to know the richest tribe in Nigeria?

Nigeria is a country blessed with many wealthy people.

It’s quite impressive to know that the richest man in Africa is a Nigerian.


In almost all parts of the world, you will see Nigerians hustling for money.


Before we start, we want to show you the list of the wealthiest people in Nigeria.


the top richest people in Nigeria.

  1. Aliko Dangote
  2. Adenuga, Mike
  3. Abdulsamad Rabiu,
  4. Orji Uzor Kalu
  5. Alakija, Folorunsho


Despite the change in economic conditions in Nigeria, these people still hold their position as the richest people in Nigeria.


Which tribe in Nigeria has the highest number of rich people in Nigeria?


The answer to this question is the reason we brought this piece up to vividly discuss the major tribes in Nigeria and their financial status.


The major ethnic groups we focus on are


  • Igbo
  • Hausa and
  • Yoruba


The Igbo people


ThisĀ  tribe is located in the eastern part of Nigeria, majorly in the south-east.


The Igbo people tribe is the biggest tribe in Nigeria, though they have a small amount of land when compared to the Hausa and Yoruba.


Rich Igbo business men abroad


Anambra, Abi, Enugu, Ebonyi, and Imo are the states that comprise Igbo land.


The Igbo People’s Financial Situation


Among all the tribes in Nigeria, the Igbo tribe has the highest number of wealthy people.


In almost all the countries in the world, Igbo people are found there, hustling hard for money.


Despite the fact that the richest men in Nigeria, such as Dangote, Adenuga, and Otedola, are not Igbo.


The main sources of income for the Igbo people are agriculture and commercial activities.


Here is the list of some of the richest people in Igbo land.


  • Arthur Eze
  • Cletus M. Ibeto
  • Tony Elumelu:
  • Jim Ovia:
  • ABC Orjiako, M.D.
  • Uzor Kalu, Orji
  • Emeka Offor
  • Leo Stan Ekeh.
  • Tony Ezenna
  • Rochas Okorocha
  • Pascal Dozie
  • Cosmas Maduka
  • Ifeanyi Ubah
  • Obianodo, Vincent Amaechi
  • John Obi Mikel,
  • Kanu Nwankwo
  • Nduka Obaigbena
  • Linda Ikeji,
  • Pearlena Igbokwe
  • Arunma Oteh


The ancient people of the Igbo tribe invested all their efforts in farming and commercial activities.


Igbo people made up roughly 70% of the traders in Nigeria’s major commercial states, including Lagos State, Anambra State, Ogun State, Uyo State, Kano State, Abuja, and Enugu State.


The Hausa/Fulani tribe


The second most successful tribe in Nigeria is the Hausa/Fulani tribe.


The tribe is located in the northern part of Nigeria.

Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa, ( an Hausa man)


Hausa is a separate tribe on its own, and Fulani is a tribe on its own, but these tribes are normally referred to as one tribe as they have so many things in common.


Some of the factors that made it difficult for many people to distinguish between the Hausa and Fulani tribes include:


1. The two tribes were mixed up in the same state.


2. They practice the same religion.


3. The two tribes are popularly known as the livestock farmers in Nigeria.

The Hausa tribe is the second most successful tribe in Nigeria, after the Igbo tribe.


The Hausa tribe has a high number of multiple billionaires.


Both the Igbo and the Hausa tribes are very hard-working. The difference is that the Igbos are more aggressive in pursuing money than the Hausa or Fulani.


source of wealth for the Hausa people.


1. Commercial activities: Just like the Igbos, Hausa people put their efforts into commercial activities.


Aboki (Hausa) people are found in all parts of Nigeria. The Aboki people are the general name for the hausa people that ventured into business.


2. Politics


This is an additional source of income for the Hausa, also known as the Hausa or Fulani people.


About 70% of political power in Nigeria is controlled by this tribe.


3. Animal husbandry.


The Hausa and Fulani people are the major pillars of livestock production in Nigeria.


Some of the richest people in Hausa land are

  • Aliko Dangote’s net worth is $10.4 billion.
  • Abdulsamad Rabiu
  • Theophilus Danjuma
  • Mohammed Indimi’s net worth is $450 million.
  • Sayyu Dantata



The Yoruba tribe

Among the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria,

The Yoruba people were third on the list of the wealthiest tribes in Nigeria.

The Richest man in Yoruba land (femiOtedola)

Yoruba is located in the southern part of Nigeria.


The following states make up the Yoruba tribe:

  • Lagos State
  • Ogun state
  • Uyo state
  • Kebbi State and
  • Ondo state


The Yoruba States were the most developed states in Nigeria, though this development didn’t favour the people of the Yoruba tribe as they had less interest in commercial activities.


Most of the wealthiest people in Nigeria can be found in Yoruba land, though these are Igbo and Hausa people who are doing business in Yoruba land.


top Yoruba land’s wealthiest people.

  • Mike adenuga
  • Femi Otedola
  • Jimoh Ibrahim
  • Folorunsho olakinja
  • Tunde fulowale.


This wealthiest people in Yoruba land mostly their source of income is through internet business. They don’t normally put effort in Commercial activities


As you have seen it, the wealthiest tribe in Nigeria is ranged from Yoruba to Igbo.

Igbo is the most successful tribe in Nigeria, followed by Hausa, Yoruba is the least successful tribe in Nigeria.


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