Meet The Richest King In Nigeria, The Top 10 And All You Must Know About Them

Nigeria is amidst the countries in Africa that has a respectable recognition for its traditional rulers


Below Are The Richest King In Nigeria

  • Oba Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan
  • Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan (Ooni of Ife)
  • Obi Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe (Obi of Onitsha)
  • Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar IV ( Sultan of Sokoto)
  • Emir Lamido Sanusi II (Emir of Kano)
  • Oba Lamidi Olayiwola III (Alaafin of Oyo)
  • Olu Godfrey Emiko (Olu of Warri)
  • Oba Eheneden Erediawu (Oba of Benin)
  • Oba Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Akiolu (Oba of Lagos)
  • Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji (Olubadan of Ibadan)



Oba Fredrick Obateru Akinrutan

Oba Obateru Akinruntan of Ugbo land in Ilaje; a local Government in Ondo State has been regarded as the number 1 in richness amongst the paramount rulers in Nigeria (East, West, North, and South), and Number 2 in Africa. The Olugbo of Ugbo as popularly referred to was born in 1950 and was enthroned as the King of the land in 2009. Oba Obateru is a well-known Oil Magnate and also the founder of a private oil company (Obat Oil) in Nigeria. As at 2014, Oba Obateru net worth was estimated to US$300Million



Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan (Ooni of Ife)

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan; the Ooni of Ife, a qualified Accountant, Chancellor in the University of Nigeria Nsukka, and also an Estate Magnate, has been given the Second Richest amongst the Monarch. The Ooni of Ife, born in 1974 and enthroned in 2015, has been seen as the highest ranked amongst the Obas in Yoruba land. Researches done on his wealth have shown that Ooni has gathered his riches from his business enterprise.


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Obi Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe (Obi of Onitsha)

Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe, Obi of Onitsha, has a net worth estimated to $50 Million making him among the richest Kings in Nigeria. Obi Achebe was born in 1944 and has been the ruler of Onitsha land for some years now. He was once the Executive director of Shell Petroleum Company and a Chancellor in one of the Institution in Nigeria (Ahmadu Bello University).



Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar IV (Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto in person of Sa’ad Abubakar has been recognized as the most powerful of all the Monarch in the Northern part of Nigeria. Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar IV, a highly respected Religious ruler, and also an influential leader was born in 1956 and enthroned in 2006. Some findings has shown that he is the second richest in Sokoto, but his net worth is yet to be estimated by Forbes



Emir Lamido Sanusi (Emir of Kano


Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Lamido Sanusi II, was once the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria before being called to rule in 2014. The Emir of Kano has been ranked as the Second most potent and influential Ruler in the Northern part of Nigeria.



Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi Olayiwola III (Alaafin of Oyo)

Oba Lamidi Olayiwole Adeyemi III, one of the longest ever serving and powerful reigned king in Yoruba Land. Alaafin of Oyo has been enthroned with his position since 1970 at the age of 32 and has ever since then reign and showed a powerful influence in the history of his Kingdom.

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