Millions of Nigerians enjoy the country’s great movies, their educating stories and feel pure emotions, thanks to Nollywood – it is, therefore, no wonder that Nollywood stars are paid a lot. Who are the top 20 richest Nollywood actors in 2020? Let us find out together.
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It’s fun to learn more about Nigeria actors. Since our country is pretty populated, with over 200 million people, it has to have its own movie industry. Nollywood actors are famous and well-paid. Many Nigerian actors are loved all across Africa, and the top Nigerian actors earn millions of Naira.
Top 20 richest Nollywood actors and their net worth
Our list of the top 20 richest Nollywood actors 2020 is based on their net worth. Without further ado, let us take a look at the richest Nigerian male actors in 2020.
20. Nonso Diobi – $1 million
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Nonso has starred in over 150 movies and he is one of the top 20 richest Nollywood actors 2020. His career began when he was just 15 years old. He is now 44 years old (as of 2020) and still impresses the society with his cool roles.
Mr. Diobi’s net worth is approximately 1 million U.S. dollars.
19. Yul Edochie – $1.8 million
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While Yul Edochie is not yet as wealthy as his father Pete Edochie, this young Nigerian actor looks great in movies and shares his talent with millions of Nigerians. The film Wind of Glory released in 2007 is what made him famous.
The actor’s net worth is approximately 1.8 million U.S. dollars.
18. Adekola Odunlade – $1.9 million
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Besides building a remarkable acting career, Adekola Odunlade has developed his other talents such as singing and producing.
His net worth is approximately 1.9 million US dollars.
17. Olu Jacobs – $2 million
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Olu Jacobs has acted in more than 100 films. What is more interesting about the man is that he is also among the most popular Nigerian Hollywood actors in the world. You can watch his movies and enjoy his talent.
Olu’s net worth is approximately 2 million U.S. dollars.
16. Emeka Ike – $2 million
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Emeka’s overwhelming career started in the 1990s and continues today. He boasts an impressive net worth of about 2 million U.S. dollars.
15. Kanayo O Kanayo – $2.5 million
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The beginning of the 1990s was an excellent time for Nollywood fans because such movies as Living in Bondage were released. This particular film featured Kanayo O Kanayo, whose acting career quickly developed and made him famous and rich.
The actor’s net worth is about 2.5 million U.S. dollars.
14. Osita Iheme – $3.5 million
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The ‘Pawpaw’ hero has starred in films such as Last Challenge and Final World Cup. Osita Iheme knows how to astonish his fans with his wonderful skills and he makes everyone laugh out loud in his scenes. Besides being so humorous, he is also wealthy.
Osita Iheme’s net worth is 3.5 million U.S. dollars.
13. Mike Ezuruonye – $3.5 million
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He is good-looking and one of the richest actors in Nigeria. Mike Ezuruonye made the right decision when he quit his job in a bank and went into acting. His roles in various Nollywood films have brought him prestigious awards, fame and wealth.
Mr. Ezuruonye’s net worth is approximately 3.5 million U.S. dollars.
12. Chinedu Ikedieze – $3.5 million
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This star of so many films is currently one of the most influential celebrities in Nigeria besides being one of the top Nigerian performers.
Mr. Ikedieze’s net worth is about 3.5 million U.S. dollars.
11. O.C. Ukeje – $3.7 million
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How many movies featuring O.C. Ukeje have you watched? Okechukwu Ukeje has starred in a lot of films. Ukeje’s net worth is about 3.7 million U.S. dollars.
10. Pete Edochie – $3.8 million
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The veteran superstar’s career jumped to the heights of fame in the 1980s. He was the star of the Things Fall Apart movie which made him popular all across the country and gave him many chances to appear in other films and win many significant awards.
His net worth is 3.8 million U.S. dollars.
9. Nkem Owoh – $3.9 million
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Gaining his popularity in the 1980s, Nkem Owoh is still a famous comedian. As numerous sources report, Nkem Owoh’s net worth is approximately 3.9 million U.S. dollars.
8. John Okafor – $4.2 million
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The winner of numerous African Movies Awards, John Okafor, is loved by his fans. Everyone remembers him as Mr. Ibu after the role he played in the film with the same title. The man also regularly signs endorsement deals with top brands and earns a lot of money.
His net worth is about 4.2 million U.S. dollars.
7. Ramsey Nouah – $4.5 million
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This handsome star is also a famous Nollywood actor who is often called ‘lover boy’ by his fans. In the 1990s, he starred in the series Fortunes. Since then, he has starred in over one hundred films, earning enough money to become one of the richest Nigerian actors.
Nouah’s net worth is approximately 4.5 million U.S. dollars.
6. Kenneth Okonkwo – $5 million
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Kenneth Okonkwo studied business administration, but he ended up acting in movies such as Living in Bondage. He has won many awards and is now rich and famous all across Nigeria.
His estimated net worth is about 5 million U.S. dollars.
5. Desmond Elliot – $5 million
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Desmond Elliot is not only a great actor but also a famous politician. Having approximately 200 films behind his back, this successful man is one of the top 20 richest Nollywood actors in 2020.
His net worth is about 5 million U.S. dollars.
4. Segun Arinze – $5.1 million
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Segun Arinze was the star of the film Black Arrow, and former head of the Actors Guild of Nigeria. Those who watched the series ‘Ripples’ would not only remember Richard Mofe-Damijo’s role but also Segun Arinze.
Arinze’s net worth is 5.1 million U.S. dollars.
3. Richard Mofe-Damijo – $7 million
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The winner of the Best Actor title in 2015 is still very popular in 2020. This veteran Nollywood star is also known as RMD. He is most loved for his role in the Ripples television series.
Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD) first worked as a famous Nigerian journalist when he completed his tertiary education. He later left the media and to pursue his passion in acting as he joined Nollywood.
His net worth is approximately 7 million U.S. dollars.
2. Chidi Mokeme – $8 million
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Chidi Mokeme is a good-looking television host and professional actor. He is popular for hosting the game show Gulder Ultimate Search and Nollywood movies The Seed, 76, and many more.
Mokeme is one of the top Nigerian actors, and he has a fantastic net worth of about 8 million U.S. dollars.
1. Jim Iyke – $30 million
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Jim Iyke is the richest actor in Nigeria now. This famous actor has acted in over 150 movies. He is wealthy and loved by his fans who know that his real name is James Ikechukwu Esomugha. The star of American Driver (2017) is very successful.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jim’s net worth is approximately 30 million U.S. dollars.
His first appearance was in the 2002 video $1: One Dollar. Since then he has appeared in more than 150 films. In 2007, he started the movie production company Untamed Productions and has also started his own music label Untamed Records.
These are the top 20 richest Nollywood actors in 2020 along with their net worth. Now you know the names of the most financially successful actors from Nigeria. Their style is often copied by fans who wish to live similar glamorous lives and earn as much as their favourite celebrities.
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