Let’s find out about the custodians of our tradition and culture in Nigeria. For the purpose of this write-up, we will be profiling the list of the richest kings in Nigeria.
Kings can be referred to as custodians of our tradition they are usually found in various towns and villages.
Kings hold a high position in our society as of today, we normally have different levels of kings, we have the first-class kings and second class kings, Most of these kings possess wealth as a result of the domain they control and they engage in various business.
Top 10 Richest Kings in Nigeria
We have lots of influential and wealthy kings in the country but for the purpose of this writing, we will be looking at the top 10 richest kings in Nigeria.
Oba Obateru Akinrutan
Oba Obateru Akinrutan is one of the richest kings in Nigeria, he is a first-class Oba in Nigeria. Oba Akinrutan was born in 1950 and this makes him 65 years old, he is the paramount ruler of Olugbo of ugbo in Ondo state.
Oba Akinteru according to Forbes is the second richest king in Africa and the richest king in Nigeria, he is estimated to worth $300 million. He as business interest in oil and gas, and also real estate, he is the founder of popular Obat oil they have over 30 filling station spread across the country.
The Sultan of Sokoto
The Sultan of Sokoto, who also is one of the richest kings from the northern part of this country, the present sultan of Sokoto Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar was a former Brigadier General in the Nigeria Army.
The sultan is a well-respected king in Nigeria and also a first-class king in Nigeria, he as many investments and assets both within the country and outside the country.
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan, is the paramount ruler of the Ife kingdom in Osun state, he is the most respected king in the Yoruba kingdom as has so many subjects under is the domain.
Oba Adeyeye as so many investment and asset and his estimated to worth $70 million, he as business interest in real estate and agriculture this business ventures gives him a large turnover.
Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is the present emir of the kano caliphate and one of the richest kings in Nigeria and also the richest and respected king in the northern part of this country.
Emir Sanusi was born in July 1961, he is estimated to worth around $80 million according to Forbes.
The emir was a former central bank of Nigeria governor.
Oba of Benin Ewuare II Ogidigan
Oba of Benin, the Oba of Benin Ewuare II Ogidigan is the paramount ruler of the Benin kingdoms from Edo state, the Oba was born on 20 October 1953 he is one of the most respected rulers in Nigeria and also one of the wealthiest kings in Nigeria.
The king is estimated to worth $65 million, he as local and international investment around the world. He was a former Nigeria ambassador to Angola and Sweden.
Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe
The Obi of Onitsha is the paramount ruler of the kingdom of Onitsha in Anambra state, the present obi of Onitsha is Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe is very respected king from the eastern part of Nigeria and among the richest king in Nigeria.
The present obi has had working experience working in the financial sector and the oil and gas sector of the country. He estimated to worth $50 million with investment in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.
Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III
Oba of Oyo is the paramount ruler of the Oyo kingdoms, the Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III is one of the most of respected kings in Nigeria and also one of the richest kings in Nigeria.
The Alaafin of OYO oba Lamidi has so many investments both in Nigeria and outside Nigeria, he is estimated to worth around $40 million.
Oba of Lagos is Oba Rilwan Babatunde Akiolu
Oba of Lagos is the paramount ruler of Lagos, the present Oba of Lagos is Oba Rilwan Babatunde Akiolu he was born on the 18 November 1970, he is one of the richest and respected oba in Lagos.
Oba Rilwan Akiolu before ascending the throne was a former Assistant Inspector General of police, he is estimated to worth around $40 million.
Olu of Warri, Godfrey Emiko
The Olu of Warri is the paramount ruler of the Warri kingdoms, the present Olu of Warri is Godfrey Emiko, he is one of the richest kings in Nigeria, he rules over the itsekiri people of the niger-delta region of this country.
The Olu of Warri is estimated to worth around $30 million, he as business interest within Nigeria and outside Nigeria.
Dein of Agbor HRM Benjamin Ikenechuku Keagborekuzi I
The Dein of Agbor HRM Benjamin Ikenechuku Keagborekuzi I who happens to be the youngest king on these list. He is also among the most respected and wealthiest king we have in this country.
The present Dein of Agbor born in July 1977 is estimated to worth around $10 million.
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