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Nigerian actors are some of the best and most well-paid actors in the world. The Nollywood industry is the third largest movie industry in the world and the biggest in Africa.
It is just normal to picture that actors in this robust industry are handsomely rewarded for their hard work and talent. With a population of over 200 million people in Nigeria, Nigerians love drama and they enjoy watching their kind put up and act. If you enjoy Nollywood, or you are just curious to know more about who the richest actors are in Nigeria, then you need to read this article till the end. This article lists out the richest actors in Nigeria, their net worth and expensive cars.
The immaculate Jim Iyke is the richest actor in Nigeria with a whopping net worth of $30 million. His real name is James Ikechukwu Esomugha, but he is popularly known as Jim Iyke. Jim Iyke is a charismatic actor with lots of swagger and talent. He started acting in 2001 and has starred in more than 150 movies. Jim Iyke has many awards for his name. He is not only a veteran actor, Jim Iyke is also a philanthropist and a businessman. He runs a foundation with the aim of helping children with disabilities, He also runs a fashion label named Untamed Closet. He also runs a table water bottling company called Burgeon Table water.
NET WORTH: His net worth is estimated at $30 million (approx. 17.1 billion NGN)
RICHARD MOFE DAMIJO
The handsome Richard Mofe Damijo is a talented Nigerian actor that has featured in various blockbuster movies. Born on 6 July 1961 in Delta State, Richard Mofe Damijo studied at the University of Benin where he had his first degree in Theater Arts. He began acting in 1986 and has since starred in many first-class movies. Richard Mofe Damijo has won various awards including the Best Actor award in 2015 at the maiden edition of the African Movie Academy Awards etc. He was the former commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State.
Net worth: The impeccable Richard Mofe Damijo has a net worth estimated at $15 million (approx. 8.6 billion NGN).
Expensive Cars: The remarkable RMD has a car collection consisting of:
- Mercedes Benz G-wagon.
- Toyota Landcruiser
- Mercedes-Benz GLE 550
- BMW series 4 coupe
Desmond Elliot is a top-rated actor in Nigeria and of course one of the richest too. He has featured in over 200 movies and also won various awards too. He is not only an actor, Desmond Elliot is a movie director and a politician as well. He contested in the general elections in 2015 and won the vote to represent the Surulere Constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly. He has made so much money from acting and politics that he is number three on our list of richest Nigerian actors.
Net worth: His net worth is estimated at $10 million (5.7 billion NGN)..
Expensive Cars: Desmond Elliot loves good cars, and he has the money to finance it. His car collection includes:
- Range rover.
- Ford Explorer
- vintage Mercedes-Benz
- Nissan Versa.
Zubby Michael is not a foreign name in the Nigerian entertainment industry in recent years. If you are a fan of Nollywood home videos, his face will ring a bell to you once you come across it because of his permanent birthmark on his face. Zubby Michael is a Nigerian actor and movie producer in the Nigerian entertainment industry today.