The 10 Richest Tribes in Nigeria

 


Nigeria, a country in Africa located in the Gulf of Guinea, is famous for its large population. This country has many tribes and is famous for its cultural heritage. Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa are the three ethnic groups in the country.

Richest tribe in Nigeria: Nigeria is considered as the largest African because it has the largest population in Africa and has a good number of tribes and different cultures among its different tribes.

An ethnic group refers to a group of people or communities in a region that share a common ancestor, tribe, place, culture, values, language and history.

In Nigeria, there are three main ethnic groups: Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa. However, there are 371 tribes in the country. Now, we will talk about the ten richest tribes in Nigeria in 2023.

I am sure you have heard about many of these ethnic groups for the first time but it has been like this for many years and I am glad that you know a lot about the ethnic groups in Nigeria now.

Let's continue to explore the most prosperous tribes now in Nigeria.

 

List of the 10 Richest Tribes in Nigeria

1. IGBO

2. YORUBA

3. HAUSA

4. FULANI

5. EDO

6. ISOKO 

7. IJAW

8. TIV

9. KANURI

10. IBIBIO 



1. IGBO


The 10 Richest Tribes in Nigeria


The Igbo are the richest tribe in Nigeria. The Igbo people are found in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states. This tribe also has the richest population in Nigeria. Arthur Eze, Allen Onyema, Obi Cubana, Cosmos MadukaDiezani Alison-madueke and Stella Oduah are among the richest people in the Igbo tribe.

 

2. YORUBA

The 10 Richest Tribes in Nigeria


The Yoruba tribe lives in the southwest of Nigeria. The Yoruba people have many rich people like Mike Adenuga, Femi Otedola, Folorunsho Alakija and Jimoh Ibrahim. They are the second richest tribe in Nigeria.

 

3. HAUSA

The 10 Richest Tribes in Nigeria


The Hausa are the richest ethnic group in Nigeria, well known for their agricultural prosperity and political success over the years in Nigeria. It is the third richest tribe in Nigeria, although it boasts of being the richest Nigerian not only in Nigeria but in Africa with Aliko Dangote who has a net worth of 20 billion dollars as well as Alhaji Sayyu Danata who has net worth of 1 billion dollars.

 

4. FULANI

The 10 Richest Tribes in Nigeria


The Fulani people are one of the most powerful tribes in Nigeria and have produced two of the last three presidents of Nigeria during Umaru Musa Yar'Adua who is one of the best presidents Nigeria has ever seen, as well as the current president Muhammadu Buhari who is can also come from there.

The Fulani people are still proud of others who have taken the lead in the affairs of this country in the past few years such as Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki and many others.

The Fulani people are one of the richest tribes in Nigeria and have big politicians and businessmen like Abdulsamad Rabiu, Theophilus Danjuma, Abdullahi Rano and many others who are worth millions of dollars.

 

5. EDO

The 10 Richest Tribes in Nigeria


Edo in southern Nigeria, also known as the Bini tribe, is the fifth richest tribe in Nigeria, both in terms of resources, jobs, wealth and wealth.

It boasts of learning culture, sports, games, education, educational institutions and rich people like Chief Dr. Gabriel Igbinedion, owner of an oil company, a private bank, a diamond, gold and marble mine, a private primary and secondary school and the University (Iigbinedion University Okada) is the first private university in Nigeria and Mitchell Elegbe is the president and CEO of Inters -witch which is a multi-billion dollar online payment company in Africa.

 


6. ISOKO 

The 10 Richest Tribes in Nigeria


The Isoko tribe is one of the small tribes in the Niger Delta region. However, the tribe has produced various celebrities. Benedict Peter, CEO of AITEO Group; Tony Elumelu, Chairman United Bank of Africa and Jim Ovia, one of the richest businessmen, is from the Isoko tribe.

 

7. IJAW

The 10 Richest Tribes in Nigeria


Ijaw is one of the largest ethnic minorities in states like Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Ondo and Edo. Many of these tribes are experts in oil trading, exploration and income from the abundant oil in this region. Therefore, they are very proud of the rich people.

 

8. TIV

The 10 Richest Tribes in Nigeria


The Tiv tribe is found in Benue, Nassarawa, Plateau, Taraba and Cross River states. The tribe is about 2.4% of the total population of Nigeria. Barnabas Iyorhyer, Betty Abah, Benson Abounu, Jerry Agada, George Akume and Moses Adasu are among the richest people in this tribe.

 

9. KANURI

The 10 Richest Tribes in Nigeria


The Kanuri are the ninth richest tribe in Nigeria. They are found in Borno, Niger and Yobe states. Mohammed Indimi, Yahaya Adamu, Ibrahim Abacha, Daniel k Daniel and Tukur Buratai are some of the richest people in this tribe.

 


10. IBIBIO 

The 10 Richest Tribes in Nigeria


Ibibio is one of the largest tribes in Nigeria; It is common in South Eastern Nigeria, especially in states like Akwa Ibom, Benue and Cross River State that speak the Efik-Ibibio language and do things economically, culturally and create rich people such as: Goddy Jedy, Hogan Bassey, Godswill Akpabio, Obong Attah and many others.

Therefore, Ibibio is one of the richest tribes in Nigeria. Currently, these aforementioned tribes are ranked as the wealthiest in Nigeria as they are making waves economically as a tribe, socially in terms of population and individually in terms of producing wealthy individuals in Nigeria.

 

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