Millions of Nigerians enjoy the country’s great films, their educational stories and feel pure emotions, thanks to Nollywood. So it’s no wonder that Nollywood stars are paid very well. Jim Iyke is currently Nigeria’s richest actor. This famous artist has appeared in more than 150 films, and his fortune is estimated at 30 million dollars.
The star of “American Driver” released in 2017, James Ikechukwu Esomugha, better known as “Jim Iyke”, is a 44-year-old Nigerian actor, wealthy and beloved by his fans. The one who took his first steps in cinema in 2002 has appeared in more than 150 films.
In 2007, he founded the film production company, Untamed Productions and also created his music label, Untamed Records. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jim Iyke’s net worth is estimated at $30 million. He is the richest Nollywood actor today.
In 2nd place comes Chidi Mokeme, 48, who is considered one of the television presenters and an outstanding professional actor. He is famous for being the host of the game show “Gulder Ultimate Search” and the Nollywood movies “The Seed, 76” and many others. Mokeme is one of the main Nigerian players, and he has a fortune valued at 8 million dollars.
The winner of the title of best actor in 2015, Richard Mofe-Damijo, is still top-rated in Nigeria. This Nollywood veteran is also known as “RMD”. He is especially loved for his role in the television series “Ripples”.
Richard Mofe Damijo, aka “RMD”, 59, first worked as a famous Nigerian journalist when he graduated from college. He then left the media to pursue his passion for acting by joining Nollywood. His net worth is around $ 7 million. He closes the third step in the ranking of the top 10 most immense fortunes of Nollywood actors.
With an estimated 5.1 million dollars, Segun Arinze (55), holds the 4th spot. Star of the film “Black Arrow”, Segun is also a former leader of the Actors Guild of Nigeria. Those who watched the series “Ripples” will remember the role of Richard Mofe-Damijo and Segun Arinze.
In tied 5th place, we find Desmond Elliot and Kenneth Okonkwo. Desmond Elliot is one of the great Nigerian actors, but also a famous politician. With around 200 films in his pocket, Desmond Elliot (46) is one of the ten richest actors in Nollywood in 2020. Also, in the top 5 richest and most successful musicians in Nigeria, his net worth is about 5 million dollars.