Imo State has a lot of industrious and wealthy people. However, below you will find the top 5 richest Imo State indigenes 2021. This state is located in Eastern Nigeria and the state’s capital is Owerri. Its economy is highly dependent on agricultural production and commerce.
Imo state is well known for palm oil production. The state economy is highly dependent on agricultural production, especially the production of palm oil, which a majority of citizens rely on for cooking.
1. Rochas Okorocha – $1.4 Billion
Rochas Okorocha was born on 22 September, 1962. He is the former Governor of Imo State. Rochas is a Nigerian Philanthropist from Imo State. Asides from being the former Governor, he is a Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district.
His charity foundation is called ‘Rochas Foundation’. This foundation offers special schools that gives scholarship to the less privileged children in Nigeria. He is the president, Rochas group of companies limited and Rochas Foundation inc. Rochas is also the Pro-Chancellor of African Business School and Former Chairman, Board of Nigeria Airspace Management Agency. He tops the list of top 5 richest Imo State indigenes.
2. Pascal Gabriel Dozie – $1Billion
Pascal Gabriel Dozie was born on April 9, 1939. This Nigerian entrepreneur and businessman is very good at what he does. Also, he is the chairman of Pan-Atlantic and Diamond Bank. Pascal Dozie began his career as an Economist at the National Economic Development Office in the United Kingdom. He was a consulting Economist at African States Consulting Organization in Uganda (1970-1971).
Moreover. Pascal was also a part time lecturer at the North Western Polytechnic, London. In 1971, he launched African Development Consulting Group (ADCG) which brought about Diamond Bank. He currently owns shares in MTN Group and was Chairman of the company.
3. Leo Stan Ekeh – $1 Billion
Leo Stan Ekeh was born on February 22, 1956. The Nigerian Businessman is the founder and Chairman of Zinox Group(2001) and Konga.com. He attended his primary and secondary school in Imo state. Then he further his studies in India. Also, he did his Masters in Risk Management from the University of Nottingham.
On October 2013, the company announced the production of its computer tablet line named Zipadbill. On February 2018, Ekeh’s company Zinox acquired Konga.com from its owners. They bought 99% of the total company shares.
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4. Tony Ezenna – Over $430 Million
Tony was born in Port Harcourt on April 21, 1957. He is a business man and married to Elizabeth Ezenna. In 1988, he founded Orange Drugs Nigeria Limited. This company specializes in the distribution of Pharmaceutical and beauty products.
Moreso, he imports and exports to Italy, Germany, United States of America and Indonesia. He schooled at St. David primary school Owerre Akokwa, Christ the King College Onitsha. However, due to financial hardship he stopped his education for a while and joined his father’s business.
5. Pascal Chibuike Okechukwu – $12 million
Pascal Okechukwu popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest is a Nigerian businessman. He was born on 2nd April, 1981. He is the owner of Club Xhrine. This club was founded after he resigned from Cubana Groups as the General manager in 2020.
In addition, he has a Doctor of Science in Event and Luxury Hospitality Management. He bagged this degree from European American University in 2021. During his childhood in Aba and Umuhu Okabia, he developed an intense passion for music and desired to be a musician. Pascal completed his primary, secondary and tertiary education at Owerri, Imo State. Pascal Okechukwu was a shoemaker in school and that’s how he made his first million.