Introduction: Nigerian politicians; Peter Obi, Tinubu, and Atiku Net Worth, Who is Richer? September, 2023

Due to many public questions concerning Peter Obi, Tinubu, and Atiku's Net Worth, the Celebnob Media company has made a comprehensive analysis to find the richest among these three politicians.

Peter Obi, Tinubu, and Atiku Net Worth Ranks

  1. #Tinubu – $8.4 Billion Dollars
  2. #Atiku – $2.1 Billion Dollars
  3. #Peter Obi – $20 Million Dollars

Tinubu Biography

Tinubu Biography

Tinubu Biography

Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu (born 29 March 1952) is a Nigerian accountant and politician who served as the Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 and Senator for Lagos West during the brief Third Republic.

In June 2022, he was chosen as the All Progressives Congress nominee in the 2023 Nigerian presidential election.

Tinubu spent his early life in southwestern Nigeria and later moved to the United States where he studied Accounting at Chicago State University.

He returned to Nigeria in the early 1980s and was employed by Mobil Nigeria as an accountant, before entering politics as a Lagos West senatorial candidate in 1992 under the banner of the Social Democratic Party.

After dictator Sani Abacha dissolved the Senate in 1993, Tinubu became activist campaigning for the return of democracy as a part of the National Democratic Coalition movement.

Although he was forced into exile in 1994, Tinubu returned after Abacha's 1998 death triggered the beginning of the transition to the Fourth Republic.

In the first post-transition Lagos State gubernatorial election, Tinubu won by a wide margin as a member of the Alliance for Democracy over the Peoples Democratic Party's Dapo Sarumi and the All People's Party's Nosirudeen Kekere-Ekun.

Four years later, he won re-election to a second term over the PDP's Funsho Williams by a reduced margin.

Tinubu's two terms were marked by attempts at modernizing the city of Lagos and his feuds with the PDP-controlled federal government.

After leaving office in 2007, he since played a key role in the formation of the All Progressives Congress in 2013.

Long and controversial, Tinubu's career has been plagued by accusations of corruption and questions about the veracity of his personal history.

Tinubu Ties To Drug Trafficking

Tinubu worked for the American companies Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells, and GTE Services Corporation.

After returning to Nigeria in 1983, Tinubu joined Mobil Oil Nigeria, and later became an executive of the company.

During his time in the United States, Tinubu was noted for his suspiciously high income before being investigated by federal authorities; eventually, his assets were frozen in 1993 as a result of a court case asserting that the American government had “probable cause” to believe Tinubu's American bank accounts held the proceeds of heroin dealing.

He would settle with the government and forfeit about $460,000 later that year. Court documents and later reporting on the case revealed that Tinubu had served as a bagman for two Chicago heroin dealers in the early 1990s.

Tinubu as a Governor Of Lagos State

When he assumed office in May 1999, Tinubu promised 10,000 housing units for the poor with little achieved.

During the eight-year period of his being in office, he made large investments in education in the state and also reduced the number of schools in the state by returning many schools to the already settled former owners.

He also initiated new road construction, required to meet the needs of the fast-growing population of the state.

Tinubu, alongside a new deputy governor, Femi Pedro, won re-election into office as governor in April 2003.

All other states in the South West fell to the People's Democratic Party in those elections.

He was involved in a struggle with the Olusegun Obasanjo-controlled federal government over whether Lagos State had the right to create new Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) to meet the needs of its large population.

The controversy led to the federal government seizing funds meant for local councils in the state.

During the latter part of his term in office, he was engaged in continuous clashes with PDP powers such as Adeseye Ogunlewe, a former Lagos State senator who had become minister of works, and Bode George, the southwest chairman of the PDP.

Relations between Tinubu and deputy governor Femi Pedro became increasingly tense after Pedro declared his intention to run for the gubernatorial elections.

Pedro competed to become the AC candidate for governor in the 2007 elections but withdrew his name on the eve of the party nomination. He defected to the Labour Party while still keeping his position as deputy governor.

Tinubu's tenure as Lagos State Governor ended on 29 May 2007, when his successor Babatunde Fashola of the Action Congress took office.

Tinubu Net Worth In Naira and Dollar September, 2023

Tinubu Net Worth In Naira and Dollar

According to Forbes metrics, Tinubu is the richest politician in Nigeria, he has an estimated net worth of $8.4 Billion Dollars which is ₦3,580,511,983,918 (3.5) Trillion in Naira (Nigerian currency).

Atiku Biography

Atiku Biography

Atiku Abubakar (born 25 November 1946) is a Nigerian politician and businessman who served as the vice president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 during the presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo.

He ran as governor of Adamawa State in 1990, 1997 and later, in 1998, being elected before becoming Olusegun Obasanjo's running mate during the 1999 presidential election and re-elected in 2003.

Atiku Abubakar has unsuccessfully contested five times for the Office of President of Nigeria in 1993, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. In 1993, he contested the Social Democratic Party presidential primaries losing to Moshood Abiola and Baba Gana Kingibe.

He was a presidential candidate of the Action Congress in the 2007 presidential election coming in third to Umaru Yar'Adua of the PDP and Muhammadu Buhari of the ANPP.

He contested the presidential primaries of the People's Democratic Party during the 2011 presidential election losing out to incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.

In 2014, he joined the All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2015 presidential election and contested the presidential primaries losing to Muhammadu Buhari.

In 2017, he returned to the Peoples Democratic Party and was the party presidential candidate during the 2019 presidential election, again losing to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.

In May 2022, he was chosen as the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the 2023 Nigerian presidential election.

Atiku Political Career

Abubakar's first foray into politics was in the early 1980s when he worked behind the scenes on the governorship campaign of Bamanga Tukur, who at that time was managing director of the Nigeria Ports Authority.

He canvassed for votes on behalf of Tukur, and also donated to the campaign.

Towards the end of his Customs career, he met General Shehu Musa Yar'Adua, who had been second-in-command Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters between 1976 and 1979.

Abubakar was drawn by Yar'Adua into the political meetings that were now happening regularly in Yar'Adua's Lagos home, which gave rise to the People's Front of Nigeria.

The People's Front included politicians such as Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, Baba Gana Kingibe, Bola Tinubu, Sabo Bakin Zuwo, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Abdullahi Aliyu Sumaila and Abubakar Koko.

In 1989, Abubakar was elected the National Vice-Chairman of the Peoples Front of Nigeria in the build-up to the Third Nigerian Republic.

Abubakar won a seat to represent his constituency at the 1989 Constituent Assembly, set up to decide a new constitution for Nigeria.

The People's Front was eventually denied registration by the military government (none of the groups that applied was registered), and merged with the government-created Social Democratic Party (SDP).

On 1 September 1990, Abubakar announced his Gongola State gubernatorial bid.

A year later, before the elections could hold, Gongola State was broken up into two – Adamawa and Taraba States – by the Federal Government.

Abubakar fell into the new Adamawa State. After the contest he won the SDP Primaries in November 1991, but was soon disqualified by the government from contesting the elections.

In 1993, Abubakar contested the SDP presidential primaries. The results after the first ballot of the primaries held in Jos was: Moshood Abiola with 3,617 votes, Baba Gana Kingibe with 3,255 votes and Abubakar with 2,066 votes. Abubakar and Kingibe considered joining forces combining 5,231 votes to challenge Abiola.

However, after Shehu Yar'Adua asked Atiku Abubakar to withdraw from the campaign, with Abiola promising to make him his running mate.

Abiola was later pressured by SDP governors to select Kinigbe as his Vice-presidential running mate, in the June 12 presidential election.

After the 12 June and during the General Sani Abacha transition, Abubakar showed interest to contest for the Gubnetorial seat of Adamawa State under the United Nigeria Congress Party, the transition program came to an end with the death of General Abacha.

In 1998, Abubakar joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and later secured a nomination for Governor of Adamawa State, winning the December 1998 governorship elections, but before he could be sworn in he accepted a position as the running mate to the PDP presidential candidate, former military head of state General Olusegun Obasanjo who went on to win the 1999 presidential election ushering in the Fourth Nigerian Republic.

Atiku Net Worth in Naira and Dollar September, 2023

Atiku Net Worth in Naira and Dollar

Atiku Net Worth in Naira and Dollar

Atiku Abubakar is among the richest Nigerian politicians. According to Forbes metrics, Atiku Abubakar has an estimated net worth of $2.1 Billion Dollars as of September, 2023 which is 902,552,853,313 (902.5) Billion in Naira (Nigerian currency).

Peter Obi Biography

Peter Obi Biography

Peter Gregory Obi (born 19 July 1961) is a Nigerian businessman and politician who served as governor of Anambra from March to November 2006, February to May 2007, and from June 2007 to March 2014.

In May 2022, he became the Labour Party candidate for President of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential election.

Born in Onitsha in 1961, Obi graduated from the University of Nigeria in 1984. Afterward, he entered business and banking, eventually rising to hold several high-ranking executive positions at banks.

By the early 2000s, Obi was the chairman of Fidelity Bank before leaving the position to enter politics. Obi ran for governor in 2003, as a member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance but his main opponent was unlawfully declared victor.

After three years of legal battles, Obi was declared the winner in 2006 and assumed office in March 2006.

He was impeached in November the same year, before his impeachment was overturned and he returned to office in February the next year, 2007.

Again, Obi was removed when the 2007 Anambra State gubernatorial election; the election was held in accordance to the timeframe of the normal Nigerian electoral calendar of a four-year election interval, which in this case dated back to his first, previously annulled election.

But the judiciary intervened again and ruled that he should be allowed to complete a full four-year term. In 2010, he won re-election to a second term.

Obi's terms were marked by improvements in state finances, education, and healthcare.

After leaving office in 2014, Obi gained new status as an advocate for good governance and national political figure after decamping to the Peoples Democratic Party 2014.

In 2019, he was selected as the vice presidential candidate in the presidential election running alongside Atiku Abubakar but lost to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and vice president Yemi Osinbajo.

In May 2022, Obi became the presidential candidate of the LP in the upcoming 2023 general elections, after defecting from the PDP.

Obi's presidential campaign has been described as populist and has been noted for its support among many young Nigerians, who have been nicknamed “Obi-dients”.

Peter Obi as a Governor of Anambra State

Peter Obi contested in the Anambra State Governorship Election as a candidate for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) party in 2003, but his opponent, Chris Ngige of the People's Democratic Party, was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

After nearly three years of litigation, Ngige's victory was overturned by the Court of Appeal on 15 March 2006.

Obi took office for on 17 March 2006. On 2 November 2006, he was impeached by the state house of the assembly after seven months in office and was replaced the next day by Virginia Etiaba, his deputy, making her the first-ever female governor in Nigeria's history.

Obi successfully challenged his impeachment and was re-instated as the governor on 9 February 2007 by the Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu. Etiaba handed power back to him after the court ruling.

Peter Obi once again left office on 29 May 2007 following the General Elections, in which Andy Uba was declared the winner by the electoral body.

Obi returned to the courts once more, this time contending that the four-year tenure he had won in the 2003 elections only started to run when he took office in March 2006.

On 14 June 2007 the Supreme Court of Nigeria upheld Obi's contention and returned Obi to office.

This brought to an abrupt end the tenure of Obi's successor, Andy Uba whose 14 April 2007 election the Supreme Court nullified on the grounds that Obi's four-year tenure should have remained undisturbed until March 2010.

Peter Obi Net Worth In Naira and Dollars September, 2023

Peter Obi Net Worth In Naira and Dollars

According to Forbes metrics, Peter Gregory Obi CON has an estimated net worth of $20 Million Dollars as of September, 2023 which is ₦8,525,028,533 (8.5) Billion in Naira (Nigerian currency).

Peter Obi, Tinubu, and Atiku Net Worth, Who is Richer? September, 2023 (Summary)

Based on data we collected from different articles and Forbes metrics the richest of clearly seen.

With Tinubu having a net worth of $8.4 Billion Dollars, Atiku having a net worth of $2.1 Billion Dollars and Peter Obi having a net worth of $20 Million Dollars, it clearly shows that Tinubu is far richer than Atiku and Peter Obi.

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