Who Is The Richest Man In Tiv Land?
Do you want to know who are the richest men in Tiv land? You are in the right place, continue reading! We are going to bring to you a list of the top 10 richest men in Tiv Land, and we will also discuss their assets and some other interesting thing you need to know about them.
The Tiv ethnic group constitute about 4.4% of the total Nigerian population according to statistic.
The language is spoken by over 10 million people in Nigeria and also few people in Cameroon are Tiv speakers.
In Nigeria, Tiv people are predominantly found in Benue state and also in Taraba, Plateau, and Nasarawa states. They are best known for Agricultural production which is also their major source of income.
Aside from agriculture, Tiv people are doing excellently in other aspects, ranging from businesses, politics, entertainment, sport, and other financial aspects.
There are a lot of influential people in the tribe. They also handle so many prominent offices in the country making Tiv a well-recognized tribe in Nigeria.
Who Is The Richest Man In Tiv Land?
Having known about the Tiv people, who do you think is the richest person in Tiv land?
Tiv people are well known for their hardworking and that’s what made it possible for us to discuss who are the richest Tiv men as a topic.
Many Tiv sons and daughters are financially buoyant. However, we consider different parameters such as businesses, assets, position, and power, in deciding the wealthiest in the tribe.
Note that, this list is not for ethnic profiling or any other stuff, but it’s a nice thing to know who are the biggest guys in the Tiv tribe, and I believe that’s the reason why you are here.
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Top 10 Richest Men In Tiv Land
Here is the list of the top 10 richest men in Tiv land and their net worth:
10. Prof. Terhemba Shija – $1.2 Million (507.8 Million Naira)
Profession Terhemba Shija is a Nigerian academic, novelist, poet, critic, and politician from Vandeikya Local Government. He is a lecturer at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
Shija is a high-profile man and he serves Nigeria in different ways. In 1992, he was a Member of the House of Representatives for the Vandeikya/Konshisha constituency. He was also a Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Benue State, during Governor George Akume’s administration.
He is among the richest Tiv men and his estimated net worth is $1.2 Million, which is about 507.8 Million in Naira.
09. Michael Kaase Aondoakaa – $1.5 Million (641.8 Million Naira)
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Michael Kaase Aondakaa, or better Mike Aondoakaa can not be left out in the list.
He was appointed as the Minister of Justice on July 2007 by President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. He did about 3 years in the office (2007 – 2010) and was removed in controversial circumstances by Acting President Goodluck Jonathan.
Mike Aondoakaa is among the richest people in Tiv land and his estimated net worth is $1.5 Million, which is about 641.8 Million in Naira.
08. Prof. James Iorzua Ayatse – $1.8 Million ( 759.9 Million Naira)
Orchivilir Professor James Ortese Iorzua Ayatse who is currently the Tor Tiv V is also among the richest people in the Tiv tribe.
He has an estimated net worth of $1.8 Million, which is about 759.9 Million in Naira.
07. Michael Ornguga Mku – $2.5 Million (1 Billion Naira)
Micheal Ornguga Mku or better Mike Mku is a Nigerian Politician, Businessman, and Philanthropist from Gboko Local Government of Benue State.
In the 2015 General Elections, Mike Mku runs for the Benue North-West Senatorial District in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), but he lost to Sen. George Akume.
He is among the Richest Tiv sons, and his estimated net worth is $2.5 Million, which is about 1 Billion in Naira.
06. Athanasius Atser Kyausu (Kyabiz) – $3 Million (1.2 Billion Naira)
The Nigerian Benue-based oil businessman, Athanasius Atser Kyausu, who is the CEO of the popular Kyabiz company can not be left out of this list.
He has an estimated net worth of $3 Million, which is about 1.2 Billion Naira, making him among the top 10 richest men in Tiv land.
05. Barnabas Andyar Gemade – $3.5 Million (1.4 Billion Naira)
Popular Nigerian Politician, Sen. Barnabas Andyar Gemade also merits the list of the top 10 wealthiest Tiv sons.
He was one time the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and he was also elected as a Senator for the Benue North East constituency (Zone A).
His estimated net worth is $3.5 Million, which is about 1.4 Billion in Naira.
04. Gov. Samuel Ortom – $4.5 Million (1.9 Billion Naira)
The Nigerian politician, administrator, businessman, and philanthropist, Samuel Ioraer Ortom, also merit the list of the top 10 richest men in Tiv land.
Samuel Ortom was appointed as a Minister of State Trade and Investments in Nigeria during President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
In 2015, he was elected as the governor of Benue state. He contested for the second term and was re-elected.
Samuel Ortom has a lot of business in the country. He is also the CEO of the popular Oracle business.
He has an estimated net worth of $4.5 Million, which is about 1.9 Billion in Naira.
03. Sen. George Akume – $5 Million (2.1 Billion Naira)
Sen. George Akume who is currently the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs merits the list as the 3rd wealthiest man in Tiv land.
Akume was elected as the Governor of Benue State from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He was also elected as Senator, Zone B Benue state, for three terms (2007, 2011, and 2015). He was the Minority Leader of the Senate from June 2011 to June 2015.
Sen. George Akume has an estimated net worth of $5 Million, which is about 2.1 Billion in Naira.
02. Sen. Gabriel Torwua Suswam – $5 Million (2.1 Billion Naira)
Popular Nigerian politician, Sen. Gabriel Torwua Suswam is the second on our list following Terry Waya. He has a high profile and also a lot of businesses in Nigeria.
In 1999, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the Katsina-Ala/Ukum/Logo Federal Constituency. He was also appointed Chairman of the House Services Committee, and later Chairman of the House Committee in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria.
Gabriel Torwua Suswam served as the governor of Benue state for 8 years (2007 – 2015), and he was elected Senator Benue North East constituency (Zone A) in 2019.
His estimated net worth is $5 Million, which is about 2.1 Billion in Naira.
01. Terry Waya – $865 Million (36.2 Billion Naira)
The Nigeria London-based business tycoon, Terry Waya is so far the richest Man in Tiv land.
He is popularly known as Mr. Versace because of his love for Versace. He is a father to a Popular reality TV star, Kiddwaya.
Terry Waya has a lot of businesses running within and outside the country. He is also the one that discovered the famous Banana Island, located in Lagos, Nigeria.
His estimated net worth is $865 Million, which is about 36.2 Billion Naira, making him by far the richest man in Tiv land.
Summary Of The Top 10 Richest People In Tiv Land
The table below is the summary of the top 10 richest people in Tiv land:
|01||Terry Waya||$865 Million (36. 2 Billion Naira)|
|02||Sen. Gabriel Torwua Suswam||$5 million (2.1 Billion Naira)|
|03||Sen. George Akume||$5 Million (2.1 Billion Naira)|
|04||Samuel Ortom||$4.5 Million (1.9 Billion Naira)|
|05||Barnabas Andyar Gemade||$3.5 Million (1.4 Billion Naira)|
|06||Athanasius Atser Kyausu (Kyabiz)||$3 Million (1.2 Billion Naira)|
|07||Michael Ornguga Mku||$2.5 Million (1 Billion Naira)|
|08||Prof. James Iorzua Ayatse||$1.8 Million ( 759.9 Million Naira)|
|09||Michael Kaase Aondoakaa||$1.5 Million (641.8 Million Naira)|
|10||Pro. Terhemba Shija||$1.2 Million (507.8 Million Naira)|
So far, this is the list of the top 10 richest people in Tiv land. We will keep on updating the list for possible changes.