Top 10 Richest People in Taraba State & Net Worth (2024)

Taraba state is located in the central region of Nigeria. The state is known for its beautiful natural features which include the Mambila plateau and a number of rivers. The agricultural products from this relatively wealthy state are renowned for their value to the country as a whole.  There are billionaire businessmen in Taraba as well as wealthy businessmen. According to Forbes, they are among the nation’s wealthiest people. It would be impossible to list all of their assets, investments, and businesses. This article will highlight ten of them.


The following are the top ten richest people from Taraba state.


Theophilus Danjuma is the richest man in Taraba state. He is commonly referred to as TY owning to his popularity in the state.

Danjuma was a student at Wussa, Katsina state’s St. Bartholomew Primary School. He continued his schooling by majoring in history at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.

Danjuma served as the chief of the army staff during Obasanjo’s military presidency, from 1975 to 1979. Apart from being the richest man, he never hesitates to give out to the poor.

When it comes to Nigerian politics, Danjuma is a seasoned politician who has been there, done that, and won. With a $5 billion net worth, he is currently the richest politician in Taraba state.


Dalhatu is another successful businessman from Taraba. He was born in the state’s southern region. He completed his postsecondary studies at the esteemed University of Ibadan, where he received a degree in land resources development.

He entered politics after earning his degree from the university in 1999. His foray into politics proved to be a very wise choice, as he was chosen to represent Taraba South Central as a senator in the National Assembly.

Sangari started teaching geography for 16 years at Bayero University in Kano State. Although Umaru Sangari’s net worth is unknown to the general public, it is estimated to be $3.2 billion.


Abdulazeez Ibrahim studied engineering and business administration at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria. In 1996, he was appointed as the state’s commissioner of commerce.

He had to deal with the 2005 corruption charge brought against him.

The estimated net worth of Abdulazeez Ibrahim is $1.5 billion. He now ranks among the wealthiest people in Taraba state.


Bala Adamu provided his service to the Taraba state government as the secretary from 1994-1997. He ran for a Senate seat in 1999 with the intention of representing Taraba’s northern senatorial constituency in the National Assembly.

Abdulahi Bala Adamu was elected to represent Taraba state in the senate after all gubernatorial procedures were completed and INEC pronounced him the election’s victor. On April 29, 1999, Adamu took the oath of office and began his four-year term as a senator.

One factor that distinguishes Bala Adamu as a notable resident of Taraba state is his financial situation. He might be proud of his 500 million Naira net worth.


Darius Ishaku is a very active politician from Taraba state. He was born on April 30, 1954. He attended St. Batholomew Primary School in Wusasa, Zaria, for his elementary education.

He completed his undergraduate studies at Ahmadu Bello University and earned a master’s in architecture there.

Ishaku started his stint in politics as Minister for Niger Delta affairs during President Goodluck Jonathan’s regime. He was elected governor of Taraba state in 2015, but the APC candidate’s legal action prevented him from taking office until 2016.

Darius Ishaku has a net worth of about 400 million naira. He is a governor as well as an architect, an urban planner, and a role model.


Abubarkar Umar Tutare was once a commissioner of finance and Commerce. He was also the secretary to the state government in 2005.

Tutare won the 2011 senate election under the PDP’s banner, and he is now the representative for Taraba Central.

In the state, Senator Tutare is renowned for his altruistic behavior and compassion. His net worth is estimated to be $300 million naira.


Anthony Manzo was born in 1958. Before serving as the Nigerian ambassador to Israel, he served as the health commissioner for the Taraba state. Anthony Judge Manzo is one of the richest men in Taraba state with a net worth of about N300 million.


Emmanuel Bwacha is another successful businessman and politician from Taraba state. He was born in Taraba state’s Donga local government region. In 1967, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Calabar.

Emmanuel became commissioner of agriculture between 1999 and 2003. He was elected as a senator to the House of Representatives from the Donga/Ussa/Takum constituency, like others on this list. He was re-elected in 2011 and served as a senator for 12 years in the house of senators beginning in 2015.


Yusuf was born on the 2nd of April 1956 in Nguroje, Taraba state. His amount of wealth is unmatched in Taraba state, and he is yet another wealthy politician from Taraba on the list.

He studied at Ahmadu Bello University, where in 1980 he earned a BSc in economics. He became one of the extremely rare natives of Taraba state to receive his education abroad. Yusuf earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of East Anglia in 1983.


Tahiru Bako is one rich man in Taraba that is very hard working. While serving as the primary healthcare director in Bali, a southern region of the state, he had a significant impact.

In 1999, Tahiru Bako was elected as a senator to the House of Representatives. He is the candidate for Taraba Central.

Bako made a difference in people’s lives during his first term as a senator by providing unselfish service to the residents of his district. He was re-elected as a senator during 2007 senatorial election into the house of Senate. He is an honorable man who often gives to those in need, making his money beneficial to all of his neighbors. He is on the list due to his financial situation and altruistic outlook.

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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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