Who are the richest Yahoo Boys in Nigeria? Here is a list of the top 20 fraud boys in Nigeria and their net worth in 2022.
Many young Nigerians have achieved huge legitimate financial success that has made them the envy of the young and old alike in the country.
They do not just depend on the wealth of their parents but struggle hard to make a name for themselves. These youngsters are owners of successful companies, drive exotic cars and enjoy life to the fullest.
These young folks although their sources of income are legit are not keeping quiet about their success. They have been flaunting their wealth and way of life on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
However, there are some young men also in Nigeria who are rumored to be lords of internet fraud, also referred to as scammers, 419, Sakawa, hustler, Gee Boy, Gee, or Yahoo boy.
A Yahoo Boy is a word used to address an individual who engages in fraudulent activities to acquire wealth online. The name “Yahoo Boy” is a Nigerian slang used to describe people that use fake emails and social accounts to lure victims to any form of scam or misleading scheme.
Most Yahoo boys have amassed a large amount of wealth from their fraudulent means over the years making them look like some of the wealthiest people in Nigeria and even flaunt their dirty money online.
A lot of Nigerians today including celebrities, politicians, activists, and law enforcement agencies have turned to internet fraud as a means of livelihood.
In this article, which was referenced from other popular Nigerian online news outlets, you will hear names and profiles of some Yahoo boys, and some of the background stories of how some were arrested by intelligence agencies like the FBI, Dubai Police Force, EFCC, and other security intelligence authorities.
Disclaimer: This article on “The top 20 Yahoo boys in Nigeria, their net worth, and how wealthy these people have become” is for entertainment purposes, we do not support or encourage any form of an online scam or illegitimate business.
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Top Richest Yahoo Boys in Nigeria And Their Net Worth
Below is a detailed list of the top 20 Yahoo Boys in Nigeria in 2022 with their net worth and brief biography facts about them.
1. Ray HushPuppi – $480.2 million
- Net Worth: $480.2 million
- Real Name: Raymond Igbalode
- Age: 39 years old
- Birthday: October 11, 1982
- Cover Business: Construction, Oil, and Gas
- Hushpuppi Instagram: @hushpuppi (2.6m Followers)
- Snapchat handle – Hushpuppi5
The richest Yahoo Boy in Nigeria goes by the name of Ray HushPuppi. HushPuppi can be regarded as the richest Yahoo boy in 2020. Ray does not hide his riches but flaunts them on social media.
This unexplained wealth led to unexplained fame. He was always proud of his Rolls Royce, Bentley, mansions in Dubai, and his “success” attracted a lot of ignorant Nigerians. He proudly showcased everything he had online for people to admire.
This rich yahoo boy was once portrayed as the Nigerian king of Gucci and brand ambassador of this clothing line. Hushpuppi also shared photos and videos of himself purchasing expensive wears from Versace, Fendi, Puma, Adidas, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, and other designers in Dubai.
Hushpuppi has a separate car carrying his belongings and even a private helipad in his Dubai mansion. Believe me, when I tell you, Hushpuppi is probably the richest Yahoo boy in the world.
Hushpuppi is in FBI custody for engaging in internet fraud. The FBI revealed that Hushpuppi has acquired at least $450 Million from clients and investors from all across the world.
Hushpuppi runs a credit card and insurance scam that target the elite citizens of the US, UK, Austria, Luxembourg, France, South Africa, and some parts of Asia and the Middle East.
Fortunately, Hushpuppi has been arrested by the Dubai police force in an undercover operation tagged “Operation Foxhunt 2”. He was arrested alongside 12 other internet fraudsters including Mr. Woodberry, Jamal, and Fish Sticks.
So far, this group has scammed close to a million people from across the world and even had about 3 million potential victims in their target list. This guy has got to be the most hardworking scammer in the world.
He was also dubbed by the EFCC to be the most wanted scammer in Nigeria.
Raymond Igbalode popularly known as Ray HushPuppi hails from Western parts of Nigeria. He is undoubtedly the richest known yahoo boy in Nigeria. He was born in a poor family and was even cited in the streets of Lagos as a beggar.
Hushpuppi became wealthy after he built a criminal empire that specializes in credit card scams and advance fee fraud.
He lived in Nigeria and stayed in Malaysia for four years before he moved to Dubai in a luxury apartment that costs about $350,000 per month.
You should also know that HushPuppi claimed that he owned a construction company that invested heavily in Oil & Gas. But his lies came to end after the big burst, he neither had a company or legit business only a criminal railroad.
HushPuppi is also one of the most popular Yahoo boys on Instagram. He has over 1.6 million people on his Instagram page and owns a fleet of cars that includes a couple of Rolls Royce, Range Rovers, three bulletproof SUVs, Mercedes Maybach, G-Wagon, and a helicopter.
Hushpuppi is one of the most influential Nigerian socialites and has an estimated net worth of around $480,200,000.
2. Jowizazaa – $80 million
- Net Worth: $80 million
- Real Name: Joseph Eze Okafor Jnr
- Age: Unknown
- State of Origin: Anambra State
- Jowizazaa Instagram: @jowizazaa (561k Followers)
- Snapchat: jowizazaa
Jowizazaa is another Nigerian Yahoo boy that seems to be doing well even in this bad economy. He has no known business or company but spends more than Dangote.
His pocket is big and we estimate that it is up to $10,000,000 and this baller is up for the money. He is also known to do giveaways on weekends on his Instagram page. If you are looking for a Yahoo boy that spends without using his conscience, then look up Jowizazaa on Instagram.
3. Invictus Obi – $23 million
- Net Worth: $23 million
- Real Name: Obinwanne Okeke
- Age: 34 years old
- Birthday: November 9, 1987
- State of Origin: Anambra Satate
- Cover Business: Holding Company (Invictus Group)
Mr. Obinwanne Okeke also known as Invictus Obi is also one of the richest yahoo boys based in America. He fell from glory to ashes, from Forbes to fraud. He is currently in n FBI detention center awaiting a sentence for his crimes.
Invictus Obi beat Mompha to take his place as the second richest yahoo boy in Nigeria after his schemes on the dark web and other fraudulent acts were exposed by both the EFCC and the FBI.
Invictus Obi is responsible for running one of the biggest cyber frauds in Nigeria.
Before he was arrested, Obinwanne Okeke lived a very private life, away from the social media spotlike unlike some of his colleges that flaunt their wealth on Instagram.
Invictus Obi lived a life so perfect that he was described by Forbes as “one of Africa’s most outstanding entrepreneurs under the age of 30″. He ruined his reputation because he was Yahoo boy L how sad is that?
Obinwanne George Okeke has also been known to be a key player in a league of a cybercrime syndicate that specializes in business e-mail compromise.
The story of Hushpuppi and Invictus means the same thing. If you are a Nigerian that owns a fraudulent online business, you will surely get caught, arrested, and sentenced if you don’t quite have that bad habit now.
If you are lucky, you will be caught by the Americans and get life sense overseas. The unlucky ones are likely to be killed by SARS here in Nigeria or die in Kiri Kiri prison. Even so, Mr. Obi is one of the most successful Nigerian Yahoo boys.
Obinwanne Okeke is a Forbes featured Nigerian entrepreneur and investor. He is the Founder of Invictus Group, a company that specializes in construction, real estate, agriculture, crude oil, gas, and renewable energy.
Invictus Obi has a Master’s degree in International Relations and Counter-Terrorism from Monash University in Australia, making him the most educated yahoo boy on this list.
Obinwanne Okeke is one of the most influential Nigerian investors with an estimated net worth of over $23,200,000.
4. Mompha – $15 million
- Net Worth: $15 million
- Real Name: Ismaila Mustapha
- Age: 42 years old
- Birthday: June 16, 1979
- Cover Business: Mompha Bureau De Change
- Mompha Instagram: @Mompha (1.2m Followers)
- Snapchat handle: Momphet
Mompha is a philanthropist and is best known for his luxurious lifestyle. He is married and the moment the father of a male child. He has also been seen around many rich Nigerian politicians.
Who do you think owns Mompha Bureau De Change in Lagos State? Oga Mompha Money is a rich businessman based in Lagos State. The investment capital he uses to run his business is not still known but a lot of fingers are pointing to fraudulent activities over the dark web.
Mompha has posted tons of photos on his social media handles where he poses behind multi-million Naira mansion, expensive cars, or holding bundles of money that would live your mouth wide agape.
He is surely one of the Richest Yahoo Boys in Nigeria. Mompha is another cybercriminal that was arrested and charged by the EFCC but was released for lack of evidence. But I’m sure he paid his way out.
Ismail Mustapha is a Nigerian Big Boy and owner of the Mompha Bureau De Change in Bankole Street, Balogun, Lagos Island. Even his legit business was unregistered still making it illegal. A lot of our sources have said that he uses it to launder money for politicians.
One of the most popular investments owned by Mompha is the Mompha Bureau De Change in Lagos State. He also owns a car fleet of over 14 cars and a luxury mansion in Banana Island.
At the moment, all of Mompha’s assets and investments are estimated to be worth over $3,000,000.
5. Mr Woodberry – $7.8 million
- Net Worth: $7.8 million
- Real Name: Olalekan Jacob Ponle
- Age: Unknown
- Cover Business: Real Estate
- Mr Woodberry Instagram: @mrwoodbery (151k Followers)
- Snapchat handle: mrwoodbery
There’s no doubt that Mr. Woodberry is one of the Richest Nigerian fraudsters living in Dubai. This Nigerian big boy was only revealed after he and a dozen others including Hushpuppi were arrested by the Dubai police force.
So who is Mr. Woodberry?
Mr. Woodberry has kept details about his life a secret. The only thing that was no secret was that he was an extravagant spender and close friends with Ray Hushpuppi. He didn’t mind posting pictures of himself spending his “hard-earned cash” on expensive drinks, fast cars, and penthouses in Dubai.
Olalekan Jacob Ponle is an internet crime lord worth over ₦160B, according to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Interpol.
Mr. Woodberry is a 34-year-old [25th of May 1987] Nigerian billionaire. He has managed to accumulate tremendous wealth thanks to online scams.
From what we gather, Mr. Woodberry had the same upbringing as Hushpuppi. They both grew up in Lagos and built an empire and tremendous wealth by scamming investors and entrepreneurs of their hard-earned cash.
According to our sources, when he was arrested, the Dubai police found evidence and a blueprint of a scam worth $435 million. If he had pulled off that job, Woodberry might have been the richest yahoo boy in history.
Thankfully, he was arrested before he had the chance to collect that much money from ignorant investors and businessmen.
Among his many assets, two things caught our eyes; his luxury cars and his helicopter. We may not have seen it but Mr. Woodberry once mentioned that he bought a luxury helicopter from a Dubai prince in an auction. The said luxury mini chopper is quoted to be worth around $489,000.
Mr. Woodbery owns a Lamborghini Urus Super Sports SUV worth over ₦100 million, a Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge worth close to ₦190 million, and don’t forget his 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan worth close to ₦200 million.
The cars in his possession are estimated to be just under ₦1 Billion. Impressive isn’t it?
The money he spent on cars could have been used to develop the place he grew up in so that other youths don’t end up following in his footsteps. But no, he didn’t invest in the youths of his neighborhood; he chose to spend his money on cars instead.
Although Mr. Woodberry is still in FBI custody, he hasn’t been prosecuted. All the case brought against him has been dropped. On Tuesday the 21st of July 2020, Judge Robert W. Gettleman ruled “Without objection, the complaint against defendant Ponle is dismissed without prejudice”.
This either means that he shared very sensitive materials with the FBI or has very powerful friends in high places. Regardless, Mr. Woodberry remains one of the richest yahoo boys with an estimated net worth of $7,800,000.
6. Baddy Oosha – $6 million
- Net Worth: $6 million
- Real Name: Badmus Akeem O
- Age: Unknown
- State Of Origin: Ogun State
- Cover Business: Entertainment (Oosha Empire)
- Baddy Oosha Instagram: @baddyoosha (1.3m Followers)
- Snapchat handle: Baddyoosha
Baddy Oosha is a Nigerian living in Malaysia that is very popular for his influential spending. He has no recognized company or investment but still makes a lot of money despite his unemployment status.
This is another rich yahoo boy that redefines the meaning of La Vida Local. Baddy Oosha has been starred in a popular Nigerian movie along with Toyin Aimakhu. He has also been saluted on several occasions by Davido, Olamide, Lil Kesh, and 9ice.
Currently, all of Baddy Oosha’s assets and investments are estimated to be worth over $6,000,000.
7. King Jide – $5.6 million
- Net Worth: $5.6 million
- Real Name: Unknown
- Age: 41 years old
- State of Origin: Rivers State
- Cover Business: Unknown
- King Jide Instagram: @king_jide_best (6,963 Followers)
King Jide is another Rich Yahoo Boy in Nigeria. Since he lives in South Africa, he has been able to build a massive criminal enterprise making him virtually untouchable. On multiple occasions, he has been called the Major of Capetown.
Jide lives an extravagant lifestyle and his source of wealth is still unknown. From the way he lives and showcases his wealth online, it is obvious that this Yahoo Boy finally hit Jackpot.
King Jide’s status was revealed when spent over ₦5 million on a bottle of 30 Ace of Spades and 1 Dom Perignon at the Cova lounge in Lagos.
All of King Jide’s assets and properties are currently worth about $5,600,000.
8. B Naira – $5.5 million
- Net Worth: $5.5 million
- Real Name: Adewale Adebayo
- Age: 33 years old
- State of Origin: Ekiti State
- Cover Business: Real Estate, Crypto Trading
- B Naira Instagram: @bnaira01 (1.5m Followers)
Adewale Adebayo, popularly known as B-Naira hails from Ekiti State. He completed his tertiary education at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), where he studied Geography and served as a youth corper in Oyo state, Ibadan.
B Naira is another prominent Yahoo Boy in Nigeria that uses his money to shake up the whole Nigerian online scene. B Naira is a musician with a very low fan base. But what he lacked in talent, he makes up for it in wealth.
B Naira is a young rich Yahoo boy with a lot of eyes looking at him because of this extravagant spending and proud display of wealth. BN earns a fraction of his wealth from music sales and producing studios, but the rest comes from the transactions he makes over the dark web.
B Naira also owns his fleet of cars including a Red Range Rover, 2 Rolls Royce, and expensive cars. He also bought a 2016 Toyota Prado SUV worth ₦38 million for his mom on the 14th of February 2018, to celebrate Valentine. B Naira has a net worth of around $5,500,000.
9. Investor BJ – $5.5 million
- Net Worth: $5.5 million
- Real Name: Investor BJ
- Age: Unknown
- Location: Malayasia
- Investor Bj Instagram: @investor_BJ (610.5k Followers)
Investor BJ is also one of the biggest boys in Nigeria, BJ can be considered to be the richest Yahoo boy in Nigeria. We’ve been able to know that he is a big businessman and living in Malaysia when he spends most of his money on expensive designers and cars.
Investor BJ is one of the most acknowledged yahoo boys on this list. He has been praised by popular Nigerian celebs including 9ice, Zlatan, and Skibii. IBJ considers himself to be a renowned African representative of Gucci in Malaysia. Investor BJ has a net worth that is just under $6 million.
10. Deskid Wayne – $5 million
- Net Worth: $5 million
- Real Name: Unknown
- Age: Unknown
- State Of Origin: Unknown
- Cover Business: Unknown
- Deskid Wayne Instagram: @upforthemoney (59.2k Followers)
Deskid Wayne is one of the most influential Yahoo Boys in Nigeria. Deskid is a young and wealthy guy living an extravagant lifestyle but still no notable source of income that can defend his source of wealth.
Even with his bad boy lifestyle, he is still faithful to his girlfriend. Deskid is one of the biggest boys in Nigeria and he is not afraid to show it on social media. He became super popular after a video he posted burning $250,000. The video went viral immediately and a new Instagram sensation was born.
Deskid is also distinguished for giveaways and posting videos of him burning money. In all, we can say this wealthy Yahoo boy has hit the Jackpot.
A friend of his once did a live video and made mention of the amount of money in his big bank account, his house in the US, and other properties in Nigeria. He has a current net worth estimated to be around $5,000,000.
11. Shy Boss – $5 million
- Net Worth: $5 million
- Real Name: Adeshile Yusuff Oninwolu
- Age: 32 years old
- State of Origin: Unknown
- Cover Business: Forex Trading, Entertainment
- Shy Boss Instagram: @officialshyboss (380k Followers)
The Shy Boss is another rich Yahoo Boy in Nigeria that you should watch out for. His shy status prevents him from going social like his fellow Yahoo boys. But once in a while, Mr. Shy Boss comes out of the shadow to show the world that he is living big.
Shyboss also has one of the most mouth-watering car fleets of any Yahoo Boy in the country. He has been spotted flying first class severally and owns 3 elegant houses in Ikeja, Lekki, and VI. Shy Boss should be regarded as one of the richest Yahoo Boys in Nigeria.
At the moment, all of Shy Boss’s assets and properties are estimated to be worth over $5,000,000.
12. Naira Marley – $2.7 million
Azeez Fashola better was known by his stage name Naira Marley is one of the most influential Yahoo boys in Nigeria. He claims that his talents were inspired by Bob Marley, Naira Marley grew up in the Agege area of Lagos State, Nigeria before he relocated to England at the age of 11.
Naira Marley is another popular Yahoo boy in Nigeria. His status as a Yahoo Boy was revealed after the EFCC arrested him and took him to their office for questioning. Although he still makes a huge chunk of his money for music promotion and album sales.
The EFCC revealed that the wealth he has cannot be generated from his job as a recording artist. They revealed to us that Nairamarley is a Yahoo Boy and a very notorious cybercriminal.
NairaMarley also acquired a large amount of money sometime between January and February 2019, the source is still unknown. Because of his status as a musician, most of his schemes are swept under the carpet and ignored by security agencies in Nigeria.
NairaMarley already owns a fleet of cars, mansions, and endorsement deals with a lot of Nigerian Based corporations. At the moment, all of Nairamarley’s assets and investments are estimated to be worth $2,700,000.
Naira Marley Instagram – @nairamarley (6.1m Followers)
13. Bitcoin Lord – $2 million
Linus Williams Ifejika also is known as Bitcoin Lord was arrested on the 1st of September with 13 other associates for internet fraud. They specialize in advance fee fraud, identity theft, relationship scams.
We know just a little about Bitcoin Lord but we know that he is loaded and keeps a very low profile even when he is bathing with champagne. Bitcoin Lord is surely one of the richest Yahoo Boys in Nigeria.
Bitcoin Lord is one of the richest Nigerian crypto traders in Nigeria. Aside from his extracurricular business as a fraudster, his company, B-Lord Group of Company is worth more than ₦30 million.
The B-Lord Group of Companies is also the parent brand of the B-Lord Bitcoin Store, B-Lord Gadget store, B-Lord Luxury store, and B-Lord Automobiles. Vanguard News revealed that this internet fraudster has recorded over $3 million in transactions.
Bitcoin Lord Instagram – @ BLord_Official (1.4m Followers)
14. Aremo Gucci – $1.2 milion
Aremo Gucci is also one of the richest Yahoo Boys in Nigeria. This internet gangster also boasts of millions of social media followers drooling over the wealth he has acquired over the years.
Aremo Gucci uses his Instagram page to display his wealth and unveil his expensive purchases. He doesn’t have a company, endorsement deal, or record label, he just sits at home, makes money, and upload flamboyant pictures and images to the internet.
But the way, this Gucci on his nickname is also a neighborhood trademark because he loves wearing expensive Gucci outfits and accessories and uploading and buying new Mercedes, Bentleys, and other fast expensive cars.
Aremo Gucci is currently one of the biggest boys on Instagram and has a total net worth of $1,200,000.
Aremo Gucci Instagram – @aremogucci (492.6k Followers)
15. Zlatan – $1.2 million
Omoniyi Temidayo popularly known as “Zlatan Ibile” is a Nigeria Rapper, singer, entertainer, and crowd-puller. He was born and raised in Lagos state but he is a native of Osun State, Nigeria. Zlatan is a graduate of Business Administration from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.
Zlatan is another prominent Yahoo Boy in Lagos that has also acquired a large sum of money online and is not afraid to show off expensive accessories. Although he has a part-time job as a recording artist, Zlatan is indeed a notorious Yahoo boy.
Zlatan has no known endorsement at the moment and has not released an album but was able to purchase a mansion in Lagos worth ₦150,000,000 and two cars both worth ₦74,000,000 for his girlfriend and his manager.
There’s no mistaking it, Zlatan is a Yahoo boy with a popular face. We don’t know how much he has made over the dark web but he has said countless times on his Twitter handle that he always meets clients that pay fast.
Zlatan has already bought 3 houses in Lekki alone worth ₦122,000,000, a private club, a supercar fleet, and his very own record label, Zanku Records. Zlatan’s net worth is estimated to be around $1,200,000.
Zlatan Instagram – @zlatan_ibile (5.7m Followers)
16. Opa6ix – $1.2 million
Oluwasegun Akinola Opaogun also known as Opa6ix is also one of the richest Yahoo Boys in Nigeria. Segun is known for big spending ad displays his expensive lifestyle on Instagram.
This wealthy Yahoo boy never fails to showcase his wealth on Instagram. He has also been called out as a super-wealthy guy by Reminisce, Small Doctor, and 9ice more than once. His bank account is also very big and his net worth is just under $1,500,000.
Opa6ix Instagram – @officialopa6ix (574k Followers)
17. Dharmierichie – $1.2 million
Dharmierichie is also one of the Youngest Yahoo Boys in Nigeria and is trending on Instagram. He is even followed by Davido and other top Nigerian celebs. It is obvious that Dharmi is a rich yahoo boy and he is not afraid to show it.
He has an asset worth over $1,200,000, making him stand proudly as one of the richest Yahoo Boys in the country.
Dharmierichie Instagram – @dharmierichie (169.9k Followers)
18. Obafemi Laborita – $1.2 million
Laborita is also one of the richest Yahoo Boys in Lagos. He and his friends cleared 15 bottles of Ace of Spades, five Dom Perignon, and 60 bottles of Moet Rose in one night. They literally bathe in these expensive drinks.
Obafemi Laborita also is known as MPU General (Money Pile Up General) is another wealthy Nigerian Yahoo Boy who hails from Abeokuta, Ogun State.
A lot of our sources said that Mr. Obafemi is a big player in the real estate business in Lagos Island and has invested most of his money flipping properties in Lagos.
MGU also has strong businesses in Kenya, Zanzibar, and other East African countries. But this Yahoo boy is spending more than he earns from his business. We estimate that MPU General has a net worth estimated to be around $1,200,000
MPU General Instagram – @mpugeneral (211k followers)
19. Classicman411 – $1.1 milllion
Classicman411 is another yahoo boy that is dominating Instagram. He has a massive follower base, a car fleet, and a mansion. This Yahoo boy is on a roll and he seems to be living just fine. We do not know the full size of his wallet but we know that this guy is living big.
Classicman411 Instagram – @classicman411 (32.4k Followers)
20. Opaka1 – $900k
No one knows where exactly he is from, but we know that this Yahoo Boy is Balling. Opaka1 is another successful Yahoo boy that lives abroad and beneath the radar of the EFCC.
From his name, it is obvious that he is an Igbo Guy that resides in Malaysia and is one of the richest Yahoo Boys from the Eastern parts of Nigeria.
This wealthy fraudster is not ashamed to show off his wealth once in a while, when he does, his Instagram timeline is filled with expensive clothes and accessories. We do not know the full size of his pocket but we estimate that this guy has made up to $1,000,000 over the Dark Web.
Opaka1 Instagram – @opaka1 (37.6k Followers)
Below are the full names and net worth of the renowned and rumored Yahoo Boys (Fraud Boys) in Nigeria in 2022;
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The internet allows you to make money even in the most impossible of places, almost everyone knows this fact but not everyone knows how to make money online legitimately and passively.
These guys make money by using the various scamming format to dupe people [especially entrepreneurs and investors] of their funds allowing them to amass a huge amount of money overnight and become stinking rich.