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Born James Ikechukwu Esomugha on the 25th September 1976, in Liberville, Gabon, he is an actor, best known to the world as David in the action film “Last Flight to Abuja” (2012), and as himself in the comedy film “American Driver” (2017), among many other appearances. His career started in 2001.
Have you ever wondered how rich Jim Iyke is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Iyke’s net worth is as high as $30 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry, during which he became one of the most successful actors in Nollywood, Nigeria’s film industry.
Jim Iyke Net Worth $30 Million
Jim is the only son of Stephen Okolue, and has seven sisters – his father changed his surname to Esomugha. After high school, Jim enrolled at the University of Jos, Plateau State, from which he obtained a degree in Banking and Finance. He didn’t stop there, as he soon earned a BSc. in Philosophy.
Although he studied for a corporative career, he decided to pursue acting, and in 2001 made his professional debut in the film “$1: One Dollar”. Since then, he has made over 140 film appearances, pgenerally Nigerian productions, becoming one of the highest-paid actors of the Nigerian film industry. The majority of films in which he has appeared had sequels, which only further increased his net worth. Some of his most memorable roles include such films as “Life Incidence” (2008), “Heartbeats” (2008), “Between Kings and Queens” (2010), directed by Joy Dickson, then “Last Flight to Abuja” (2012), in which he starred next to Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Hakeem Kae-Kazim, while in 2014 he starred in the drama “Palace War”, with Ngozi Ezuye and Vitalis Ndubuisi, all of which added a substantial amount to Jim’s net worth.
In recent years, Jim starred in “American Driver” (2017), and will appear in the romantic thriller “Closure”, which will also feature Misty Lockheart and Anita Chris Nwaezeapu.
Jim has also launched the film production company Untamed Productions, and a record label called Untamed Records. Through his own record house, Jim has released one studio album – “Who Am I” – the sales of which have also contributed to his wealth.
Regarding his personal life, Jim has a child with Lithuanian Dana Kinduryte, something for which Jim had been bashed by internet comments, for neglecting traditional values of marrying a Nigerian girl. The couple met in 2014, and since 2015 they live together in Atlanta, Georgia USA.
Jim is also a well-known philanthropist; he has started the Jim Iyke Foundation for Children with Special Disabilities, while he also supported the Make a Change Campaign in 2012, which is a charity project orchestrated by Christopher Grey and dancehall artist Cécile.