Arthur Eze Biography, Early Life, Age, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Arthur Eze Biography
Prince Arthur Eze is a Nigerian entrepreneur, philanthropist, politician and the founder/CEO of Atlas Oranto Petroleum.
Atlas Oranto Petroleum is the largest privately-held Nigerian exploration and production, group, with  22 oil and gas licenses in 12 jurisdictions across Africa.
Ozoigbondu (as he s proudly called by the Igbos) is a great philanthropist, and the 11th richest person in Nigeria according to BuzzNigeria.com.
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Arthur Eze Profile

Before we continue, here's a quick rundown on Arthur Eze's profile and a few things you'd love to know about him:
Full name: Authur Eze
Date of birth: 27th November 1948
Age: 72
Nationality: Nigeria
Place of birth: Anambra State
Education: California State University
Children: Prince Olisa
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Net worth: $5.8 billion

Prince Arthur Eze Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family, Education, Career

Arthur Eze was born on the 27th of November, 1948 in Ukpo village, Dunukofia Local Government Anambra State, Nigeria into a royal family. His elder brother is currently the traditional ruler of  Ukpo village.
On completing his primary education, Arthur enrolled at the St. Augustin Secondary School in Nkwere, Imo State. After his secondary education, he travelled to the United States and got admission to study mechanical and chemical engineering from 1974 to 1978.


In 1991, Arthur Eze founded Atlas Oranto Petroleum, a company that has grown to over 2 oil and gas licenses in 12 jurisdictions across Africa. The company is currently the largest holder of oil exploration blocks in Africa.

It also owns equity and working interests in several acreages across the Gulf of Guinea, this includes countries like Nigeria, Liberia, Senegal, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea Mali and the Republic of Benin.

Establishment of Triax Airlines

Prince Arthur Eze in 1992, founded the Triax airlines with its base in Enugu Airport. The airline stopped operating in 2000. During the over 8 years of operating, the airline had three Boeing 727s.


Arthur Eze is regarded as a 'godfather' in Anambra politics and beyond. According to Entrepreneurs.ng, he has always donated generously to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). In fact, the former Imo State governor, Hon Emeka Ihedioha visited Prince Arthur Eze in less than 24 hours after being the election results were announced.
He doesn't only support the PDP, a report had it that the ‘All Progressive Grand Alliance’ (APGA) was formed in his sitting room.

Personal Life

Arthur Eze is happily married with children. On the 16th of July, 2017, Prince Olisa, one of his children dedicated his first son at St. Matthews Anglican Communion Maitama, Abuja.

Many blogs listed Onyeka Eze, the founder of Prince Osisioma Foundation as one of Arthur Eze's sons.
A look at Onyeka's Wikipedia profile proved otherwise, as they listed him as the nephew of the oil mogul. While we're yet to know the real fact, it is worth knowing that Onyeka and Prince Arthur will definitely be related to each other.


Prince Arthur Eze is a great philanthropist, who has donated millions of dollars to projects in Nigeria and beyond.
Below are some of his philanthropic activities:
• In May 2019, Arthur Eze donated $500,000 to Nwafor Orizu College of Education Nsugbe (NOCEN), a Nigerian tertiary institution located in Anambra State, for the construction of a student hostel within the campus.
• In October 2018, he donated $800,000 for the constructing of two primary schools in Yirol and Rumbek communities in central South Sudan.
• In May 2013, he donated $12 million to fund the construction of an Anglican church-affiliated Youth Development Center in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
• In June 2016, he donated the sum of ₦5 million to the members of the Association of People Living with Sickle Cell Dis­order (APLSCD). The money was to be used for building a standard sickle cell clinic at Ukpo, Dunukofia Council Area of Anambra State.
• In December 2019, Arthur Eze donated ₦20 million to Awka during the Otochal Awka Day celebration which held at Ndichie Square, Umudioka Village. 
• Arthur Eze gave ₦25 million of the total funds raised for the ‘Russia 2018’ FIFA World Cup in 2018
• Arthur donated $6.3 million for flood relief in Nigeria in 2013.
• He singlehandedly built a medical research unit for the Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
...and many more!

Awards and Recognitions

Arthur Eze has received several awards and recognitions from different organizations:
• A road in Ebony State was named after him by Dr Umahi, the Governor of the State
• In 2018, the Zik Prize in leadership awards honoured him with the ‘Zik Leadership Awards’ in the business category
• In 2018, he got the ‘Africa Value Award’ by Value Reorientation and Developmental Initiative Africa (VARDIAFRICA)
• In 2015, he was named as the “Outstanding Citizen of the World” by the Enugu City Centre Rotary District 9142
• In 2011, former President Goodluck Jonathan, in recognition of his contribution towards the development of the nation’s economy and humanitarian gesture to the Nigerian people conferred him with the distinguished award of the ‘Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR)’ at an event in Abuja

Prince Arthur Eze Net Worth

Prince Arthur Eze founded Atlas Oranto Petroleum in 1991. It has so far, grown into over 22 oil and gas licenses with assets in many West Africa countries. His airline, Triax had three B727s until it stopped operating in the year 2000.
Arthur also owns a private jet, 5 Rolls Royces, 7 Maybachs. According to Entrepreneurs.ng, Arthur Eze has an estimated net worth of $5.8 billion.

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Featured photo: Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Prince Arthur Eze
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