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The real richest men are in Nnewi

Nigerians have taken to social media to challenge the emergence of Elon Musk as the world’s richest man, arguing that there are much richer people in the South Eastern part of Nigeria, specifically Nnewi and Onitsha, both in Anambra state.

Yesterday, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk was announced as the new world’s richest person after overtaking Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, according to Bloomberg.

After a 5% rise in Tesla (TSLA) shares Musk’s stock in options rose by about $9.3 billion, to about $190 billion.

While a modest rise of less than 2% lifted Bezos’ Amazon (AMZN) shares by $2.7 billion, putting him at $187 billion.

This placed Bill Gates at a distant third with $132 billion, according to Bloomberg.

Meanwhile, Nigerians believe that there are billionaires in Nnewi whose net worth would surpass Musk when laid sude by side.

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Taking to Twitter, citizens of Africa’s largest nation shared their thoughts on why they believe Musk, Bezos and Gates are not the top richest men in the world.

See reactions below…

It’s people who have never been to Nnewi that usually spews this rubbish.

Come to Nnewi during Christmas, come and see toys. When I say toys, I mean toys. E Dey pain me say Igbo billionaires dey too code!

Who is Bezos? Who’s Elon Musk? They will change his money to 10-10 Naira. https://t.co/YjYbt9XRKR

— Man of Letters. (@Letter_to_Jack) January 8, 2021

There are many billionaires in Onitsha main market that are richer than Elon Musk

— Dehkunle of Africa 💧🐐 (@Dehkunle) January 7, 2021

Happy for Elon Musk but has he been to Nnewi?

— Hydra (@BrianJDennis) January 7, 2021

The Billionaires of Onitsha and Nnewi are currently reading this news about Elon Musk with their shorts and singlets while shaking their head. The people wey get real money no dey appear for Forbes list.

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— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) January 7, 2021

Forget that thing oo
There’s onitsha money and nnewi money

Elon Musk dey learn work from the latter’s side

— Odera (@Eli_Zeeno) January 8, 2021

Congratulations Elon musk but have you been to Nnewi and Onitsha?

— Furosemide (@Medico_Zeal) January 7, 2021

You don’t know that there Real money ,there’s blood money ,there’s Elon Musk type of money and there’s Onitsha money and Nnewi money ,don’t mess with the last 2 types of money

— Dehkunle of Africa 💧🐐 (@Dehkunle) January 7, 2021

I know at least 3 Nnewi men that are richer than Elon Musk https://t.co/mm3d4bb7Cc

— Kachikwulu 🦍 (@iamKachikwulu) January 7, 2021