James Ikechukwu Okolue Esomugha popularly known as Jim Iyke is a Nollywood (Nigerian Film Industry) with a net worth of about $30 million. He is a very popular Nollywood actor and has featured in countless movies. Jim Iyke is the only male child of his parents and has seven sisters.
Jim Iyke has starred in a lot of movies and a household name around the 2000s. Some of the popular movies he featured on include: America Driver (2017), Closure (2017), Last Flight to Abuja (2012),and ofcourse his latest movie Merry Men (2018)
Jim Iyke Full Profile
- Jim Iyke Net worth: Estimated to be around $30 million
- Real Name: James Ikechukwu Esomugha
- Popular Name: Jim Iyke
- Gender: Male
- Birth Date: September 25th, 1976
- Birth Place: Enugu State
- Age: 45 Years as at 2021
- Birth Nation: Gabon
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Okolue
- Occupation: Actor, Producer, Businessman
- Religion: Christian
- Education: He graduated from the University Of Jos, Plateau State with Banking and Finance and then a BSc in Philosophy
- Siblings: 7 sisters
- Marital Status: Unknown
- Children: Blessed with a boy.
- Social Media: Twitter- @Jimiykeofficial IG- @jim.iyke
Jim Iyke Personal Life and Career
Jim Iyke Esomugha was born in September 1976 in Gabon (Libreville). To parents Mr and Mrs Okulue. Despite bein born in Gabon he is Nigerian with full nationality.
The famous Jim Iyke is not just an actor but a well renowned businessman. He owns ‘Burgeon Table Water’ – a bottled drinking water based in Nigeria. A clothing line- ‘Untamed Closet’ and also established the ‘Jim Iyke Foundation For Children With Special Disabilities’. For now Jim Iyke is the richest actor in Nigeria.
The Jim Iyke Foundation, a pioneer in the movement for better education, well-being for the less privileged children in Africa. The foundation is generally considered as the most successful independently-run celebrity foundation in Nigeria. It is constantly creating forums and organizing walks, symposia, and musical/comedy shows. Making effort o highlight the health and state of being of the children of Africa to the world. Several of these shows and campaigns were organized in Ghana, Liberia, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and Lagos.
He started movie acting in 2001 and is known as the highest-earning Nollywood actor. He has featured in over 150 movies. During his time of acting, Jim Iyke was a very popular and top actor known to be “aggressive” in his roles. In 2007, Jim launched his own Movie Production known as Untamed Production. He, later on, added another music production Untamed Records, and dropped his first album “Who Am I?”
That was in 2009, where he ventured into music with the creation of his own label Untamed Records, with the release of his album titled Who Am I featuring A-list musical stars; 2Face Idibia, Sound Sultan and many others. Indeed a large chunk of the proceeds from this album launch is donated to a number of orphanages.
His business interest spans through Oil & Gas transportation, an up-scale special clientele Automobile dealership, named Untamed Cars, as well as Real estate investments, Event Management, and a number of brand endorsement deals with one of the prominent telecoms company, Globalcom.
In October Iyke hosted the Golden Icons African Movies Awards ceremony (GIAMA) in Houston Texas as the announcement was being made of a one-year reality television series JIM IYKE UNSCRIPTED, jointly sponsored by Africa Magic and Oh Africa TV
Jim Iyke has some personal achievements including a black belt in Taekwondo (Fighting skills). He also announced in 2019 about the birth of his son. Jim Iyke has a lot of awards including The Most Searched Actor in 2021.
In Nigerian Music, Jim Iyke is a fan of Davido. There have been reports of Jim Iyke as the late TB Joshua in The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) delivered him from Evil spirits. According to the Prophet, these spirits were preventing the actor from marrying.
Jim Iyke is still popular today and one of the highly ranked actors in the Nollywood hall of fame.