People Believe 6 Billionaires Died In A Helicopter Crash As A Ritual For The Super Bowl—Here's What We Know

Six people reportedly on their way to the Super Bowl died in a helicopter crash, and one passenger was a Nigerian billionaire named Herbert Wigwe. Coincidence?

By Meredith Evans3 min read

According to TikTok, six billionaires died in a helicopter crash on their way to the Super Bowl game, spurring theories that their lives were sacrificed for the event. Here's what we know.

Billionaire Dies under Mysterious Circumstances before the Super Bowl

It's true that a charter helicopter carrying six individuals – including a Nigerian billionaire philanthropist – crashed in a Southern California desert near the Mojave National Preserve on Saturday morning. Everyone on the aircraft tragically passed away.

Herbert Wigwe, the billionaire co-founder of a Nigerian multinational commercial bank, Access Bank, was one of the victims who died. His wife, son, and three other individuals also passed away. Not everyone aboard was a billionaire, but that doesn't make any of this less suspicious. Former chair of the Nigerian Exchange Group Abimbola Ogunbanjoa was another victim of the crash, though it is unknown whether or not he was a billionaire. Sources report that he had over $100 million net worth, which remains unconfirmed. It appears the other two victims haven't been named yet.

Wigwe had plans to expand the Nigerian economy, leading an initiative to grow Access Bank's influence across the continent and taking majority stakes in banks in other nations, including Kenya, South Africa, and Botswana. Wigwe's team informed Semafor in November that the "bank was close to finalizing a regulatory process to launch its first full banking service in Asia in the first quarter of 2024."

Wigwe was also passionate about higher education. His institution, Wigwe University, was located in southern Nigeria near the oil-producing Rivers State. It was supposed to take off with its inaugural academic session in late 2024, with a project estimated to cost $500 million and a plan to enroll 10,000 students over the next five years.

It seems Wigwe truly cared about young people, as he was quoted to have said, “The world is changing and Nigeria is beginning to pay attention to young creative people. No matter the outcome, I urge you to keep telling your stories. Don’t be scared to make your mark in the creative space. The future is beautiful.”

Wigwe's school was part of his plan to improve Africa's economy. In an op-ed published just one month before his passing, he emphasized the importance of investing in higher education as a key factor in broadening opportunities and reducing migration trends contributing to concerns about instability in both Europe and America.

5 Marines Die in Helicoper Crash in the Same Week

Unfortunately, the helicopter crash was the second to happen in California in just a couple of days. Five marines riding a Navy helicopter crashed in the San Diego mountains on February 6, 2024. Military had confirmed that all of the passengers were killed when the aircraft went down due to a "historic storm." The Daily Mail says they have been identified as Lance Cpl. Donovan Davis, 21, of Olathe, Kansas; Sgt. Alec Langen, 23, of Chandler, Arizona; Capt. Benjamin Moulton, 27, of Emmett, Idaho; Capt. Jack Casey, 26, of Dover, New Hampshire; and Capt. Miguel Nava, 28, of Traverse City, Michigan.

Indian Billionaire Dies in Plane Crash

Yet, Wigwe's crash is eerily similar to a travesty that took place only four months ago. Harpal Randhawa, an Indian billionaire and owner of a mining company, died in a Zimbabwe plane crash with five other passengers.

Why Do Billionaires Keep Dying?

In the past four years, billionaires have been victims of strange "deaths." This fact should raise eyebrows, considering that there aren't that many of them in the world (there were only 3,194 in 2022), and somehow, many are dying under strange circumstances. Many of them were crypto billionaires and millionaires. Mircea Popescu, 41, a Bitcoin enthusiast, drowned off the coast of Costa Rica on June 23, 2021.

Similar to Popescu, crypto millionaire Nikolai Mushegian was found dead at a beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Before Mushegian's passing, he alleged that U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies, along with a so-called "pedo elite," were plotting to kill him.

On November 22, 2022, a crypto broker named Javier Biosca reportedly died after he fell accidentally from the fifth-floor balcony – yet witnesses reportedly said that he jumped. However, it was later found that Spanish authorities accused him of running a Ponzi scheme. It's possible the millionaire did end his own life.

We're not done yet. Just one day after Biosca's death, 30-year-old Tiantian Kullander, the co-founder of a digital asset company called Amber Group, died in his sleep. According to Ambycrypto, Kullander was a "pivotal figure in the finance world, having previously worked as a trader at industry giants Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley." As reported by Lee Daily, Kullander had an estimated net worth of $3 billion.

Two days after Kullander's death, a Russian crypto billionaire and Forex Club Group founder named Vyacheslav Taran died in a – you guessed it – helicopter crash in France. Interestingly, a passenger who was supposed to join Taran reportedly canceled their flight last minute, even though the skies were reportedly clear.

You can learn more about the other crypto millionaires/billionaires who have died under strange circumstances here.

People Share Their Theories on TikTok and X

Some speculate that the helicopter crash that took Wigwe's life was a "satanic ritual" for the Super Bowl. Joe Biden's post on X that features him with laser eyes and the caption, "Just like we drew it up," fueled this theory.

"Joe Biden tweeted this from his official X account," says a woman named Amber on TikTok. "Some people are claiming that this has to do with the scripting of the NFL, but I personally believe it has to do with this crash and this specific sacrifice."

Others noted how Homelander, an antagonist in the popular series The Boys, took down a private jet with his laser vision.

"What are the odds that Biden, on his presidential X account, drops this photo with glowing red eyes and this weird caption that shocks all of America?" asks a TikToker named Aja.

She added, "And what's so crazy, it is saying that authorities are investigating it, which means to me they may suspect foul play. They are trying to say that this could take up to two years." Aja adds that the "Super Bowl was a giant ritual." Is it possible that something deeper is going on with these sudden deaths? Or are they simply conspiracy theories?

Just three weeks ago, Wigwe reflected on Instagram, "Today and always, let us remember that life is a precious gift - a chance to breathe, feel, love, experience and connect. Let’s honor this gift by living with purpose, kindness, and gratitude, making every moment count. Let us number our days."

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