Tony Elumelu is one of the wealthiest men in Nigeria and Africa and is said to be worth billions. He is well known for being the chairman of the United Bank of Africa, one of the country’s best banks presently.
One might wonder how he grew to become one of the wealthiest men in Africa, and this article will provide a glimpse of how he reached that level.
Tony Elumelu Biography
Tony was born on March 22, 1963, in Plateau, Jos, in the North Central Region of Nigeria. Still, he hails from in Onicha-Ukwu in the Aniocha North Local government zone of Delta State.
Tony Elumelu Education
Tony Elumelu is well-educated, meaning we need more information about the high school he attended. Still, he proceeded to Bendel State University(now known as Ambrose Alli University), where he obtained a B.Sc in Economics before moving to the University of Lagos, where he received his Master of Science degree.
Tony Elumelu Career
He worked as Youth Corper at UBA Bank before becoming a salesman. In 2010, he established Heir Holdings shortly after resigning from UBA Bank. On April 14, 2021, the then Vice President of the country, Yemi Osibanjo, handed him the Certificate of Discharge of Transcorp Hilton Hotels after fulfilling all privatization conditions attached to the sale of the property in 2005.
He has shown leadership qualities by serving as Adviser to the USAID’s Private Capital Group for Africa (PCGA) Partners Forum and Vice-Chairman of the National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria (NCCN). He was awarded the Commander of the Order of the Niger(OON) in recognition of the finance sector.
Tony Elumelu Family, Children
Tony Elemelu is a husband to Dr. Awele Vivian Elumelu and a father of seven kids with whom he uploads photos of himself on his social media platforms. Out of the seven kids, he has two triplets and a set of twin boys.
Tony Elumelu Net worth
He owns various cars, and according to multiple media outlets, he has an estimated net worth of $700 million, according to a report by Forbes. However, some other news outlets like Ripples Nigeria claim that his net worth is N22.85 bill