Born on 29 April 1953 in Ibadan, Nigeria is Mike Adenuga. He is a Nigerian business tycoon and listed as one of the richest black people in the world. He has his fortune entitled majorly to telecom and oil sector. He is the founder of Globacom, which is the second largest mobile phone company with 24 million subscribers. He owns Conoil Producing, which is an oil producing company, Nigeria’s most lucrative oil fields.
Adenuga parents were simple people. His father was a schoolteacher and his mother was a businessperson. His schooling was done at Ibadan Grammar School, Ibadan. For his further education, he worked as a cab driver while studying at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. He eventually moved on to the Pace university in New York with degrees in Business Administration.
His first big achievement was in the year 1990, when he first received the drilling license. In the year 1991, his company stuck oil in the shallow waters of Southwestern Ondo State. It became the first local oil company to take operation on a commercial scale. He stuck fortune at the age of 26, when he returned to Nigeria after completing education from Pace University. He took control of his mother’s sawmill business and started distributing Coco Cola and lace.
Adenuga Family Profile
Let us take a look at the family of Mike Adenuga
Adenuga Parents – Michael Agbolade Adenuga Sr & Juliana Oyindamola Adenuga
Mike Adenuga was the son of Michael Agbolade Adenuga Sr & Juliana Oyindamola Adenuga. His father worked as a schoolteacher and his mother worked as businesswoman by running her own sawmill. His father died in a car accident in 1993. In the year 2005, Mike Adeunga made a reburial using one of the most costly coffins in the world.
Mike Adenuga Siblings – Demola Adenuga and Otuba Adenuga
Mike Adenuga has two other siblings named Demola and Otunba. Not much information is known about them.
Mike Adenuga Spouse – Titi Joyce Adenuga
Mike Adenuga is married to Titi Joyce Adenuga. The couple has a daughter from the marriage named Bella.
Mike Adenuga Children:
A polygamist by nature, he is known to be in a relationship with a number of women. He has seven children. The names of the children are as below:
- Ms. Adetutu Oyindamola Emilia
- Eniola ‘EnnyBoy’
- Folashade ‘ShadyGirl’
- Adeniyi ‘NiyiBoy’.
- Prince Michael ‘Bobo ‘Babajide
- Tunde ‘Paddy’Abolade
- Abimbola Beenu
- Belinda ‘Bella’ Olubunmi Ajoke
Adenuga Family Net Worth:
Adenuga has been rated 317 in the list of the wealthiest people issued by Forbes magazine in the year 2014. He has a real time net worth of $4.7 billion. He currently resides in Lagos Nigeria and his house is named as Gold digger’s den. Adenuga has anumber of Awards to his name.
Few of the honours have been listed below –
Nigerian national award of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger
Pillar of Football in Africa has been conferred on him for his strong support for the African Football.
African Telecoms Award, 2007
Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger in the year 2012
Special Golden Jubilee Independence Anniversary Award