Hakeem Bello Osagie
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Hakeem Bello Osagie
05/20/2016 07:16:32 PM
Born on: 1st Jan 70
Born in: Nigeria
Marital status: Married
Born as Hakeem Belo-Osagie has an estimated net worth of $550 million. He is a Nigerian businessman and is considered to be the 40th richest man in Africa according to Forbes. Belo-Osagie graduated from the Harvard Business School and is a trained petroleum economist. Currently, he chairs the Nigerian arm of the United Arab Emirates provider Etisalat. His holding company named Premium Telecommunications Holdings controls about 12% stake in Etisalat. Back in the 1980s, he worked for the government and got to take in a number of roles, being an assistant to the presidential adviser on petroleum and also energy. Add to that, he also had a brief stint at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and set up his own petroleum consultancy CTIC in 1986. Two years later, he purchased about 51% of the United Bank of Africa from the Nigerian government and eventually sold it in 2004 for roughly $120 million. Belo-Osagie is said to be one of the largest donors to the African Leadership Academy.
The aforementioned academy is a residential secondary institution in Johannesburg which produces the country’s brightest students. This business man was born from a professional Gynecologist father and a nurse mother. His family moved to England when he was just three years old and lived there until he was eight years old. He found himself back in Nigeria where he spent studying his primary and secondary education. At 16 years old, he moved back to England and completed his high school. At 18 years old, he began his university life in England and completed his degree at the Atlantic College. He then went on to complete his MBA from the Harvard Business School, MA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Oxford University, and also a law degree from the Cambridge University. The United States was his home from 23-25 years old. Later, he went back to Nigeria and found refuge in his native country. Today, he lives with his lawyer wife Myma Belo-Osagie and children.
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