Tony Elumelu’s mother turned will be turning 90 soon, and the billionaire mogul is very much around to celebrate his mother’s birthday.
Celebrating his mother on his Instagram page, Tony Elumelu revealed he and his family are counting down as his mother will be turning 90-years-old very soon. Sharing make-over photos of his mom, he wrote;
“Count down to 90th!….dropped in to see how birthday girl is preparing for her 90th birthday celebration.
Tony Elumelu’s mother Suzanne Elumelu, gave birth to the billionaire who is an economist, entrepreneur, and the Chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA). He was born on the 22nd of March 1963 in Jos.
He also has other qualifications that are not academic of which includes; the Nigeria a national honors, the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) and Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR). In 2012 he was recognized as one of Africa’s 20 Most Powerful People by Forbes magazine. He was also ranked 31 on the list of Africa’s 50 richest men in 2015.
He hails from Onicha-Ukwu in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. He is a graduate of both Ambrose Alli University and the University of Lagos. From Ambrose Alli University he got a bachelor’s degree and from the University of Lagos he got master of science degree. He also went to Harvard Business School for the Advanced Management Programme.
Tony started his walk to fame and wealth when he took over seemingly insignificant struggling commercial bank in Lagos, Nigeria with a small group of investors. He went on to revive and make it profitable again and fused it with the United Bank for Africa in 2005. The banking group grew so much and so fast that it currently has branches in up to 20 African countries, in the U. S and also in U.K with a staggering customer base of more than seven million customers from African countries alone. Elumelu also has landed properties across Nigeria and a marginal stake in mobile telecom firm MTN Nigeria to mention a few of his assets.