Biography of Chief Mike Adenuga

 Mike Adenuga is a Nigerian businessman and philanthropist who is the founder and chairman of Globacom Limited, a telecommunications company. He was born on April 29, 1953, in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

Early life and Education

Adenuga attended the Ibadan Grammar School for his secondary education after which he proceeded to the Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro, for his A-levels. He later attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Pace University, where he studied Business Administration.

Adenuga started his career as a clerk at the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) before venturing into entrepreneurship. He founded his first company, a trading firm called Consolidated Oil Limited (Conoil), in 1990. Conoil has since grown to become one of Nigeria's largest indigenous oil exploration and production companies.

In 2003, Adenuga founded Globacom Limited, which has since become one of the leading telecommunications companies in Nigeria and other African countries. Globacom has also expanded to provide other services such as mobile banking, international calling, and internet services.

Adenuga's family includes his wife, Titi Joyce Adenuga, and their children. He is known for his philanthropic works, including the establishment of the Mike Adenuga Foundation, which supports initiatives in education, health, and empowerment. He has also donated significant sums to various causes, including flood relief efforts in Nigeria and the fight against Ebola.

Adenuga has consistently ranked among the richest men in Africa and the world. According to Forbes, he had a net worth of $6.2 billion as of 2021, making him the second-richest person in Nigeria and the fifth-richest in Africa. He has also been awarded various honors, including the Nigerian National Honor of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) in 2012.


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