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Biography of Mike ADENUGA

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Born on 29/04/1953 (format : day/month/year)

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Mike Adenuga Junior (b.April 29, 1953) is the Nigerian  Chairman Chief Executice Officer of Globacom. 

Forbes has estimated his net worth at $3.2 billion as of September 2015 which makes him second wealthiest Nigerian behind Aliko Dangote, and the sixth richest person in Africa.

Adenuga's rise to wealth and accompanying fame is an interesting story. His resolve to succeed against all odds started when, while in America, he worked as a taxi driver and security guard to sustain himself in school.

 Born on April 29, 1953, Michael Adeniyi Isola Adenuga had his secondary school education at the Ibadan Grammar School, Ibadan, Oyo State, before proceeding to the North-Western University in Oklahoma and Pace University, New York, both in the United States where he studied business administration.


 At age 26, Adenuga had already become a millionaire with connections in high places. With his unique flair for risks and sheer tenacity of purpose, in no time he started reaping profits in billions. He owns Equitorial Trust Bank and Consolidated Oil, which carries out crude oil drilling, refining and marketing.

His first shot into the consciousness of Nigerians was when his company, Consolidated Oil became the first indigenous company to strike crude in December1991. 


Last update : 06/07/2016

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