We bring you the biography of Femi Otedola, with necessary information you need to know about the Nigerian billionaire.
Otedola is one of the richest businessmen in Nigeria, known for his successful businesses around the country.
Femi Otedola Biography
Femi Otedola, born November 4, 1962, is a Nigerian billionaire businessman, philanthropist, Entrepreneur and Executive Chairman of Geregu Power PLC
Otedola is hails from Ibadan, Oyo State the South Western part of Nigeria where he was born.
He is the founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, with other businesses across shipping, real estate and finance.
Early Life and Education
Otedola was born and raised in Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State, south west Nigeria.
He was born into the family of the late Sir Michael Otedola, Governor of Lagos State from 1992 to 1993.
He had his secondary education at Olivet Baptist High School before he proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University where he graduated with a degree.
Femi Otedola has host of businesses and is regarded as one of the richest men in Nigeria. In 2003, he founded Zenon Petroleum and Gas.
In 2007, he was appointed chairman and chief executive of Africa Petroleum through the acquisition of a controlling stake in the business.
In December 2010, African Petroleum rebranded, thus changing its name to Forte Oil PLC.
Otedola is chief executive and president of SeaForce Shipping Company Ltd and was Nigeria’s largest ship owner after extending control over the distribution of diesel products.
Forte Oil rebranded to Adrova PLC in 2020 and still one of the leading firm in oil and gas sector.
Otedola has invested in power generation as part of the liberalisation of the sector in Nigeria.
Femi Otedola Net Worth
Femi Otedola is a Nigerian businessman and investor, he has an estimated net worth of $5.9 billion.
As a great philanthropist, Otedola has made several donations to the Michael Otedola University Scholarship Scheme, which was founded in 1985 with the aim of helping underprivileged students in Lagos State access to higher education.
He fulfilled his pledge of $25,000 to the Super Eagles in the match against Algeria during the 2019 AFCON.
Femi Otedola Wife
However, Otedola previously had a daughter Tolani who is a singer. Tolani was born to Otedola and his former lover, Olayinka Odukoya.
Femi Otedola House
Otedola has beautiful houses around the world. He has house in Lagos, Abuja, Dubai, London and New York City.