Net Worth: $450 Million
- Source of Wealth Telecom
- Birth Place Lagos, Nigeria
- Marital Status Married
- Full Name Hakeem Belo-Osagie
- Nationality Nigerian
- Date of Birth 1955
- Occupation Businessman, Philanthropist
- Education University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Harvard Business School
- Children 4
About Hakeem Belo-Osagie
Nigerian businessman and petroleum economist, Hakeem Belo-Osagie has a net worth of $450 million as of November 2011, according to FORBES rich list. The Harvard-trained is chairman of the Nigerian operations of United Arab Emirates-based telecom provider Etisalat. Through his holding companies, Premium Telecommunications Holdings and MyaCynth, he controls a 12.5% stake in Etisalat Nigeria.
After graduating from Oxford with an M.A. and Harvard with an MBA in the early 80s, Belo-Osagie returned to Nigeria where he worked briefly with the Nigerian government, serving as a special assistant to the Nigerian Minister of Petroleum and Energy. Shortly after his stint with the Nigerian civil service, he struck out on his own and went on to establish CTIC, an energy consultancy that advised international oil companies, which were looking to make entry into Nigeria’s energy markets. In 1992, he founded First Securities Discounts House Limited – an immensely successful boutique securities trading outfit that pioneered large-scale trading activities in treasury bills, commercial paper and banker acceptances in Nigeria. Six years later, in 1998, he made history in Nigeria’s corporate circles when he became the first Nigerian to stage a hostile takeover. The Nigerian government was selling off its controlling stake in the United Bank for Africa- a large, floundering commercial bank in Lagos. Belo-Osagie acquired the bank despite intense opposition from the bank’s senior management and trade unions. Using his infamous lean management style, he pushed the bank to profitability before flipping it for a profit to a consortium of investors led by Nigerian banker, Tony Elumelu. A dedicated philanthropist, he is one of the largest donors to the African Leadership Academy, a residential secondary institution in Johannesburg, South Africa, which trains Africa’s brightest students for a future of leadership.
Earnings & Financial Data
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- Earnings 2004
Sale of Asset 2004
Estimated amount he received upon sale of around 51% shares of the United Bank of Africa that he bought from the Nigerian government