Tony Elumelu Biography: Full Name, age, Family Life and Business Life

Tony Elumelu is a successful and adept entrepreneur who has made waves in Nigeria and beyond. He has once been listed as one of the most influential people in the world in 2020.

Profile Summary

Full Name

Anthony Onyemaechi Elumelu


Date of Birth

22 March 1963


Place of Origin

Onicha-Ukwu in Aniocha North Local government area of Delta State


Marital status




Awele Vivian Elumelu



Seven (5 Girls and 2 twin boys)


Female children’s name

Ogor Elumelu, Ugo Elumelu, Oge Elumelu, Nneka Elumelu, Onyinye Elumelu




Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Ambrose Alli University and a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Lagos.

Also, he is an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School.

He has a list of other honorary degrees to his name.


Family Life

Followers of Tony Elumelu will attest to the fact that Tony values family ties so much. You can easily spot him and his family on social media.

Tony Elumelu got married in the year 1993 to Mrs. Awele Vivien Elumelu who’s a medical practitioner.

Tony Elumelu, wife and children

Their marriage is blessed with seven children; five girls and 2 twin boys.


Business Life

Tony Elumelu had worked as a banker in different banks including Allstate Trust bank, and Crystal bank (now known as Standard Trust bank).

He became the Group managing director for UBA(United Bank of Africa) before he kicked off the Tony Elumelu foundation.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation entrepreneurship program known as the PAN- Africa entrepreneurship program helps empower all African entrepreneurs through mentoring, grants, and adequate training.

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The foundation has committed $100m in a 10-year program to fund, mentor and train 10,000 African entrepreneurs, inspired by Tony’s economic philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions the private sector as the key enabler of economic and social wealth creation in Africa.

Furthermore, Tony is the Founder and Chairman of Heirs Holdings, his family-owned investment company, committed to improving lives and transforming Africa, through long-term investments in strategic sectors of the African economy, including financial services, hospitality, power, energy, technology, and healthcare.

Tony is also the Chairman of the pan-African financial services group, the United Bank for Africa (UBA), which operates in 20 countries across Africa, the United Kingdom, France, and the UAE, and is the only African bank with a commercial deposit-taking presence in the United States.


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