Adebayo ogunlesi net worth: biography, family, state of origin & airports

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Adebayo ogunlesi biography

Adebayo Ogunlesi, a Nigerian lawyer and investment banker, was born on December 20, 1953, in Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria, to Mr and Mrs Theophilus O. Ogunlesi. His father, a trailblazer, held the distinction of being the first Nigerian professor of medicine at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State.

Adebayo’s academic journey is marked by excellence and prestigious institutions. He attended King’s College in Lagos, Nigeria, for his secondary education. Furthering his studies at Oxford University in England, he earned a B.A. with first-class honors in philosophy, politics, and economics.

In 1979, Adebayo pursued higher education in the United States, achieving a joint JD-MBA degree from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. During his Harvard tenure, he notably contributed to the Harvard Law Review, showcasing his dedication to academic and intellectual pursuits.

Adebayo ogunlesi net worth: biography


Adebayo Ogunlesi got married to British-born Dr. Amelia Quist- Ogunlesi, an optometrist in 1985.

Their marriage is blessed with two children who are studying outside Nigeria.

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In 2009, Adebayo Ogunlesi secured a majority stake in London Gatwick Airport through a deal valued at £1.455 billion. Additionally, he is the owner of Edinburgh Airport, acquired in 2012, and Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori, acquired in February 2018.

Adebayo ogunlesi net worth forbes

Ogunlesi’s net worth was revalued in a report by Bloomberg on Sunday, two days after BlackRock agreed to buy Ogunlesi’s GIP for billions of dollars – in cash and stock.

Described as BlackRock’s largest deal in more than 10 years, the deal entails payment of $3 billion cash and about 12 million shares, worth $9.5 billion.

Following the agreement, Ogunlesi, who is also GIP’s chief executive officer, is now worth $2.3 billion, joining the Bloomberg Billionaire Index.

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