Paystack Cofounder Shola Akinlade Biography, Age, Career and Net Worth

Paystack Cofounder Shola Akinlade Biography

Shola Akinlade is a Nigerian Entrepreneur and IT expert. He is a co founder of Paystack, one of the leading online payment system in Nigeria. Shola Akinlade was born in Lagos State Nigeria

Shola Akinlade Profile


Shola Akinlade

Real Name

Shola Akinlade

Age/Date of Birth



Entrepreneur, IT expert




Paystack Co Founder

Net Worth

Over $100 million

Educational Background

Shola Akinlade attended St. Gregory’s College where he obtained his SSCE certificate. He proceeded to obtain a degree in computer science from the Babcock University, Ogun State in 2006.

Paystack Cofounder Shola Akinlade Education and Career


In 2007, Shola Akinlade was employed by Heineken as a Management Trainee, where he specialized in database management.

In 2009, he started Klein Devort, a software development and consulting company.

Shola Akinlade spent just next five years working on an open source collaboration platform like Dropbox called Precurio

However, he was inspired to build an online payment system after making mobile apps for some Nigerian banks.

Skrill acquires Paystack

In 2015, Shola Akinlade alongside Ezra Olubi founded Paystack. Paystack was one of the most reliable online payment system in Nigeria.

Over the years, Paystack grew to processing over 15% of online transactions in Nigeria.

In October 2020, one of the the leading online payment system in the World Stripe acquired Paystack for $200 million.

Paystack Cofounder Shola Akinlade Net Worth

Shola Akinlade Net Worth

Shola Akinlade is estimated to worth over $100 million

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