Chu Okongwu Biography, Age, Education, Career and Net Worth

Chu Okongwu Biography

Sunny Chu Okongwu was a Nigerian economist and politician. He was the Minister of Finance under General Babangida’s administration. Chu Okongwu was born on 23 September 1934 in Anambra State, Nigeria.

Chu Okongwu Profile


Chu Okongwu

Real Name

Sunny Chu Okongwu

Date of Birth

September 23, 1934


87 years (2021)

State of Origin

Anambra State







Known for

Minister of Finannce



Net Worth

Under Review


January 12, 2022

Educational Background

Chu Okongwu attended St. Michael’s school, Aba between 1941 and 1946. He proceeded to Government College, Umuahia from 1947 to 1951.

In 1961, Chu Okongwu obtained a degree in Economic Theory from Boston University. He also attended Harvard University from 1961 to 1965.

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Chu Okongwu Career and Net Worth

Chu Okongwu was a Nigerian politician and economist. He served in various capacities as a Nigerian Minister.

Prior to joining politics, he worked as a broadcaster and anchored the programme, Jaz Club.

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Chu Okongwu was a sub-editor at the Daily Times of Nigeria. He worked with Peter Enahoro, Ebun Adeseye, Cornell Aircraft, and a host of other journalists.

In 1985, he was appointed the minister of National Planning by General Ibrahim Babangida. He was later reshuffled to become the Minister of Finance in 1986.

Chu Okongwu left office as a Finance Minister in 1990.

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Personal Life

Chu Okongwu was married with children. He is a christian of Igbo origin. He is from Nnewi, Anambra state.


Chu Okongwu died on January 12, 2022. He was 87 years.

Chu Okongwu Net Worth

Chu Okongwu net worth is under review.


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