Bola Tinubu Biography, Age, Education, Career and Net Worth

Bola Tinubu Biography

Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu is a Nigerian accountant and a politician. He served as the governor of Lagos state from 1999 to 2007 and senator for Lagos west during the brief third republic. He is the Presidential candidate of the All progressive Congress (APC). Bola Tinubu was born on the 29th of March 1952 in Osun State, Nigeria.

Bola Tinubu Profile


Bola Tinubu

Real Name

Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu

Date of Birth

March 29, 1952


70 years  (2022)

State of Origin

Osun State









Political Party

All Progressive Congress(APC)

Known for

Governor of Lagos state


Oluremi Tinubu


Olajide Tinubu (Late)

Folashade Tinubu-Ojo

Seyi Tinubu

Zainab Abisola Tinubu

Habibat Tinubu

Olayinka Tinubu

Net Worth

$4 Billion

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Educational Background

Bola Tinubu Education

Bola Tinubu studied accountancy at Chicago University. He attended St. John’s Primary school Aroloya Lagos.

Career Bola Tinubu Career

Bola Tinubu spent his early career days in the United States where he was employed by Mobil Nigeria as an accountant.

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In 1992, Bola Tinubu returned to Nigeria and was subsequently elected a senator of the Federal republic. However, his tenure was cut short after a military coup that brought General Abacha to power in 1993.

Bola Tinubu went on exile, where he remained fighting for the return of democracy. After Abacha died in 1998, he returned to Nigeria.

In 1999, Tinubu was elected as the governor of Lagos state under the platform of Action Congress (AC). He was elected for a second term in office under the same party in 2003.

In 2007, Bola Tinubu handed over to his successor Babatunde Fashola.

In 2014, following a merger of the Action Congress of Nigeria and the Congress for Progressive Change, the All Progressive Congress was formed and Tinubu became the national leader of the party.

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In June 2022, he won the primary election of the All Progressive Congress ,APC) to run for the 2022 presidential election. He picked former governor of Borno state Kashim Shettima as his running mate.


Bola Tinubu drug trafficking

Disputes over his age, educational qualifications, and name emerged throughout his political career due to conflicting documents and statements from Tinubu himself.

While there are unsubstantiated rumours that Tinubu was born with a different name to a different family in modern-day osun state ,the main controversy was sparked by discrepancies in certificates Tinubu submitted to the independent national electoral commission .

In 2022, a documentary by David Hundeyin accused Bola Tinubu of allegedly being involved in drug trafficking in Illinois, Chicago.

Bola Tinubu Twitter Handle

Bola Tinubu Twitter account is @officialABAT

Personal life Bola Tinubu wife

Bola Tinubu is a Muslim. He is married to Oluremi Tinubu, with 6 children. He holds the title if Asiwaju of Lagos.

Bola Tinubu Net Worth

Bola Tinubu Net Worth

Bola Tinubu net worth is estimated to be over $4 billion.


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