Jimoh Ibrahim Biography and Net Worth – Jimoh Ibrahim is a renowned lawyer, politician, businessman, investor, and philanthropist in Nigeria. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global Fleet Group, a company with a presence in Nigeria and the UK.
Jimoh Ibrahim Background.
Jimoh Ibrahim was born on the 24th of February 1967, to Alhaji Yakubu and Omofemiwa Jimoh. He is a native of Okitipupa in Ondo State, Nigeria. His father was a bricklayer who married about 7 wives while his mother was a fish seller. He is happily married with kids.
Jimoh Ibrahim Education
Jimoh Ibrahim had his primary and secondary school education at the Saint John’s school, Igbotako, Ondo State. He studied law at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. He went further to obtain a Masters in Public Administration (MPA), from the same institution. Afterward, he attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, where he graduated with a combined Master of Laws (LLM) and Masters in International Taxation degree (MIT).
Jimoh Ibrahim Early Career
During Jimoh’s undergraduate days, he proposed to organise seminars on law for all local governments in Nigeria so they could learn to make their own laws. This move came after he discovered that only the federal and state governments had laws.
Sources have it that he made a lot of money from conducting the seminars across all local governments in Nigeria. He also went ahead to organise several workshops in his field for top government officials which earned him good money as well.
Jimoh Ibrahim is a man of vision with his eye set on discovering business opportunities. He discovered the government was experiencing challenges recovering its withholding tax from multinational oil companies.
Armed with this information, he put forward a proposal on how he could help the government recover the billions owed in withholding tax by the multinational oil companies. His proposal was approved and he kept true to his promise of recovering the billions of naira owed while earning a fortune for himself.
Jimoh also worked with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a tax consultant and was among the team from Harvard that championed the tax reforms in Bangladesh. Jimoh Ibrahim started small by executing small scale contracts using his father’s bricklaying material. Recall that we mentioned that his father was a bricklayer.
He is an astute investor who has investments in several industries; the oil and gas industry, hospitality industry, aviation industry, banking industry, real estate sector, insurance industry, publishing and media industry. Global Fleet Group is the umbrella company Jimoh uses for his investments.
Jimoh Ibrahim Net Worth – $200 mllion
Aside from legal practice, Jimoh Ibrahim is likewise into professional; oil and gas business, resorts, real estate, banking, land, insurance,airlines, distributing and ventures. As indicated by Forbes, Jimoh Ibrahim has an estimated net worth of about $200 million. He is certainly one of the wealthiest legal practitioners in Nigeria.