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How Nigeria’s Tony Elumelu Made $123 Million In 3 Weeks

Lagos, Nigeria – November 16: Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman of the Heirs Holding Ltd, on November 16, 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria. (Photo by Thomas Imo/Photothek via Getty Images)

In 2013, November 1 up to November 21 was all Tony Elumelu needed to make $123 million. His shares in Transcorp PLC had seen a surge in value of up to 186% making his 5.7 billion shares equivalent to around $188 million. If there is a man who is able to turn trash to gold, it must be Tony Elumelu, who also happens to be a known philanthropist. Elumelu had started buying shares in Transcorp in April 2011 and by the September, he was the chairman of the company.

THE MAGIC TOUCH

Tony Elumelu is the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, an investment company with interests in financial services, real estate, energy, agribusiness and healthcare. He also has a Non-Profit-Organisation under his name, the Tony Elumelu Foundation which is known for its bias towards promoting entrepreneurship and excellence in business in Africa. Through Heirs Holdings, Elumelu acquired shares in Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, a conglomerate with interests in the agribusiness, energy and hospitality sectors. It is here that he made his mark with the gains in share value that had him making news headlines. However, this was not a one hit wonder as Elumelu had earlier on worked a similar miracle.

True to his character, Elumelu had acquired an ailing bank, the Standard Trust Bank and turned it into one of the largest in South Africa. In 2005, he then led the bank into a historic merger to form the United Bank for Africa, which then grew into a monstrous company with customers in 19 African countries. That he later made history with Transcorp no longer seems too surprising because Elumelu is a man who always had it in him. Heirs Holdings only came to life following Elumelu’s retirement from the United Bank in 2010.

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A HEART FOR THE PEOPLE, A HEART FOR AFRICAPITALISM

Tony Elumelu is a well-known philanthropist who has managed to impact Africa with his sustainable, forward-thinking ideas of charity in Africa. In 2015, he announced he would fund 1,000 budding entrepreneurs as part of a $100 million initiative to boost the African private sector through his Foundation. The Foundation’s objective is to enhance the competitiveness of the African private sector and with the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) going into its third year, Mr Elumelu’s goal is within shooting range.

In 2013, November 1 up to November 21 was all Tony Elumelu needed to make $123 million. His shares in Transcorp PLC had seen a surge in value of up to 186% making his 5.7 billion shares equivalent to around $188 million. If there is a man who is able to turn trash to gold, it must be Tony Elumelu, who also happens to be a known philanthropist. Elumelu had started buying shares in Transcorp in April 2011 and by the September, he was the chairman of the company.

THE MAGIC TOUCH

Tony Elumelu is the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, an investment company with interests in financial services, real estate, energy, agribusiness and healthcare. He also has a Non-Profit-Organisation under his name, the Tony Elumelu Foundation which is known for its bias towards promoting entrepreneurship and excellence in business in Africa. Through Heirs Holdings, Elumelu acquired shares in Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, a conglomerate with interests in the agribusiness, energy and hospitality sectors. It is here that he made his mark with the gains in share value that had him making news headlines. However, this was not a one hit wonder as Elumelu had earlier on worked a similar miracle.

True to his character, Elumelu had acquired an ailing bank, the Standard Trust Bank and turned it into one of the largest in South Africa. In 2005, he then led the bank into a historic merger to form the United Bank for Africa, which then grew into a monstrous company with customers in 19 African countries. That he later made history with Transcorp no longer seems too surprising because Elumelu is a man who always had it in him. Heirs Holdings only came to life following Elumelu’s retirement from the United Bank in 2010.

A HEART FOR THE PEOPLE, A HEART FOR AFRICAPITALISM

Tony Elumelu is a well-known philanthropist who has managed to impact Africa with his sustainable, forward-thinking ideas of charity in Africa. In 2015, he announced he would fund 1,000 budding entrepreneurs as part of a $100 million initiative to boost the African private sector through his Foundation. The Foundation’s objective is to enhance the competitiveness of the African private sector and with the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) going into its third year, Mr Elumelu’s goal is within shooting range.

 

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