We’ve heard so much about Davido, his wife Chioma, and his kids but we still know so little about his father, Dr. Deji Adeleke other than he is a big politician.
Davido’s father, Dr. Adeleke is one of the most successful businessmen in Nigeria. After achieving success in so many business endeavors, he finally decided to settle down by building one of the most comprehensive private tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
In this article, we covered all there is to know about Dr. Deji Adeleke. We will be looking specifically into his net worth, biography, cars, children, politics, and how he influences Davido’s music.
About Deji Adeleke
Born on the 6th of March 1957, Dr. Adedeji Adeleke is a Nigerian billionaire, politician, business magnate, entrepreneur, and real estate, mogul. He is the late husband of Dr. Vero Adeleke who died on the 3rd of March 2003 and proud father of Sharon and David Adeleke.
Dr. Deji is the CEO of Pacific Holdings Limited, founder of Adeleke University in Nigeria, and one of the richest politicians in Nigeria. He is not just an established businessman, he is a devoted Christian and very generous philanthropist.
Coming from a very wealthy family filled with multi-millionaires and billionaires, Dr. Adedeji Adeleke is the younger brother to Isiaka Adeleke, a renowned politician and former governor of Osun State, Nigeria.
Dr. Adedeji passed his WAEC exams in flying colors and worked at the Federal Ministry of Education for a short while. In 1976, he gained admission into Western Kentucky University (WKU), Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA, and completed his tertiary education.
From there he bagged a Master’s degree in Business administration and a Ph.D. in international business. HE put his acquired knowledge to good use and started a company named Pacific Holdings Ltd.
Dr. Adedeji is the CEO of Pacific Holdings Ltd. This company was founded by Dr. Deji and helps foreign investors find a profitable sector to invest in the Nigerian economy. Pacific Holdings are also established in steel production, energy generation, logistics, agriculture, and warehousing.
Pacific Holdings is just one of Dr. Adedeji’s many investments, he is the founder of Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. The Adeleke University was built by Mr. Adeleke and his family to honor his late wife and give back to the society where he grew up in.
Davido referred to Adeleke University as the cheapest private university in Nigeria. This very institution was built to the finest standards. He registered the institution and it was licensed and approved by the Federal Government in March 2011.
Back in 1996, Dr. Adeleke started a nonprofit NGO labeled “Springtime Development Foundation”, SDF in short. SDF was created to assist the poor and downtrodden societies in Nigeria by offering a better life through higher education and active business empowerment.
One of Deji Adeleke’s primary source of income is his job as a fulltime politician. Like most Nigerian politicians, Dr. Deji is paid handsomely for his civil duties and active participation in the co-ordination of the country’s policies. Dr. Deji also has businesses and investments in the banking and real estate sectors.
According to Forbes, Deji Adeleke is one of the most successful businessmen in Nigeria and the richest man in Osun state. As history would have it, Late Chief Adebayo Adeleke, the father of Deji Adeleke was the one who drew the Banana Island Masterplan which has attracted over $500 Million in investment.
Deji Adeleke Children
Among his many investments, two stands out. His beautiful daughter Sharon Adeleke and his hardworking son David Adeleke. Sharon Adeleke has grown up to love God and hope to make Davido see his beautiful light. She is also actively involved in the family business.
While Davido tours the world while making good music and investing in young talents. With a net worth of over $32 million and counting, he is the richest musician in Nigeria. Davido also has an elder brother, Adewale Adeleke. Adewale Adeleke got married in Dubai in February 2020.
Deji Adeleke is also the grandfather of Aurora Imade Adeleke, Hailey Veronica Adeleke, and Ifeanyi Adeleke.
Deji Adeleke Networth
Many politicians like fancy cars, but Mr. Adeleke is a big fan of private jets. He owns three private jets, the two most iconic ones are worth $35 million and the Bombardier’s Global 6000 worth $62 million.
Dr. Deji Adeleke gifted himself with a luxurious palace in Atlanta on his 60th birthday. The current net worth of Dr. Deji Adeleke is calculated to be over at over $700 million. This value skyrocketed after 2017 when he had a net worth of only $300 million.
Dr. Deji Adeleke is a humble and successful 63-year-old businessman, who has built a solid foundation for his generation through his wits and tenacity. Informationngr sincerely hopes he lives a longer and more prosperous life.