Ademola Adeleke’s Net Worth and Biography
Ademola Adeleke has an estimated net worth of $200 million dollars. He’s a Nigerian politician, businessperson, and philanthropist. He earns from a number of sources which includes his political career, and from his personal businesses.
Senator Ademola Adeleke was born Nurudeen Ademola Adeleke on the 13th of May, 1960. He’s was born to the family of Mr. Ayoola Adeleke. His father was Yoruba by tribe, and his mother, an Igbo woman by tribe.
His father, Late senator Raji Ayoola Adeleke was a Nigerian politician known as the Balogun of Ede Land in Osun State, and the was political leader of the now defunct UPN (Unity Party of Nigeria).
Sir Ademola Adeleke is a very brilliant personality. He started getting the basics of education at the Methodist Primary School, Surulere, Lagos State. He left the school to continue primary education acquisition at the Nawarudeen Primary School, Ikire, Old Oyo.
After he was done with primary school, he moved on to the The Seventh Day Adventist Secondary School, Ede, Old Oyo, and then to the Ede Muslim Grammar School Ede, Old Oyo State, where he rounded off secondary school.
After secondary school was over in Nigeria for him, he joined both his elder brothers in the United States where he continued his studies. He started schooling at the Jacksonville State University, Alabama, majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Political Science.
He’s a businessman, and had worked for more than a decade at his brother’s company, Pacific Holdings Limited. He became the group executive director of the company in 2001, and held the position till 2016.
The company, Pacific Holdings Limited is owned by Dr. Deji Adeleke. From 1985 to 1989, he worked as a service contractor for Quicksilver Courier Company which is based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
And from 1990 to 1994, he operated as vice president of the Origin International LLC, which is also based in Atlanta, Georgia, US.
Although he was born into a wealthy family, Senator Ademola Adeleke is a philanthropist. He’s also known to be a community member.
His political career got started as far back in 2001. This path into politics he started with his late brother, Isiaka Adeleke who passed away in 2017.
Under the political umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke ran for the 2017 Osun West by-election, and successful came out the winner.
Initially, Ademola Adeleke was active under the All Progressives Party, but after the death of his brother in April 2017, Late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, he decamped. In July 2018, Ademola Adeleke rose to become the governorship candidate of the PDP for Osun State.
Playing the game of politics in Nigeria, a formidable opposition rose to accuse Ademola Adeleke of forgery. He was charged to the Oshogbo High Court for accusations stating that he forged his secondary school certificates and WAEC credentials.
This was done to ensure that his participation as a candidate in the Osun State gubernatorial election.
According to reports, Ademola Adeleke submitted a testimonial to INEV which dated back to July 20, 1988. The testimonial had it’s heading to be “Ede Muslim Grammar School, Osun State”.
As at the year inscribed on the testimonial, Osun State was not created yet. The State was created on the 27th of August, 1991. Again, the SSCE results dated back to 1981 which was one of the years SSCE had not been established.
To highlight the possibility of the doubt, one of the certificates with the heading “Ede Muslim High school” which dated 2018 showed same signature that reflected on the 1988 testimonial.
This however indicated that the same principal signed the 1988 testimonial and the 2018 testimonial.
This got the current principal arrested. In defence, Ademola Adeleke’s lawyer stated that the school has not denied the attendance nor certificates of the senator, and asked for a dismissal of the case by the court.
According to witnesses, the Nigerian politician wasn’t seen in the examination hall. The suit was dismissed as a solidified proof of certificate forgery wasn’t available to the litigant.
Having gained much experience and grounds in the Nigerian political sphere, he contested to become governor of Osun State in 2018.
Running for the position of the governor of Osun State as a PDP candidate, his notable opposition parties which were the APC and SDP had Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, and Iyiola Omisore as candidates respectively.
The election was conducted on the 22nd of September, 2018, and was declared by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) as inconclusive.
A date for the rerun of the election was put to 27th September, 2018. The outcome of the second election proved APC candidate Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola to be the winner.
In disagreement, Ademola Adeleke tagged the election a coup, and dragged his opposition party to court. After a few months, Ademola Adeleke was declared winner of the election on the 22nd of March, 2019, by the Tribunal in Abuja.
The position of the governor of Osun State was legitimately handed over to Ademola Adeleke after the precision of the Tribunal.
Sir Ademola Adeleke is known to be the father of two Nigerian musicians who have done quite well in the Nigerian music industry.
His two sons are Sina Rambo, and B-Red. The eldest being Sina Rambo, and the younger being B-Red.
The Nigerian politician is also Uncle to the highest followed African musician on social media, Davido.
Due to his dancing skills which we saw after he emerged winner of the gubernatorial election in his State to become governor, Ademola Adeleke is now nicknamed the “Dancing Senator”.