What is Tinubu’s real age? On Thursday, 26 August, Twitter took notice of a Google profile that said that Bola Tinubu was 21 years old – and jokesters were quick to turn the politician into a meme. But just how old is Nigeria’s Tinubu?
Who is Bola Tinubu?
Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu is a Nigerian politician and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress.
According to The Africa Report, Tinubu was Lagos State Governor from 1999 to 2007.
Tinubu was born on 29 March 1952 in Osun State, Nigeria. His mother, Abibatu Mogaji, was a trader that later became the Iyaloja (meaning “the leader of the market women”) of Lagos.
He moved to the United States in 1975, where he studied at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, Illinois, and then at Chicago State University.
An accountant by profession, Tinubu’s political career began in 1992 when he was elected to the Senate.
Tinubu is now the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Although the title is honorific, it gives him power and influence within party structures.
What is Tinubu’s real age?
On Thursday, 26 August, Twitter took notice of a Google profile that said that the politician was 21 years old.
Since Tinubu is nearing 70, jokesters were quick to turn the politician into a meme.
Bola Tinubu: net worth and family
Tinubu is married to Oluremi Tinubu, the current senator of the Lagos Central senatorial district.
The couple has four children, namely Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, Oluwaseyi Tinubu, Abibat Tinubu and the late Jide Tinubu, who passed away after a heart attack in 2017.
According to the 360 Report, before becoming a politician, Tinubu worked for the American companies Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells, and GTE Services Corporation.
After returning to Nigeria in 1983, Tinubu joined Mobil Oil Nigeria, and later became an executive of the company.
Tinubu is believed to be one of the richest and most influential personalities in Nigeria.
He has an estimated net worth of $32.7 billion dollars.