This post is going to be about Muhammadu Buhari net worth, biography, career as a top politician in Nigeria and also details about him little known to the public.
Muhammadu Buhari is currently the president of Nigeria (2018), and has had a solid track record of holding pivotal positions during the military regime in Nigeria.
Nigerians at the moment want to know the net worth of the man whom the law has leveled over the affairs of the country, they want to know about their president and I guess that’s the reason your reading through this post, right? Keep on reading to know about the net worth and biography of Muhammadu Buhari.
Muhammadu Buhari Net Worth: Biography, Profile & Age
BIRTH NAME: Muhammadu Buhari
BIRTH DATE: 17th December, 1942
STYLE RATING: 2.9%
DISPLAY NAME: Buhari
NET WORTH: $110 Million Dollars
ENDORSEMENT DEALS: None Yet
Muhammadu Buhari Net Worth
Muhammadu Buhari has an estimated net worth of $110 million dollars. As the president of the nation of Nigeria, he earns millions of naira from different political appointments and contracts each month.
That aside, the president of Nigeria is paid in millions, and due to the corrupt state of the country, the number one citizen of the country who happens to be the president automatically becomes a billionaire in office.
Muhammadu Buhari is no exception. Before he was sworn in as the president of Nigeria, he had N30 million naira in his personal bank account which he opened with Union Bank in Nigeria, two mud houses and another 5 exquisite houses in Daura, one plot of land in Kano, a plot of land in Port Harcourt. Muhammadu Buhari also owned farmlands, 5 houses, 270 Cattles, 25 Sheeps, economic trees, birds, shares in Skye Bank, Union Bank, and Berger Paints.
Muhammadu Buhari was birthed to Adamu and Zulaihat in Daura, Katsina state, Nigeria. He was born to a Fulani family on the 17th of December, 1942 and grew up in a polygamous family. Interestingly, Muhammadu Buhari was the 23rd born child in his family, and when he lost his Dad, his mother took care of his every need.
Buhari obtained primary school education in Daura and Mai’adua and began attending the Katsina Model School in year 1953. He later attended the Katsina Provincial Secondary School which is now known as the Government College Katsina. He rounded off his secondary schooling in 1961, obtaining his school leaving certificate from the now Government College Katsina in Katsina state.
In 1963 the influential personality was commissioned second lieutenant, and also appointed Platoon Commander of the Second Infantry Battalion in Abeokuta in the same year. In November 1963, Buhari attended the Nigeria Military College and took up the Platoon Commanders’ Course which ended in January 1964.
Somehow, Buhari made the military training less tasky and frustrating as he flew over to the United Kingdom where he took the Mechanical Transport Officer’s Course at the Army Mechanical Transport School in Borden.
Muhammadu Buhari’s political career began firstly as a drive into the military system. In 1961, he enrolled into the Nigerian Military Training College (NMTC). In 1962, he began his officer cadet training which was done at Mons Officer Cadet School in Aldershot, England, which lasted till 1963.
Muhammadu Buhari was part of the July Counter Coup which was led by lieutenant colonel Murtala Muhammed to assassinate and dethrone Aguyi Ironsi who was Nigeria’s first self-named and self-appointed military Head of State.
The coup was a payback for a coup organized by a team of Igbo military officers led by Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu to dethrone Abubakar Tafawa Balewa who was democratically elected as the Prime Minister of Nigeria. Under the order of Mohammed Shuwa, Muhammadu Buhari was assigned to Division 1 which was later grouped into sectors and battalions.
The Division into which Buhari was grouped moved temporarily due to Civil War to Makurdi from Kaduna state. In 1968, Muhammadu Buhari was assigned to Awka Sector to hold down Onitsha and take over from the second Division under and by which Onitsha was captured.
The Awka Sector also known as 4 Sector mainly operated around the Awka-Abagana-Onitsha area which was a food supply joint for the agitators of Biafra. After the civil war came to its end in 1970, Muhammadu Buhari’s rank was pushed upward to Brigade Major/Commandant, Thirty-first Infantry Brigade.
Muhammadu Buhari operated as the Assistant Adjutant-General, First Infantry Division Headquarters from year 1971 to 1972. Buhari flew over to India in 1973, where he trained at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. In 1974, he earned an appointment as the Acting Director, Transport and Supply at the Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and Transport Headquarters – an appointment that elapsed in 1975.
Muhammadu Buhari was appointed Governor of the northeastern State from August 1, 1975 to February 3, 1976, he was appointed Borno State Governor from February 3, 1976 to March 15, 1976, and was appointed by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as the Federal Commissioner for Petroleum and Natural Resources. After the establishment of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in 1977, Muhammadu Buhari was appointed the Chairman of the company.
In 1978, Buhari was back in the Army Headquarters where he was appointed a member of the Supreme Military Council, and Military Secretary till 1979. Soon enough, he was promoted to the rank of a colonel.
After attaining such height in the Military, he flew over to the United States where he obtained a Masters degree in Strategic Studies, and also got trained at the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Muhammadu Buhari was one of the military officers who plotted the December 1983 coup to dethrone President Shehu Shagari who was elected democratically. The successful coup left Tunde Idiagbon the office of the Chief of General Staff, and Buhari, the office of the Head of State from year 1983 to 1985.
In 1984, which was a year into his tenure as Head of State, Buhari announced the maintenance of international relationships with other countries and organizations like ECOWAS, OPEC, and the UN.
Still in 1984, he constituted a policy which he named War Against Indiscipline. Simply, the policy was drafted and published on the 20th of March, 1984 to question and probe moral and political misconduct by political officials and citizens of Nigeria.
In August 1985, Major General Muhammadu Buhari was dethroned by a successful coup led by General Ibrahim Babangida. In 2003, he ran for the post of the President as a candidate under the All Nigeria People’s Party, but with a margin of over 10 million votes, Muhammadu Buhari was defeated by his competitor to the post, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
Again he ran for same position against Umaru Yar’Adua in 2007 but didn’t succeed. Umaru Yar’Adua was a candidate from same state as Muhammadu Buhari – Katsina state. The results of the 2007 presidential election interpreted that Umaru Yar’Adua had 70% of all votes, and Muhammadu Buhari had only 18% of all votes.
In 2010, specifically in the month of March, Buhari left the ANPP to join the Congress for Progressive Change political party which was founded with assistance from him. On the 16th of April, 2011, he qualified as the party’s candidate for the general election.
The running opposition was the PDP party with Goodluck Jonathan as the candidate of the party. The election wasn’t a friendly one as a lot of Christians residing in the Northern regions of Nigeria lost their lives. All in all, Buhari lost the election to Goodluck Jonathan who assumed office in 2011.
In 2015, he came out again as a candidate running for the post of the president of Nigeria against Goodluck Jonathan. After a successful election that would best be described as peaceful, Muhammadu Buhari finally gained victory over Goodluck Jonathan to become the president of Nigeria.
Muhammadu Buhari is married, and has 8 children currently. He first got married in 1971 to Safinatu (née Yusuf) Buhari who gave him 5 children – a boy and four girls namely: Musa (the late son), Hadiza, Fatima, Zulaihat, and Safinatu. Their first daughter, Zulaihat was named after Buhari’s Mom, and Safinatu was named after his wife.
In 1988, he got divorced with his first wife and got married to his current and second wife, Aisha Buhari (née Halilu) in 1989. Just like the first wife, Aisha birthed five children – a boy and four girls namely: Halima, Aisha, Amina, Zahra, and Yusuf.
On the 14th of January, 2006, the former first lady of Nigeria and ex wife of Buhari died from prolonged diabetic complications and was buried following Islamic dictates at the Unguwar Rimi cemetery.
In November 2012 (6 years after he lost his first wife), he lost his first daughter, Zulaihat, to sickle cell anaemia. Zulaihat died within 48 hours of safely delivering her baby at a Kaduna hospital.
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