John Okafor Net Worth: Biography, Profile & Age
Mr Ibu, also known as John Okafor has an estimated net worth of $4.2 million dollars. He’s a Nigerian actor and comedian. John Okafor is one of the funniest and richest actors in Nigeria. He earns from his movie career, endorsement deals and private businesses.
John Okafor earns millions to feature in movies, and producers are willing to pay twice just to have him play out their scripts. In 2014, Mr Ibu signed multimillion naira endorsement deals with GoTV and popular sports betting company, MerryBet. He was birthed on the 17th of October, 1961. He is a native of Umunekwu Village in Eziokwe, Kanu West LGA, Enugu state, Nigeria.
He is from a family of eight children, and his family was the poorest family in his village in Enugu state. Before he rose to fame, he worked as a butcher, an hairdresser, and firewood seller. He started acting after drawing inspiration from his grandfather.
At some time, was a full-time boxer, but quit after losing terribly to his opponent at a boxing championship tournament in Delta state, Nigeria. John Okafor completed his primary schooling in Enugu state, and his secondary schooling in Delta state. He then gained admission into the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Enugu, to study Mass Communication – he graduated successfully from the institution.
He started acting on the 3rd of December, 1978 after landing roles in a soap opera. Afterwards, he got offers to feature in movies and that’s how he became a popular on-screen face. John Okafor rose to fame in 2004 after featuring in a blockbuster movie titled “Mr Ibu” alongside famous actors Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze. In the movie, he portrayed the role of a father to two very troublesome children (Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze). Since then, he has starred in over 150 movies and won several awards.
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