Afe Babalola Biography, Net Worth, Profile & Age
BIRTH NAME: Afe Babalola
STYLE RATING: 4.1%
DISPLAY NAME: Afe Babalola
NET WORTH: $350 million dollars
Afe Babalola was birthed on the 30th of October, 1929 in Ekiti State, Nigeria. He schooled at the Emmanuel Primary School in Ado-Ekiti, and wrote the Senior Cambridge School Certificate examination by private study from Wolsey Hall, Oxford.
After obtaining his A’Level certificate of London University, he proceeded to study Economics at the London School of Economics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Briefly, Afe Babalola worked in Nigeria, at the Central Bank just before he furthered his studies and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law at the University of London. After rounding off his studies in Law from the University of London, Afe Babalola was called to the England Bar, and got inducted into the Lincoln’s Inn, London.
His professional legal career started when he began working as a litigation lawyer for the Olu Ayoola & Co. law firm in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. In 1965, Are Babalola went on to found his own law firm, Afe Babalola and Co. (Emmanuel Chambers).
At this time, he had gained about two years experience in the field of law and law firm operations. He obtained the height of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in year 1987, and in 2001, Afe Babalola was appointed by the then president Olusegun Obasanjo as the Pro-Chancellor of the prestigious University of Lagos.
He operated in the position of University of Lagos Pro-Chancellor till 2008, and won the Best Pro-Chancellor of Nigerian Universities in 2005 and 2006. In 2009, Afe Babalola took a step to promote learning in Nigeria, and foster the level of academic excellence especially in the area of Law, he founded his University, the Afe Babalola University.
Severally, the University’s department of Law has been rated best in Nigeria, and the University itself was ranked 17th best University in Nigeria out of 136 registered Universities in the country. In 2013, Afe Babalola University emerged the second best private University in Nigeria.
In October 2017, Sir Afe Babalola was described as a molder and builder of future leaders and future voices, and a philanthropist of repute and honour by Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, the Governor of Ondo State, Nigeria, at the 5th convocation ceremony of the Afe Babalola University.
Afe Babalola is married, and he has two sons known as Bolanle Austen-Peters and Michael Opeyemi Babalola.
Afe Babalola has an estimated net worth of $350 million dollars. He earns from several sources including his University (Afe Babalola University), and his professional law career.
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