Wole Olanipekun Biography, Net Worth, Profile & Age
BIRTH NAME: Wole Olanipekun
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DISPLAY NAME: Wole Olanipekun
NET WORTH: $120 Million Dollars
Wole Olanipekun was born on the 18th of November, 1951. He’s a native of Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. He schooled at the Amoye Grammar School, and the Ilesa Grammar School where he obtained his West Arica School Certificate.
After secondary school, he gained admission into the University of Lagos, where he studied Law and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the course.
He was called to Bar in July 1976. This was after his graduation from the Nigerian Law School. In July, 1991, he became a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Also in 1991, he was appointed Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Ondo State, an office he ran for a stint of two years. In 2002, Wole Olanipekun was appointed the President of the Nigerian Bar Association.
In 2013, the competent Nigerian lawyer and SAN was elected as the vice president of the vice President of the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU). Wole Olanipekun emerged a life bencher after being appointed by the Nigerian Body of Benchers in 2007, and in 2004, he was appointed the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council of the University of Ibadan (UI) – an office he held till 2006.
He is one of Nigeria’s leading barristers and known to be the founder of Wole Olanipekun & Co. As an expert in Nigerian law and constitution, he’s sought for internationally, and has played roles several times as a counsel and amicus curiae in cases pertaining Nigeria. He has written over 100 papers on topics covering Economics, Politics, Literature and Corporate Governance which he has presented in several Nigerian Universities, and outside the country.
As a lawyer, he focuses on areas such as constitutional law, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, pre and post election dispute resolution, commercial litigation, labour law, criminal law and general practice.
He has served as member of Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee and General Council of the Bar, Council of Legal Education, National Judicial council (NJC), and Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC). In 2012, Wole Olanipekun was honoured with an appointment as an Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR). He’s also Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
He is married happily to Princess Omolara Olanipekun. Their Union has been blessed with two boys and two girls. Interestingly, three of their children are lawyers.
Wole Olanipekun has an estimated net worth of $120 million dollars. He’s earned a fortune from his career as one of the best known Nigerian lawyers, and SANs.
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