Jim Ovia Net Worth And Biography
Jim Ovia Net Worth: Jim Ovia is the founder of Zenith Bank Nigeria PLC, one of the largest commercial banks in Nigeria. He is the chairman and largest individual shareholder with a stake of slightly more than 9% stake. He also owns prime real estate across Nigeria, and mobile telecom operator Visafone, which has 3 million subscribers.
Jim Ovia Forbes Net Worth is estimated at $900 million dollars as of 2020.
Jim Ovia Profile
- Name: Jim James Ovia
- Birth Date: November 4, 1951
- Birth Place: Anambra State
- Age: 69 Years Old
- State Of Origin:
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Stats: Active
- Source Of Income: Investor, CEO ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC
- Net Worth: $900 Million Dollars
- Religion: Christianity
- Ethnicity: Nigerian
- Siblings: Updating soon
- Height: 175 cm
- Shoe Size: N/A
- Marital Status: Married
- Children: 2 Children
Jim Ovia Biography
Jim James Ovia is a Nigerian businessman, who was born November 4, 1951, He’s a native of Agbor in Delta State. He founded Zenith Bank in 1990.
Jim Ovia holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana, Monroe, Louisiana, USA in 1979 and a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration from Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA (1977). He is also an Alumnus of Harvard Business School (OPM)
Jim Ovia Business Career
Jim Ovia is the founder of Zenith Bank Nigeria PLC, one of the largest commercial banks in Nigeria. In 2010, he moved into the chairman role. He was the recipient of a Nigerian national honor.
During two decades of leadership, he helped position the bank as one of the largest and most profitable in Africa.
Ovia is the founder of Visafone Communications Limited and the chairman of both the Nigerian Software Development Initiative (NSDI) and the National Information Technology Advisory Council (NITAC). He is a member of the Honorary International Investor Council as well as the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI).
He is the Chairman of Cyberspace Network Limited. He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in the 50th convocation ceremony of the University of Lagos.
Jim Ovia Net Worth
Jim Ovia is currently one of the richest and most influential investor in Nigeria, With an estimated net worth of $900,000 Million Dollars.