Michael Adeniyi Agbolade Ishola Adenuga Jr is a Nigerian billionaire, born on 29 April 1953 to the Oloye Michael Agbolade Adenuga Sr, (former school teacher) and his mother Juliana Oyindamola Adenuga (née Onashile of Okesopin, Ijebu Igbo) a businesswoman of royal Ijebu descent. For his educational background he attended his secondary school education at the Ibadan Grammar School, Ibadan and Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro for his Higher School Certificate(HSC). Later, he graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Pace University, New York with degrees in Business Administration which he funded by working as a taxi driver.
Ranked the second richest person in Nigeria with a net worth of $10 billion, Adenuga is the owner of Globacom, Nigeria’s second-largest telecom operator, and also has a presence in Ghana and Benin. He also owns stakes in the Equitorial Trust Bank and the oil exploration firm Conoil (formerly Consolidated Oil Company). The powerful entrepreneur was named African Entrepreneur of The Year at the maiden African Telecoms Awards (ATA) on 15 August 2007.