Economist, Tony Elumelu celebrates 60th birthday
Nigerian economist and philanthropist, Anthony Onyemaechi Elumelu, popularly known as Tony Elumelu, is celebrating his 60th birthday today, 22 March.
The successful businessman, who is also a billionaire, marked the occasion by sharing a heartfelt message on his Instagram page.
In a video post, Elumelu showcased a collage of pictures featuring throwbacks from his younger age to his current age.
The father of seven expressed his gratitude to God for the gift of life and for bringing him this far in his journey. He captioned the post with the words: “Thanking God for the gift of life. #Birthday#TOEat60#Grateful #TOEWay.”
Elumelu’s birthday message has attracted a lot of attention, with many celebrities and well-wishers taking to the comment section to congratulate him on his special day.
The post has already garnered thousands of likes and comments from people all over the world.
The Nigerian business tycoon is renowned for his philanthropic work and his efforts to promote entrepreneurship across Africa.
Through his Tony Elumelu Foundation, he has provided funding and mentorship to thousands of young African entrepreneurs, helping to create jobs and drive economic growth on the continent.
Elumelu’s commitment to philanthropy and entrepreneurship has earned him praise and recognition both at home and abroad.
In 2019, he was awarded the National Productivity Order of Merit by the Nigerian government, in recognition of his contributions to national development.
He was also named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2020.