Bola Tinubu reveals how he made his first million dollars – Party leader of the All Progressive Congress, Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu has revealed how he got his financial breakthrough.
Tinubu, who was governor of Lagos state between 1999 and 2007, revealed that he made his first million dollars while working as an auditor for Deloitte and Touche.
Speaking to TheNews magazine, Tinubu said: “At Deloitte and Touche, I chose to travel more than 80 per cent of my working years there. And that is because if a staff chose to travel, he would make more money because he would get travel allowances.”
The breakthrough came on one of such travels, as he traveled to Saudi Arabia to set up an accounting and audit system for National Oil and Aramco.
“We had gone there to set up their accounting and auditing system. It was while on that service that I got my financial break. When I returned to the United States, my employers gave me a huge bonus, which instantly turned me into a millionaire.
“The bonus was $850,000, before taxes. My salaries were also being paid into the bank and I was not touching them. At the time, my salary deposits in the bank had risen to about $1.8 million.”
He added: “I was happy. I bought a house from the money and invested the rest in the U.S. I was living well. I was living in one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in the south of Chicago.”
Baba God, where my own breakthrough?