|THE MAN- KOLA ALUKO|
This man's name just keeps popping up everywhere we go. And when people (Male & Female) talk about him, it is in admiration or in awe sort of. So many legends have been spoken about the man many have tagged one of the richest Nigerian ever. Some even go further to say, he is probably in the top seven(7) on the list of the richest Nigerians home and abroad and by extension one of the richest in Africa.
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His name is a door opener around the world. Imagine a 'lifestyle institution' like 'Harrods' speaking ones name with a smile on their lips, ever ready to acknowledge he shops at their store. We hear he is one of the 'biggest spenders' in Harrods. Imagine the top manager of a Ferrari franchise asking in curiosity how special is the name 'Kola' , because one of their special friends/customer is Mr Kola Aluko. Another 'Kola' not him, had gone to buy a Ferrari, eliciting the curiosity. For one to better appreciate how legendary the guy's car collection is, we heard a special coffee table book was published to celebrate those cars, just like it was done for Ralph Lauren's cars collection.
Just imagine having in one's garages all over the world, machines many dream about, think about the brand(s) and we hear he has them. He his also an avid Formula 1 enthusiasts, some say he has over 20 plus racing cars for his own F1 Team. Legend also says his watch collection is to die for, according to the unconfirmed gist he has a particular one that is said to go for at least a million plus dollars and that's just one. When he enters any of the lounges and joints all over the world they always take notice, and that's because he is known to be generous, picking up friends tabs. He his also known to give super gifts to his own. So many refer to him as the 'big daddy'.
Just imagine having a party and one of those to open the doors to welcome you is a celebrated 'celebutante', in the person of Paris Hilton and having as guests the who is who of that town, guests like Sean 'P-Diddy Combs and many more. Imagine owning homes in such part of the world as Monaco, and it is at the most exotic location in Monaco, Spain, New York, Los Angeles, London just to mention a few location, in short it's better to say he has exotic homes all over the world. The one in New York is said to be located at one of the most luxurious and most expensive flats in New York and in the world, with a super spectacular view, while the LA mansions in Beverly Hills, is said to be on a hill all by itself and it is 'cladded' in the best of designer home stuff one can imagine, is estimated to have cost him about $40 Million dollars.
What does Mr. Aluko do? He is a very big player in the oil and gas and aviation sector worldwide. He is the deputy CEO and leading shareholder in Seven Energy, an oil and gas firm, with HQ in Lagos & London, where Phillip Ihenacho is the CEO. Before Seven Energy, he had founded an oil trading firm known then as Fossil Resources in 2001, before going on to become the MD/CEO of Exoro Energy, an indigenous oil exploration and production company. It was Exoro Energy that later merged with Seven Energy in 2007. As par his foray into international aviation, he is on the advisory board of Vista Jet, a Swiss based private jet charter company. We hear he flies all over the world in his own Private Jet, while another spare jet follows at the back.
One recurring thing though about Kola from everyone is that, he is one of the most humble and quiet people they have ever met. No flaunting or unnecessary show off.