Jim Ovia Biography – Age, Career, Zenith Bank, and Net worth


Jim Ovia Biography – Age, Career, Zenith Bank, and Net worth

Jim Ovia Nigerian businessman, he is the founder of Zenith Bank which he founded in 1990.


He is 71 years old.


Jim Ovia is the founder of Zenith Bank, 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.

Zenith Bank

Zenith Bank has closed some of its branches in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and some states of the country due to alleged attacks on its staff and network.

A correspondent who monitored some of the bank’s branches in the FCT and environs and other states on Tuesday, observed that they were under lock.

At Zenith Bank, the Check-Point branch along Nyanya Mararaba road, both the gate and the ATM gallery of the bank were locked, and no customers were seen in the vicinity.

An official of the bank, who preferred anonymity, said some of the bank’s branches were also closed due to a lack of the new naira notes.

The official said many branches across the country were attacked by customers who could not withdraw the new notes from their accounts.

Some video clips on social media showed how the bank staff escaped from the attacked branches by scaling fences to escape mob attacks from customers.

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $550,000 million dollars.


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