Meet The Unknown Nigerian Billionaire Who Owns One Of The Biggest Airports In The World

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Adebayo Ogunlesi, a Nigerian who owns London Gatwick Airport, is the chairman and managing partner of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), an independent infrastructural fund, which is focused specifically on infrastructure assets.

GIP manages over $56 billion for its investors, and its investments is centered on energy, ports, freight and air transport.

Bayo, as he is fondly called, was born in Nigeria, attended Kings College, Lagos and further went abroad to finish his studies, where he attained global recognition.

He is very vast in business and is involved in investment banking and money management.

He acquired Gatwick Airport for £1.51 billion when it was in disrepair and deteriorating, and turned it into one of the best airports in the world.

Currently, Gatwick International Airport is one of the leading private airports in the world, operating about 46 million passengers per year.

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We have Nigerians all over the world attaining great feats and commanding global attention.

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