Arthur Eze Biography, Career, Networth, Family, Founder Of Atlas Oranto.

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  • FULL NAMES: Arthur Eze
  • WIFE: Mrs. Eze
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 27th of November 1948
  • OCCUPATION:
  • STATE OF ORIGIN: Anambra State
  • CHILDREN:
  • EDUCATION: Chemical and Mechanical Engineering
  • RELIGION: Christian
  • NETWORTH: $5.8B

Arthur Eze is a Nigerian oil mogul, philanthropist, politician, and chief executive officer of Atlas Oranto Petroleum, the largest privately owned Nigerian exploration and development company. The Igbos refer to him as “ozoigbondu the king of Igboland He is believed to be the 8th richest male in Africa.

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Arthur Eze’s Wife and Children

He is married and the couple is happily blessed with children. One of their daughters, Onyeka Eze is the president and founder of the Prince Osisioma Foundation.

Arthur Eze Background.

Arthur Eze was born on the 27th of November 1948, in Ukpo village in Dunukofia local Government Anambra State, Nigeria. He is known as “Prince Arthur Eze’ because he comes from the royal family, and his older brother is the leader (King) of Ukpo Village.

Arthur was a student at St. Augustin Secondary School in Nkwere, Imo State in 1970. Following his secondary education, He then attended California State University, Long Beach, California to study chemical and mechanical engineering from 1974 until 1978.

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Atlas Oranto Petroleum.

Atlas Oranto Petroleum was founded by Arthur Eze in 1991. The company has 22 licenses to operate oil and gas across 12 jurisdictions in Africa. It holds properties that are located in Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, and a number of Atlas Oranto-operated blocks. As of today, Atlas Oranto is the largest owner of exploration blocks for oil in Africa.

Atlas Oranto has regional offices and representatives in key investment destinations within West Africa with its technical base in Lagos and its head office located in Abuja. The chairman decided to choose Abuja as the headquarters of the company so that the executives of the business can directly communicate with African policymakers in the region. The Eze family holds the majority of the company’s stock, and all shareholders are part of the business’s operations.

Triax Airlines.

Arthur Eze established Triax airlines in 1992, following the removal of the regulation of airline companies in Nigeria. The airline’s headquarters was Enugu Airport. Triax airline operated three B727s until it was shut down in 2000.

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Arthur Eze and Politics.

Arthur Eze has always donated generously to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) He gave close to $100 million to help the politicians of Anambra State. He is referred to as “the godfather” by the most prominent officials in the state since he is considered an authority on political issues.

While Arthur always contributes to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) however, he also supports other political parties too in the event that Arthur believes in the candidate running for office.

There are those who believe the idea that “godfatherism” in Anambra State was born with Arthur Eze sponsored Senator Joy Emordi in 2005following the annulment of Emmanuel’s election. It is also worth taking note that the All Progressive Grand Alliance’ (APGA) was formed in his living room.

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Arthur Eze Philanthropic Activities.

  • A donation of $12 million to the building of St. Stephen’s Anglican Deanery and Youth Development Center in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria in 2013.
  • Arthur Eze donated $800,000 for the construction of two primary schools in the Yirol as well as Rumbek villages in Central South Sudan.
  • 10 million Nigerians donated to the elderly from Ukpo community. Ukpo community.
  • The Association of People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder (APLSCD) has received N5 million to fund a regular sickle cell clinic in the Ukpo, Dunukofia Council Area of Anambra State.
  • He was one of the groups who contributed to the needs of the victim of Boko Haram insurgencies, of which he contributed the sum of $800,000.00 at an event in Abuja.
  • Arthur Eze gave 25 million Naira out of the total amount collected for the ‘Russia World Cup 2018’ FIFA World Cup in the year 2018.
  • Eze contributed $6.3-million to the flood aid effort in Nigeria in 2013.
  • A church in the Abagana community benefited from his generous donation when he donated the sum of 20 million Nigerians to purchase musical instruments and make renovations in 2015.
  • Arthur created an institute for medical research at The Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
  • He also modernized the market in the area near the Ukpo palace. He also built roads that connect the Dunukofia clan to neighboring towns such as Abba, Awkuzu, Ifite-Dunu, and Abagana.
  • Arthur constructed the bridge within Ebonyi State with his funds without seeking government intervention.

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Arthur Eze’s Awards and Recognitions.

  • “Patron of Ndigbo Lagos” and his admission to Ndigbo Lagos Patron Hall of Fame. Ndigbo Lagos Patron Hall of Fame at his 70th birthday.
  • A governor from Ebonyi State, Dr. Umahi has named a major road in honor of Arthur Eze, and also named him his Chancellor at Ebonyi State University.
  • Former President Goodluck Jonathan conferred him with the distinguished title of “Officer of Federal Republic (OFR)’ to acknowledge his contribution to the development of the economy of the country and his humanitarian gesture towards the Nigerian people during a ceremony held in Abuja on the 14th of November, 2011.
  • Enugu City Centre Rotary District 9142 voted the man “Outstanding Citizen of the World” in 2015.
  • The Zik Prize in leadership awards honored him with the Zik Leadership Awards for Business’ in the year 2018.
  • ‘Africa Value Award’ by Value Reorientation and Developmental Initiative Africa (VARDIAFRICA) in 2018.

Arthur Eze’s net worth.

Arthur Eze is a man who gives billions and millions without expectation whatsoever. While he is generous in his giving but he has enough to offer from his vast stash of wealth. He is worth billions as an oil mogul although we are unable to determine how much he is worth. However, according to nigerianinfopedia.com, his net worth is estimated at $5.8 billion.

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