Connect with us

Business

Meet Nigeria’s Richest Man In The USA (Photos)

Published

on

Tope Awotona has been named by Forbes as the richest immigrant and Nigerian American residing in the United States.

The 42-year-old, born in Lagos, Nigeria, and relocated to the US during his teenage years, holds a net worth of $1.2 billion.

Awotona is the founder and CEO of Calendly, a scheduling software company.

Forbes notes that he initiated Calendly in response to his own frustration with the time-consuming back-and-forth emails needed for meeting scheduling, having previously worked as a salesman for tech firms like EMC (now Dell EMC).

Awotona, a former salesman for tech firms including EMC (now Dell EMC), founded Calendly out of his own frustration with the back-and-forth emails required to schedule meetings.

He bootstrapped Calendly for years before taking on a $350 million investment in 2021 that valued the firm at $3 billion.

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Awotona immigrated to the United States as a teenager.
Before founding Calendly, he had started a few other businesses, including one that sold projectors and another that sold garden tools, that flopped.


For Diaspora Digital Media Updates click on Whatsapp, or Telegram. For eyewitness accounts/ reports/ articles, write to: citizenreports@diasporadigitalmedia.com. Follow us on X (Fomerly Twitter) or Facebook

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Updates

Fire outbreak disrupts flight operations at Lagos Airport

US President signs law to ban Tiktok

EFCC withdraws appeal against Yahaya Bello

UK university offers £33k scholarships, £4k flight allowances to Nigerians, others

BREAKING: Nigerian Government Suspends Dana Air Over Safety Concerns

Eating catfish as a taboo in Nigerian communities (Part 1)

Naira exchange rate for Wednesday, April 24, 2024, in Nigeria

Google sacks over 50 workers for protesting against deal with Israel

Labour Party sacks State Chairman, Lincoln Charles, after 13 years

“I will resign if I do not see the Yahaya Bello case through to the end” – EFCC Chairman (VIDEO)

Subscribe to DDM Newsletter for Latest News