Godwin Emefiele Biography

In Lagos State, Nigeria, on August 4, 1961, Godwin Emefiele made his debut into the world. He was born and raised in the Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State in the United States of America. When Emefiele was in primary school, he attended Ansar-U-Deen Primary Institution in Igbosere, Lagos, which is now known as Government Primary School on Victoria Island. Prior to that, the school was called Government Primary School on Victoria Island.


  • Full name: Godwin Ifeanyi Emefiele
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 4 August 1961
  • Godwin Emefiele’s Age: 61 years old
  • State of Origin: Delta State
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Zodiac Sign:  Leo
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Godwin Emefiele’s Wife: Margaret Emefiele
  • Godwin Emefiele’s Children: 2 sons – Godwin Pammichuckwu Emefiele Jr. and Andrew Olishehike Emefiele
  • Godwin Emefiele’s Net worth: is above $2 million
  • Famous as: CBN Governor


In June of 1973, he completed the elementary level of his studies. His secondary education was completed at Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School in Mayland, Lagos, and in June 1978 he was awarded his West African School Certificate (WASC) from that institution.

In June 1984, Godwin Emefiele graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Nigeria Nsukka with a grade of second class upper division. Two years later, in October 1986, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and was honored as the university’s Best Graduating Student.



There are a number of different estimates floating around on how much Godwin Emefiele is actually worth. Some accounts claim that the economist’s fortune is as low as two million dollars, while others assert that it is as high as fifty million dollars. Some of these accounts are contradictory. In any event, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria is one of the most important persons in the Nigerian economy, and throughout the years, he has amassed a tremendous amount of money. The 61-year-old individual has spent decades contributing to both the commercial and public sectors of the economy.