Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha is the former Governor of Imo State, Nigeria, who served two terms. Also, he is an astute businessman and currently, the senator representing Imo West, Imo state, Nigeria. Rochas Okorocha is the President of Rochas Foundation; an initiative that provides free education for African children.
|Net worth||$1.4 Billion Dollars|
|Name||Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha|
Who is Rochas Okorocha
Rochas was born on 22 September, 1962 in Ogboko, Ideato South, Imo State. Actually, Rochas was not born with a silver spoon; he described his family’s state when growing up as ‘all shades of poverty’.
He attended Juladaco High School, Jos. Between 1990-1991, he obtained a diploma in Public Administration at the University of Jos. Later, he returned to the University of Jos in 1993 to obtain an advanced diploma in Public Administration.
Okorocha tied the knot with Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha in 1987 and they are blessed with six children: Uju, Uloma, Amamchi, Uchechi, Ahamefula, and Amen.
His childhood experience turned him into an enterprising person at a very young age. Rochas started by hawking groceries in Barkin Ladi, Jos. Other notable things he did include: buying a television at age 9, purchasing a bus at age 14, becoming the head of a commercial school at age 19, becoming the proprietor of a school at age 23, venturing into cement business (BBC) in Gboko State at age 23.
Prior to being a politician, Rochas served in the following offices:
- President of Nigeria Red Cross Society
- President/Founder Rochas Foundation Inc.
- President, Rochas Group of Companies Limited
- Pro Chancellor, African Business School and
- Former Chairman, Board of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.
Rochas Okorocha Net Worth
We couldn’t ascertain Rochas Okorocha’s net worth before politics but we know he owned a lot of business empires before venturing into politics. Currently, Rochas Okorocha is worth $1.4billion according to Forbes, making him one of the richest politicians in Nigeria.
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