Peter Obi’s Biography: daughter, wife, net worth

Nigerian politician and former Governor of Anambra state who was the Peoples Democratic Party PDP Vice Presidential candidate in 2019 General election, Peter Obi, has been in the news over the past few days after his name was mentioned in Pandora paper leak.

This comes as Nigerian media outfit Premium Times while quoting Pandora Papers, listed Peter Obi as one of those who set up and operated secret businesses overseas.

For those who may not know, the Pandora Papers is a leak of about 12 million documents that unveiled the hidden wealth and tax avoidance by some of the world’s rich and powerful individuals.

Like many Nigerians, former governor Peter Obi has reacted to the leak that he broke the law by engaging in private businesses set up in tax havens.

Obi, in his statement, claimed that there was nowhere in the article where he was accused of any form of corruption, whether in the form of diversion of public funds.

The former governor added that the article never alleged that he engaged in unlawful business activities as the allegation made against him bordered more on tax avoidance and non-declaration of some jointly owned assets.

To know more about Peter Obi, continue reading this article.

Profile Summary

Name Peter Obi
Gender Male
Date of birth 19th July 1961
Age 60 year’s old in 2021
Place of birth Onitsha Anambra state
Nationality Nigerian
Political party Peoples Democratic Party PDP
Marital status Married to Margaret Browson Usen
Children two
Education University of Nigeria, Nsukka,
Lagos Business School, Nigeria,
Harvard Business School, Boston,
London School of Economics, Columbia Business School, New York
Institute for Management Development, Switzerland
Profession Politician, Businessman

Peter Obi’s Biography

Peter Obi was born on the 19th of July 1961 in Onitsha, Anambra state; there are no details of who his parents or siblings are.

The former Anambra state governor is a Nigerian by birth and celebrated his 60th birthday in 2021.


Former Governor Peter Obi is one of the most educated Nigerian politicians who attended some of the best schools in the world.

Peter Obi went to Christ the King College, Onitsha, after which he gained admission to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka UNN in 1980 and bagged a B.A (Hons) in Philosophy in 1984.

Owing to his love for education and business, Peter Obi would then proceed to some of the best schools in the world. The former Anambra state governor is an alumna of Harvard Business School, Boston, USA; London School of Economics; Columbia Business School, New York, USA; Institute for Management and Development, Switzerland; Kellogg Graduate School of Management, USA, Oxford University and Cambridge.


Before Peter Obi became a politician, he was already a successful businessman and had held high profile positions in several reputable organisations; some of them are listed below;

  • Next International Nigeria Ltd
  • Guardian Express Mortgage Bank Ltd
  • Guardian Express Bank Plc
  • Future View Securities Ltd
  • Paymaster Nigeria Ltd
  • Chams Nigeria Ltd
  • Corp Ltd and Card Centre Ltd

Peter Obi was the former governor of Anambra state, and he served for two terms.

Because of his business acumen, Peter Obi was appointed as the Chairman of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Personal life

Peter Obi is married to Margaret Brownson Usen; they exchanged marital vows in 1992, and their union is blessed with two children named: Gabriella Nwamaka Frances Obi and Gregory Peter Oseloka Obi.

Net worth

There are no details on Peter Obi’s net worth, but he is reportedly worth millions in dollars.