Sim Shagaya Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth And More

Sim Shagaya Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth And More
Sim Shagaya is a Nigerian entrepreneur, business mogul and founder of one of West Africa's largest eCommerce website Konga.
He is also the executive chairman of DealDey and was list among the Forbes' '10 Most Powerful Men in Africa'.
We'd be seeing Sim Shagaya's biography, date of birth, early life, parents, wife, children, education, career, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles and everything else you'd love to know about him.
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Sim Shagaya Profile

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Full Name: Sim Shagaya
Date of birth: 2nd April, 1975
Age: 43 years
Nationality: Nigeria
Parents: John Nazip Shagaya, Pauline Shagaya
Alma mater: George Washington University, Dartmouth College, Harvard Business School
Occupation: Entrepreneur, businessman
Years active: 2005 - present
Known for: Konga, DealDey
Net Worth$100 million

Sim Shagaya Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family, And Education

Sim Shagaya was born on the 2nd of April, 1975 in Nigeria and he studied in the Nigerian Military School. After completing the Nigerian Military School, he served at the Nigerian Army before moving to the United States where he completed his education.
He has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University and a Master of Science degree at the Dartmouth College. Sim is also an MBA certificate holder from the Harvard Business School which he graduated from in 2003.


Sim Shagaya worked as a banker in South Africa prior to the establishment of Konga.com and DealDey. After leaving the South African Rand Merchant Bank, he moved to Nigeria and became Google's head for Africa. In 2005, he founded E-Motion, a Lagos-based billboard advertising business. Before launching Dealdey and Konga, Sim had also created several websites like Jobclan, iNollyWood, Gbogbo and Alarena which were relatively unsuccessful.
In March 2011, Sim launched Dealdey after convincing the E-Motion's board of directors to invest in the startup.
Two years later, he founded Konga.com with a capital from Kinnevik. According to Sim, his primary goal of establishing Konga.com was to "aggregate the youngest and fastest-growing market that was dispersed, under-served and that traditional retailers were simply failing to reach".

Sim Shagaya Net Worth

Sim Shagaya is one of the most successful internet entrepreneurs in African and was listed in among the 10 Most Powerful Men in Africa. He is estimated to have a net worth of over $100 million.

Awards And Recognition

Some Sim Shagaya's notable awards include:
• Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2013 CNBC/All Africa Business Leaders Award in West Africa
• Leadership CEO of the Year in the 2014 The Leadership Conference/Awards

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Sim Shagaya on:
Twitter @SimShagaya

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