Hushpuppi is known by many all over the world. While multitudes know about his luxurious lifestyle, the one he flaunts on social media, almost no one knows exactly what he does for a living. This is his story.
TABLE OF CONTENT
- HUSHPUPPI BIOGRAPHY
- HUSHPUPPI EARLY LIFE
- HUSHPUPPI EDUCATION
- HUSHPUPPI CAREER
- HUSHPUPPI PERSONAL LIFE
- HUSHPUPPI NET WORTH
Popular Instagram celebrity, Hushpuppi, is known for his flamboyant and luxurious lifestyle. His lifestyle has been said to influence several African youths who aspire to live affluent lives like him. Prior to his arrest by the FBI, Hushpuppi’s source of wealth was not clearly known. This article satisfies your curiosity on everything you need to know about Hushpuppi
|Full Name:||Ramon Olorunwa Abbas|
|Born:||11 October 1982|
|Place of Birth:||Ikorodu, Lagos|
|State Of Origin:||Lagos|
|Occupation:||Entrepreneur, Internet Personality|
|Net Worth:||$4 Billion|
HUSHPUPPI EARLY LIFE
Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, commonly known as Hushpuppi, Hush, or Ray Hushpuppi was born on October 11, 1982. The 38-year-old Nigerian big boy was born and raised in Lagos State, Nigeria. He had his secondary school education at Government College, Ikorodu, Lagos State. Coming from a humble beginning, reports have it that Hushpuppi used to sell second-hand clothes in Lagos before he relocated to Malaysia. After a while in Malaysia, he moved to Dubai and lived there until the time of his arrest.
He was the subject of the 2017 song ‘Telli Person’ by Nigerian singer Timaya featuring Olamide and Phyno, with whom he had a long-running feud. This song had lyrics carefully directed at Hushpuppi accusing him of being a fraudster and a swindler. The song also pointed out his extravagance in clothes, instead of investing the money in profitable business. In fact, the song went as far as to predict that if he continues like this, he would soon be arrested by authorities. When Hushpuppi was finally arrested
Hushpuppi had his primary and secondary school education in Ikorodu, Lagos state and there are no details of him proceeding further.
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Hushpuppi describes himself as a real estate developer. How he makes money to afford his posh lifestyle has not been fully disclosed. He once joked that he is a beggar by profession. The source of Hushpuppi‘s wealth is a bit of a mystery, but many believe he has invested in property and other lucrative businesses.
Hushpuppi‘s wealth drew the attention of crime fighters, EFCC. Investigations on how he come about the wealth led to his arrest. The masses identified no legal source from which his wealth come to be.
After much research, Hushpuppi was arrested in the United States and was charged with conspiracy to launder money obtained from business email compromise frauds and other scams, including schemes that defrauded a U.S. law firm.
HUSHPUPPI PERSONAL LIFE
Hushpuppi 2013 disclosed he has a child but there are no details about the child. Until his arrest, Hushpuppi was not married but was in a relationship with Amirah Dyme, who is a model.
Upon his arrival in the United States on July 3 2020 he was accused of conspiring to launder ‘hundreds of millions of dollars.
The affidavit also accused Abbas and a co-conspirator of conspiring to launder funds intended to be stolen through fraudulent wire transfers from a ‘foreign financial institution’ in which fraudulent wire transfers, totaling approximately US$14.7 million, were sent to bank accounts around the world in February 2019. Though the affidavit did not name any bank, according to Forbes, the date of the attack and the amount mentioned in the affidavit matched that of the attack on Malta’s Bank of Valletta in February 2019. In February 2019, $14.7 million was transferred out of the bank through false international transactions to accounts in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, and Hong Kong. The attack was of such seriousness in Malta that then Prime Minister Joseph Muscat was forced to address parliament. Multiple sources in Malta including Times of Malta and Malta Today also repeated Forbes’s claims that Hushpuppi could have been behind the attack. According to the affidavit, Abbas had provided a co-conspirator with two bank accounts in Europe anticipating the receipt of $5.6 million each of the fraudulently obtained funds. U.S. authorities also accused him of aiding North Korean hackers in money laundering.
According to the affidavit, other communications between Abbas and one of his co-conspirators indicated that the two had conspired to “launder tens and at times hundreds, of millions of dollars that were proceeds of other fraudulent schemes and computer intrusions, including a fraudulent scheme to steal £100 million ($124 million) from an English Premier League football club.
Abbas is also accused of committing fraud in Nigeria as he is also wanted by Nigeria’s financial crime police, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
On 28th July 2021, Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to money laundering and also pointed to a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nigeria, Abba Kyari, as an accomplice in his $1.1 million scam deal. The following day, a US Court granted an FBI warrant to arrest Abba Kyari. The Police chief was further implicated after his conversation with Hushpuppi was released.
In a final appeal to Judge Otis Wright ahead of his scheduled sentencing on September 19, 2022, Hushpuppi wrote a personal letter to the court narrating his source of wealth, criminal adventure, and regrets. He apologised to his family members for bringing them shame while commending the FBI for doing a thorough job while bringing him to justice.
HUSHPUPPI NET WORTH
There is no official statement on what Hushpuppi’s net worth is. But speculations put Hushpuppi’s net worth to be around $4B. That is massive.
We are talking about over 10 billion Naira in assets. And he claims he got this bizarre amount of money from begging! Of course, Not. His colleague, Mr. Woodberry is also said to be worth over $30 Million.