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Charles Soludo Biography, Net Worth, Cars, And House

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Charles Soludo Biography, Net Worth, Cars, And House 

If you are familiar with Nigerian politics, then obviously you must have heard the name Charles Chukwuma Soludo. Charles Chukwuma Soludo is one of the famous Nigerian economists and also had a one-time regime as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.


There are various interesting things to tell about Charles Chukwuma Soludo, you find them all in this article.

Charles Chukwuma Soludo
Charles Chukwuma Soludo
Real nameCharles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR 
Date of birth28 July 1960
Country of OriginFederal Republic of Nigeria
NicknameDr. Soludo
Net Worth₦2.3 billion – $5 Million
WifeNonye Chukwuma
EducationUniversity of Nigeria, Nsukka

Charles Chukwuma Soludo Background

Born on the 28th of July 1960, Charles Chukwuma Soludo hails from Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. When he was eight years old, Charles Soludo lost his mother Mgbafor in his home town of Isuanioma near Isuofia, in Anambra State. Not much details is known about his childhood, however, Charles Chukwuma Soludo has always had a knack for being a scholar. This is obvious in his academic pursuit, and his subsequent career choice as a lecturer.

Soludo Education

Right after his primary and secondary education, Charles Chukwuma Soludo pursued his Bachelors of Science degree in Economics from the University of Nsukka, Enugu state. Being a scholar and a bright student, he graduated with a First-Class degree in 1984. Three years after this, in 1987, Charles Chukwuma Soludo undertook his Masters degree in Economics from the University of Nsukka, Enugu State. His PhD was also in Economics from the same university. In both of these graduate studies, Charles Soludo was exceptional as he bagged First Class results in both with various awards.


Charles Chukwuma Soludo’s brilliant mind and scholartics sense in the field of Macroeconomics has taken him on lecturing and researching spree both locally and Internationally. He started his career as an academia quite early. In 1998, Charles Soludo became a professor of economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and in 1999, he became a visiting professor at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA.

Prof Charles Soludo has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, the University of Cambridge, the Brookings Institution, the University of Warwick and the University of Oxford. At these universities, he lectures on various aspects of Economics, some of which are multi-country macro econometric modelling, techniques of computable general equilibrium modelling, survey methodology and panel data econometrics.


Every professor has publications to his/her name, it is one of the hallmarks of being a veteran professor. Same can be said of Charles Soludo, in addition to the numerous publications in his name, he has also co-authored and authored numerous books. Some of his publications include;

Political Involvement

Charles Chukwuma Soludo postal
Charles Chukwuma Soludo postal

In 2003, Professor Charles Soludo joined the Nigerian government as the Chief Economic Adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Chief Executive Officer of the National Planning Commission of Nigeria.

In May 2004, he became the Chairman of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Also, he got an appointment from the Nigerian President – Mohammadu Buhari, to be part of the newly formed 8-member Economic Advisory Council (EAC) on the 16th of September 2019.

President Buhari and Soludo
President @MBuhari meets with Members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) at the State House.

In 2010, he campaigned to be the Governor of his hometown, however, he lost to Peter Obi during the elections. But it seems, the erudite professor hasn’t given up on politics yet, he still aspires to be the Governor of Anambra in 2022 (@soludo2022).

Awards And Recognitions

Charles Chukwuma Soludo Awards
Charles Chukwuma Soludo Awards

Being an erudite professor and a savvy economist sure confers honor on you, and Professor Soludo has been honoured severally. A list of some of the awards and recognition he has received includes:

Charles Chukwuma Soludo Net worth

As a  former governor and chairman of the board of directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria his Net Worth has grown significantly, Dr. Soludo have an estimated Net Worth of ₦2.3 billion – $5 Million

Mr. Soludo Family

Charles Soludo and daughter - Adaora Soludo
Charles Soludo and daughter – Adaora Soludo
Soludo and wife
Soludo and wife

Charles Chukwuma Soludo is happily married to Nonye Soludo, and their marriage is blessed with six children.

Soludo Cars

Charles Soludo cars
Charles Soludo cars

The versatile economist, Charles Chukwuma Soludo has been known for his high taste for class. Though no much public details are known about his personal cars, however, he has often been reported commuting in conveys of at least seven exotic cars.

Range rover

Charles Soludo range rover
Charles Soludo range rover

Range Rover is a spec product of Land Rover which is a British automobile brand in the four-wheel-drive cars category that exclusively offers premium and luxury sport utility vehicles (SUV). Range Rover is one of the youngest of the British car brand and launched in 1970, which it was first built in 1967 and finalized in 1969.

Land Cruiser Prado

Land Cruiser Prado
Land Cruiser Prado

The Land Cruiser carries over mostly unchanged. The only update from 2020 is that the Heritage Edition can now be optioned with a third row of seats. The top-of-the-line model is also now available in Classic Silver and Magnetic Gray metallic paint colors.

Soludo House

When the one-time CBN governor was in office, he had a place of residence at 14 Daresalam Street, Wuse 11, Abuja, which is one of the most expansive areas in Abuja.

Soludo House
Soludo House in Abuja

Prof Soludo has also lived in Ethiopia, UK, and the USA and traveled to 45 other countries as an itinerant scholar and consultant to 20 international organizations including the World Bank, IMF, European Union, AfDB, USAID, UK-DFID, UNDP, UNCTAD.


Professor Soludo’s impact on the economic status of Nigeria, especially during his tenure as Governor of CBN cannot be forgotten in a hurry. He remains a highly sought-after economist across the globe.


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