Stephen Akintayo: Biography, Education, Career, Marriage, Net Worth, and Controversies

By Balogun Kamilu Lekan

Biography

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Stephen Akintayo is an author, serial entrepreneur, investment coach, property developer, and digital marketing consultant.

Born on the 28th of January 1986 to Victor and Deborah Akintayo in Gonge area, Maiduguri, Borno State. Stephen is currently 36 years old.

The young billionaire is the lead consultant at Stephen Akintayo Consulting, President and founder of Stephen Akintayo Foundation, Chief Executive Officer at Gtext Homes Limited, and CEO of Gtext Global Group.

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At the moment, Gtext Homes Limited owns estates in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos; Atan, Ogun State; Ikorodu, Lagos; and Abuja. a multibillion naira real estate company with a goal of having over 200 properties spread over Africa by the year 2035.

Stephen is also an ordained Pastor with Living Faith Church Worldwide.

Education

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Stephen had his primary education at Baptist Primary School, Maiduguri, before heading to Government Secondary School, Jebba, in Kwara State for his secondary education.

For his tertiary education, he headed to Olabisi Onabanjo University, where he bagged a degree in Microbiology.

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Additionally, Stephen Akintayo is a graduate of the Harvard University Executive Program.

He is also a recipient of a Doctor of Science, D.Sc (Honoris Causa) in Real Estate Development and Corporate Leadership by the European American University. 

Stephen is a trained coach by the Coaching Academy, UK

Career

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While in his 5th year at university, he started a student trade fair on his campus.

At age 17, Akintayo started his first business selling eBooks, and thereafter he started selling GNLD supplements, which were introduced by his cousin.

Later, in 2008, he launched his E-Commerce platform, Gilead Balm Group, also called Ginido, which helps clients connect with their large national database of contact information. It has benefited well-known brands like MTN, PZ Cusson, Guaranty Trust Bank, Chivita, and others.

The company has grown into a multi-million dollar company in over 12 years. 

His real estate firm, Gtext Homes, is one of his ten companies that make up Gtext Global, the parent company.

Gtext Homes is tasked with the construction of the first green and intelligent homes in Africa falls.

It has offices in Florida, the United States, London, Dubai, and Nigeria (Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Asaba, and Port Harcourt) (United Kingdom).

He also owns Gtext Land, which does land property sales. 

Through various mentoring programmes including real estate, digital assets, and paper asset investment advising, Stephen Akintayo Consulting broadens the boundaries of knowledge and wealth.

Wife and Children

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Stephen Akintayo is married to Olabisi Akintayo and the marriage is blessed with three children

  • Ephraim
  • Sapphire
  • Divine.
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Net worth

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An online source estimated Stephen Akintayo’s net worth to be $5 Million; although this cannot be independently verified.

Achievements

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Dr Stephen Akintayo is one of Africa’s renowned investment coach.

He belongs to the Forbes Business Council, an exclusive group of globally renowned business leaders and successful entrepreneurs.

The Global Property Festival, the biggest brokers conference in Africa, is also hosted by Dr. Stephen Akintayo and features speakers like Grant Cardone, Ryan Serhant, Dr. John Maxwell, and others as co-speakers. The broker’s conference has empowered over 15,000 people

Akintayo reiterated this in an interview with ThisDay. He said, “Recently, we had a broker’s conference where we empowered over 15,000 people through what we are doing so we are getting close because our goal is 100,000 for five years.”

On his platforms, Dr. Akintayo has welcomed some of the most in-demand speakers in the world, including Les Brown, Brian Tracy, and Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki.

Stephen Akintayo also hosts “Investment Chat in a Rolls Royce,” a program which educates viewers on various international investment prospects and discusses the advantages of having luxury and making money from it.

This show has hosted some of Nigeria’s top professionals like Joke Silva, Gbenga Adeyinka, Dayo Adeneye; and Ada Ameh.

Stephen is also the founder and president of the Stephen Akintayo Foundation, which regularly visits the Dustbin Estate in Ajegungle and the IDP Camp in Maiduguri to provide free food, clothing, and other necessities for the less fortunate.

Stephen is also a renowned author who has written more than 30 books. Some are listed below

  • Billionaire Codes book.
  • Billionaire Habits: The Secrets Billionaires Use to Build Wealth 
  • Building Wealthy Relationship
  • Switch
  • Fastest Ways to Make Money Online Through Affiliate Marketing
  • Weight Loss 
  • How to Earn Six (6) Figures 
  • Entrepreneur Tools
  • Business Mentorship
  • Millionaire Freelance 
  • The Information Millionaire
  • Millionaire Bloggers
  • Affiliate Business
  • Digital Marketer
  • Survival Instinct
  • Soul Mate: Becoming and Finding the Perfect Fit
  • Turning Your Mess to Your Message
  • Locate Relocate                      

In addition, Akintayo has also been the recipient of different awards and honors. Ome of which include

  • Doctor of Science, D.Sc (Honoris Causa) in Real Estate Development and Corporate Leadership by the European American University.
  • Standout Enterprise Festival And Digital Awards 
  • Icon of Excellence Leadership by the Congress of Nigeria Youths
  • Thomas Sankara Leadership Award as ‘Icon of Humanity’ by the National Association of Nigerian Students
  • National Platinum Award of Excellence
  • West African Young Personality of the year
  • Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award

Controversy

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Stephen in 2015 alleged former president Goodluck Jonathan sent the DSS after him during electioneering for providing information service to a client, Buhari Campaign Organization who pushed over 3 million emails that went viral, giving Buhari a chance in the poll.

In April 2020, Stephen, through his Twitter page showed interest in buying Nairaland (a popular forum in Nigeria) for N100 million. This interest was however met with a clap back from Nigerians who claimed the site is worth more than that,

Below are some of the reactions to his tweet:

@AugustFlare

100m Naira? I am quite sure Nairaland makes more than that on a good year. I could also vaguely remember the owner saying he can only sell Nairaland for about N20billion and this was about 8 years ago

@ay_conrex “Seems you guys do not do your home work about osewa and his family. Whey should he collect noting less than 20bn for nairaland. 100m is what his family makes in 3 months

@theonlysol_Y’all be like feeling like Elon Musk low-key… 100M for Nairaland? Jokers… Low-budget Musks


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