I don't know about you, but I love celebrating my birthday. Of course, I'm not a multi-millionaire, so my shindigs are a rather modest gathering of local friends. That wasn't the case for
. The Nigerian oil tycoon recently celebrated his 70th birthday in style. He made sure both of his wives, all 20 of his children, all 16 of his grandchildren, all of their spouses, family, friends, and a chosen group of business associates were transported from all over the world to Madrid to celebrate his entry into the Septuagenarian club.
Mohammad Indimi was born in August 1947 in Borno State, Nigeria. In 1990, he founded Oriental Energy Resources, a privately held Nigerian oil exploration and production company. Six of his children serve on the board of his company. He is a well known philanthropist whose foundation is currently building 100 houses in Borno State. Oriental Energy Resources' corporate social responsibility division is also building 100 homes in Akwa Ibom State. Indimi has a net worth of about $670 million.
Indimi gathered his nearest and dearest around him in the capital of Spain to celebrate his life. The birthday boy was spotted bursting into tears as his 20 children and 16 grandchildren gathered around him to sing him a birthday song. As the children danced, several also began to shed their own tears of joy in honor of their beloved father and grandfather.
Idnimi's daughter Rahama took a moment to pay tribute to her father with a lengthy Instagram, saying:
"Today, I celebrate my father that turned 70 years old. You started the Indimi Enterprise from the bottom and worked your way to M&W pump. Then, Oriental came along, you'd think oil block and you are rich. Well it doesn't work that way. You put everything that you have in it and invested so much in it and Allah blessed you for it."
After the tributes, a lavish celebration befitting of a billionaire philanthropist began. Guests were given expensive gifts to mark the occasion, including Hermes bags, the cheapest of which retail for about $15,000.