10 things you didn’t know about the late billionaire, Fernandez

  1. Chief Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez was born in 1936.
  2. He was considered one of the richest men in Africa.
  3. He was a Diplomat and Permanent Representative of Central African Republic to the United Nations.
  4. He was born in Lagos into the Fernandez family that originated from Cuba.
  5. In 1982, he served as advisor to the Angolan Government on Economic matters, a position he held for two years until his appointment as Deputy Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the United Nations in 1984.
  6. He ran an oil company called Petro Inett which obtained a 50% share with South African-based Energy Africa Limited.
  7. In 1992, he was appointed Special Adviser to the President of Mozambique on International Economic Matters, a position he held for three years.
  8. He was married to Aduke Fernandez, whom he divorced in July 2003 following a £300m divorce suit in Scotland filed on July 1, 2003. Aduke died in 2013.
  9. He married another wife, Halima, in 2003.
  10. Fernandez died on September 1, 2015 in Belgium after battling with an undisclosed illness for several months.

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