What is Simon Guobadia's net worth? A look at Porsha Williams' fiance's lavish life
Porsha Williams was accused of being a golddigger when she announced her engagement to Simon Guobadia
When Simon Guobadia made his big debut on Bravo's 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' as Falynn Guobadia's husband, fans instantly got a peek of the lavish lifestyle of the couple. From a huge, lavish mansion to several expensive cars and a private jet in their garage, the Guobadias made no attempts at hiding their massive wealth and extravagant lifestyle. Unlike the many house husbands of 'Real Housewives' franchise, Simon continued to make headlines long after the Bravo show's season 13 ended, after he shocked the world by announcing his engagement to fan-favorite 'RHOA' star Porsha Williams.
Fans were no at happy with the couple's engagement and began accusing Porsha of being a 'homewrecker' and some fans even accused her of being a golddigger for getting into a relationship with Simon. Porsha has made it very clear that she wasn't to be blamed for Simon and Falynn's divorce and even shut down the rumors of being a golddigger by establishing herself as a savvy and financially independent entrepreneur. If all this money-talk about Simon left you wondering what exactly is his net worth, then we got you covered. According to reports, Simon's net worth has been estimated at a whopping $40 million. If you're curious to know how he managed to amass such massive wealth, then read on.
Simon Guobadia's early life and education
According to Simon's website, he was born in 1964 in Nigeria. he grew up in an upper-middle-class family with seven younger siblings. His father, Stanley Guobadia, had a distinguished career employed by the Nigerian Prison Services where he retired as the Assistant Director of Prisons.
The 57-year-old received his early education in Nigeria, and went on to attend Loyola College in Ibadan. After graduating from Loyola College, Simon enrolled himself in Government College Ughelli in Delta State Nigeria, but dropped out before finishing his degree and moved to the United States in 1982. After immigrating to the US, Simon graduated with a BBA in accounting from the University of District Columbia in 1993.
Simon Guobadia's business ventures
Simon kicked off his career as a Certified Public Accountant in focusing on Accounting, Audit, Transactional Tax Consulting and Software Development for several prestigious firms. He kissed goodbye to the corporate world and tried his hand at becoming an entrepreneur. In 2007, he founded Simon & Company that later became Simcol Petroleum Limited Company, LLC, a petroleum supplier in Atlanta, Georgia.
Simon’s entrepreneurial spirit has led him to plethora of investments both within and beyond the fuel industry, spanning entertainment, music, movies, food and beverage, and hospitality. Many of these passion projects are geared specifically toward building up his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. According to his IMDb page, Simon produced 'Jail Dogs', 'Ken Ford Live from the Buckhead Theatre', 'Kill', and, most recently, the film 'Son of the South.'
In 'Porsha's Family Matters', he introduces himself as "I'm an entrepreneur. I own several businesses, a restaurant, nightclubs."
Simon Guobadia's net worth
A peek at Simon's social media reveals that Simon loves the finer things in life. Thanks to his estimated $40 million net worth, the entrepreneur can indulge his love for travel, passion for collecting rare cars, and of course philanthropy. On his website, he declares philanthropy as his "greatest purpose". "He is a generous benefactor to his local faith community and a regular donor to Northpoint Ministries – a coalition of seven churches in the Metro Atlanta Area," reveals the website.
Simon currently resides in Atlanta, where he splits time between running his many business ventures and raising his blended family of eight kids with Porsha.
'Porsha's Family Matters' is all set to premiere on Sunday, November 28 at 9/8c on Bravo.