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Over the past few years, the yahoo boy phenomenon has taken over Nigeria. Everyone wants to know more about these wealthy individuals that have come out of nowhere, and today, we will be talking about the wealthiest one of all.
Richest Yahoo boy in Nigeria
We will most likely not surprise you when we say that the Internet is prevalent these days. Earning money with its help is not a big deal now. The main thing is to know exactly how to do it. All over the world, people earn in this way, and Nigeria is no exception.
However, not every one earns money online in proper ways. Some turn to illegal activities, one of which is scamming people out of their money. Such people are known as yahoo boys (due to the frequent use of fake Yahoo emails). A lot of them get very rich, and they sure love to flaunt it.
Usually, their expensive cars, houses, telephones, hotels and resorts get into the camera lens. Each year, other people speculate about who among the yahoo boys is the richest, and this year, it seems to be Ray HushPuppi as gathered by Legit.ng. He became the richest Yahoo boy in 2019 due to his vast earnings and high popularity on social networks, especially on Instagram. He does not hide his profits and openly puts everything on display in social networks.
Now, when it comes to the details, we know very little about the Lagos Big Boy, which is quite common in the case of yahoo boys. It is not a secret that Ray was from a low-income family, but his life has changed since he left Nigeria and went to Malaysia for four years. From there, he returned wealthy.
Everyone wonders how exactly he has earned money. He once posted on Snapchat that he was a professional beggar, but it is unclear whether he was joking. Nevertheless, he spends quite large sums daily. To understand how large, know that he once spent about 1 million nairas overnight.
The real name of this rich man is Raymond Igbalodely. He is originally from Nigeria and was born on June 14. He has repeatedly said that you should not bend over this world, you should not kiss anyone’s feet. But the fact of how he is making money is still hidden by him.
Ray has one of the largest audiences of subscribers. He has 1.5 million people on his Instagram page (@hushpuppi). Hushpuppi can easily fight for popularity with quite famous personalities and musicians. A few years ago, he even had a social media dispute with none other than Davido, but it seems like it was short-lived, as the two were soon seen together as if nothing ever happened.
He loves to show off the purchased things. Most recently, he was in Dubai, where he almost daily exhibited photos of Instagram in clothing from various well-known brands, such as Fendi, Gucci, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton etc. He pays great attention to luxury living, but there is often a lot of exaggerating, which results in quite tasteless outfits.
He wants to be considered the king of Gucci in Nigeria. This is one of the most popular brands in his life. He buys everything with a Gucci label on it: watches, shoes, clothes, bags, accessories and other things. He believes that he can emphasise his status this way.
As you can see, Lagos Big Boy has earned his name for a reason, although we still don’t know how exactly he has managed to do that. Nevertheless, there is yet to be someone who can take the title of the richest yahoo boy in Lagos away from him.