Eli Calil’s made his wealth from his father, George Calil. His father founded a groungnut oil empire and the Nigerian Oil Mills (NOM). This business empire was willed to Ely and his brother Bernard after their father’s demise.
The group is a conglomerate with interest in construction; real estate and property development; flour mills; water purification and bottling; glass manufacturing; insurance; hotel; furniture; telecommunication; Information technology; catering; and international financing.
Gilbert Chagoury is believed to worth $4.2 billion.
He left Nigeria for Lebanon for his university education at College des Freres Chretiens. He also studied business administration at California State Univeristy, Long Beach, in United State of America. At present, he lives in Lagos and is the current CEO of Chagoury Group.