The story of Michael Boulos, Trump’s son-in-law raised in Lagos, Nigeria
London, Jan. 24, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Michael Boulos, the young Arab-American entrepreneur destined to become Donald Trump’s son-in-law, was raised in Africa’s most populous city, Lagos Nigeria and comes from an extraordinary family which has enjoyed immense wealth MailOnline can reveal.
The 23-year-old, who proposed to the ex-President’s youngest daughter Tiffany, 27, with a $1.2 million (£880,000) engagement ring this week, is heir to a vast multi-billion pound business empire spanning much of the African continent.
It has been an honor to celebrate many milestones, historic occasions and create memories with my family here at the White House, none more special than my engagement to my amazing fiancé @MichaelZBoulos!Feeling blessed and excited for the next chapter! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/XeoSceoH8N— Tiffany Ariana Trump (@TiffanyATrump) January 19, 2021
His family’s roots are based in the dusty hills of Northern Lebanon and spread across decades and continents to an opulent lifestyle in Nigeria and the US.
Though, Michael Boulos , 23, the second of four siblings, was born in Houston, Texas, he had his early education in Lagos Nigeria. As a matter of fact, he and his siblings were largely brought up in Lagos, Nigeria
Michael and his siblings all went to the exclusive American International School in Lagos, and a childhood photo on Michael’s Instagram shows him (with dummy) and brother Fares lounging in their father’s Rolls Royce.
In an online resumé, he described himself as a ‘White Nigerian actor, trained in LA,’ by drama coach Constance Tillotson.
To further amplify his link to Nigeria, Michael Boulos listed four jobs on his LinkedIn profile, two of them linked to his father’s family business, SCOA Nigeria PLC, based in Lagos, where he has been listed as a director for five years at the firm, which handles all manner of sales and servicing of motor vehicles from cars to tractors and earth-moving equipment.
As part of a rich white set, the exclusive district of Ikoyi where their sprawling family home is, gave the Boulos boys a wide variety of upmarket nightspots and chic cocktail bars to choose from.
Before meeting Tiffany in Summer 2018, Boulos led something of a playboy lifestyle and would spend evenings at various bars around Lagos, becoming a regular at a club called Spice Route, known for its exotic aerial acts.
He and his friends often jetted off to hotspots in the Med such as Cannes and the Greek Islands on private charters. A favourite haunt was Mykonos, and they were also showered with invitations to parties on fabulous yachts in the Aegean and the Mediterranean.
Michael left Lagos soon after he finished school to begin studying at the private Regent’s University, London for three years, where he lived in a plush $1.2 million £1m ‘student flat’ with a hefty £3,000-a-month rent near Regent’s Park.
Michael obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Global Business Management from Regent’s, before later getting a master’s degree in Project Management, Finance and Risk at City, University of London.
As his father said: ‘He’s involved in various aspects [of the family business] but currently he’s in the United States and he’s working on his own projects lately.’
Would his son eventually bring his new bride back to live in Nigeria?
‘Probably not, I imagine they’ll probably base themselves in Florida for the foreseeable future,’ he said.
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