Popular Instagram celebrity, Hushpuppi, is known for his flamboyant and luxurious lifestyle. His lifestyle has been said to influence several African youths who aspire to live affluent lives like him. Prior to his arrest by the FBI, Hushpuppi’s source of wealth was not clearly known. This article is on carmart.ng satisfies your curiosity on everything you need to know about Hushpuppi
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|Real name||Ramon Olorunwa Abass|
|Date of birth||June 14, 1988|
|Country of Origin||Dubai/Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|Source of Wealth||Cybercrime|
|Net worth||$35.5 million|
Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, commonly known as Hushpuppi, Hush or Ray Hushpuppi was born on October 11, 1982. The 38-year-old Nigerian big boy was born and raised in Lagos State, Nigeria. He had his secondary school education at Government College, Ikorodu, Lagos State. Coming from a humble beginning, reports have it that Hushpuppi used to sell second-hand clothes in Lagos before he relocated to Malaysia. After a while in Malaysia, he moved to Dubai and lived there until the time of his arrest.
Hushpuppi lived an extravagant lifestyle, always flaunting his designer clothes, shoes and cars on Instagram. He enjoys wearing designer brands like D&G, Fendi, Nikki, Gucci etc. He has often accused some celebrities of wearing fake clothes which have caused feuds between him and these celebrities.
He was the subject of the 2017 song ‘Telli Person’ by Nigerian singer Timaya featuring Olamide and Phyno, with whom he had a long-running feud. This song had lyrics carefully directed at Hushpuppi accusing him of being a fraudster and a swindler. The song also pointed out his extravagance in clothes, instead of investing the money in profitable business. In fact, the song went as far as to predict that if he continues like this, he would soon be arrested by authorities. When Hushpuppi was finally arrested, this song was viewed as a prophecy fulfilled.
Hushpuppi Source Of Income
Hushpuppi’s story suddenly changed after he relocated to Malaysia. Since then, there have been speculations about how he morphed from rags to riches in such a short time. Some said he has rich friends, however, Hushpuppi said he was into real estate investment.
His true source of wealth was revealed when he was arrested by Interpol in Dubai for alleged cybercrime in June 2020. Following his extradition to the United States, Hushpuppi is facing criminal charges for conspiracy to launder money obtained from business email compromise frauds and other scams, including schemes that defrauded a U.S. law firm of about $40M, illegally transferred $14.7M from a foreign financial institution and targeted to steal $124M from an English football club. According to the FBI, Hushpuppi, along with others, defrauded a client of a New York-based law firm out of approximately $922,857 in October 2019.
On the day of his arrest in Dubai, detectives reportedly found more than 150 million dirham (about $40 million) in cash, 13 luxury cars worth Dh 25 million ($7M), 21 laptops, 47 smartphones, 15 memory storage devices, 5 external hard drives and 800,000 emails of potential victims alongside suitcases full of cash.
Hushpuppi finally pleaded guilty to money laundering on the 28th of July, 2021.
Hushpuppi enjoyed the best of rides prior to his arrest. He doesn’t shy away from buying and showing off his exotic cars. Below is a list of the top luxurious cars he has in his garage
- 2020 Rolls Royce Cullinan
Hushpuppi acquired this supercar for over ₦126 million. The Cullinan is the first SUV ever produced by a British manufacturer, and the Instagram star is proud to own one.
- Bentley Bentayga SUV:
Hushpuppi acquired this beau as Valentine’s gift for himself in 2019 and was estimated to cost approximately ₦84 million.
- Rolls Royce Wraith
As soon as he brought his Rolls Royce Wraith, Hushpuppi quickly took to his Instagram page to announce his latest addition. He gave an extensive vote of thanks and also commended hard work as he shared pictures of himself and his car on Instagram. The Rolls Royce Wraith has a starting price of ₦100 million.
- Bugatti Veyron
His Bugatti Veyron was a massive addition to Hushpuppi’s already rich garage, costing him over, ₦250 million.
- Ferrari 458 Italia
Hushpuppi also claims ownership of a Limited Edition Ferrari 458 Italia which has been estimated to cost about ₦150 million.
- Lamborghini Aventador
This car carefully crafted from the legendary Lamborghini is nothing short of uniqueness, creativity and speed peculiar to Lamborghini products. This car costs an estimated sum of ₦115 million.
Other popular and exotic cars in Hushpuppis’s garage include:
- Range Rover Sport,
- Mercedes-Benz G-wagon,
- Brabus G-Wagon,
- a Ferrari 488 GTB
- a Mercedes-Benz Maybach S650.
In most of his pictures, Hushpuppi is fond of wearing clothes matching the colour of his car.
Hushpuppi lives in a luxurious house in Dubai worth millions of naira. He also has a luxurious mansion in Nigeria.
Hushpuppi Net Worth
Hushpuppi has a net worth of over $35.5 million, equivalent to over ₦17 billion.