Renowned Instagram personality, Hushpuppi, gained fame for his extravagant and opulent way of living. Many African youths have reportedly been influenced by his lavish lifestyle, aspiring to emulate his affluent life. Before his apprehension by the FBI, the origins of Hushpuppi’s wealth remained elusive. This article on cuzideas.com aims to address your curiosity, providing comprehensive insights into everything you want to learn about Hushpuppi.
|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, popularly known as Hushpuppi or Ray Hushpuppi, was born on October 11, 1982. This 38-year-old Nigerian figure grew up in Lagos State, Nigeria, and completed his secondary education at Government College, Ikorodu, Lagos State. Originating from a modest background, Hushpuppi reportedly engaged in selling second-hand clothes in Lagos before making the move to Malaysia. Following his time in Malaysia, he later relocated to Dubai, where he resided until his eventual arrest.
Hushpuppi led a lavish lifestyle, frequently showcasing his collection of designer clothing, shoes, and cars on Instagram. He had a penchant for luxury brands such as D&G, Fendi, Nikki, Gucci, among others. His penchant for calling out celebrities for wearing allegedly fake clothes led to conflicts and disputes with some of these public figures.
He became the focal point of the 2017 track ‘Telli Person’ by Nigerian artist Timaya, featuring Olamide and Phyno, with whom he had an enduring feud. The lyrics of the song explicitly accused Hushpuppi of engaging in fraudulent activities and scamming. The song also criticized his extravagant spending on clothing instead of investing in more profitable ventures. Notably, the lyrics even foretold that he might face arrest by authorities if he persisted in his lifestyle. When Hushpuppi was eventually apprehended, the song was viewed as a prediction that came true.
Hushpuppi Source Of Income
Hushpuppi’s narrative took a sudden turn following his move to Malaysia, sparking speculation about his rapid transition from poverty to wealth. While some suggested that he had affluent associates, Hushpuppi claimed his wealth came from real estate investments.
His actual source of wealth became evident when Interpol arrested him in Dubai in June 2020 for alleged cybercrime. Following his extradition to the United States, Hushpuppi is now facing criminal charges related to conspiracies to launder money acquired through business email compromise frauds and other scams. These include schemes defrauding a U.S. law firm of around $40 million, illegally transferring $14.7 million from a foreign financial institution, and attempting to steal $124 million from an English football club. According to the FBI, Hushpuppi and his accomplices defrauded a client of a New York-based law firm of approximately $922,857 in October 2019.
Upon his arrest in Dubai, law enforcement discovered a substantial amount, equivalent to more than 150 million dirhams (approximately $40 million) in cash. The inventory also included 13 luxury cars valued at Dh 25 million ($7 million), 21 laptops, 47 smartphones, 15 memory storage devices, 5 external hard drives, and a collection of 800,000 emails potentially belonging to victims. Additionally, suitcases filled with cash were among the items seized.
Hushpuppi finally pleaded guilty to money laundering on the 28th of July, 2021.
Before his arrest, Hushpuppi indulged in luxury rides, unapologetically purchasing and showcasing his collection of exotic cars. The following enumerates the top-tier luxury cars that graced 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.