Simon Guobadia is a famous Nigerian-American executive producer, entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist. Simon has Nigerian roots, as he was born in Nigeria. His birth name is Simon ‘Iyore’ Guobadia. Simon is the founder and CEO of SIMCOL Petroleum and SIMCOL Group.
Simon is a successful businessman and has recorded several achievements and milestones in his professional career. At the moment, Simon Guobadia’s net worth is around $40 million. If you want to know more about his background, early life, income, earnings, and relationship, keep reading this article.
Simon Guobadia Biography
|Real Name||Simon Iyore Guobadia|
|Date of Birth||June 2, 1964|
|Place of Birth||Nigeria|
|Wife||Falynn Guobadia (Divorced), Porsha Williams (married 2020)|
|Profession||Entrepreneur, Executive Producer|
|Net Worth||$40 million|
Simon Iyore Guobadia is of Nigerian descent; he was born on June 2, 1964. He is a native of Benin City, Edo State, in Southern Nigeria. Simon’s father, Stanley Guobadia, worked as an officer of the Nigerin Prison Services, where he retired as the Assistant Director of Prisons.
There is little information about his early life, but he has a sibling known as Mary Awo-Osagie and Martina Egbebalakhamen West-Idahosa (nee Guobadia), who passed on in 2001. He had his education at Layola College, a Boys only Government-owned College in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
He had his education at Layola College, a Bboys-only government-owned boarding secondary managed by Jesuit priests in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. He spent five years at Layola College before attending Government College, Ughelli, in Delta State. Later, Simon dropped out of school and moved to the United States in 1992.
Later, Simon dropped out of Government College, Ughelli, and moved to the United States of America, where he got admitted into the University of the District of Columbia’s Department of Accounting and Finance. In 1993, Simon graduated with a BBA in accounting from the university.
After graduating from the university, Simon kicked off his career as a tax manager for Deloitte, an Atlanta-based company. From 2004 to 2006, he served the company. He believes in enterprise, innovation and faith. After a rewarding career as a Certified Public Accountant in Software Development, Audit, Accounting, and Transactional Tax Consulting for several firms, Simon left the corporate world for a career in entrepreneurship.
In 2007, he started a company, Simon & Company, which was later called Simcol Petroleum Limited Company, LLC, a supplier of petroleum products based in Atlanta, Georgia. At the time of establishing SIMCOL Group, Simon formed SIMCOL Petroleum company, where he held the position of CEO.
He also worked with KLC Petroleum Transport LLC and served as the company’s CEO. Away from his entrepreneurial activities, Simon has his luck producing movies. He is credited as the executive producer of several popular movies, notably Son of the South, Kill (2019), Ken Ford Live from the Buckhead Theatre (2013), Jail House Dogs (2012), and notably, Academy Award winner, Spike Lee (2020).
In 2017, Simon started a restaurant food business named ‘Simon’s Restaurant’. However, the business suffered the harsh economic impact of the pandemic and eventually closed in 2020. Before that, Simon Guobadia ran a business called “Time and Buckhead Bottle bar,” but the business closed in 2014. Simon claimed he invested more than $3. 8 million in the business to get it running. His investment was made public in 2014 when his company, SIMCOL Restaurant Concepts, was charged with Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Simon’s entrepreneurial drive has led him to different investments outside the petroleum industry, spanning food and beverage, movies, music, hospitality, and entertainment. He is a generous giver to his local community in Atlanta, Georgia, and his church, Northpoint Ministries, which is a union of seven churches in the Metro Atlanta Area.
Afterward, he stated that the Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition was discharged and resolved as all creditors had been paid and settled. Simon Guobadia came into the spotlight after making a guest appearance on the popular reality TV series Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA).
Simon quickly became famous thanks to his appearance on the reality TV series. His ex-wife Falynn also made an appearance on the 13th season of the TV show. In that episode, Falynn appeared as a friend of Porshia Williams.
Simon Guobada Personal Life
Simon Guobadia used to be married to Falynn Guobadia, a popular TV personality. The pair got married on July 14, 2019, in an extravagant wedding ceremony at Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina.
Coincidentally, it was their second marriage, and they both had kids in their previous relationships and marriages. Falynn had three kids before getting married to Simon, while Simon had five kids in his previous marriage. The names of his children include Quentin, Benjamin, Christian, Nicole, and Ximena Guobadia.
Before his marriage with Falynn, Simon was hitched to Karron English for over two decades, and they had two children together. Later, he found love with Connie Andrade-Rivera, with whom he had a daughter, but sadly, they got separated. Simon also has two sons but has yet to unmask their mother’s identity.
It didn’t take time for Simon’s marriage with Falynn to crash. There were rumors that the couple was having a hard time in their marriage. At that time, Simon and Falynn unfollowed each other on Instagram. Also, Simon went on vacation, and there were no signs on Falynn. The couple’s fans weren’t aware of the decay in their conjugal life as news of their separation had not been made public.
The rumors were confirmed true when Simon Guobadia filed for divorce twice in January 2021. A month later, Simon filed for divorce again, confirming that the differences and problems in his marriage were irreconcilable. The couple officially announced their separation on April 22, 2021.
They have since moved on and lived their separate lives. Simon is now married to Porsha Williams, while his ex-wife, Falynn, is engaged to Jaylan Banks.
With over 164,000 followers on Instagram, Simon Guobadia has a huge online following. Simon loves sharing videos and pictures on his social media accounts to engage his followers and fans.
Simon Guobadia Relationship
Coincidentally, Simon is now married to Porsha Williams, a cast member of the same reality show as his ex-wife, Falynn Guobadia. The pair first met during the 13th season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta show. At the time they met, Simon was still married to Falynn.
After dissolving his marriage with Falynn, Simon started dating Porsha Williams. They dated for a month and got engaged in May 2021. Simon surprised Porsha with a Rolls Royce Ghost worth $300,000 in 2022. They tied the knot in two different wedding ceremonies; the first was a traditional Nigerian wedding, and then the American wedding ceremony.
Porshe Williams used to be engaged to Dennis McKinley, an entrepreneur, and they were parents to a daughter named Pilar. Williams broke up with Dennis McKinley in August 2020 after he was caught cheating.
Simon Guobadia Age, Height, and Weight
Simon Guobadia is 57 years old. He stands at 5 feet 11 inches and weighs over 60kg.
Simon Guobadia Net Worth
Simon Guobadia is a successful record producer and businessman, and he has made a mammoth net worth from his entrepreneurial efforts.
He holds the highest position in SIMCOL Petroleum and SIMCOL Group and should receive a large portion of the company’s revenue.
Simon’s Guobadia net worth is estimated to be worth $40 million. The entrepreneur makes a lot of fortune from his investments, petroleum companies, logistic company, and other successful businesses.