Tony Elumelu is one of the most influential men in the world .And this has confounded critics, who say this is only possible with membership of the Ogboni cult. On his contact list he has boast of Head of States,Presidents daughter's, celebrities, top government officials and CEO's of fortune 500 companies. He is a familar face at the exclusive invite only World Economic Forum, held annually in Davos, Switzerland. This brings about world leaders,enviromentalists and CEO's of the most influential companies in the world. He also setup the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) that is an African non-profit organization founded in 2010 and headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria The Foundation is intent on charting a new course for African philanthropy and does not operate merely as a grant-awarding organisation but provides a holistic system of effective and intensive support for entrepreneurs through its 7-pillar model. So far, the Foundation has empowered 7,520 African entrepreneurs across 54 African countries. Critics say a businessman will be unable to run a complex country like Nigeria. However, what does the country have to lose, having produced the worst set of leaders since 1960, that have turned the country to the poverty and corruption capital and third most misgoverned country in the world.