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Mark Essien is a Nigerian entrepreneur and the founder of, an online hotel booking platform. He is also the founder of the software development company, Microtraction, and the co-founder of the venture capital firm, Microtraction Ventures. Essien was born in Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria, and attended the University of Calabar, where he studied computer science. After graduating, he worked as a software engineer for a number of companies, including Microsoft, before founding in 2013. Essien has been recognized for his work in the tech industry, and has been featured in Forbes, The Guardian, and The Economist. He has also been named one of the top 100 most influential Africans by New African Magazine. As of 2021, Mark Essien's net worth is estimated to be $2 million.

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Occupation Entrepreneur, Software Developer
Age 43 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 18 December, 1980
Birthday 18 December
Birthplace Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State
Nationality Nigerian

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Who Is Mark Essien's Wife?

His wife is Jenni Naiaretti (m. 2017)

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Mark Essien Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Mark Essien worth at the age of 43 years old? Mark Essien’s income source is mostly from being a successful Entrepreneur. He is from Nigerian. We have estimated Mark Essien's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million - $5 Million
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On April 8, 2018, Essien married Jenni Naiaretti, who is also a developer.


In 2016, co-invested with Jason Njoku and Spark in OgaVenue, an events booking platform. Mark Essien serves as a director on the board of OgaVenue.


In 2015, the company secured additional investment funding of $1.2m from international investors EchoVC Pan-Africa Fund, a seed-stage technology fund, and Omidyar Network, the investment vehicle of eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.

In 2015 Mark made the Forbes list of 30 youngest entrepreneurs in Africa. He has also been nominated for the Nigeria Future awards amongst others.


In 2013, he founded made an initial investment of $75,000 and another investment of $150,000.


Mark Essien (born December 18, 1980 in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State) is a Nigerian entrepreneur, software developer and startup investor. He is the founder and CEO of, one of the first online hotel booking websites in Nigeria. Before founding, Mark Essien had previously built a file sharing software called Gnumm (acquired by, followed by a language learning startup called Ingolingo.