Meet Africa’s youngest billionaire

Clearly, Africa is presumed to be the wealthiest continent on earth, glancing at how creative and active the continent is. Since time past, the continent has retained its enviable posture as the seat of prominent biological reserves, varying from Gold to Bauxite to Crude Oil, to Manganese to Cocoa to Salt to Rubber, among others. 

Despite these tremendous endowments, the continent lags behind in it’s battle with mismanagement of reserves, fraud and bad leadership. These disappointments have really influenced Africa in an extremely great damage.

Nevertheless, amidst these challenges, there are certain young individuals who are highly dedicated and poised to championing the continent’s efforts of wealth creation, wealth multiplication and sustenance.

Known as ‘Mo’, Mohammed Gulamabbas Dewji was born to Gulamabbas Dewji and Zubeda Dewji on May 8, 1975 in Ipembe, Tanzania. In the year 2005 and 2015, he performed as a Member of the Tanzanian Parliament for Chama Cha Mapinduzi, as a representative of his hometown, Singida. 

According to 2019 reports, states that Mohammed Dewji (MO) is the richest man in Tanzania with the networth of about $1.9 billion and he is the youngest billionaire in Africa. He is the CEO of Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Limited (MeTL) which was initilally found by his father.

Meet Africa's youngest billionaire

Regarded as one of the influential players in private sector-led development in Tanzania, Dewji continues to remain committed to leading local employment opportunities and manufacturing industries in the Eastern and Central parts of the continent. 

He is highly committed to venturing so much in his country and boosting employment chances by 500,000 in five years. A bold entrepreneur,  company minded person and politically-inclined, he also has a great passion in sports, especially football. He has financed Simba Sports Club, and presently chairing its board. 

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