Mo Ibrahim vs Anwar Ibrahim

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Entrepreneur
Malaysian Politician
$1.1 Billion
Net worth 2018
$16 Million
Telecommunication
Industry
Political Leaders
Sudan
Residence
Bukit Mertajam
British
Country
Malaysian
03/05/1946
BirthDay
10/08/1947
Alexandria University, University of Bradford, University of Birmingham
Education
University of Malaya, Malay College Kuala Kangsar
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2010

Since 2010, he has been an active supporter of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development

2007

In 2007, the foundation launched the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership

2006

In 2006, he founded the Mo Ibrahim foundation, with an aim to improve the governance in African countries

2005

In 2005, Ibrahim sold Celtel to Kuwait’s Mobile Telecommunications Company for a whopping $3

2000

In 2000, he sold MSI to Macroni for about $900 million

1998

Aiming to fill in for the need, he created MSI Cellular Investments, in 1998, which was later on renamed Celtel International

1990

During the late 1990s, he realized the lack of pan-African mobile phone network

1989

Having gained enough experience in the field of telecommunication, he left his job at BT in 1989 to set up his own firm, Mobile Systems International (MSI)

1983

In 1983, he left his academic career to take up the position of a technical director of Cellnet

1980

In the early 1980s, he took up the profile of a professor at Thames Polytechnic, which later on became University of Greenwich, teaching students undergraduate telecommunication courses

1974

In 1974, he moved to England and gained admission at the University of Bradford

2015

Using a technical loophole, the politician nonetheless became the Leader of the Opposition, a position he held until March 16, 2015

2014

On March 14, 2014, an appeals court overruled the vacation and his conviction was reinstated

2012

In January 2012, after an extended trial, Ibrahim was acquitted of all charges

2008

In July 2008, Ibrahim was arrested on a new charge of sodomy

2006

In November 2006, he announced he would run for office in the next elections

2004

On September 2, 2004, he had his conviction vacated by the Supreme Court of Malaysia

1999

In April 1999, he was convicted of sodomy and sentenced to six years imprisonment

1998

In 1998, Ibrahim was selected to be the Chairman of the Development Committee of World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF)

1997

In 1997, he was appointed acting Prime Minister for two months while long-time Prime Minister Mahathir was on holiday

1993

Anwar Ibrahim was the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia from December 1, 1993 to September 2, 1998

1991

He was appointed as the Minister of Finance in 1991

1989

In 1989, on the strength of his service as Minister of Education, he was appointed President of the UNESCO General Conference

1982

Although Anwar was the president of multiple organizations, he surprised many supporters in 1982 when he joined the UMNO

1975

From 1975-82, he was chosen to represent the entire Asia Pacific region at the ‘World Assembly of Muslim Youth’

1974

In 1974, he was arrested for participating in a student protest against rural poverty

1968

In 1968, Ibrahim enrolled at the ‘University of Malaya’ in Kuala Lumpur

1947

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was born on April 20, 1947 in Cherok Tok Kun, Bukit Mertajam, in the Penang region of the Malayan Union