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Mohammed Dewji

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Net worth 2018: $1.54 Billion
Industry: Diversified
Residence: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Country: Tanzania
BirthDay: 8 May 1975
Sigh: Gemini
Children: 3
BIOGRAPHY

Mohammed Dewji was bornon 8 May 1975 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tanzania. Mohammed Dewji is #1515 in List Billionaires People In The World. Mohammed Dewji is the CEO of METL, a Tanzanian conglomerate founded by his father in the 1970s. METL is active in textile manufacturing, flour milling, beverages and edible oils in eastern, southern and central Africa. METL operates in at least six African countries and has ambitions to expand to several more. Dewji, Tanzania's only billionaire, signed the Giving Pledge in 2016, promising to donate at least half his fortune to philanthropic causes.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2015

$1.25 Billion

2016

$1.1 Billion

2017

$1.4 Billion

2018

$1.54 Billion

TIMELINE
2021

The group is conducting business in 11 countries and employs over 28,000 people with the aim to target over 100,000 people by 2021

2016

He is the 21st richest person in Africa and Africa's youngest billionaire (2016)

2015

Dewji served as Member of Parliament for 10 years after which he resigned from politics in October 2015

2014

Dewji established the Mo Dewji Foundation in 2014, covering educational assistance, improving accessibility to basic needs such as water and healthcare and agri-business community projects

2013

He is the first Tanzanian on the cover of Forbes Magazine in 2013 and has been featured on three separate occasions

2006

In 2006, Dewji founded the NGO Singida Yetu, with the vision of uniting Singida’s citizens, local government, civil society and the private sector in a collaborative partnership striving to improve the lives of people in the region

2005

In the general election he won with a majority of 90 percent of the total votes and was sworn in as a Member of Parliament for Singida Urban constituency on 29 December 2005

2000

In 2000, Tanzania hosted its second multiparty elections where Dewji, at the age of 25 competed to become the Member of Parliament (MP) for Singida Urban

1998

C, graduating in 1998 with a Bachelors in International Business and Finance and a minor in Theology

1992

In 1992 when his father enrolled him at the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy in Orlando, Florida, where Dewji also attended Trinity Preparatory School for 11th Grade

1970

He is the president and CEO of MeTL Group, a Tanzanian conglomerate founded by his father in the 1970s

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