Mo Ibrahim

About Mo Ibrahim

Who is it?: Entrepreneur
Birth Day: May 03, 1946
Birth Place: Sudan, British
Birth Sign: Gemini
Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Alma mater: Alexandria University University of Bradford University of Birmingham
Occupation: Businessman, engineer
Spouse(s): Hania Morsi Fadl (divorced)
Children: 3, including Hadeel Ibrahim

Mo Ibrahim Net Worth

Mo Ibrahim was bornon May 03, 1946 in Sudan, British, is Entrepreneur. Dr Mohamed Mo Ibrahim is Sudanese-born British entrepreneur, who is popularly known as the telecommunication giant of the African continent. Academically trained as an electrical engineer, Ibrahim stepped into the world of mobile communications immediately after completing his graduation. Having learned the nuances of the field, he went on to establish his own company Mobile Systems International that designed mobile networks. His magnum opus came when he founded Celtel International. The company became one of the largest mobile communication services providers in the African continent, catering to more than a dozen countries and millions of users. Celtel changed the way people lived, making mobile communications a vital part of existence. Following the deal in which he sold Celtel to Kuwait’s Mobile Telecommunication Company he diverted his energy to philanthropic works, initializing Mo Ibrahim Foundation. The foundation aims at recognizing and rewarding excellence in Africa Leadership through its Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership
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💰 Net worth: $1.1 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1946

He was born on 3 May 1946 in northern Sudan, of Nubian descent, the second of five children, four of whom were boys. His family moved to Alexandria, Egypt when he was young, and Father Fathi was employed there by a cotton company, and his mother Aida was very keen that they all get a good education.

1973

In 1973, Ibrahim married Hania Morsi Fadl, an Alexandria University graduate from the year above him, whom he had known since childhood. They are now divorced, and Fadli is a Sudanese-born British radiologist, running the only breast cancer clinic in Sudan.

1980

During the early 1980s Ibrahim taught undergraduate Telecommunication courses at Thames Polytechnic later to become University of Greenwich.

1989

In 1989 he founded MSI, a consultancy and software company, which in 2000 was bought by the Marconi Company. Originally the company was helping the cellular industry designing their networks, before they shifted their focus to mobile phones in the late 1990s. MSI had 800 employees, who owned approximately 30% of the stock at the point of its sale; Ibrahim says he gave employees stock as a form of bonus.

1998

In 1998, MSI spun off MSI-Cellular Investments, later renamed Celtel, as a mobile phone operator in Africa.

2004

After some years, when Celtel needed long term source of capital, they considered doing an IPO on a reputable stock exchange, for instance the London Stock Exchange. When it became public that they considered a public offering, they received a lot alternative offers. Many wanted to buy the company, and Ibrahim and his team decided to sell Celtel in 2004 to Kuwait-based Mobile Telecommunication Company (now Zain).

2006

In 2006 Ibrahim created the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, founded in London. In 2007, the Foundation inaugurated the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, with the first recipient former President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique.

2007

In 2007 Ibrahim was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies, and in 2011 an honorary doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

2009

The Foundation publishes the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, ranking the performance of all 54 African countries. Until 2009, the Index took into account only the 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

2010

Since 2010, Ibrahim has lent his support to the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, a UN initiative which aims to spread the full benefits of broadband services to unconnected peoples.

2011

According to the Forbes 2011 Billionaire List, Mo Ibrahim is worth $1.8 billion, making him the 692nd richest person in the world. Mo Ibrahim was also selected for the TIME "Top 100" list in 2008.