Net Worth: $1.1 Billion
Source of Wealth: Telecommunications
Mo Ibrahim Net Worth: Sudanese-British mobile communications tycoon, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim has an estimated net worth $1.1 billion as of July 2014, according to Forbes.
Born Mohammed Ibrahim in Sundan. He is best known as Mo Ibrahim, he made his wealth when he sold Celtel for $3.4 billion back in 2005. This Company was one of the first to serve Africa and the Middle East mobile. In the year 2007 he founded Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which fights corrupt leadership in Africa. This foundation offers a lifetime award that amount to $5 million and it is given over a period of 10 years to the retired African leaders whose leadership was seen as transparent. The foundation also publishes the Ibrahim Index of African Governance by their ability to ensure sustained economic opportunities and the rule of law. He is also the founding member of Satya Capital that’s worth more than $20 million.
Dr Mo Ibrahim attended University of Alexandria in Egypt, earning a Bachelor of Science. He moved to England were he earned a master’s degree from the University of Bradford and a Ph.D from the University of Birmingham in Mobile Communications. He is married with two children, a daughter Hadeel Ibrahim, serving as executive director of the Mo Ibrahim foundation, and a son Hosh Ibrahim, an actor.