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The Story of Mo Ibrahim, The Man who gifts US$5m to African Leaders to promote quality leadership on the Continent

Mohammed "Mo" Ibrahim, born on 3 May 1946 is a Sudanese-British billionaire businessman. He worked for several telecommunications companies, before founding Celtel, which when sold had over 24 million mobile phone subscribers in 14 African countries.

She built her wealth on iron ore, Meet Australia’s Richest Person, Gina Rinehart

Australia's richest citizen built her wealth on iron ore, an industry that continues to expand robustly.

He started by selling kitchenware and men’s clothing, Meet Japan’s Richest Man, Tadashi Yanai.

"I might look successful but I've made many mistakes. People take their failures too seriously. You have to be positive and believe you will find success next time." Tadashi Yanai

Hisense: From a Radio Maker to one of the Best TV Manufacturers in the World

Hisense Co., Ltd. is a Chinese multinational major appliance and electronics manufacturer headquartered in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. It is a state-owned enterprise with publicly traded subsidiaries. It started out making radios in 1969.

How TCL Rose from a Cassette Manufacturer to the Third Largest TV Manufacturer in the World

The company was founded in 1981 under the brand name TTK as a cassette manufacturer. In 1985, after being sued by TDK for intellectual property violation, the company changed its brand name to TCL by taking the initials from Telephone Communication Limited. It began manufacturing consumer electronics for the Chinese market during the 1980s, and began to sell overseas in the 2000s. 

Meet the Black Entrepreneur Who Invented the World’s First Ever Gaming Robots

Silas Adekunle, a 28-year old Nigerian inventor and entrepreneur, has been credited with creating the first-ever intelligent gaming robots in the world. The robots, called MekaMon, were produced by his his company, Reach Robotics, and sold in Apple stores all over the U.S. and England.