Tanzanian Billionaire Dewji clocks 1 million followers on Twitter, offers to support charitable Causes

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Mohammed Dewji MO
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Baluku Geoffrey

Mohammed Dewji MO clocked one (1) million followers on twitter today and to celebrate the feat, the Tanzanian billionaire has offered to donate TZS 1 million to charitable causes or business in need.

In a post on his twitter account earlier today, Dewji promised to financially help top 10 worthy causes with the highest number of retweets.

“Thank you for 1 million followers on Twitter today!” Dewji tweeted.

“To mark this day, I will donate TZS 1 million (or more) to charitable causes / initiatives or businesses in need,” he added.

Hailing Dewji, Shega_Shega_JZ using twitter handle @JzShega thanked the Dewji for the generosity: “@moodewji Mtu wa watu, Mungu azidi kukulinda”

Check out some tweets below:

– Mohammed Dewji Mo –

Born on 8 May 1975, Mohammed “Mo” Gulamabbas Dewji is the owner of MeTL Group of Companies. This company is the largest privately owned conglomerate in Tanzania with investments in manufacturing, agriculture, trading, finance, mobile telephony, insurance, real estate, transport and logistics, and food and beverages.

Dewji studied at Arusha Primary School from where he joined the International School of Tanganyika (IST) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for his secondary school.

In 1992 he was enrolled at the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy in Orlando, Florida, where he attended Trinity Preparatory School for 11th Grade. He then moved for his last and final year of high school to the Saddle Brook High School in New Jersey from where he joined Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., graduating in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in international business and finance and a minor in theology.

Upon graduation from university, Dewji returned to Tanzania, where he assumed the management of Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Limited (MeTL), a commodities trading business founded by his father in the 1970’s. After two years of working with the company, he became chief financial officer (CFO) at MeTL.

In the early 2000s, when the Tanzanian government privatized loss-making companies, he acquired them inexpensively and turned them into profit centers by trimming personnel expenses.

According to Forbes, Dewji has an estimated net worth of US$1.9 billion (2019), and is currently Africa’s youngest billionaire (2018).

Africa Tembelea understands that through the Mo Dewji Foundation, Dewji has spent more than US$3 million on projects that have directly improved the lives of Tanzanians.

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