|Real Name/Full Name||Mohammed “Mo” Gulamabbas Dewji|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Mohammed Dewji|
|Birth Place:||Ipembe, Singida, Tanzania|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||8 May 1975|
|Age/How Old:||47 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 155 cm |
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 1″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 70 Kg|
In Pounds – 155 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Gulamabbas Dewji |
Mother – Zubeda Dewji
|Siblings:||Brothers – Hussein Dewji and Hassan Dewji|
Sister – Fatema Dewji Jaffer
|School:||Arusha Primary School |
International School of Tanganyika
Arnold Palmer Golf Academy
Trinity Preparatory School
Saddle Brook High School
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Saira Dewji|
|Net Worth:||$1.9 billion|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
Mohammed Dewji is a popular Tanzanian businessman and a former politician who is a billionaire. He owns the MeTL Group, which is a Tanzanian conglomerate founded by his father. As a politician, he served as a member of the Tanzanian Parliament for Chama Cha Mapinduzi [CCM] in his hometown, Singida, for ten years.
Biography and Early Life
Mohammed Dewji was born Mohammed “Mo” Gulamabbas Dewji on 8th May 1975 in Ipembe, Singida, which is located in Tanzania. He is the son of Gulamabbas Dewji, his father, and Zubeda Dewji, his mother. He was raised together with his five other siblings.
Dewji almost died after birth because of having the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, a condition known as the nuchal cord. His family is Twelver Shias, whose ancestors left Gujarat in India to become traders in East Africa.
Mohammed Dewji has several siblings which include his two brothers known as Hussein Dewji and Hassan Dewji and his sister known as Fatema Dewji Jaffer. His brother Hussein Dewji is the director of sales for the MeTL Group, Hassan Dewji is the director of Human Resources while his sister Fatema Dewji Jaffer is the director of marketing for the group.
When he was of age, Dewji was taken to school just like any other child. He began his primary education at the Arusha Primary School in Arusha. He later continued his secondary level at the International School of Tanganyika [IST] in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. He was enrolled by his father at Arnold Palmer Golf Academy in Orlando, Florida and also went to Trinity Preparatory School for his 11th Grade.
Later, he went for his final year of high school at Saddle Brook High School, located in New Jersey. After graduating from high school, he decided to further his education and joined Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. There; he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international business and finance and a minor in theology.
Personal Life: Wife, Kids, Girlfriend, etc.
Concerning his personal life, Mohammed Dewji is a married man to Saira Dewji. The two met in high school. Together, they have been blessed with three children. Dewji and his family are Shia Muslims from Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamat, which is also known as the ‘Twelver’ branch of Islam. The couple resides in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. They live a happy life together.
Is Mohammed Dewji Gay?
Being a married man is enough evidence he is not gay. His wife is known as Saira Dewji, and she has bored three children with Dewji. Also, her sexual orientation is straight, thus proving it all. The couple lives a happy life and has no plans of separating any day soon.
Dewji’s career began after he graduated from the university and returned back home. He started by managing the Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Limited [MeTL], which is a commodities trading business and was founded by his father. After working with the company for two years, he became the chief financial officer [CFO] at MeTL. This company, the MeTL Group of Companies, is the largest privately-owned conglomerate in Tanzania.
He later acquired the Tanzanian government, privatized loss-making companies, and turned them into profit centres by trimming personnel expenses. He increased MeTL’s revenues from $30 million to over $1.5 billion. The company also has investments in manufacturing, agriculture, finance, insurance, transport, trading, food and beverages and mobile telephony. The company conducts business in 11 countries and employs over 28,000 people with the aim to target over 100,000 people and also contributes 3.5 % of Tanzania’s GDP.
Mohammed also competed to become the Member of Parliament [MP] for Singida Urban after Tanzania hosted its second multiparty elections at the age of 25 years old. He won the preliminary votes for the ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi [CCM] and was deemed too young to hold the parliamentary seat. During the third multi-party elections in Tanzania, he was chosen again and sworn in as an MP FOR Singida Urban constituency and served for ten years before resigning from politics.
Awards and Achievements
All through his career, Dewji has won countless awards, which include; The Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Top 100 of young economic leaders, Forbes Africa’s Person of the Year, Business Leader of the Year Award by African Business Magazine, 10 Most Powerful Men in Africa, Forces Magazine, Philanthropist of the Year Award for the East African region by All Africa Business Leaders Awards [AABLA] and African Philanthropist of the Year Award by the African Leadership magazine among many more.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Mohammed Dewji in 2023
Mohammed Dewji has an estimated net worth of over $1.9 million. He has made his fortune from being a businessman and also being a former politician. He is re-known as the richest man in Tanzania and has been named as the youngest billionaire in Africa and also the first Tanzanian to appear at Forbes magazines.
Dewji owns some of the most elegant houses in Tanzania in several cities and some rural areas. In addition to this, he has one of the most expensive cars, including Tesla M3, among many others.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He was the first Tanzanian on the cover of Forbes Magazine and has been featured on three separate occasions.
- Dewji was once kidnapped and abducted by armed gunmen outside the Colosseum Hotel in Dar es Salaam.
Mohammed Dewji can be described as a successful man all over Tanzania. He is the richest man in Tanzania and in East Africa. His hard work, dedication, and determination have made him that successful. He has also achieved his goals and dreams through focus. He is an inspiration to men and women all over the world.