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Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist and President of Burkina Faso from 1983-87. Born: December 21, 1949, Yako, Burkina Faso Nationality: Burkinabe Assassinated: October 15, 1987, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Spouse: Mariam Sankara Children: Philippe Sankara, Auguste Sankara Sankara’s Roman Catholic parents wanted him to be a priest, but he …

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Ma Yun, known professionally as Jack Ma, is a Chinese business magnate who is the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a family of successful Internet-based businesses. Born: September 10, 1964 (age 52), Hangzhou, China Net worth: 31.3 billion USD (2017) Forbes Spouse: Zhang Ying Residence: Hangzhou Children: Ma Yuankun Education: Cheung Kong Graduate School …

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Colonel Sanders is best known for creating a fried chicken recipe that would become the world’s fast-food chicken chain, Kentucky Fried Chicken. Colonel Harland Sanders was born on September 9, 1890, in Henryville, Indiana. At the age of 40, Sanders was running a popular Kentucky service station that also served food—so popular, in fact, that …

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Larry Ellison CEO and Founder, Oracle  Real Time Net Worth — as May 2017, $55.5 B (Forbes) Ellison cofounded software firm Oracle in 1977 to tap into the growing need for customer relationship management databases. While he gave up the CEO role in 2014, Ellison is still involved at Oracle as chairman and chief technology …

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(born 2 September 1924) is a former Kenyan politician who served as the second President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002. Through popular agitation and external pressures, he was forced to allow multiparty elections in 1992 and successfully led his party to victory and in the following general election in 1997. Prior to 1978, he …

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CEO and Founder, Amazon.com Real Time Net Worth — as of 5/10/17 $81 B Amazon’s chief Jeff Bezos has soared to nearly the top of Forbes’ billionaires ranks as his online retailer’s stock has climbed, in part due to its booming cloud-computing unit, Amazon Web Services. He owns nearly 17% of Amazon. com. Bezos boasted …

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25 April 2017 – Endorsement of the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples does not equal implementation, speakers told the UN General Assembly today at a special meeting to celebrate the Declaration’s tenth anniversary and renew commitment to its tenets as a vital solution towards attaining a just and …

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A banner year for billionaires has lifted the fortunes of female moguls around the globe. An all-time high of 2043 people made the ranks of FORBES’ World’s Billionaires, 227 of whom are women — a jump from last year’s 202 and a record for women billionaires. They make up 11% of the list and have …

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Chris Kirubi is a Kenyan businessman, entrepreneur, industrialist and philanthropist. He is a Director at Centum Investment Company Limited, a business conglomerate, in which he is the largest individual shareholder. He was born in 1941. Chris Kirubi is the chairman and a shareholder of Haco Tiger Brands (a joint venture with Tiger Brands SA, listed …

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Mohammed Dewji Real Time Net Worth As of 1/29/17 $1.4 Billion Age 41 Source Of Wealth diversified Residence Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Citizenship Tanzania Marital Status Married Children 3   Mohammed Dewji is the CEO of METL, a Tanzanian conglomerate founded by his father in the 1970s. It is active in textile manufacturing, flour milling, …

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