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Forbes Classification: Cameroon’s Baba Ahmadou Danpullo (Ndawara), is the richest man in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa

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Baba Ahmadou Danpullo is not only the richest Cameroonian but the richest man in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa according to Forbes in its monthly edition of November 2015.  Forbes magazine published the list of the richest men in Francophone Africa, and contrary to popular imaginations in Cameroon, there are surprises!

They are 24 African futuring in the classification established by the African edition of the magazine and to be part of this very exclusive club, one must have a fortune that reached at least $ 200 million, and among these privileged, we have 9 Cameroonians. Baba Ahmadou Danpullo who ranks first in this list, operates in telecom and real estate, with a fortune estimated at $ 920 million.

It must be said that this classification has already attracted reactions from several users, for the simple reason that names like Victor Fotso, James Onobiono or even former Indomitable Lions captain Samuel Eto ‘ o did not feature in the list.

Below is the ranking of Forbes magazine

 List Richest men in Africa

The man
El Hadj Baba Ahmadou Danpullo means different things to different people. But from his birth place in Boyo Division, North West Region, he is an illustrious son and a blessing that moves and shakes the nation with a fortune at the service of nation building. Associated with massive wealth; El Hadj Ahmadou Baba Danpullo is a self made man from the most humble of beginnings to unarguably one of the richest men in sub Sahara Africa but whose fortune has not bloated his head.
He remains down to earth, soft spoken, very true to his Muslim faith and exaggeratedly generous to his Kith and Kin. He has been funding local water projects, electricity and other humanitarian and development projects in the North West Region.

From the vantage point of an agro- pastoral industrialist, El Hadji Baba Ahmadou Danpullo paints a big and clear picture of what translates success in business and love for country, Cameroon and his ancestral home in the neighbourhood of Ndawara, Boyo Division. From the corridors, we have it that the build up to his wealth is easily traced to his accumulated experience as the promoter or assembler of the hitherto; Daewo Television in Cameroon, Promoter of the then, ‘Unit Air’ in the air transport sector, petroleum transporter and his involvement in import/export business activities.

Today; El Hadj Baba Danpullo is seen to rise to expectation with four tea plantations in Ndu, Tole, Djuttitsa and Ndawara. His fortune also features ranches in Ndawara, Esu, and Sangwa-aa- all in the North West Region. He is also into the communications sector where he serves as the Board Chairman of the mobile telephone phone, Nexttel Cameroun, with 49 per cent share. He also features prominently in the nation’s media landscape as the Promoter of the Douala-based Dan Broadcasting System Television (DBS). Ndawara, his birthplace is a safe destination for eco- tourism. The neighbourhood, considered by many as heaven on earth is his product with development projects that inspire hope like the highlands tea estate.




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