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Who Is The Ultimate Game Changer In Business?

Huffington Post   First Posted: 09/15/10 12:05 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:30 PM ET

HuffPost's Game Changers series celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 12 categories who, whether working in the spotlight or under the radar, are changing how we look at the world and the way we live in it. We salute them for their willingness to look at things and take the risk of saying, "I think I have a better way."

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Changed the game by ... investing with his heart and his wallet in Africa. Ibrahim is a Sudanese-born British telecom mogul who was one of the first to realize that building a mobile phone network in Africa would be both good business and good for spreading the technology of democracy. By 2005, his company had footprints in 15 African countries and he reportedly sold it for over $3 billion. Now he heads the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which, among other good deeds, offers a $5 million prize to democratic African leaders. (No one won this year). His private equity fund, Satya Capital, also invested at least $200 million in Africa this year. “I would not be investing in Africa if I’m not bullish about Africa,” he told Reuters.

Key kudos: Nelson Mandela is a big fan of Ibrahim's work. "Mo Ibrahim has a vision to promote and recognize good governance that will drive Africa's political and economic renaissance," he said in a published testimonial.

Must-click link: The Ibrahim Foundation's site
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