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Baba Ahmadou Danpullo

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Baba Ahmadou Danpullo is the richest man in Francophone Africa, with a fortune estimated at over 547 billion CFA francs (about $940 million).

Danpullo, born into a modest family, started work as a truck driver and owner of several shops.

Having obtained import licenses for rice and flour, with a major bank loan, he began to work in import export.

He is active in several branches of the Cameroonian economy.

Danpullo has invested in real estate, agribusiness, telecommunications and transportation.

He is a 30% shareholder of Nexttel, the third mobile operator in Cameroon.

Danpullo is best known for his huge tea plantations in Ndawara in the Northwest region.

Ndawara Tea to be one of the most exported Cameroonian products .

He has embarked on communication, creating DBS (Danpullo Broadcasting System) television channel.

He is as well a shareholder in public companies such as Sodecoton and Airports of Cameroon (ADC). He took over the tea branch of the Cameroon Tea Estates (CTE) through privatization.

The richest man of Cameroon owns several properties in Nigeria, France, Switzerland and South Africa.

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