Benjamin Fernandes
Name: Benjamin Fernandes
Occupation: TV Show Host
Gender: Male
Birth Day: November 25, 1992
Age: 30
Country: Tanzania
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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Benjamin Fernandes

Benjamin Fernandes was born on November 25, 1992 in Tanzania (30 years old). Benjamin Fernandes is a TV Show Host, zodiac sign: Sagittarius. Nationality: Tanzania. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.


He is known for being the first Tanzanian to attend Stanford Graduate School of Business as an Africa MBA Fellow. He is also the youngest African to even be accepted to Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

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Before Fame

He attended the University of Northwest - St. Paul in Roseville, Minnesota. He gained attention covering the 2012 Lindon Olympics for Tanzania. He then attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2015 and later Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government in October of 2017. 


Biography Timeline


In 2012, Fernandes received national attention during the London 2012 Olympics as a national television presenter in Tanzania. In 2014, he graduated from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul with top honours in the United States. In 2014, he was accepted to Stanford Graduate School of Business, winning a $160,000 Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship to attend–an award received by 8 students from 8000 African applicants to Stanford. With his sister he worked with their church started by his father in Tanzania to co-found an orphanage called Diamond Village. They cleared a field in Bunju, Dar es Salaam to build the orphanage, teaching the children English and Mathematics.


In August 2015, Fernandes moved to Palo Alto, California to begin his time at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is part of the Africa Business club and has been working on a financial technology project to launch in Tanzania. In January 2016, he was selected by TRUE Africa as one of the "Top 16 Africans leading change in 2016.". Shortly after, FastJet airlines featured his work in Tanzania in their online airline magazine. He was listed as a "Voice of Hope for Tanzania." In March 2016, he was selected to attend the MBA World Summit in Miami, Florida, and, at the conference, he was awarded as the best speaker for the event. He was presented with the MBA World Summit Award for 2016. In mid-September 2016, he was featured on several live television shows on Clouds TV Tanzania, CNBC Africa, and TV1 Tanzania.


In 2016, Fernandes worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Washington before returning to his final year of business school at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Fernandes continues to work at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on a consultancy basis today.


In 2017, Fernandes won several awards at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Fernandes won the Frances and Arjay Miller Award in Social Innovation for his work in developing the financial services sector in Tanzania. Additionally, he won the Miller Social Change Leadership award nominated by fellow students and professors at Stanford Graduated School of Business.

On June 17, 2017, Fernandes graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business and decided to return home to Tanzania. A decision that stunned many Tanzanians given his potential salary offerings in the United States. Stanford Graduate School of Business has the highest post MBA Salary than any other school in the world. In the year 2016, the lower average salary offering for a graduating student in 2016 was TSH 418 Million ($179,346). This decision to return home was covered all over the press in Tanzania, initially through a viral interview video by MillardAyo, mentioning his potential salary offerings he could've gotten in the United States which was shared across the country, then making the front page of national newspaper, Mwananchi.

October 2017, Fernandes became the first Tanzanian in history to attend both (Stanford Graduate School of Business - MBA) and (Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government).

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Currently, Benjamin Fernandes is 30 years, 0 months and 3 days old. Benjamin Fernandes will celebrate 31st birthday on a Saturday 25th of November 2023.

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