Mo Abudu, the CEO and Chairwoman of EbonyLife TV, has been listed amongst the top 100 business visionaries creating value for the world – a list compiled by US-based magazine, Business Insider.
The media mogul is the only African to grace the magazine’s impressive lineup, which also included Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, the CEOs of Alibaba, IKEA, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google and Starbucks, who topped the list.
Ranked at 56 on the list of 100, she is listed ahead of the CEOs of global institutions such as Snapchat, Linkedin, Spotify, Zara and Uber, amongst many.
Speaking in elation and honour at being recognised on the list, Mo Abudu, said:
“This is a big moment for the entire EbonyLife TV team. Our goal remains to tell African stories and we do that by annually producing over 1000 hours of premium, original and home grown entertainment programming content. From Talk, Entertainment, Reality, Comedy, Drama, Lifestyle and Factual the channel boasts exclusive ownership of 90% of the content…”
The list was compiled by a team of analysts who assessed companies from around the world, both public and private, across many industries.
Consideration was placed not only on what these leaders have created, but how. The panel consulted a variety of databases, including Glassdoor to gauge employee sentiment and Wealth-X to chart noteworthy philanthropic missions.
This honour comes as EbonyLife TV moves into its third year as the channel of choice in the entertainment category with the expansion of its operations to more Nigerian cities, including Abuja, Lagos and Calabar. The channel now distributes to 49 African countries, including South Africa and Southern African countries.
Her string of achievements in the world of television entertainment, especially with her popular talk show Moments with Mo, has caused many to refer to her as “Africa’s Oprah Winfrey”.
Some of the other companies and individuals that made the list include, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Howard Schultz of Starbucks, Bill and Melinda Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google, Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX, Paul Polman of Unilever, Reed Hastings of Netflix, Richard Branson of Virgin Group, Jack Ma of Alibaba, Luis Von Ahn and Severin Hacker of Duolingo, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Ellen DeGeneres of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and Ellen Digital Network to mention a few.
For the full list, visit Business Insider