Mawi Asgedom Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Books, Age, Family, Awards, Pronunciation,  Wikipedia, Children, Photos

Mawi Asgedom Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Books, Age, Family, Awards, Pronunciation, Wikipedia, Children, Photos

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Biography

Selamawi Asgedom (born 29 September 1976), known professionally as Mawi Asgedom, is an author and a public speaker. He is a refugee of Ethiopia and Eritrean origin. 

His name can also be pronounced Mawi Asgedom (short form). He was born in Adi Wahla in the province of Tigray, Ethiopia. When he was petite, he got separated from his parents for about two years because of the war in Ethiopia. 

So he fled to Sudan, leaving his parents behind. His parents later found him, and they spent three years in Sudan. 

Mawi Asgedom became both an author and a public speaker. He is the author of “Of Beetles and Angels,” A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard and The Code: The 5 Secrets of Teen Success

Both books were based on his story, it’s both inspirational and motivational, because of that, his autobiography, Of Beetles and Angels, was selected by Springfield, Pennsylvania, as their community book, and 2,378 people read it there. 

Day-time television host Oprah Winfrey named her interview of Mr. Mawi as one of her 20 Unforgettable Moments in October 2005.

Of Beetles and Angels was also chosen as the first-ever Evanston, Illinois, citywide reading program with events planned throughout the 2007–2008 school year. 

Waukegan High School even named their Monday advisory Lesson Plan ad “Mawi Mondays,” where students perform different activities relating to Mawi Asgedom. He visited with middle school readers throughout the year.

Mawi Asgedom‘s memoir was also read by the city of Philadelphia and Hatboro-Horsham High School as part of the ‘One Book, One School.’

Mawi Asgedom
Mawi Asgedom: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Selamawi Asgedom
Stage Name: Mawi Asgedom
Born: 29 September 1976 (age 46 years old)
Place of Birth: Adi Wahla, Tigray, Ethiopia
Nationality: Ethiopian
Height: N/A
Parents: Haileab Asgedom, Tsege Asgedom
Siblings: Mehret Asgedom, Mulu Asgedom, Hntsa Asgedom, Tewolde Asgedom
Wife • Spouse: Mrs Asgedom
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: 3
Occupation: Author • Entrepreneur
Net Worth: US$2 million

Early Life

Mawi Asgedom was born September 29, 1976, in Adi Wahla in the province of Tigray, Ethiopia.

His siblings are Tewolde Asgedom, Mehret Asgedom, Mulu Asgedom and Hntsa Asgedom.

His father’s and mother’s names are Haileab Asgedom and Tsege Asgedom, respectively. After three years in the refugee camp in Sudan, they all left for the USA. Mawi Asgedom was just seven years old then. Life in the U.S was great for both him and his family.

They stayed in the Chicago suburb of Wheaton, Illinois, where he played on his high school basketball team and ran track. He was the best in the league due to his dedication and hard work.

He took his studies very seriously and graduated top honors from Harvard University, receiving a degree in American history. Since he’s a man of great confidence and has fluent speech, he was given the opportunity of giving the commencement address at his graduation in 1999.

When Mawi Asgedom was very little, he got separated from his parents for about two years because of the war in Ethiopia. So he fled to Sudan, leaving his parents behind. His parents later found him, and they spent three years in Sudan.

After three years in the refugee camp in Sudan, they all left for the USA. Mawi Asgedom was just seven years old at then. He schooled at Harvard University, he was successful in sports and Education. He was the best in his league and graduated as one of the top students at Harvard University.

Education

Mawi Asgedom studied at Harvard University, where he played on his high school basketball team and ran track. He was the best in the league due to his dedication and hard work.

He took his studies very seriously and graduated with top honors after receiving a degree in American history. He was given the opportunity of giving the commencement address at his graduation in 1999.

Career

Mawi Asgedom is an author and a public speaker. He is the author of “Of Beetles and Angels,” A Boy’s Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard and “The Code: The 5 Secrets of Teen Success.

Net Worth

Having garnered enough credits to himself as a successful refugee, Mawi Asgedom has a net worth of over US$2 million.

Social Media

  • Twitter: @mawiAsgedom
  • Linkedin: Mawi Inc

Personal Life

Mawi Asgedom is a refugee of Ethiopia and Eritrean origin. His father’s and mother’s names are Haileab and Tsege, respectively.

Mawi Asgedom is currently living in Illinois with his three children. Information relating to his wife and children’s names hasn’t been published on the media.



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