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As you learn about our coffee journey, check out these interesting facts about our founders’ life and achievements that you may not know.
Dikembe Mutombo is a Congolese-American athlete who was born in Léopoldville, Republic of the Congo and has devoted most of his life to humanitarian work there. He is an investor, NBA Hall of Famer, brand ambassador, media icon, influencer, and entrepreneur, and Chairman of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation.
Dikembe’s full name is Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo
NBA Career Statistics
Dikembe played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Denver Nuggets, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets.
- Points: 11,729 (9.8 ppg)
- Rebounds: 12,359 (10.3 rpg)
- Blocks: 3,289 (2.8 bpg)
Caring for the Congo
- Former U.S. President George W. Bush, Jr. hailed Dikembe as the “Son of the Congo” during a State of the Union Address.
- Dikembe is Founder & Chairman of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation (DMF), which aims to enhance education and increase access to healthcare for those in the Congo, has made great strides to improve life in the DRC with its most notable achievements being the establishment of a new hospital and school.
- Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital provides high quality healthcare, regardless of economic status, and trains the next generation of medical professionals. To-date, the hospital has treated more than 700,000 patients, to-date.
- The Samuel Mutombo Institute of Science & Entrepreneurship scheduled to open in the fall of 2021 will educate 840 students from pre-K to grade 12, regardless of income in the city of Mbuji-Mayi, DRC
- Dikembe serves as a Spokesman for CARE – International Relief Agency and the United Nations Development Program.
Dikembe’s signature finger wag has inspired millions of people across geographies, generations and culture:
- ESPN Dikembe Mutombo’s finger wag inspired a generation of athletes
- Dikembe Sits Courtside with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Duchess Kate Middleton: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2866384/British-royalty-meets-pop-royalty-William-Kate-join-Beyonc-Jay-Z-courtside-Brooklyn-Nets-basketball-game.html
- Dikembe referenced in Beyoncé’s “Mood 4 Eva“ Music Video from 2020 Lion King Album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHzoPgV7z_I
- Lyrics: “The rain and thunder gon‘ fall, go Mutombo, no, no center. You can’t dim my light”
Dikembe Mutombo joins “Start Your Day” with Sharon Reed and Mike Hill to discuss Mutombo Coffee and the positive contribution of women coffee farmers in his home country of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Bloomberg Quicktake’s Vanessa Perdomo speaks to Dikembe Mutombo and Cajary Majlis’ President & CEO Robert C. Bush Jr. who explain the company’s strategic approach to investing in Africa’s coffee supply chain.
On a new addition of “Give Them Their Roses”, Shaq, Candace, D-Wade and Lefkoe share some of their favorite basketball memories of Dikembe Mutombo and discuss the recent launch of his Mutombo Coffee brand.