World’s Most Educated Man with 5 Ph. D, Known 18 Languages: Sierra Leone’s Dr. Abdul Karim Bangura is considered as the world’s most educated man. He is an autoer, academic administrator, researcher, and scientist holds a B. A. in International Studies, and MA International Affairs, an MS in Linguistics, a Ph. D. in Political Science, Ph D in Development Economics, Ph D in Linguistics, a Ph. D. in Computer Science, and a PhD in mathematics.
Dr. Abdul Karim has edited more than 35 books and more than 250 scholary articles.
He can speak 18 languages: English, Temne, Mende, Krio, Fula, Kono, Limba, Sherbro, Kiswahili, Spanish, Italian, French, Arabic, Hebrew, German, and Swedish.
Dr. Abdul Karim was born on August 26, 1953, in Bo, Southern Province of Sierra Leone. His father Alie Kunda Bangura was a scion of the Bangura Chiefs of Port Loko, Northern Sierra Leone. Dr Bangura’s father was an engineer.
Dr. Abdul Karim had once said in an interview that he is deeply inspired by his father. “My late father inspires my writing, as he taught me to always fight against injustice and tyranny and to promote the cause of the oppressed, depressed, repressed, and suppressed,” he had said.
Dr Abdul Karim went to Independence Primary and Secondary School in Freetown, Sierra Leone before going to the US to become a naturalized citizen of the US.
In the US, Dr Abdul Karim received an Associate degree from Northern Virginia Community College in 1978.
He earned a Bachelor’s and a Master’s of Arts by American University, Washington, D.C., United States in 1982.
In 1983, he was awarded a Master of Science degree by Stockholm University in Stockholm, Sweden.
(With Input from DNA)