Fahim Saleh Wiki, Age, Death, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Fahim Saleh

Fahim Saleh was a 33-year-old American entrepreneur and a computer programmer. He was the CEO and co-founder of Gokada, Pathao, and Jo-bike. On 13 July 2020, he was murdered in his 7th-floor apartment in Manhattan.

Wiki/Biography

Fahim Saleh was born on Friday, December 12, 1986 (age 33 years; at the time death), in Saudi Arabia.

A picture of Fahim Saleh

A picture of infant Fahim Saleh

In 1991, when Fahim was four years old, his parents moved to the USA, seeking a better life and to provide quality education to their children.

Fahim standing beside his mother outside their residence in Louisiana, USA

Fahim standing beside his mother outside their new residence in Louisiana, USA

Since childhood, Fahim was a bright, curious, energetic, and happy child, who developed a passion for technology at a tender age. Every time his parents would bring him new toys, he would disassemble them to know how it was built.

Fahim Saleh

He started several online projects in his formative teenage years and became financially independent by the time he reached 9th standard. He spent his own money to complete his further education. In 2009, Fahim graduated from Bentley University.

Fahim Saleh with his parents on his graduation day

Fahim Saleh with his parents on his graduation day

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5’ 8”

Eye Color: Black

Hair Color: Black

Fahim Saleh in Hopewell Junction New York

Family & Ethnicity

Fahim was born into a lower-middle-class Bengali family. His family migrated to Saudi Arabia from Bangladesh in 1985, and then, to the USA in 1991.

An old family picture of Fahim Saleh

An old family picture of Fahim Saleh from the 90s’

Saleh Family

Saleh Family

Parents and Siblings

His father worked as a computer programmer in the USA, while his mother is a homemaker. He had two sisters — Ruby Angela Saleh who is 8 years elder to him, and Rif Saleh who is 4 years younger than him.

Fahim Saleh with his sisters in Abu Dhabi in 2019

Fahim Saleh with his sisters in Abu Dhabi in 2019

Relationships and Children

Fahim Saleh was unmarried.

From a Candy Seller to a Multi-Millionaire

Since he was a kid, Fahim witnessed his father struggling to make a living in the USA. He became determined to ease his father’s hardships. At 10 years of age, he used to buy candies from a local store and sell them to his schoolmates at a higher price. After doing this for a few days, Fahim asked his father to buy him a jewelry-making kit as a gift for his birthday. Using the jewelry-making kit, he used to make beaded bracelets and necklaces and then sell them in his neighborhood playground. This was his second business. Later, he learned about the internet and taught himself how to do computer programming. At 12 years of age, he created his first website by using the programming language. He soon discovered that he could also make money by creating websites. Therefore, he created a number of online projects and started earning a significant amount of money. Pranks and surprises were a major part of his hobbies. While still studying in high school, he started a prankster website, prankdial.com, through which users could initiate prank calls to people. Prankdial had earned him more than $10 million till 2018.

Prankdial founder Fahim Saleh

Prankdial founder Fahim Saleh

In 2015, he launched Pathao, a digital platform that provides on-demand vehicle sharing, food delivery, logistics, and payment services. Till 2020, the company was providing its services in major cities of Bangladesh and Nepal and had around 100000 drivers and 1200 employees working under it. In January 2018, he collaborated with a Nigerian entrepreneur and launched Gokada, a motorcycle taxi company that provides its services in Nigeria.

Fahim Saleh on a Gokada bike in the Lagos state of Nigeria

Fahim Saleh on a Gokada bike in the Lagos state of Nigeria

Till March 2019, Gokada had significantly grown its business in Nigeria and had raised $5.3 million.
Gokada CEO Fahim

Net Worth

His net worth was estimated to be $150 million before his death.

Death

On July 13, 2020, Fahim returned from a three-mile run and was murdered in his apartment in Manhattan. His body was discovered the next day, which was cut into pieces and discarded in a trash bag. The police arrested his former 21-year-old executive assistant, Tyrese Haspil, in connection with his murder.

NYPD detectives escorting Tyrese Haspil in connection with the murder of Fahim Saleh

NYPD detectives escorting Tyrese Haspil in connection with the murder of Fahim Saleh

Facts/Trivia

  • At thirteen years of age in 1999, Fahim received his first payment of $500, which he had earned through a website called Monkeydoo: jokes, pranks, fake poop, fart spray, and more for teenagers.
    Fahim Saleh in his teenage
  • After completing his graduation, Fahim was offered a $50,000-a-year job; however, he rejected it.
  • His friends called him “Elon Musk of Developing world.” Fahim was not interested in just becoming a rich entrepreneur. His heart was open to those in need. He helped people achieve their dreams by investing in their startups.

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