11:19 pm
20 October 2016

10 Self Made African Billionaires You Must Know

10. Ashish Thakkar: Uganda


After  youngest self-made African billionaire was revealed by an African Business Newspaper, the 31-year old Ashish Thakkar had little to say.His words were “when you resolve to start doing something from nothing, it builds up your confidence’’. Ashish was born in UK to an Indian family that later moved to Uganda and later to Rwanda where they began a business. Learning from the failures and successes of his parents, this young self-made billionaire ironically “unfortunately’’ dropped school at the age of 15 and began selling computer hardware from Dubai to Uganda.This is what would propel him to secure national and international entrepreneurial information and experience, he later built it up keenly hence awarding himself the title “Youngest African Billionaire’’. Ashish J. Thakkar has a personal net worth of over $250 million, or R2.2 billion, making him a billionaire by South African Rand values today.