It is no longer shocking that Kenya is the largest economy in the East African Community, with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $45.31 billion in 2013. More amazingly, Kenya in its cool, warm and humid climate houses some of the richest people in Africa. Of course, it prides in not only having some of the richest men in Africa, but it is also competing for the best spot with other countries having the most richest people in Africa and world at large such as Nigeria and South Africa. Although, just very few made the Forbes list of richest people in the Africa, because companies like Forbes, Bloomberg and Ventures estimate the wealth of individuals and usually rank them based on the value of shares they have in quoted companies (ie companies listed on the stock exchange). Shockingly, the list is made up of mostly politicians and very few businessmen. Keep in mind that these are multi billionaires and multi millionaires. Any,way for better understanding, all figures relating to their net worth are in US dollars.
Now, based on Forbes the most popular American based magazine that often does research on the World’s top rich list with original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. Note that Forbes is popular for its lists and rankings, including its lists of the richest Americans (The Forbes 400) and rankings of world’s top companies (the Forbes Global 2000). Apparently, not so many Kenyans feature in that list. But through a thorough research, we’ve managed to come up with a list of Top 10 Richest People in Kenya.
Thus, in this article, we’ve taken a look at list done by Forbes and have combined that with information from other sources such as Bloomberg,Forbes and Ventures Africa to come up with a more comprehensive list of the richest men in Kenya. Click “Continue Reading” to see them