Black Billionaires of 2019

6. Strive Masiyiwa

Net Worth: $2.4B

Strive Masiyiwa is a Zimbabwean who has achieved excellence within the Telecoms space. Masiyiwa, who is worth $2.4 billion, is the founder of Econet, one of the leading mobile telecoms companies in Africa.

The company has more than 10 million subscribers spread across many contries including Zimbabwe, Botswana, Burundi and Lesotho.

In February of 2019, he pledged the sum of $100 million to establish a fund to invest in rural entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe.

He and his wife Tsitsi founded the Higherlife Foundation, which supports orphaned and poor children in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Burundi and Lesotho.


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