Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa is the only Zimbabwean on Forbes’ Black Billionaires 2019 list.
According to Forbes, Masiyiwa is worth $2.4 billion. Nigeria and USA topped the list with 4 billionaires apiece while Zimbabwe, Angola, South Africa, Canada and Britain had one representative each on the list released by Forbes on March 5, 2019.
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Top on the list is, Aliko Dangote with a net worth of $10.9 billion, according to Forbes. Nigeria’s first female billionaire Folorunsho Alakija and Oprah Winfrey of the US and the oldest daughter of Angola’s former president Isabel dos Santos are the only black female billionaires in the world.
View the list of other black billionaires here
Strive Masiyiwa (born 1961) is a Zimbabwean born entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the founder and chairman of Econet Wireless International a global telecommunications group. In 2002, Masiyiwa made it to the Time Magazine List of Most Influential People, and in March 2014, he was... Read More About Strive Masiyiwa
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless International, is the first and largest mobile network services provider in Zimbabwe. The telecoms giant became popular with its products and services such as Buddie. It has established branches in different corners of the country and enjoys... Read More About Econet