Who is the richest person in Kenya?
If you want to find out who the richest person in Kenya is you need to calculate his or her net worth. This will be useful when seeking employment as it will help you identify which industry or business he or she belongs to and how much they are worth. The World Bank publishes an annual list of the top twenty billionaire individuals in the world. Each of these people claim $1 billion in assets, and the list is very close in terms of total assets held by individuals
When it comes to the question of who is the richest person in Kenya, there are many ways to look at it. The government provides some statistical information on personal income, but it is often unknown how that individual defines wealth. The best method may be looking at how much money an individual has in investible assets – what is generally referred to as his or her ‘net worth.’ This can be calculated by adding up all of the money an individual has in bank accounts, property, and other assets available for investment – as well as subtracting any liabilities.
Who is the richest person in Kenya? The answer is easy, those who have been given the most money by Kenyans. The list of those who have been given Kenyans’ money includes directly or indirectly holding public offices such as Lieutenant Governor, Director of Public Prosecutions and Supreme Court Justices such as Chief Justice Kitenge, Jomo Kenyatta. It also includes many businessmen who have managed to gain influence through their control of trade organizations or undisclosed financial assets that enable them to purchase influence and power at public gatherings.
It is interesting to note that not everyone might consider themselves as being the richest person in Kenya. Indeed there are many very well off Kenyans who do not consider themselves as being that well off. What accounts for this? Some say it is the fact that most of the wealth in Kenya is owned by a very small number of very well connected families. However, there are others who would argue that the true riches of Kenya lie within our collective psyche and that societal attitudes to wealth are slowly changing as more individuals become aware of their own possibilities and capacities to rise above physically and financially limited circumstances.
Uhuru Kenyatta is the richest person in Kenya. According to information received by the author from a well-placed source in the Government, he is estimated to be the wealthiest person in the African continent with a personal fortune of approximately US$1 billion. His underground network of offshore companies and his ownership of the Kenya Football Federation make him synonymous with the large-scale corruption that has plagued African football for decades.
The figure below shows the list of the World’s Richest People as estimated by Forbes, a publication that tracks wealth. As can be seen by the size of the circles, the Forbes list includes people from many different countries and locations. Looking at the list one can easily conclude that Kenya is sitting at the top of the list. There are many reasons why Kenyans may lead the richest people in the world and it is not just because of their direct economic benefits but because of the opportunities that they provide for their children
If you check the Forbes 2016 World billionaire list, you will find that Mahesh Murthy is listed as the 6th richest person in the world. The financial magnate behind the daily deals website, Facebook and Uber has a net worth of $18.2 billion. However, Forbes does not state how much of this wealth is generated through Forbes itself or through investments. Mahesh Murthy Forbes did not disclose the exact amount of money that he has in investments or loans and it is possible that this number could be higher than what is listed above.
There is no central authority on Who is, the internet registry of domain names and numbers used to reveal the identity of owners of domain names. But data published by the registry shows that the most valuable domain name in circulation is kenya.org, registered by Digicert, an organization that sells domain names and helps service providers manage their domains. The registry lists six other domain names worth a combined $2.78 million.
According to a report by Bloomberg, the world’s richest person, Bill Gates, has a net worth of $78 billion. This makes Gates the richest person in the world, larger than Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim or even Microsoft founder Bill Gates. While the gap between the richest and the rest widened slightly in 2013, with the Forbes Global Billionaire List naming Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as the richest person in America for the first time, it’s still wide enough to question just how much wealth is concentration amongst a small number of people.