Forbes Lists Top 10 Richest People In Zimbabwe in 2019
Richest People In Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in South African continent.
The country is known for its diverse wildlife, national parks, forest reserves, safari, dramatic landscape, waterfall etc. Its capital is Harare which is the most populous and largest city in the country.
Zimbabwe has 16 official languages. The country has experienced worst political and monetary crisis in the world history. But it is gradually recovering with recently having the $28 billion GDP. The economy of the country majorly depends on mining, agriculture and tourism sector. The country has the most lucrative mining sector as it has the world’s largest platinum reserves. The Marange field is the largest diamond producing field in the world. Zimbabwe is a country which is not only rich with natural resources but also has many billionaires. Here, let’s look at few 10 richest people in Zimbabwe in 2018.
10. Michael Fowler:
He is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur. He founded the Innscor Africa limited along with the partner Zed Koudounaris. The business was started as a chicken shop which later converted into a large manufacturing and sale of FMCG Company. The business was also expanded globally from Zimbabwe to all over the world. His fortune is estimated to be $608 million. Along with his partner, he was also involved in the controversy of transferring the funds into overseas accounts.
9. Charles Davy:
He was born in 1952. He owns around 1300 square miles of land by starting the business of hunting safaris. He did lot of hard work to earn the position in the world. His hunting business made him the wealthy man by the late 1990’s. His business provided employment to around 600 black families of an economically ruined country. Hi estimated worth is $540 million.
8. Ian Saunders:
He is currently the chairman of Falcon Gold Ltd. He is also the CEO of New Dawn Mining Corporation since 2008. He was born in 1968. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of mining business. He has been among the board members of five major companies- New Dawn Mining being the most influential and powerful. His total worth is approximately $610 million.
7. Sam Levy Family:
He was a Zimbabwean property developer and businessman best remembered for his construction of shopping mall “SAM LEVY’S VILLAGE” in Harare. He was a self made man. He is and was one of the richest people in Zimbabwe at the time of his death. He was born on 9 October, 1929. In the year 1960, he founded the Macey’s Stores limited- a supermarket group. He was majorly into super market businesses. He died from cancer on 5 June, 2012. After his death, he was honoured with a lifetime achievement award as one of the most influential and successful Zimbabwean entrepreneur. His total worth was said to be $677 million. After his death his elder son took over the business.
6. Ken Sharpe:
His real name is Kenneth Raydon Sharpe. He was born in 1973. He is the founder and chairman of West Group of companies. He started his career in 1990 by starting a confectionery business which later on becomes the West Group. His total worth is approximately $690 million. A miraculous incident happened with him- He met with an accident while doing skiing where his brain got 60% cavity and he has only 3% survival rate still he miraculously survived and woke up from coma on his daughter’s birthday.
5. Zed Koudounaris:
Zed is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur who co-founded the Innscor Africa Limited with Michael Fowler. His total fortune is estimated to be $734 million (£603 million). He was found involved in some illicit financial transactions after the Panama Leaks. The leak revealed that he transferred salaried to his different companies based in Britain- which was an illegal activity as per the Zimbabwean Law. His organisation is among the most successful fast food brand in the country.
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