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Uhuru Kenyatta is the Richest Kenyan. No. 2 Chris Kirubi

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Recorded as number 26 in Forbes among the 40 richest people in Africa, Uhuru Kenyatta is the richest Kenyan. Chris Kirubi at number 31 is the other Kenyan in the list and thus the second rishest kenyan. The list shows the richest person in Africa as Aliko Dangote of Nigeria who is worth $10.1 billion. Uhuru at number 26 is listed as worth $500 million from 500,000 acres of land. This based on a Kshs 90 exchange rate would make him worth Kshs 45 billion. Kirubi at 31 is listed as worth $300 million. At exchange rate of Kshs 90 this would make him worth Kshs 27 billion. Number 40 is worth $250 million.

Uhuru Kenyatta wealth as stated in Forbes
Kenya's Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta is the son of Kenya's first president, Jomo Kenyatta, and heir to some of the largest land holdings in Kenya. He owns at least 500,000 acres of prime land spread across the country. The land was acquired by his father in the 1960s and 1970s when the British colonial government and the World Bank funded a settlement transfer fund scheme that enabled government officials and wealthy Kenyans to acquire land from the British at very low prices. Uhuru and his family also own Brookside Dairies, Kenya's largest dairy company, as well as stakes in popular television station K24 and a commercial bank in Nairobi, among other interests.

Chris Kirubi wealth as stated in Forbes
Kenya's most flamboyant tycoon, Chris Kirubi got an early start buying up small, dilapidated residential and commercial real estate in Nairobi, then renovated the properties and flipped them for a profit. He now owns Nairobi's landmark International House building, one of the city's longest standing and most prestigious commercial properties, as well as several other commercial and residential buildings in Nairobi. Other assets include a 49% stake in Haco Tiger Industries, which manufactures consumer products; a controlling stake in Centum, a Nairobi Stock Exchange-listed private equity firm; UAP Insurance, one of Kenya's largest insurance companies and Sandvik East Africa, a Kenyan construction firm. Also owns the DHL Franchise in Kenya, and Capital FM, Kenya's most popular radio station. Devout disciple of social media keeps active Twitter and Facebook accounts. Avid golfer.

 

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