Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Children of Kenyan Billionaires running multimillion empires

According to the recently released global wealth report by Knight Frank, there are 42 billionaires in Kenya, with three being dollar-billionaires.

Some of these billionaires have inherited family businesses, while others have built their multimillion empires from scratch.

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Equally, some of them have passed their wealth to their children, while some children have rejected the opportunity to work in the family business and chosen to foot on their own.

Here are some of the children of Kenyan tycoons running their own empires


Anerlisa Muigai

Daughter to Keroche Billionaire Tabitha Karanja, Anerlisa Muigai is a successful businesswoman and an influencer. She is the founder of Nero Limited, which manufactures premium drinking water.

The company has been in operation for over 11 years, priding itself as the provider of the highest quality of water in a luxury package.

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With a strong online presence, Anerlisa uses her social media platforms to encourage other aspiring African entrepreneurs to go after their dreams and not give up.

Ngina Kenyatta

Former president Uhuru Kenyatta’s daughter Ngina Kenyatta, has taken steps off the family’s political history to establish her own businesses.

She is the owner of Green Experience restaurant located in Lari, Kiambu County. As its name suggests, the restaurant boasts a serene, greenery-filled ambience intended to offer a relaxing experience. It sits on the Kenyattas’ tea estate in Kiambu county.

Kimoi Moi

Former Baringo Senator Gideon Moi’s son, Kimoi Moi, has heavily invested in the agricultural sector after ditching politics which defines his bloodline.

Having studied Civil engineering at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, Kimoi deviated from the norm and ditched his career to venture into large-scale potato farming.

He is the current director of Agrico East Africa Company- regarded as the best potato seed production company in East Africa.

Alyana and Alyssa Popat

The two are daughters of business mogul Adil Popat, the founder and Chief Executive of Simba Corp Hospitality which manages the Ole Mara Kempinski in the Maasai Mara game reserve and the prestigious Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi.

Despite coming from a well-off family, Alyana and Alyssa have built a name for themselves in the hospitality sector, following the feet of their father.

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They are the owners of the famous Nairobi Street Kitchen in Westlands. The luxurious joint has a collection of 11 restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues that promise an exciting street food experience.

Winnie Odinga

Former Prime Minister and opposition leader Raila Odinga’s daughter, Winnie Odinga, is known to many Kenyans as the number one supporter of Odinga’s political career.

Despite working closely with her father in his political endeavors, Winnie is an entrepreneur with multiple businesses. She is the founder and CEO of Brickhouse Counsel, a communications consultancy firm established in 2017.

The company has worked with high-profile political and governmental entities, including Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu, former President Uhuru Kenyatta, Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, and Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema, among others.

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