Below is a list of top ten Zimbabweans and their net worth making it big despite the pressing economy.
- Emmanuel Makandiwa
He is a televangelist and this shows to be lifting the local business landscape in Zimbabwe. He has a big stake in the entertainment industry, Ster Kinekor’s franchise, both in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
- Ezekiel Guti- $130million
Is an evangelist and founder of ZAOGA with over 2000 churches spread all over the world. Guti owns seven biblical colleges, a hospital and a university.
- Shingai Mutasa- $142 million
He is a businessman with various interests around the country and within the region. Labelled as one of the richest men in the country, he has interests in construction, energy and he also serves on the Boards of a number of companies.
- John Mangudya- $150 million
He is the governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. He was appointed in March 2014 by the then Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe.
- Philip Chiyangwa- $288 million
He is a rich entrepreneur and politician in the country. He is the founder of Affirmative Action Group.
- Nicholas Van Hoogstrate- $729 million
He оwns ѕеvеrаl buѕіnеѕѕеѕ аnd mоrе thаn 1600 ѕquаrе mіlеѕ оf lаnd. Through his Messina Investments, he has large stakes in tri-listed Hwange Colliery, ZSE listed CFI, Holdings Rainbow Tourism Group, Hamilton Insurance and African Medallon Gold. Не also owns diamond mіnеѕ іn thе DRC. Nic has very close links to senior politicians in Zimbabwe and once loaned Mugabe more than $10 million.
- Billy Rautenbach- $720 million
He is known as the Napoleon of Africa due to his business empire expanding to more than 12 countries on the continent including DRC, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Angola and Mozambique with Sabot as the cash cow. Billy Rautenbach’s business ventures include car manufacturing, farming, wildlife safaris, cobalt and diamond mining (through Central African Mining & Exploration Company) and trucking.
- James Makamba – $600 million
He is a Zimbabwean commercial broadcaster, businessman, politician, philanthropist. He has interests in the retail, telecommunications, mining, agricultural, property and professional consultancy sectors, digital publishing and philanthropy. He sits on the boards of IBBAMO Foundation, JHL Investments, Thurlow & Company, the Kestrel Corporation (Pty) Ltd, African Business Connect, Makamba & Associates, Telecel Zimbabwe and Anglo African Minerals.
- John Arnold Bredenkamp: 700 million
A former Zimbabwean rugby player and businessmen was born on 11 August, 1940. He founded the Casalee Group of companies In Belgium. It was a leaf tobacco marketing company also involved in general trading and barter deals. As per “The Guardian”- Bredenkamp has an estimated worth of $793 million (£700 million) which he has earned from tobacco trading, diamond mining, and sports marketing in 2016.
- Strive Masiyiwa: 1.7 billion
Masiyiwa is the founder and executive chariman of the Econet Group. It is a privately held diversified telecommunications group with operations and investments in Africa, Europe, South America, North America and East Asia