Top 10 Richest Zimbabwean

Richest Zimbabwean

Zimbabwean is a landlocked country which is located in South Africa. It has a population of more than 13 million and more than 16 languages are spoken in this country. Though this country is not much developed some of the Zimbabwean are placed in the list of richest people in the world. We have sorted out a list of Top 10 Richest Zimbabwean.

10 John Moxon ($500 Million)

Top 10 Richest Zimbabwean
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John Moxon, born 02-11-1944 is the Chairman of Meikles Consolidated Holdings Limited. He joined the Metkles Group in 1970. John Ralph Thomas Moxon is a prominent businessman with interests in Zimbabwe’s retail, banking, properties and mining industries in Zimbabwe. In 1980, Moxon was appointed chair of Tanganda Tea Limited which was an affiliate entity of Metkles Africa Limited.

He also interests in TM Supermarkets which has branches countrywide in Zimbabwe. He also made unsuccessful attempts to enter into a partnership with Nigel Chanakira’s Kingdom Bank but the deal ended bitterly due to some irregularities.

9 Ian Saunders ($590 Million)

Top 10 Richest Zimbabwean
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Ian R. Saunders is chairman and chief executive officer at Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Ltd. and President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at New Dawn Mining Corp. Ian R. Saunders, age 47, holds a BSc. in Chemical Engineering from University of CapeTown, South Africa. Mr. Saunders has 20 years of experience in the mining industry.

In April 1996, Mr. Saunders joined Casmyn Mining Zimbabwe Pvt.Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporation, as Chief Metallurgist and assumed the position of General Manager in October 1997. On July 2010, Mr. Saunders was appointed to the board of directors of Central African Gold Limited.

8 Michael Fowler ($645 Million)

Michael Fowler is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur known for having co-founded Innscor. Michael served as Non-Executive Director of Innscor Africa Limited since July 1994. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company. An investigation into the Panama Papers in May 2016 revealed that Michael Fowler and his business partner, Zinona had opened four companies in the British Virgin Islands and transferred money from their salaries to the firm in 2015.

This was in violation of Zimbabwe’s law which prevent money earned in Zimbabwe from being transferred to offshore accounts unless approved by the central bank.

7 Sam Levy Family ($677 Million)

Top 10 Richest Zimbabwean
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A businessman and property developer who constructed the popular Sam Levy Village, an upmarket shopping mall in the northen suburb of Borrowdale that Resembled and English town. Sam was counted among the richest in the Zimbabwe at the time of his death.

6 Ken Sharpe ($690 Million)

Top 10 Richest Zimbabwean
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Ken was born on the 27th of January 1973 in the southern African nation of Zimbabwe. He established one of the most effective with the Coca Cola Company. He created mini bottling units, which IFB sold as complete turnkey projects under a franchise scheme, which would use brands and other raw materials he created. Some of his visions have been: West Food Distribution, West Beverages, West Agencies, FellowGoldMining.

5 Zed Koudounaris ($734 Million)

Zinona Koudounaris, commonly known as Zed Koudounaris, is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur known mostly for having co-founded Innscor Africa Limited which owns the following companies Baker’s Inn, National Foods, Colcom,Capri , NatPakInnscor Africa Limited engages in the manufacture, distribution, and retail of fast moving & durable consumer goods in Zimbabwe and internationally. It is also involved in manufacture of stock feeds, edible oils, and baker’s dats ; milling of flour and maize.

4 Billy Rautenbach ($740 Million)

Top 10 Richest Zimbabwean
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Billy Rautenbach, also known as Muller Conrad Rautenbach, is a wealthy Zimbabwean businessman. He lives on his farm on the outskirts of Harare with his family, and is involved in natural land conservation. Billy Rautenbach’s business ventures involves trucking, farming, car manufacturing and mining in several African countries.

In 2006, Central African Mining and Exploration Company plc (CAMEC), a company Rautenbach became involved with, and listed on the London stock exchange, acquired various mining operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

3 Nicholas van Hoogstraten ($750 Million)

Top 10 Richest Zimbabwean
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Nicholas van Hoogstraten is known for his business empire and as a real estate magnate. He had a controversial life, in 1986 he was convicted of paying some gang to attack some business official and was sent to prison. At around the same time he became friends with Tiny Rowland, who was then in charge of the London and Rhodesian Mining Company. He didn’t believe in democracy but in rule by the fittest.

Van Hoogstraten emigrated to Zimbabwe. By 2013, he owned over 1600 square miles of land including Central Estated, owned mineal rights in the Marange diamond fields, as well as houses in Harare. He has businesses in Equatorial Guinea, and mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

2 John Bredenkamp ($793 Million)

Top 10 Richest Zimbabwean
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John Bredenkamp is a Zimbabwean businessman and the founder of the Casalee Group. After his graduation, he joined Gallaher Limited, an international tobacco company in Zimbabwe, as a leaf buyer. Later in 1968 he was transferred to Niemeyer in the Netherlands and rose to the position of leaf director. In 1976 Bredenkamp founded the Casalee Group of companies registered in Antwerp, Belgium after leaving Gallaher. The Casalee Group grew over 16 years to become the fifth largest tobacco merchant in the world.

About 2500 people were employed and had offices in all the major tobacco growing countries in the world including USA, Argentina, China, India, Russia, Spain, Thailand and Yugoslavia. The company owned tobacco-processing factories in the Netherlands, Malawi and Brazil. The company was sold in 1993 to Universal Leaf Tobacco, the largest leaf tobacco company in the world.

1 Strive Masiyiwa ($1.4 Billion)

Top 10 Richest Zimbabwean
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Strive Masiyiwa is a London based Zimbabwean businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the Founder and Executive chairman of Econet Wireless, a global telecommunication group with investments in over more than 10 countries. Masiyiwa serves on a number of international boards, including Unilever, Rockfeller Foundation, the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board for Sustainable Energy, the Carbon War Room, and a founding member of the Global business coalition on education.

Masiyiwa also took over the Chairmanship of AGRA i.e.the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. In 2012 President Obama invited Masiyiwa at the Camp David G-8 Summit to address leaders as on how to increase food production and end hunger in Africa. Masiyiwa was selected to Fortune Magazine’s list of the “Worlds 50 Greatest Leaders”.  Mr. Masiyiwa also funds in public health and agriculture across Africa.

So, these richest people are not only having good fortune but are good at heart since they are involved in a lot of social activities.

Top 10 Richest Zimbabwean


1. Strive Masiyiwa ($1.4 Billion)

2. John Bredenkamp ($793 Million)

3. Nicholas van Hoogstraten ($750 Million)

4. Billy Rautenbach ($740 Million)

5. Zed Koudounaris ($734 Million)

6. Ken Sharpe ($690 Million)

7. Sam Levy Family ($677 Million)

8. Michael Fowler ($645 Million)

9. Ian Saunders ($590 Million)

10. John Moxon ($500 Million)

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