Forbes declares Strive Masiyiwa Zimbabwe’s first billionaire

In an article published and credited Mfonobong Nsehe Forbes has declared Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa, Zimbabwe’s first official billionaire.

Strive Masiyiwa

He has been ranked at being worth a cool and whopping USD1.7 billion.

Forbes says:

Zimbabwe gets its first billionaire this year: telecom magnate Strive Masiyiwa, who chairs the Econet Group. Shares of Zimbabwe-listed mobile phone network Econet Wireless Zimbabwe have surged in value over the past year; Masiyiwa owns more than half of that company. He also has a majority stake in fiber optic firm Liquid Telecom, which raised $700 million in a bond offering in July 2017. Forbes estimates Masiyiwa’s net worth at $1.7 billion.

Nice… who’s next.