Top 10 Most Richest Women In Kenya
The richest women in kenya are those that have made it possible to amass a hefty net worth despite many challenges. They have been able to overcome the odds and be successful entrepreneurs in spite of what being a woman has come to mean in Kenya.
Who are the 10 richest females?
Who doesn’t love reading about the Kenyan richest people and their stories?This time around, I’m going to try to highlight a few Kenyan richest women.
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Kenya’s multi-billionaires are much talked about, but the richest women in Kenya choose to stay under the radar, so no one really talks about them. While most of these women inherited their wealth from their fathers or husbands, some worked for it with sheer hard work and determination. While we may not talk about them, let us all agree that they deserve to be recognized as well.
Top 10 Hottest and Richest Women in Kenya
1. Ngina Kenyatta ($25 Million)
Ngina Kenyatta is the richest woman in Kenya with a net worth of $25 million. She is the daughter of former President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the first president of Kenya. She owns Trans National Corporation Limited (TNC), which is the largest textile manufacturing company in Kenya and also has subsidiaries in Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.
2. Tabitha Karanja ($23 million)
Tabitha Karanja is the second richest woman in Kenya with a net worth of $23 million. She hails from Muranga county and owns United States International University-Africa (USIU-A). The institution was opened by her husband, former Foreign Affairs Minister David Mwiraria Karanja, who died in October 2018 after battling cancer for three years. The couple had two children together before David passed away at the age of 71.
3. Margaret Saitoti – ($21 million)
Margaret Saitoti is third on our list with a net worth of $21 million. She is one half of Africa’s most powerful couple alongside husband William Ruto who also happens to be one of Kenya’s wealthiest individuals. The couple has been married since 1990 and they have five children together. Margaret was born into a family that owns large tracts
4. Leah Wanjiku Muguku ($19 million)
She is the daughter of one of the most prominent businesswomen in Kenya, Margaret Wanjiku Muguku. She is the founder of a company called “Ebony Group” and she has made her wealth from it. The company deals with real estate, hospitality and infrastructure development in Kenya. She has an estimated net worth of $19 million.
5. Jane Wangui Njunguna ($18 million)
Jane Wangui Njunguna is also known as “Mama Africa”. She is a businesswoman who has made her fortune through running a successful fashion retail chain called “Mama Africa”. The chain has stores in various parts of Kenya and even in South Africa and Tanzania. She has an estimated net worth of $18 million.
6. Mary Okello ($18 million)
Mary Okello is one of the richest women in Kenya thanks to her involvement with one of the largest banks in the country, Barclays Bank Kenya Limited (BBK). She is also known for being an active philanthropist and humanitarian. She has an estimated net worth of $18 million.
7. Lucy Mwiti ($17 million)
Lucy Mwiti is a self-made billionaire who made her fortune in the real estate industry. She is the founder and CEO of Lucy Investments Limited, a company that oversees her many investments in real estate, agriculture, and manufacturing. She has been awarded several times for her work in the field of women’s empowerment.
Mwiti was born in Kenya, but moved to the United States when she was young. She earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1992 and went on to found several successful companies including Lucy Investments Limited (founded in 2003), which manages her real estate holdings throughout Kenya. Her net worth is estimated at about $17 million USD as of 2019.
8. Jane Wayiru Michuki ($15 Million)
Jane Wayiru Michuki is a businesswoman who has made her fortune by investing in real estate. She has also run several companies and charities, including the Jane Wayiru Foundation, which aims to improve education and healthcare in Kenya.
Michuki is one of the richest women in Kenya, with an estimated net worth of $15 million.
9. Wacere Marra ($13 Million)
The richest woman in Kenya is Wacere Marra, who has a net worth of $14 Million. She and her husband own the company Marra Holdings, which is a conglomerate of companies in Kenya. She also owns a cement factory that employs over 1000 people, as well as owning real estate properties and shares in other firms.
Her husband is the second richest man in Kenya, with a net worth of $13 million. They met at university and got married in 1999.
10.Dr. Catherine Nyongesa ($12 million)
is the 10th richest woman in Kenya, with an estimated net worth of $12 million. She is a doctor and the founder of Catherine Nyongesa Foundation, which provides medical care for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Catherine Nyongesa was born in Kenya in 1957. She graduated from Makerere University School of Medicine and obtained her PhD from the University of Nairobi. Dr. Catherine Nyongesa has served as an Assistant Professor at the College of Health Sciences at the University of Nairobi since 1999.
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