Top 10 richest Kenyans in 2018 and Their Net Worth

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There are many millionaires and billionaires in Kenya. Some of the wealthy Kenyans have made their money through politics, business and others inherited from their families.  

Ranking of the wealthy Kenyans has been tricky for some time because most of them do not declare their wealth to the public. 

 Top 10 Richest Kenyans in 2018 

The list is, however, subjective.

1. Moi and Family Net Worth

The Moi family has an estimated net worth of more than $ 3 billion. The family has invested in different sectors including real estate, manufacturing and agricultural sector.  Through his sons Philip and Gideon, Moi has remained powerful even after leaving power.

2. Manu Chandaria Net Worth

Chandaria is one of the most influential businessmen in Kenya. His net worth is estimated at $2.5 billion. Besides business, he is involved in charity activities. 

3. Mama Ngina Kenyatta Net Worth

The list will not be complete if we do not include the wife of the founding father of the nation Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and mother of the current President Uhuru Kenyatta. 

She owns a number of properties across the nation. Her net worth is more than $1 billion. She has invested in agriculture, transport and real estate.

4. Uhuru Kenyatta Net Worth

 Uhuru is a wealthy man. His family net worth is estimated at Sh 500 billion. Although he is not the richest man in Kenya, he is affluent. He has invested in different sectors including real estate, agriculture, energy, banking, and telecommunication just to mention a few of them.

5. Naushad Merali Net Worth

Merali is valued at Sh. Sh431.7million. He has invested in different sectors including East Africa Batteries, Sasini Tea and Coffee, and Yana Towers. He is also involved in philanthropic activities across the nation.

6. Raila Odinga Net Worth

Though highly controversial in nature which earned him a nick name (Agwambo) meaning the "Mysterious One". He had so many political posts to his name which was no surprise because his family origin  -Luo tribe in Kenya- is indeed a key to political activities in Kenya.

Raila Odinga is popularly known in Kenya as the father of Modern Democracy in his country.  His net worth is (US$250 million)

7. James Mwangi Net Worth | $170 Million USD

A businessman, banker, and the current Group Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Equity Group Holdings Limited that boasts of the largest customer base on the continent of Africa.

8. Chris Kirubi Net Worth | $300 Million USD

This is an an individual with many attributes to his personality and business life, Kirubi is a businessman doubled as industrialist and philanthropist.


9. Bhimji Depar Shah | $700 Million USD

A Kenyan businessman. The founder and current chairman of BIDCO Group of Companies, a Kenya-based, family-owned manufacturing conglomerate with businesses in 13 African countries

10. Charle Njonjo - Sh. 40 million 

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