The disparity between the rich and poor in Kenya is not something to smile about.  The rich occupy most of the wealth leaving the poor scramble for the smaller cake. According to the latest research that will shock many, half of Kenya’s wealth is occupied by 100 top richest people in Kenya. Here is the list of top richest people Kenya who own half of Kenya’s wealth. Kenya’s population stands at almost 40 million

1. Bhimji Depar Shah and family-he is a business man, industrialist and entrepreneur, he is the founder of BIDCO Group of companies, he started by opening a petrol station and later ventured into garment manufacturing Business and the company later switched to soap making.
He also own a oil manufacturing plant in Kenya.
Current net worth of $700 Million.

2. . Naushad N. Merali – he is the founder of the Kenyan mobile service provider, he started as a director in a tea company, he managed to purchase 60% ownership of the business and transferred ownership after an hour later to Celtel For $20 million profit.
Current net worth of $550 million.

3. he is the son of Kenya’s first president and he is also a good & affluent business man, he is the founder of Wilham Kenya limited and they are into agricultural produce exportation and sales.
Current net worth of $500 million.

4. Kenyatta Family – he is the son of Kenya’s first president and he is also a good & affluent business man, he is the founder of Wilham Kenya limited and they are into agricultural produce exportation and sales.
Current net worth of $500 million.

5. Chris Kirubi – he is a business man, entrepreneur, industrialist and philanthropist. He is the chairman of centum investment company limited, he started as an administrator at kenatco, a transport company owned by Kenya government.
Chris ventured into real estate, buying old buildings and rent them out after renovating, he also started acquiring lands in Kenya with the aid of Kenya financial institutions.
Current net worth of $300 million.

6. Atul Shah – he is a business man and entrepreneur, he is the managing director of nakumatt super markets.The largest private owned super market in east Africa.
Current net worth of $300 million.

7.  Prandeep Paunrhana- The Athi River Mining CEO holds an 18% stake in the company, which is worth KES 7.9 billion at the Nairobi Securities Exchange.

8. Nicolas Biwott- A politically strongman in the history of Kenya. He owns vast investments in abroad and in Kenya collectively. As a teenager and young man, Biwott worked alongside his father and together they were market traders in Eldoret an associate of Yaya center, an upmarket shopping center in Hurlingham.

9. Daniel Moi and Family- The former President Moi is the richest man in Kenya. The Moi family holds wealth estimated to be over Sh300 billion shillings.

10. Chris Kirubi – Chris Kirubi is the owner of International Life House, Capital FM, DHL Kenya, HACO industries and Uchumi House in Nairobi.

11. Amit Patel – The Ramco Group/Holdings, Ramco Printing & Packaging, Ramco Court Real Estate, Associated Steel Limited-Hardware, Printing, Packaging, Leasehold buildings, Heavy fabrication and imports distribution

12. S.K Macharia – Royal Card, Rib shack, RMS Group, AA (Kenya)

13. Philip Ndegwa’sFamily – The Ndegwa family owns ICEA, AM bank, Lion of Kenya Insurance, Unga Group, Riverside Park Estate, NIC Bank, Mitchell Colts, Mackenzie Kenya, East Kenya bottlers, Kenya National Mills, Howse and Mc George

14. Charles Njonjo – CFC bank, CMC, Car & General, shares in BA, Barclays Bank & Standard Bank, Brooke Bond, Alico Insurance, Ibonia farms

15. Saitoti’s family – Sulmac, Property in Kileleshwa and Nyali.

16. Mwai Kibaki – hotels, construction companies and buildings in CBD

17. Njenga Karume family – Cianda house., tusker house, coffee plantation, real estate, Cianda flowers, Clayworks, Jacaranda Hotels,Mayfair,Molo Highland Inn And United Finance Ltd

18. Odinga’s family – Kisumu molasses, cooking gas cylinders and real estate.

19. Anoop Vohra – Sarova Hotels/Athi river mining co (cement and minerals) / the Avenue Park estate

20. Pius Ngugi – Amazon motors ‘Vovlo’, Norwich Union bldg., Stedler Pencile Kenya, Kenya Nuts Company and Thika coffee mills.

21. Kamlesh Pattni -chief architect of Goldenberg owner of Grand Regency, Safari land, Duty Free Kenya

22 .Swale Nguru – Mombasa’s largest prime land owner and easily the richest man in Coast Province.

23 Prof Joe Wanjui – UAP Insurance, hotels, horticulture

24 HJ Paunrana Family -Athi River Mining Company

25. Michuki Family- Windsor Hotel

26. Martin Dunford -Carnivore restaurant and Tarmarid group

27. Peter Kenneth

28. Abdul Karium Popat – Simba Colt Motors/ Imperial bank/ 20th. century]

29 Wilson Kipkoti – Prudential Bank, Standard Assurance Company and Hotel Sirikwa

30 Ephraim Maina – Kirinyaga Construction Ltd

31 Dicky Evans – Homegrown

32 Terry Childs – Brookhouse Schools

33 Eddy Njoroge – Kengen and Transcentury

34 Muriuki – Co-operative Bank

35, Samuel Gichuru – former Kenya Power MD, Chaka Place and large tracts of land in US and Australia

36. Kanyotu family – Real estates

37. Mark Too- Lorno East Africa Company and real estates.

38. Kamau – Tuskys MD

39. Retired Major Boinet – real estate

40. Ahmednassir Abdullahi – City lawyer, Hass Petroleum, First African Bank and Nairobi Law Monthly.

41. Benson Wairegi – Britam.

42 James Mwangi- Equity bank

43. Stanley ‘Don King’ Githunguri -Lillian Towers, Tassia Coffee Estate

44. Keitan Somaia – UTC group of hotels

45. Simeon Nyachae – Kabansora, Credit Bank, Prime Bank ets

46. Joshua Kulei – real estates in Karen.

47. John HarunMwau – Shares in Nakumatt.

48. Eugine wamalwa



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