Success and riches aren’t only for the mature. It’s not impossible to achieve riches at a young age, however, it also isn’t a walk in the park. Here are some young Kenyans who were able to strike gold before the age of 30.
1 Arnelisa Mungai, 30
Apart from being the heiress to Keroche Breweries Kenya, this stunning young woman owns her own water and purification company called Nero Water and it is a fast-growing business. She’s a self-driven person and earns close to half a million monthly from her ventures.
2 Anthony Mwaura, 26.
This is the young brain behind the much sought after, Absolute Media Pictures firm. He dropped out of college in 2009 because he simply couldn’t afford it at the time. He opened his first company, which didn’t manage take-off and in 2011, he ventured into corporate advertising. His first client was Ugandan politician, Kiza Besigye who landed him a KES 2.1 million deal that eventually opened doors for him.
3 Mike Muthiga, 26.
All of us know Mbugua from the Faiba adverts? This is the man behind the idea. He was initially studying to be a civil engineer, but dropped out to pursue his passion of animation. He made around 3.5 million of the Faiba ad alone. Think about this the next time you want to chase your passion, it took him further than any degree would have.
4 Timothy Otieno, 25
Having graduated from Moi University and is the youngest broadcast journalist at Standard Media Group. He’s been on screen for almost 3 years and speculation states that he pockets approximately half a million per month.
5 Paul Mwirigi, MP, 23.
Age indeed is just a number, just ask 23-year old Igembe South MP, Paul. He trekked throughout his whole county on foot during his campaigns and managed to be elected over his seniors. He earns more than 1 million is salary per month as of today running through his whole 5-year political term.
6 Cosmus Ochieng, 26.
This innovative and energetic individual is the founder of EcoFuels Kenya. EcoFuels is a company which offers biofuels, natural fertilizers and healthcare products for the local market nationwide. He was also listed on Forbes list of top youngest business people in Africa.
7 Heshan DeSilva, 26.
Heshan owns VenCap Kenya, thus making him Kenya’s very own venture capitalist. He invests in people’s ideas and gains equity from these businesses. He sold his first company for a little over 122 million without having a university degree.