South African-based Zimbabwean businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa has an estimated net worth of $600 million as of 2015, according to Forbes. Masiyiwa is the founder and executive chairman of Econet Wireless. This self-made millionaire is the richest man in Zimbabwe.
Strive was born on 29 January 1961 in Zimbabwe. His primary education happened in Zambia. He completed his secondary education in Scotland. He earned his degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wales.
Masiyiwa owes most of his wealth to his stake in Econet Wireless Group, a telecommunications group which he founded and controls. Econet Zimbabwe, a subsidiary of the group, is the largest mobile phone network in Zimbabwe. The group has lucrative operations in Lesotho, Botswana and Burundi. It has also invested in telecom companies in New Zealand and the United States.
Strive Masiyiwa is married to Tsitsi and has four children. He has a residence in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is involved in various philanthropic activities. He is considered to be one of the most generous humanitarians in Africa. He has provided scholarships to more than 100,000 young Africans over the last two decades through his family foundation. He supports more than 40,000 orphans through various educational initiatives.