Top 25 under 25 Young Entrepreneurs in Kenya
The youths are changing the face of our country by making millions of money through their talents, career, entrepreneurship skills, politics as well as politics.
1. Muhoho Kenyatta
Muhoho has made millions from his father’s mega businesses such as Brookside, MediaMax among many others, where he has top positions in. He is the executive Chairman and CEO of Brookside Dairy Limited.
Being the son to our 4th president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, he is listed as one of heirs of his father’s wealth. His father is one of the top 20 richest people in the whole of Africa thus it make sense to say that beside Muhoho making himself some good cash he will have himself part of his family’s wealth.
The family’s wealth include Media Max that consists of K24 TV, Milele FM, Kameme FM as well as the People Daily magazine. Secondly the loyal family has properties such as big hotels and large tract of land. They are also known to have the most shares in the Commercial Bank of Africa.
Muhoho Kenyatta is also set to inherit power in future as in the 2019, all over social media was a buzz after a video of him went viral where he was speaking in a political rally in Nandi.
In addition to having top posts in their family businesses and all the inheritance, Muhoho is a fashion designer where he pockets his money from his investments. He also involves himself in Philanthropic work in the country.
2. Ngina Kenyatta
She also belongs to the royal family of Uhuru Mwigai Kenyatta as the only daughter of the family beside Muhoho Kenyatta, his brother. She is also one of the richest kids in Africa from having top positions in her father’s business and she is also listed as an heir to the family’s wealth.
3. Nick Kipkurgat Ruto
Nick Ruto is a lawyer as well as a businessman. He was admitted to the bar for his legal profession as an advocate of the High Court. His father is currently the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya.
However, he is valued according his father’s vast wealth as he is to be one of the heirs being part of the family. Further, his father has given him shares from investments such as Weston Hotel.
Nick Ruto is has been playing a part in politics by being a vocal member of the youth wing of Jubilee. In 2019 he has been seen attending two harambees one in and other in Bondo County where he made a generous donation among many other fundraisings.
4. Saumu Mbuvi
She is the first daughter to the current governor of Nairobi County, Mike Mbuvi Sonko. She is one of the richest youths in Kenya with registration as an heir to her father’s wealth, him being a business man who has channeled his investment to stock exchange, ‘matatu’ business and also real estate’s beside the monthly salary as a governor. In 2020, his father’s net worth is estimated to be Kshs.10 billion.
The mother of one sired a baby when she was barely 25 years with a billionaire baby daddy known as Ben Pol.
5. Raila Junior
He is the son to the 2nd Prime Minister of Kenya a member, Raila Odinga. His father being a top politician is one of the richest people in the country. However, Raila Junior will inherit the vast wealth from his father.
6. Victor Wanyama
Wanyama is one of the rich youths that have earned money from their talents. He plays for Totenham Hotspurs where he receives a salary of more than 32 million Kenyan shillings monthly.
7. Divork Origi
Divork is a 23 year old football player who greatly invested from his passion and talent. He plays for Liverpool from where he earns a six figure amount of money every month. He has an estimated net worth of more than Kshs.1 billion.
8. Willy Paul
The prolific singer pockets a handsome sum of money from the many events and concerts that he attends. The artiste’s real name is Wilson Abubakar Radido has been successful since he was a gospel singer where he was nominated and garnered in many awards such as the title of the best male gospel artiste Groove awards in the year 2013.
Willy Paul is a proof that anybody can become a millionaire by investing in one’s passion. The singer grew up in Mathare slums where he made a philanthropic act by starting a foundation to help the needy children from the slums.
The singer has secured many brand endorsements which also pockets him some cash beside his music. Moreover, he is also invited to shows by various event organization from different countries where he charges an average of Kshs.300, 000 per show. He is the CEO of his recordings. Most of Willy’s music productions are hits and that earns him an estimation of kshs.1 million per month.
In the year 2020 he has been estimated to have a net worth of Kshs.110 Million.
9. Bahati Kenya
Bahati is a successful artiste at 24 years. He is a Kenyan gospel artiste who pockets a six figure salary from his music productions every month. Bahati Kenya was the first artiste to win the Best Male Gospel artist of the year in the Groove Awards from the whole of East Africa, an award he won two time that is 2014 and 2015.
His primary source being music Bahati has an estimated worth of $1 million to $5 million.
10. Anerlisa Mungai
Anerlisa is the daughter to Mogul Tabitha Karanja and Joseph Karanja the founders of Keroche Breweries. However, Anerlisa is listed as heir to her entrepreneur parents.
Anerlisa was introduced into the world of business while she was still very young as she became a CEO before reaching 25 years of age. Moreover, Mungai established Nero Company Limited that manufactures premium bottled water which by the way got her being nominated as the Female Entrepreneur of the year in 2018.
Her company, Nero Company Limited distributes her premium water allover Kenya and also in some parts of the East Africa. The company’s premium water includes the Executive Still Water and also Life Still Water. She started this business after she was denied a job position in their family’s business (Keroche Breweries).
Just like her parents she had joined entrepreneurship, seems she had learnt business skills from her parents. Thanks to her rewarding business and family wealth she was even listed as one of top 10 Instagram Rich in Africa with position number eight. While in the whole globe she was listed in position one hundred and twenty nine, from that she earned herself $3, 400 from each of her sponsored posts.
Anerlisa became an entrepreneur while young but she is currently 32 years of age. Beside her success in the business sector. She has sired a child with the billionaire Bongo artiste, Ben Pol.
The Nero Water Company CEO is a fashion personality who doesn’t mind spending her money on fancy cars including her Mercedes Benz S Class and a Range Rover. Some time back her mother, Tabitha Karanja gave her a 2.5 million Kenyan shilling watch as a gift for losing weight after engaging in a lot of exercise in which she lost 30 kilograms.
The Keroche heiress is said to be living in one of the posh neighborhood which is located along Riverside Drive at Nairobi. She is surely living her best enjoying the fruits of her work.
11. Timothy Otieno
He is one of the youngest journalists in Kenya. He is a talented news anchor in KTN TV at the Standard Media. Timothy Otieno is said to be earning a handsome estimated salary of about Kshs.500, 000 for three years now. The news actor graduated from Moi University with a Bachelor’s Degree holder in Journalism and Mass Communication (2015).
The KTN News reporter worked as an attendant at a local supermarket; “I was a supermarket clerk. I was one of the guys you would normally find along supermarket aisles selling promotional products” Otieno revealed.
As a supermarket attendant Otieno would earn kshs.700 each day. Fortunately, he landed his dream career in KTN TV where he won himself nominations for the Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA) two years respectively 2016 -2017.
12. Nancy Amunga
Nancy is the CEO and founder of Dana Communication. Her foundation is a big firm that mainly offers transport and communication as well as import and export services in Kenya.
The astute entrepreneur won herself various international awards such as the; Commonwealth young Entrepreneur of the year (2018) and in the same year she was also nominated for African Achievers Award being the youngest achiever to win such an award, she got a chance to train in the UNICTAD EMPRETEC women together with the other 32 Kenyan women.
Nancy Amunga’s goal is to create an opportunity to share her experience that she has since the year 2016 to encourage individuals who are entering the business world through an initiative known as Sprout Agenda Umbrella.
13. Evans Wandogo
Evans is the chairman of sustainable Development for ALL (SDFA). Due to the unemployment issues that Kenya has been facing, Wandogo is a great entrepreneur. He the founder of the Solar –powered LED lantern called MwangaBora which was a big technology development to Kenyans. The invention replaced the used of kerosene lamps and other fire light means in the rural areas which is very eye disturbing due to it smoke. He greatly helped the people in rural areas where electricity had not reached. However, the under 25 year old powered many homes with his firm.
14. Cosmus Ochieng
Cosmus is also one of the top young business people in Kenya and Africa at large. He is the founder of Eco fuels which is a great business idea since they are environment friendly. His company gives out the produced natural fertilizers as well as bio fuels to the community.
15. Erick Muthomi
Erick started his own company known as Stawi Foods and Fruits. With his innovative skills he created a unique job opportunity and invested in it. His company uses bananas to make rich banana flour.
The CEO brought a change, creating a better market for banana farmers in Meru. “I was looking for ways of providing a market for small scale farmers and increasing the shelf life of bananas, which would rot in farms especially those belonging to farmers who could not reach the collection centers set up along tarmac roads on market days,” Muthomi said.
However, this was a unique business idea for him knowing that banana flour is not a common product in the country and he also had an available market to acquire banana in his home place.
Stawi Foods and Fruits makes a product with nutritional value which encourages the African Entrepreneurs to engage in value additional business rather than importing unprocessed raw material. The entrepreneur has also created job opportunities which has helped reduce rural to urban migration in search of job in his area.
He is an inspiration to the youths that want to venture into the business world mostly to use their creativity, innovative skills and use the available resources to great and business in the current era where job opportunities are scarce in the country.
16. Joel Mwale
Joel is the founder of Sky Drop Enterprises which is a bottling and rainwater Filtration Company. The company also sells pure drinking water and dairy products such as fresh milk and yoghurt. Joel earns a good salary from his company in his early 20s.
17. Lorna Rutto
She is one of the top young entrepreneurs in Kenya being the founder of EcoPost. Her company makes environment friendly products such as aesthetic and long lasting fencing posts. They help clean the environment by collecting plastic materials such as polythene papers and plastic bottles then later recycling them into making posts used for fencing. Due to her creative idea to prevent environmental pollution she was awarded an international acclaim for making alternative way to manage waste in Kenya.
18. Leon Ndubai
Leon became an entrepreneur at a very young age (19years) after his father passed leaving him a hotel. He then invested in the hotel until he started other hotels as well as a bank known as Indo Africa Finance. In an interview Leon said that all his success has been his efforts; he actively keeps makes a check on all his business every day. Being an entrepreneur Ndubai has participated in creating job opportunity in Kenya which has been a major problem in the recent years to the youths.
Leon pockets good cash from all his businesses. For example his own five star hotel in Elementaita which in a year he invested up to 1.3 billion to start it, he also owns Golden Beach Resort in Malindi which charges 70, 000 Kenyan shillings per night.
19. Heshan De Silva
Heshan is the founder of Vencap Kenya which was started at 1billions with the help of two edge funds. He one of the richest entrepreneurs who started small, his story as business man started when he made a step to convince a firm insurance company to let him work with them by looking for insurance customers at a cheap price through tickets. This earned him a good money since the first year the company was able to make millions of money an estimated sum of Kshs.90million. In the recent days Heshan Silva funds young individuals to start their own business on which he owns a small percentage. However, Vencap has invested in thousands of business ideas within the East Africa region. With such investments Heshan pockets a handsome pay.
20. Liz Wanyoike
She is one of the successful entrepreneurs in Kenya who joined the business world while still young. Liz Wanyoike manages the Nairobi Institute of Business Studies as well as an investor in real estate. She has about six hotels and also owns a variety of apartments in Nairobi.
21. MP Paul Murigi
Paul Murigi became a Member of Parliament at 23 years of age, a politician from Igembe South. When he won the majority vote from the people President Uhuru Kenyatta noticed the youthful politician and gifted him a brand new car (deluxe Prado). Monthly he is said to be earning a handsome salary of more than kshs.1 million.
22. Kariuki Gathithu
Kariuki is a young entrepreneur in Kenya well known as the founder of MPAYER. He has a goal to make MPAYER to have SME and small companies make money out of their investments. He is recognized in Kenya as well as worldwide because of his business. Kariuki Gathithu is in partnership with Stella Njoki who together they are the co-founders of Zegetech and the MPAYER’s creators.
MPAYER is an app for business to manage income and expenses while Zege Technologies (Zegetech) is a platform that enable people to communicate and make payments. They use SME market to build platforms that enable them reach customers from various industries and sectors. Kariuki started Zege Technologies in 2010 while he was still working in Equity Bank to enable other banks and Savings and Credit Cooperative Organizations (SACCOs) to use mobile payments.
Kariuki was selected at DEMO Africa and won at the Infodev Global Forum in 2013. This exposed him to international networks where he also got an opportunity to participate at a Mobile Startup Camp which was Washington DC’s first startup.
23. Rajiv Mehta
Rajiv founded the Tangerine Investments Firm. The company does outdoor advertisement using dustbins, public vehicles to market leading consumer goods,
24. Mark Kaigwa
Mark is popular in Kenya as well as many parts of Africa. He the founder of Afrinovator, an agency that deals with filming, branding as well as branding. The rich young entrepreneur was also listed by Forbes being a fortune holder.
25. June Syowia
June founded the Beiless Group in 2018 at an age of 22 years. The digital marketing firm with experience that handles marketing campaigns for popular brand in the country.