Are these really Zimbabwe’s richest men?

  1. Billy Rautenbach

With a net worth of $743 000 000, Rautenbach built his business empire expanding to more than 12 countries on the continent including DRC, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Angola and Mozambique with Sabot as the cash cow. Billy Rautenbach’s business ventures include car manufacturing, farming, wildlife safaris, cobalt and diamond mining (through Central African Mining & Exploration Company) and trucking.

  1. Zed Koudounaris

Zinona Koudounaris, better known as Zed, has served as Non-Executive Director of Innscor since 1996, which he co-founded with Michael Fowler. They are majority shareholders in other ZSE listed companies in Padenga, Colcom, Axia Holdings, Simbisa Brands and National Foods. Innscor has interests in Profeeds, ProBrands, NatPak and Irvines. The organization is among the most successful conglomerates in Zimbabwe. He has a net worth of $734,000,000.

  1. Ken Sharpe

Born in 1973, Kenneth Raydon Sharpe is the Executive Chairman of West Properties Company. He started his entrepreneurial journey in 1990 when he established a confectionery and food distribution business which, ultimately, became the West Group. His company partnered the City of Harare in developing Harare Sunshine Bazaar, Mbudzi Peoples’ market and is building Shawasha Mall in Mbare. He has a net worth of $690 000 000

  1. Sam Levy Family

Best known for constructing the Sam Levy’s Village shopping mall in Borrowdale, a suburb of Harare, Sam Levy was a self-made millionaire businessman and property developer. His properties generate an estimated income of $20 million per year. When he died in 2012, he left his wealth to his 4 children who now run the estate. He has a net worth of $677 000 000.

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