1. Belayneh Kindie
Belayneh Kindie began his journey to wealth by starting his company Belayneh Kindie Import and Export (BKIE), in 2005 with the startup capital of only 111,000 USD or 3,000,000 ETB.
Primarily engaged in the export of oil seeds and other similar products, BKIE rose to become the Ethiopia’s largest exporters of sesame seeds by 2010.
Focusing his efforts on employee improvement, good management, and tight credit controls, BKIE soon began to expand to various other sectors.
By 2006, Belayneh entered the transport business by establishing the BKPT or Belayneh Kindie Private Transport, with six 40 ton carrying trucks. Today, this company owns over a hundred.