Zambia has one of the most consistent growth levels in terms of GDP around the world. They register an impressive 6.7% average growth in GDP every year. The businessmen and women in the country are working really hard to ensure that the economy stays aloof. Other than that the privatization of the copper mining industry in their country has helped their economy a great deal as they greatly benefit from the production of copper. The richest Zambians are owners of reputable businesses and have been able to build business empires. For some of them, their success has enabled them to clinch powerful leadership positions in the political arena. Here is a list of the who is who in Zambia.
List of Top 10 Richest Zambian Politicians in 2017
1. Hakainde Hichilema
This list would not be complete if we forgot to mention business mogul Hakainde Hichilema who also doubles up as a politician. As a matter of fact, He is the opposition leader in Zambia. He is well-read, with an MBA in Finance from a top university in London. He is a millionaire and he happens to own one of the biggest ranches in Zambia.
Noble is the founder of Auto-world. This is one of the biggest motor shops in all of Zambia with eleven branches spread across the country. He founded the company with his wife and two sons hence this is in all essence a family company. The man is said to be worth an average of 310 million dollars. The company sells cars, boats as well as other motor products.
3. Robin Miller
He is the Managing Director of Real Estate Investments Zambia (REIZ). Miller has been a member of the Board of the Zambian Wildlife Authority, Chairman of the Post Newspaper, a member of the Republic of Zambia/EU Trade Enterprise Support Facility, and was the founding Chairman Of the Tourism Council of Zambia. Robin Miller is a trustee of the David Shepherd Wildlife Fund/ Game Rangers International.
4. Dr. Rajan Mahtani
Dr. Rajan Mahtani’s business empire is large and He also doubles up as the chairman of Finance bank limited. The man is well-read as well.
Apart from being a certified accountant, he also has a Ph.D. in commercial law. It is safe to say that this business tycoon is well worth an average of 293 million dollars.
5. Mark O’Donnel
This business mogul is an expert in real estate. He owns a number of malls and he also has great interests in the hotel industry with well over seven hotels.
He has been able to rise because of his great ability to strategize and get the best out of any deal. He is a very smart business man.
Currently, he has been able to partner with Africa’s largest hotel group to bring up another luxurious hotel.
6. Carl Irwin
Carl Irwin and his family are the brains behind Zambeef products, one of the largest meat companies in Zambia. They have risen from humble beginnings starting from owning just one butchery to growing it into a multi-national company.
Noteworthy is that the company has been listed in both the London stock exchange as well as the Zambian stock exchange.
7. Geoffrey Mwamba
He is also a district Member of Parliament for Kasawa in Zambia which tells us that apart from business, his focus is also on politics. He is an immaculate business man.
He has also served as the minister for Defense in his country between the years 2011 and 2013. He is a hardworking and ambitious man mostly popular for his political career
8. Charles Milupi
This is also another wealthy business man who has tossed himself into the field of politics.
He has been able to grow his wealth by making wise investments. He owns shares in a number of successful companies namely, Lafarge Cement Company, Tiiseza Zambia Ltd, and the Copperbelt Energy Co-operation.
9. Andrew Sardanis
This business man has managed to create a whole other concept of tourism by combining wildlife art and luxurious living through his impeccable property known as Chaminuka village.
The village sits in the middle of wildlife and boosts an art heritage of about 50 years from all around Africa. This is truly a beauty to behold. One can only imagine its worth.
10. Satwant Singh
His net worth is said to be an average of 198 million dollars. This handsome rally driver has won well over eight African motor championships, therefore, cashing in big amounts of money from the motor sport.
He has also been awarded the “Outstanding contribution to sport” award by the Zambia sports council. His success is not only limited to sports, he is also scoring big in the business world as well.
These above are the Top 10 Richest Zambian Politicians 2017. Zambia is definitely doing well with its economy and these are just a few of the people who contribute to the wellness of the country’s economy through their flourishing businesses and great ideas.