Strive Masiyiwa must be singing singing Reverend Chivaviro’s hit song ‘Ebenenzer’ right now, the businessman has been officially recognized by Forbes Magazine as the first Zimbabwean billionaire.

Strive’s meteoric rise I value is being attributed to rise in value of the Econet Group’s shares last year, also remember that Kwese TV and the Neotel acquisition and many other investments came online recently, so it was just a matter of time.

Strive Masiyiwa now 14th richest in Africa

Strive is now the 14th richest man on the African continent with an estimated net worth of $1.7 Billion, that is a lot of money!

Aliko Dangote remains the richest man on the continent with a $12.2 Billion fortune, followed by Nicky Oppenheimer with 7.7B and Johann Rupert with a $7.2 Fortune.

You can read the full list of African Billionaire’s here.