Forbes Magazine, via its online platform, has provided its yearly run down of 10 Young African Millionaires to Watch: “remarkable, unsung African entrepreneurs who are aged 39 and under, who have built well-structured multi-million dollar businesses and earned 7-figure fortunes in the process.”
Sitting pretty on 2014’s list, and deservedly so, are Nigeria’s Sim Shagaya (founder of Konga.com) and Alexander Amosu (the brain behind luxury label Amosu Couture and owner of OK! Nigeria‘s publisher, Kamson Luxury Group), South Africa’s Adii Pienaar (whose company, Woothemes, designs and develops customisable themes and plugins for WordPress and Tumblr) and Ethiopian-born Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu (who founded eco-friendly footwear brand, SoleRebels).
Deviser of the list, writer Mfonobong Nsehe, explained;
“Building a million-dollar business is hard enough. Building a million dollar fortune is even harder. But building a million-dollar fortune in Africa while in your twenties or thirties is deserving of applause.”
And we at SPICE couldn’t agree more. Congrats to all who were named.
Image source: Alexanderamosu.co.uk, Solerebels.com, Pakurumo.com