Africa's Youngest Billionaire: Ashish J. Thakkar
Ashish J. Thakker - a serial entrepreneur and the youngest billionaire in Africa. He started his first company at the age of 15, on a borrowed sum of $6,000, after escaping from genocide in Rwanda. Since then, in the past 15 years, he has founded the Mara Group and grown it to 26 countries and 7,000 employees. His non-profit venture – the Mara Foundation, is devoted to helping young African entrepreneurs. It comprises of the Mara Launchpad incubation center and the Mara Fund, which provide support in the form of mentoring, business training and funding to entrepreneurs.