2019 Top 10 Youngest Billionaires In Uganda

2. Ashish J. Thakkar

Youngest Billionaires In Uganda

Ashish was born in United Kingdom in 1981 after his parents had moved to UK in 1972 when Idi Amin expelled Asians from Uganda, later the young Ashish and his family moved to Rwanda where they were also forced to leave due to 1994 genocide, they fled to Burundi for a while and later came to Uganda, at the age of 15, Ashishdropped out of school to begin his own business with a loan of $5000.

Today he is the Co-founder and CEO of Mara Group which deals in IT services, real estates and Agricultures, he is also the Co-founder of Atlas Mara which is in partnership with Bob Diamond, a company that invests in commercial banking institutions in Africa, in 2013 both Ashish and Bob Diamond managed to raise $325 million in funding.Page 2 of 6

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