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Profession: Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Date of Birth: 1961

Country: Zimbabwe

Strive Masiyiwa net worth: Strive Masiyiwa is a Zimbabwean businessman who has a net worth of $300 million. Strive Masiyiwa gained his net worth as the owner of Econet Wireless which he founded in 1993. Setting up Econet didn't come easy for Masiyiwa. He fought the Zimbabwe government against a landmark legal battle for five years and for this reason, Econet didn't go live until 1998. Today Econet is the largest telecommunications company in Zimbabwe and currently operates in Kenya and Burundi. In addition to launching Econet, Masiyiwa also co-owns (with British entrepreneur Richard Branson) Carbon War Room, an international not-for-profit organisation which helps entrepreneurs come up the solutions to climate change. He was also the publisher of Daily News, the only independent newspaper in Zimbabwe. The publication was shut down by the government in 2003. Referred as the Bill Gates of Africa, Masiyiwa has several business interests and investments in some of Africa's leading companies in financial services and renewable energy. He has been a member of numerous committees internationally as well as in his native country. Strive was appointed by Bill Clinton to serve the Southern African Enterprise Development Fund. His contribution to the business world hasn't gone unnoticed, as Masiyiwa was on Time magazine's Global Business Influential list in 2002.
Strive Masiyiwa (born 1961) is a Zimbabwean born businessman, cellphone pioneer and founder of Econet Wireless. He first came to international prominence when he fought a landmark constitutional legal battle for five years in the African country of Zimbabwe. The ruling, which led to the removal of the monopoly of the state in telecommunications, is generally regarded as one of the key milestones in opening the African telecommunications sector to private capital.
Aside from Econet, Strive Masiyiwa is a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and a board member of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa which is funded by both the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and chaired by Kofi Annan.
With Sir Richard Branson, Masiyiwa is a co-founder of the Carbon War Room, a global, independent non-profit established to help entrepreneurs unlock market-driven solutions to climate change.
Econet Wireless is a diversified telecommunications group with operations and investments in Africa, Europe, South America and the East Asia Pacific Rim, offering products and services in the core areas of mobile and fixed telephony services, internet and satellite.
The company???s activities include mobile cellular telephony, fixed networks, enterprise networks, fibre optic cables, and satellite services. It also provides payment solutions to banks across Africa.
Also, through Econet???s subsidiaries, the Group funds one of the largest orphan care programs in Africa, run by Capernaum Trust. Established in 1999, initially as the social investment arm of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, the Trust is currently responsible for over 40,000 orphans.
Beyond telecoms, Strive Masiyiwa's business activities include operations and investments in some of Africa???s leading businesses in financial services, insurance, renewable energy, bottling for Coca-Cola, hotel and safari lodges. The Econet Group is also exploring several opportunities in targeted Afri

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Govt ‘licenses’ Masiyiwa’s Kwesé TV

GOVERNMENT has licensed telecommunications guru, Strive Masiyiwa’s Kwesé TV, a development which will bring competition to MultiChoice’s Digital Satellite Television (DStv). NewsDay heard yesterday that Econet Wireless Zimbabwe employees had been ...
Posted: August 11, 2017, 3:21 pm

Strive Masiyiwa says he has no interest in running for president

Business mogul and Econet Wireless founder Mr Strive Masiyiwa has put to rest speculation touting him as a possible 2018 presidential candidate saying he has no political ambitions. Morgan Tsvangirai and Strive Masiyiwa Online reports this week suggested ...
Posted: December 31, 2016, 7:05 pm

KWESE TV GETS ZIM LICENCE

GOVERNMENT has licensed telecommunications guru, Strive Masiyiwa’s Kwesé TV, a development which will bring competition to MultiChoice’s Digital Satellite Television (DStv). NewsDay heard yesterday that Econet Wireless Zimbabwe employees had been ...
Posted: August 11, 2017, 2:46 am

As ZINARA goes EcoCash, government says it trusts Masiyiwa's facility

The Strive Masiyiwa owned firm was born 1998 after years of legal battles with government. It was eventually given the mobile phone licence after the late vice President, Joshua Nkomo, publicly complained about the treatment Masiyiwa was being given by the ...
Posted: June 22, 2017, 6:28 pm

Govt ‘licenses’ Masiyiwa’s Kwesé TV

NewsDay heard yesterday that Econet Wireless Zimbabwe employees had been given decoders as Kwesé TV readies to launch the service in Zimbabwe. Kwesé TV is changing the face of television, as it is premised on the concept of TV everywhere and anywhere ...
Posted: August 11, 2017, 1:10 am
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