By Andrew Irumba
City businessman Dr.Sudhir Ruparelia has again topped the list of Uganda’s 10 richest people in latest rankings, according to Forbes Magazine 2019 research.
He is the director and majority shareholder in the Ruparelia Group of companies. His investments are mainly in the areas of education, broadcasting, banking, insurance, real estate, floriculture, hotels, and resorts.
Among other individuals on the list include Karim Hirji, Mohammed Hamid, Charles Mbiire, Gordon Wavamuno, Alykhan Kharmali, Sikander Lalani, Aaron M Mukooza, Mukesh Shukla and Patrick Bitature.
Below is the full list of the Richest People in Uganda 2019 and their worth, let’s go….
- Patrick Bitature
As Simba Telecom Ltd is regarded as Uganda’s biggest seller/merchant of MTN airtime, Bitature’s wealth has surged perpetually and as the chairman of the giant telecom company, his current net worth hangs around $100 million.
- Mukesh Shukla
- Gordon Wavamunno
5. Aaron M Mukooza
With regard to his large investments which heavily span across the media together with the banking sector, Mukooza has amassed some net worth valued at $200 million.
- Sikander Lalani
Other than his investment dealings which largely centre on the manufacturing sector, Lalani is the vital force behind the existence of Roofing Groups.
Having established himself as an entrepreneur for a very long time, Sikander Lalani has acquired a sum of $300 million as net worth.
- Charles Mbiire
Since many of the richest Ugandans are of foreign descents, Charles Mbire claims a notable position as the wealthiest native Ugandan.
With his entire worth valued at $350 million, Mbire is well known for his diverse business investments which span across transportation, agribusiness, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, real estate, energy, and finance.
- Mohammed Hamid
Having emerged into Uganda’s class of richest personalities at a youthful age, Mohammed Hamid is considered a fortunate business colleague with huge investments in areas such as transportation, real estate, and manufacturing.
As the owner and originator of the Aya Group, which forms part of Uganda’s thriving companies, Mohammed Hamid’s net worth swirls around $400 million.
- Alykhan Kharmali
With his investments largely centred on banking and manufacturing, Alykhan Kharmali is currently worth $700 million.
- Karim Hirji
As the Dembe Group of Companies continually thrives through its subsidiaries such as Imperial Group of Hotels, Karim Hijri is declared to be worth $750 million.
- Dr.Sudhir Ruparelia
As he remains the richest Ugandan, he is largely associated with investment dealings in sectors including real estate, broadcasting, education, insurance, and banking.