By Samuel Opio
Brian Kirumira alias Bryan White has finally spoken out on his source of money. The emaciated pencil thin ‘tycoon’ revealed this in his recent Facebook post saying it’s his Italian step dad who taught him business.
Brian White has of recent met with a lot of questions from the public on the source of his wealth but the tycoon has been quite about it.
From an orphan to a famous mogul in Uganda, Bray White explains his source of wealth;
“My name is Kirumira Brian and commonly known as Bryan White. White was given to me by my Step father Claudio, an Italian who passed on two years back.
I am an orphan. I was born in 1985 and at the age of one my father abandoned us. I am the last born of four. Our first born is Sarah Kasumba who lives in Italy, our second born was Kalule Edward who passed on and the third born is Kabwama Robinson. Our other step brother from our Italian stepfather passed on as well.
When our father abandoned us, our mother left for Italy sometime in 1986 for greener pastures, I was a year old then. My mother then got married to an Italian business man called Claudio who was dealing in real estate. He would buy old houses, renovate them and re-sell them as new ones.
He accumulated funds and grew bigger in business. I later learned that my mother had contacted HIV together with her then husband. My mother had had a son Michael with our step father Claudio but unfortunately he too passed on later.
In 1993 my mother returned to Uganda and that is how I met my step brother. When she returned she took with her our elder sister Sarah. Unfortunately in 1997 my mother died and Sarah took over and its then that I started doing business too. I would buy and sell cars and make off small profits.
In 2014 our stepfather died. Last year in September, my sister Sarah gave me a call and asked me to travel to Italy and meet the lawyers of our late step-fathers’ estate company. He had left a WILL and I was to carry on with his business, I was his heir!
He had quite a significant amount of savings on his account and its from that that I brought some to Africa and precisely Uganda.” Bryan explained on his Facebook page today.
Bryan White is the founder and the CEO of Bryan White Foundation, an NGO he says is to eradicate poverty amongst the youth.
Through his Foundation, Bryan has helped different people by giving them free money and extending interest free credits. Ever since, people have always wondered where Bryan gets his money. We hope he has now answered your puzzle.