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|Real Name/Full Name||Chamu Chiwanza|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Chamu Chiwanza|
|Birth Place:||Mubvuku, Harare, Zimbabwe|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||1980|
|Age/How Old:||43years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 172cm |
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 68 Kg|
In Pounds – 150 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father –Chimwemwe Chiwanza |
Mother –Chigana Chiwanza
|Net Worth:||$300 Million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Zimbabwean businessman Chiwanza has been in the industry for about 20 years and has made a name for himself as one of Zimbabwe’s top entrepreneurs. Chiwanza is president of Chiwanza Group, which operates in various industries like mining, manufacturing, construction, and retail.
Chiwanza also serves on the board of directors at The First National Bank Limited (FNB). He is also a member of the Chimwemwe Investment Club. He is the founder of Chimwemwe Kufa, which provides affordable and quality housing.
Chiwanza is also an outspoken supporter of the Chimwemwe Movement, which promotes peace and unity among Zimbabweans, a movement that is fast expanding into Zambia.
Biography and Early Life
Chamu Chiwanza was born in 1957 to Chimwemwe Chiwanza and Chigana Chiwanza. Chimwemwe Chiwanza was a prominent businessman in the area of Hwedza and Chigana Chiwanza, Chiwanza’s mother, operated as Headmistress at Mpande Primary School.
Chiwanza attended Mpande Primary School in the Hwedza area of Zimbabwe. Chimwemwe Chiwanza also served as Chairman for ZIMCO, a company he founded with two other partners, which grew to become one of Africa’s most successful conglomerates.
Chimwemwe Chiwanza and Chigana Chiwanza had one other son, Chamu’s brother. He grew up in the Hwedza area of Zimbabwe. Chiwanza would later become the Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of ZIMCO.
Chamu Chiwanza attended his primary school education at Mpande primary school, where also his mother was principal. Chiwanza was a brilliant student and a good athlete, but Chiwanza decided to focus on academics. Chimwemwe Chiwanza, Chiwanza’s father and also a successful businessman, wanted his son to study in the UK, but Chiwanza chose to study locally.
He matriculated from high school and joined Kutama College, an elite school in the capital, Harare. Chiwanza graduated with a diploma from Kutama College and received a bachelor’s degree in Economics with specialization in Production and Marketing from Mzilikazi University at age 22.
Chiwanza was the youngest graduate, and Chiwanza also received a fellowship at Miami University. Chiwanza was the first Zimbabwean to study at Miami University on a scholarship. Chiwanza graduated from Miami University with a Master’s in Economics, Financial Management, and Marketing.
Personal Life: Wife, Kids, Children, etc
Chamu Chiwanza clearly prefers to remain discreet with information that touches on his personal life. He is, however, believed to be married and with children. Details on his social interactions are scarce, and therefore very little could be concluded on his social life. He prefers to be silent in his personal life.
Is Chamu Chiwanza Gay?
As far as sexual orientation is concerned, Chamu is considered to be straight. There is no information that points him to being gay or bisexual. It is known that he is married and has kids together with his wife.
Soon after he graduated from high school, Chamu got himself involved at a mechanics enterprise. He launched his first company, Prime Motors, which he sold after some time. Chamu is the force behind many companies, which include Simba Savannah, which was a TV Show Panel, Affirmative Action Group, a union meant to help out entrepreneurs develop their enterprises. He started The Shift in 2014, whose goal was entrepreneur empowerment as well.
Chamu was part of the team that was tasked to raise money for the Zimbabwe football team for their performance in Angola. The Zimbabwe Football Association was later disbanded for corruption.
Awards and Achievements
Chamu Chiwanza has been recognized for his excellence in different aspects of his field. Some of the awards he has received include the Director of the Year 2008, Leadership Excellence of the Year 2015, Top Business Leader of the Year 2015, Excellence Legacy Builder Award 2017,, Most Influential Young Corporate Director of the Year 2020, and Young Miners Foundation 2021.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Chamu Chiwanza in 2023
Chamu Chiwanza’s net worth is estimated to be $300 million. This net worth figure does not include the net value of any companies or assets that he may own privately.
His current net worth is the net amount of his total assets minus any liabilities, including debt, at a given moment. His net worth has grown by over 150% since he first entered into business back in 1986 with an initial investment of only US$5000.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Being such a wealthy man, Chamu Chiwanza has close connections with the wealthy and elite class, including relatives to the Mugabe family.
- In 2016 he was appointed as one of Zimbabwe’s economic advisers to president Emmerson Mnangagwa
- He is the founder and chairman of CCT Holdings, a conglomerate with interests in agriculture, mining, telecommunications.
- He is a major shareholder in TelOne, which was awarded mobile phone licenses by ZANACO before government regulations were changed, and it became illegal for shareholders in businesses other than telecommunications companies to own more than 20% of shares.
A lot may be said about Chamu. It is undebatable, though, that he is an embodiment of just but a fraction of what Africa could do if there would be a thorough dedication to progress and economic growth.