|Real Name/Full Name||Christopher John Kirubi|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Chris Kirubi|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||9th November 1941|
|Death:||14th June 2020|
|Age/How Old:||80 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 185 cm |
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 85 Kg|
In Pounds – 187s lbs
|Parents Name:||Father –Unknown |
|School:||Friends School Kamusinga|
|College:||University of Surrey|
|Kids/Children Name:||Mary-Ann Musangi Kirubi and Robert Kirubi|
|Profession:||Businessman, entrepreneur and industrialist|
|Net Worth:||$300 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Chris Kirubi was a famous Kenyan businessman, entrepreneur, and industrialist. He is the director at Centum Investment Company which is a business conglomerate where he is the largest individual shareholder. He was also a philanthropist and a business executive who has made a name for himself. Also, he is the chairman of a number of businesses like Nairobi Bottlers Limited and DHL Express Kenya Limited. Here is a short biography of Chris Kirubi in 2021.
Biography and Early Life
Chris Kirubi was born on 9th November 1941 in Kenya. Chris Kirubi died on 14th June, 2021 following a long illness as claimed by his family. His birth names were Christopher John Kirubi. His parents died while he was young. He was raised in a very poor background. That made him work while still in school so as to help himself and his siblings. He was born together with his younger brother Michael Kirubi. Chris and his brother grew up with a lot of challenges though Chris worked very hard to cater to the needs his brother required.
Christopher was an educated man. He enrolled at Friends School located in Kamusinga. He hadn’t given many details concerning his lower level. He later joined the University of Surrey after graduating from high school, which is unknown. He used to work while learning to provide for his brother, who didn’t affect his education since his parents died while young.
Personal Life: Wife, Kids, Girlfriends, Dating
Chris Kirubi was not open about his personal life. However, he was once married. He hadn’t given the name of his wife, whom he divorced in the year 1999. Chris had two children with his ex-wife, a daughter, and a son, namely, Mary-Ann Musangi Kirubi and Robert Kirubi. He took responsibility for raising and taking care of his own children even after divorcing his wife. Since the divorce, it was over 20 years, and Chris had never married again till his death. He says he is not willing to marry again until he acquires his dream house.
Also, he had never been seen nor rumored with any woman. His main aim was to acquire his dreams where no details of if he will remarry after the dreams come true.
Is Chris Kirubi Gay?
Chris was not gay. Though he divorced, he was once married. He had two children with his ex-wife. Also, he had a straightforward sexual orientation which proves his stand. He hadn’t married again yet after he divorced his wife.
About his career, Kirubi began by working as an Administrator at Kenatco, a government-owned transportation company. He started buying run-down buildings in the cities of Nairobi and Mombasa, also renovating them and either selling the renovated structures or renting them out. Again, he acquired prime land in and around Nairobi, where he later proceeded to erect rental and other commercial properties. He did all that using loans from Kenyan financial institutions.
Kirubi is the largest single investor in the company, whose stock is listed on both the Nairobi Stock Exchange and the Uganda Securities Exchange. He also owns Haco Industries Limited, a Kenyan household goods manufacturer. He has been investing with many companies all over the country and outside the country. Chris got a deal with the Societe BIC French Conglomerate, which did very well. His company, Haco, sold the BIC brand [stationery, lighters, and shavers] to French conglomerate Societe BIC.
As a Philanthropist, he is involved in a youth mentorship program dubbed Ask Kirubi. He has a passion for empowering youth in Africa through online authorship and physical talks in High Schools and Universities in Kenya. He has been of great help to many youths all over Kenya.
Awards and Achievements
He had gained much in his career. Chris was awarded the prestigious Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear [CBS] Award by the president of Kenya, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta. He was also honored with The Distinguished African Impact Leader of the Year Award, among many more.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Chris Kirubi in 2023
Chris Kirubi had an estimated net worth of over $300 million. He was said to be the second richest person in Kenya, the first one being the family of President Uhuru Kenyatta with a net worth of over $500 million. He had gathered all his fortune from his career.
He owned Kenya’s most iconic buildings such as the International House Limited. He had a growing collection of his cars including one of his most new Mercedes-Maybach Benz. Furthermore, he got a French Aircraft known as the Dassault Falcon 2000LXS business jet from the Dassault Aviation manufacturer and has a worth of more than $34 Million.
Chris Kirubi Social Media Platforms
Chris Kirubi has been active on social media platforms from which he has a following of more than 1.5 Million in his Twitter account, 14.4k followers on Instagram and 455k on his facebook account.
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Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He was the second richest man in Kenya, with a net worth of over $300 million.
- He worked while learning to provide for his sibling after the death of his parent, which happened when he was young.
Chris Kirubi came from a very poor family. His early life didn’t determine his current life. He was the second richest man in Kenya. His hard work, determination, and dedication have made him successful and attains his dreams. He was an inspiration to many businessmen all over Kenya and the World. Also, he is an encouragement to many discouraged men and women.