|Real Name/Full Name
|Nicholas Kipkurgat Ruto
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|9 September 1991
|32 years old
|In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
|In Kilograms – 65 Kg
In Pounds – 143 lbs
|Father – William Ruto
Mother – Rachel Chebet
|Businessman and lawyer
|$250,000 to $1 Million
Nicholas Kipkurgat Ruto is better known as the son of the President-Elect of the Republic of Kenya, Dr. William Ruto. He has a career of his own which is being a businessman and a professional lawyer. He is a great supporter of his father in politics.
Keep reading this article to know more about Nick Ruto, his family, lifestyle, wife, and many more.
Biography and Early Life
Much about Nick Ruto has not been revealed, but he is the first son of William Ruto, striving to become Kenya’s fifth president and Rachel Ruto. He was born when his parents were living in Dagoreti south on 9th September 1991. He has six other siblings, a brother, and five sisters.
One of his sisters was adopted by his parents. Among his siblings, those who have regularly come to the limelight are his brother, George Ruto, who supports his father to win in the coming elections, and his sister, June, who recently got married to a Nigerian in a private wedding in their Karen home. The rest of the siblings have stayed away from public attention.
There is not much information concerning Nick’s educational background, but there are no doubts he received one of the best education. He studied law and was admitted to the bars as an advocate of the high court in 2018, the same year his father graduated from the University of Nairobi with his PhD. He has not revealed the name of the schools he attended.
Personal Life: Girlfriend, Wife, Kids, etc.
Nick Ruto, William Ruto’s son, tied knots with his longtime girlfriend, Evelyn Chemtai on 15th January 2022. This was through a private traditional wedding ceremony known as tumdo among the Kalenjin community. During the ceremony, Nick Ruto was donned with a customized white kaunda suit decorated with a kitenge fabric on the left side of the shoulders marched with a white panama hat.
Is Nick Ruto gay?
No, Nick Ruto is not gay. Nevertheless, he has had rumours on being gay on a video that once went viral and drawn much interest to the public.
On his 30th Birthday, Nick ruto was seen in a video during rounds where a man of an Indian origin was seen taking a necklace and putting it around his neck as people who are witnessing cheer them up.
However, Nick Ruto later responded to the allegations indicating that the necklace was just a birthday present.
He later wrote that:
“This will help you understand the value of friendship and comprehend that gifting a friend of same or opposite gender does not amount to sexual/erotic relationship,” .Nick
Nick is a professional lawyer and also a businessman. He is making good money as a youth and is very generous. There was a time he made a contribution to Kshs. 250,000 during a fundraising at Nyamasore Catholic Church in Rarienda Constituency. Together with his other friends, they made a total contribution to Kshs. 800 000.
Although people always question his source of wealth, his wealth is linked to entrepreneurship. At some point, his account was frozen by the EACC. His wealth is estimated to be more than what 90% of Kenyans will make in their lifetime. A popular website has disclosed that Nick owns some companies which supply goods to the government, although it is considered a crime.
During the time of importation of maize from Mexico, Nick was among the people involved in the deal. After an investigation into the NCPB scandal in November 2020, it was revealed that Nick was among those who supplied maize to the Eldoret board. On 2 October 2015, Koilel Farm Limited was registered under Ruto’s wife’s Rachel Chebet Kimeto and Nicholas Kipkurgat Ruto. It was paid Ksh. 20.8 million for the supply of 11 844 bags of maize.
Awards and Achievements
Although Nick has not received any awards yet, he has gained much popularity, especially from young people. He has tried to urge the government to partner with individuals and corporates to embrace sports to end the drug crisis on the coast. Speaking while in Mombasa, he said sports can be the solution to the drug crisis as well as offer employment to the youth.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Nick Ruto in 2024
Nick Ruto is stinking rich, although his wealth has not been unfolded. His wealth is traced to be from entrepreneurship rather than from his career as a professional lawyer. He is yet to represent a client in court. His contributions have seen his generous acts to fundraisings. He is also in support of youth sports to curb the drug crisis as well as offer them employment.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Like his father, he has a heart for helping the common man, especially the youths fighting drug addiction.
- He is the first son of Deputy President William Ruto and Rachel Ruto.
- There have been rumours that he will vie for the Member of Parliament position for the Turbo constituency, where his father first became an MP.
Nick Ruto is famous as the son of the Deputy President of Kenya and one of the richest among the youths. His wealth is estimated to be millions which he has acquired through business involvement. He is also getting involved in youth empowerment programs, especially on the coast, to end the drug crisis in the region.