Strive Masiyiwa

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Full NameStrive Masiyiwa
Birth29 January 1961 (age 63)
Place of BirthZimbabwe
Alma MaterUniversity of Wales
TitleFounder and executive chairman, Econet Global and Cassava Technologies
Board MembershipsNational Geographic Society, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ashinaga, Netflix
SpouseTsitsi Masiyiwa
Net WorthApproximately 1.8 billion USD
Current ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
Early LifeBorn in Zimbabwe; the family left for Zambia when he was seven
Primary EducationAttended primary school in Kitwe, Zambia
Secondary EducationCompleted secondary education in Scotland, at a private school in Edinburgh
Higher EducationDegree in electrical engineering from the University of Wales (1983)
Early CareerWorked briefly in the computer industry in Cambridge, England
Return to ZimbabweReturned to Zimbabwe in 1984 to aid in the country’s recovery post-Rhodesian Bush War
PhilanthropyProvided scholarships to over 250,000 young Africans, supported over 40,000 orphans with educational initiatives
Global ImpactSponsored students at universities in the USA, UK, and China

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