Chris Kirubi —a self-made Billionaire

Of course, you are overwhelmed as I am doing this research on Chris Kirubi. But who is this noble and self-made billions worth man? With his name attached to almost the majority of top capital businesses in and outside of the Kenyan soil?

Well, take a seat and let’s together walk on this inspiring, motivating and self-fulfilling journey. As we embark from corner to corner, turning one stone after another until we get enough of Sir. Chris Kirubi.

Not forgetting, this profile is not intended to brag but build your relationship with creative wealth building. Rather, for as I always discuss with my team, that; “wealth is never bought, but its easily acquired.” For even if we come from rags or riches, there are some of us who have failed by taking the wrong turn.

Christopher John Kirubi
“Chris did it in his own unique ways, and so shall you in your own plans.” – Joseph Mucira.

It’s not about Getting Rich Easy & Quick!

Being a Billionaire ain’t easy though. However, for those keen enough, you’ll agree with me to that; unless you won a jackpot, it requires all humanly-possible-humility aspects. Cummulitevly achieving one goal after the other.

See how the World’s Billionaires Got So Rich. As the Forbes Magazine guides you on step by step, using tangible examples and in relation to the top of their list. Some of whom you already are familiar with.

Bearing that in mind, it’s time to move along with our own example. Follow me to the end and learn something. After all, I would be glad to hear your response and request to provide you with game changers and world top empire owners. 

Chris Kirubi Background 

As a matter of fact, the name Chris Kirubi originates from his official name Christopher John Kirubi. Having said that then; it is important to realize that; apart from being a household name, he has various sources of income.

For one thing, he is a Kenyan businessmanentrepreneurindustrialist and philanthropist. Not to mention, he is a Director at Centum Investments. Chiefly, a business conglomerate, in which he is the largest individual shareholder. Now you have an idea of who this big boss is. Right?

Equally, you’ll be surprised to realize that he serves as the chairman of the following top companies. Including;

Additional Business and Investment Titles

Of course, I was equally astonished like you are. Having realized that he owns all those big and top performing businesses as listed above. To add salt to the wound, Chris is also Non-Executive Director of the following companies. Such as;

  • Bayer East Africa Limited,
  • UAP Provincial Insurance Company Limited
  • and Beverage Services of Kenya Limited.

Now you have a basic knowledge and idea as to why Chris Kirubi is not only a household name but also well loaded.

Chris Kirubi
Chris Kirubi is ranked as one of the top business moguls in Kenya. In relation to his business interests which range from the broadcasting sector to the manufacturing industry.

Where was Chris Kirubi born?

In reality, the story of Chris Kirubi is that of rags to riches. For one thing, Chris was born in a poor family. Both of his parents died when he was very young.

Above all, misfortunes and circumstances forced him to begin work while still in school. For instance, working during school holidays to support himself and his siblings. Additionally, upon graduation, his first job was as a salesman. For sure, selling and repairing gas cylinders for Shell, the petroleum conglomerate.

Secondly, during the 1960s and early 1970s, Kirubi worked as an Administrator at Kenatco. A government-owned transportation company. Starting around 1971, he began buying run-down buildings in the cities of Nairobi and Mombasa.

In particular, renovating them and either selling the renovated structures or renting them out. He also began acquiring strategic pieces of land in and around Nairobi. Then again, thereafter, he proceeded to erect rental residential and commercial properties on them. In that case, using loans from Kenyan financial institutions.

Chris Kirubi
Chris Kirubi June 11 Twitter Post: “One of these fine days I will put on my Dj CK cap again! In the meantime, stay tuned to your best mix of music @CapitalFMKenya and keep rocking with us on @TheFuse984 with @mianomuchiri @ItsAnneMwaura and @DeejayTumz @jmexclusives” – end of the quote!

Is Chris Kirubi a Societal Business Iconic?

Whenever Kirubi speaks, many people listen. You’d say money, too, listens to him. The businessman, a self-made billionaire, ranks among the richest people in Kenya.

However, he’s hated and loved in equal measure for his flamboyance. But equally too, he remains the envy of many as he keeps making tones of money, even while sleeping. You’ll recall the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffet, Larry Ellison, Larry Page, etc. Just but to mention the likes of few who makes millions of bucks while slumbering.

Mr. Kirubi, who is recovering from cancer, in December 2018 made Ksh. 714 million from the sale of Bic brands East Africa franchise to French conglomerate Société BIC. He owns Haco Enterprises, Capital FM, Centum PLC and has major interests in real estate.

He is Proactive on His Social Media Profiles

May it be Twitter or even LinkedIn, Chris is always flagging his messages with motivation and inspirational notations. At times, indulging on one on one response and conversation with huge followers.

Until most recently when he called sick and temporarily disappeared online. As can be seen through his @CKirubi Twitter handle, you’ll agree that Kirubi is eloquently a business genius. For more search results affiliated to his online presence and reputation vibrancy, follow his official hashtag — #AskKirubi.

A short snippet sample from his frequent Chris Twitter Quotes.


Lucratively, through his Capital Business Website, Kirubi states: and I quote! —“Every Thursday for a period of three hours, I am able to interact with the young people using the hashtag #AskKirubi on Twitter. I honestly did not know what I was getting myself into but I was determined. In the last two weeks, I have gotten over 200 questions and this has just proved how much the young people are yearning for information and advice to move in the right direction”. – end of the quote.

At one time, Kirubi owned 9.58% of UAP Holdings, an investment and insurance conglomerate that provides investment and insurance services in the countries of Eastern and Central Africa. In 2015, he sold his shares to Old Mutual and exited the stock. As of today, his net worth is over US$300 million.

Connecting with Chris Kirubi Online

To connect with Chris using your social media profiles. Please use the following top listed social user profiles under his attention. I bet you’ll find all the reasons to equally #AskKirubi. Including,

  1. Twitter
  2. LinkedIn
  3. Facebook
  4. Website

So when he says something on business, money, and career, you better sit back and listen. He shares words of wisdom through his Twitter handle and under the hashtag #AskKirubi. 

Don’t confine your mind to one path. As a businessman, you need to make sure you diversify your interests as collateral. Be devoted to your job and your business but execute wisdom while at it. Manage your time so that you can have multiple sources of income.

His Business tools and Work Ethics

Sometimes you need to down your tools and refocus. I find myself doing that and let me tell you, the results are rewarding. Most of us take time off to relax and go on holidays, but I appreciate those who take time out to evaluate themselves, their careers and jobs.

Learn to focus on meaningful few things. Disorder and confusion will never lead you to success. You are better off doing fewer important things than doing a lot of unimportant things. Choose wisely.

Seeking help doesn’t necessarily mean that you are weak. You just lack information about a particular subject or situation & would want clarity. You have nothing to lose but if you let your pride & low self-esteem get in the way, you may as well have everything to lose.

See the complete guide on moral and business values from Chris. As explained through the Business Today Business site. Also, from another source: “Behind Every Great Fortune There Is A Crime” The Secret Behind CHRIS KIRUBI Success.

For your Takeaway,

Summing up, according to the Forbes Magazine Billionaires list 2019, capitalism is taking some huge lumps. Across every corner and plate of the world —and not just in the headlines. For only the second year in a decade, both the number of billionaires and their total wealth shrank.
Which proves that; even the wealthiest are not immune to economic forces and weak stock markets. Thoughtfully, by the Forbes (the year 2019) latest count, there are 2,153 billionaires, 55 fewer than a year ago.
Of those, a record 994, or 46%, are poorer (relatively speaking) than they were last year. In total, the ultra-rich are worth $8.7 trillion, down $400 billion from 2018. Altogether 11% of last year’s list members, or 247 people, dropped out of the ranks. In reality realms, the most since 2009 at the height of the global financial crisis. Here is the list of The Richest People in the World 2019.

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