The United Republic of Tanzania is located in East Africa. Tanzania’s economy is heavily based on agriculture. It accounts for more than 25 percent of GDP and around 85 percent of exports. Tanzania has minerals like gold, diamond, coal, uranium, iron, nickel, chromium, tin, platinum and others.
Tanzania has produced many rich people. Here is a brief overview of the top four richest people in Tanzania, according to Forbes.
4) Reginald Mengi – Net Worth: $560 Million
This self-made media mogul heads one of the largest media conglomerates in Africa. His IPP Media Group owns 11 newspapers, radio stations, TV stations and internet properties.
3) Said Salim Bakhresa – Net Worth: $575 Million
The 65-year-old self-made millionaire is a Tanzanian businessman. He launched Azam TV, a pay TV service for East Africa. He dropped out of school when he was 14 to sell potato mix and then opened a small restaurant and later moved into grain milling. In the last four decades, he has grown his $750 million (sales) Bakhresa Group into one of East Africa’s largest conglomerates, with more than 5,000 employees and interests in food and beverages, packaging, ferry services and petroleum trading.
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