10 Young African Millionaires To Watch 2014 (Part 2)

Sim Shagaya, NigeriaAge: 38
Source: E-Commerce
The Harvard MBA and serial entrepreneur is the founder is Konga.com, Nigeria’s largest e-commerce company. Konga, which Shagaya founded in July 2012, has raised more than $38 million from investors such as Kinnevikand South African media giant, Naspers . Prior to founding Konga, Shagaya founded Dealdey, Nigeria’s leading group-buying e-commerce site, and E-Motion, an outdoor advertising company.
10 Young African Millionaires To Watch 2014 (Part 2)


Dennis Makori, Kenya
Age: 34
Source: Telecom Services
Dennis Makori is the founder of Onfon Media, one of the most successful value added telecoms service providers in Kenya. Onfon, which Makori founded in 2007, develops voice and data applications for mobile devices. The company has more than 60 employees, operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana and annual revenues of $3 million.

Adii Pienaar, South Africa
Age: 29
Source: WordPress Themes
Pienaar’s company, Woothemes, designs and develops customizable commercial themes and plugins for WordPress. The company, which Adii founded in 2007 with a bootstrap budget, generates over $3 million in annual revenues from the sale of its themes. Woothemes also develops and sells themes for other content management systems, including Tumblr. He is also the founder of PublicBeta, a service that allows very successful entrepreneurs to transfer knowledge to new startups.


Colin Thornton, South Africa
Age: 34
Source: Computer Services
Thornton is the founder of Dial-A-Nerd, a company that provides computer support services to homes and businesses. Thornton founded the company in 1998 after dropping out of an undergraduate program in Computer Science at the University of Witwatersrand. The company now has annual revenues of more than $10 million, 14 branches across South Africa and a workforce of 150 people.

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