He’s a London-based Zimbabwean businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
He’s the founder and executive chairman of diversified international telecommunications group Econet Wireless.
He has won numerous accolades and gained international recognition for his business expertise and philanthropy, and is considered one of Africa’s most generous humanitarians.
He’s Strive Masiyiwa and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.
1. Be an agent for change
He was born in the African country of Zimbabwe in 1961. He attended primary school in Zambia.
2. Spread your message
He returned to his native Zimbabwe in 1984 after a 17-year absence.
3. Take it one step at the time
He quit his job and set up his own company with the equivalent of US$75.
4. Form trustworthy partnerships
In five years, he had emerged as one of the country’s leading industrialists.
5. Use technology for good
The emergence of mobile cellular telephony led him to diversify into telecoms.
6. You have to earn trust
In March 2000, Masiyiwa left Zimbabwe, never to return to the country, and moved first to South Africa.
7. Empower people
In 2014 CNN’s Fortune Magazine named Masiyiwa one of the 50 most influential business leaders in the world.
8. Stand up for what is right
He has used his wealth to provide scholarships to over 100,000 young Africans over the past 20 years.
9. Help the people in need
He serves on the boards of some global organisations, including The Rockefeller Foundation.
10. Reach out to meet people’s needs
He also sits on two United Nations Advisory Panels.