Ashish J. Thakkar has emerged the first African ever to be named in Fortune Magazine's prestigious annual 40 Under 40 list which features young hotshots around the globe who are leading businesses as diverse as air travel, natural gas, and genetic coding, as well as government.
is truly putting Africa on the map and getting Africa recognised globally in a positive sense.
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At some point in their life, the Carlos Slims, Dangote, Bill Gates, Ashish Thakkar
of the world today, would have studied late night, giving up social lives, and reduced desire for luxury for the sake of their financial goal.
When Ashish J. Thakkar, founder and CEO of Mara Group and Mara Foundation launched Mara Online in May - with offices in Uganda and Kenya - he called it an inspirational choice for connecting Africans across the continent to the rest of the world.
"As the African mobile and Internet markets expand, we expect that MaraConnect
will be the premier choice for connecting people across the continent," Thakkar
Africa is the next big thing, and the place to invest says young Billionaire Ashish J Thakkar
Young, intelligent, dashingly handsome, unassuming, media friendly, visionary, fiercely ambitious, and proudly African are some of the attributes that describe Ashish J Thakkar
who has emerged as a leading image of the genius in the African youth.
early thirties, Ashish J Thakkar
is one of the youngest billionaires in the continent with the Mara Group he
founded and heads operating in 26 countries, 19 of them in Sub Sahara Africa.
Ashish's fortune comes from solid business insight, hard work and a strong confidence in his
confidence and daring attitude pushed him to take a loan of $5,500 at the age of 15 to set a small shop in 1996 and today he
controls a business empire.
In between running his
business and answering to multiple solicitations around the world, Ashish J Thakkar
remains very open in sharing his
experiences and giving back to the community.
Interviewed by Ajong Mbapndah L, Ashish J Thakkar
business experiences, the Mara Group
, the Mara Foundation
"Africa really is the next big thing, and the place to invest," says Ashish
advice to aspiring entrepreneurs in Africa "dream big, but start small!
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