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Number of billionaires living in Nairobi

A new wealth report has showed that Nairobi is home to at least 75.8 percent of Kenya’s billionaires.

According to an annual study of Africa’s wealthiest people by Mauritius-based AfrAsia Bank, about 250 of 330 Kenyans with a net worth of at least KSh1.08 billion reside in Nairobi.

Overall, 26 Kenyans dropped out of the ultra-rich list in 2020 from 356 in 2019 and 370 in 2017.

The drop was attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic which has disrupted businesses across Africa.

AfrAsia Bank noted that Africa’s super-rich persons dropped by nine percent last year.

In the capital city Nairobi, the number of billionaires dropped by 10, accounting for 38 percent of individuals whose net assets fell below KSh 1.08 billion.

According to the Africa Wealth Report, Kenya ranks fourth among countries with the highest concentration of billionaires in Africa.

South Africa topped the list with 1,930 billionaires followed by Egypt (810) and Nigeria (460).

In the cities’ ranking, Nairobi emerged sixth in the continent.

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Kevin Koech is a Kenyan blogger writing on governance, fraud, politics, social media and celebrity gossip with over three years of experience in digital content creation with an incline in editing
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