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Sudhir Ruparelia Is East Africa’s Richest Man

According to Forbes Magazine, he is the wealthiest individual in Uganda and the East African Community and he does admit to owning at least a quarter of the buildings in Kampala’s Central Business District. In November 2013, he was reported to be the 24th wealthiest individual in Africa. But as of February 2015, Forbes magazine reckons him a prestigious 1638th billionaire of the World’s richest men, with an estimated net worth of US$1.12 billion.


Forbes talks of Ruparelia as one of Uganda’s largest property owners through his Ruparelia Group which he chairs, being the majority shareholder in the companies of the group.

His status today is, in fact, worlds apart from the days when he lived in a refugee camp and made a living driving a taxicab on the streets of London.

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