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Chris Kirubi Biography: The life and business profile of the billionaire

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Chris Kirubi Biography: Dr. Chris Kirubi or DJ CK as he is commonly referred to as is an exemplary Kenyan entrepreneur. He is a self-made capitalist, who rose from insufficiency to create a multi-million dollar empire worth of investment, property, manufacturing and media companies. Today, he is well-known both internationally and in Kenya. Kirubi was the chairman and shareholder of Haco Tiger Brands (a joint venture with Tiger Brands SA, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange) which he sold off in 2019.

Chris Kirubi Biography: Background

Date of Birth: 1941

Place of Birth: Murang’a district

Ethnicity:        Kikuyu

Residence:      Nairobi, Kenya

Nationality:    Kenyan

Citizenship:     Kenya

(Available Education history is on higher institutions)

University:        

  • INSEAD
  • Handles University
  • Harvard Business School
  • Swiss Management academy
  • Professional Courses

Chris Kirubi Biography: Family: Little is known about his family therefore little is said

Career/ Occupation: Businessman, Industrialist, Entrepreneur

Chris Kirubi Biography: Early Life:

Kirubi, who is a man of modest origins, is remarkably reserved about his past. “There is not much history. I was born a poor boy – an ordinary peasant, I would say. My parents passed on when I was young. But I was lucky to have well-wishers who educated me though I never had a chance to meet them and appreciate,” he says. True to his words, Kirubi was raised in hopeless poverty and he even slept on the streets. Kirubi adds that he would attend school without shoes. In his view, shoes were a luxury that he could not afford. He is quoted saying that “while I was growing up, I feared for ‘tomorrow but I never had a doubt that I would succeed.”

His first jobs helped him develop a sense of self-reliance. “When I was in school I worked during holidays to help myself and my brothers as well. My work experience therefore started many years ago. It builds confidence. It gives you experience as well. It teaches you at a very early stage how to take care of yourself. You learn a lot of discipline – how to manage your time, how to be transparent – and this was a good base for doing my own business. I apply this to whatever I do.”

After high school, Kirubi took up his first formal job with Shell as a sales rep. He moved swiftly through his graduate studies and positions in the pharmaceutical industry, the automotive industry and government before deciding to begin a new journey.

Chris Kirubi Biography: Building a Property Foundation

That journey began with property development. Kirubi possesses one of Kenya’s most iconic buildings, the International House in Nairobi – namesake and headquarters of International House Limited, his property investment firm. “Property was one of the easiest things to try to get into,” Kirubi explains. “Properties were not expensive as they are now. Today in Kenya it is almost impossible to buy. Back then, if you had a friend in the bank to support you it was easy to buy these assets. I used to buy neglected properties, do them up and flog them in the market. It was an area that there were not many people involved in, and it was a very profitable venture.”

Kirubi does not strictly believe that property was the backbone of his success. “It was a combination but the property was where I began. I started on a good footing,” he says. “I was asked by a company to partner with them in manufacturing writing implements and was also trading with a Dutch company. But I got involved with the Dutch company because the MD stayed in one of my properties. We got to know each other and became good friends. With International House, I worked for [the insurance company that was headquartered there]. I used to sell policies and when they decided to close down their offices in Kenya, they offered me the opportunity to buy the building and supported me in talking to the banks, and off we went. So the property was always the foundation.

Chris Kirubi Biography: Entrepreneurial Flair

“Yes, I engage with many aspiring entrepreneurs. In fact, I have always advocated for self-employment as a means to limit the skyrocketing unemployment levels in Kenya. Young people shouldn’t just wait to get absorbed into the formal employment sector but must look at alternative ways of generating income,” Kirubi says.

According to Kirubi, the issues that keep young entrepreneurs awake at night include cash flow, access to financing, competition in the market, and the market’s relative demand for their offerings. At least, those are the issues they frequently ask him about. “What I always assure them is that for the most part, there is nothing new under the sun. Your proposition is not a ‘eureka’ one. It is more likely an offshoot of an old solution adapted to evolving challenges. As such, many other people have gone before you and encountered the same problems. One of the best ways to counter these problems is to get a business mentor and if possible, allow yourself to be incubated until you feel you can stand on your own two feet.”

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Inside Conor McGregor’s £2.6m Lamborghini yacht with nod to whiskey brand

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The Irishman is developing a sizable portfolio of assets, including multiple properties, cars, and a Dublin pub, as well as business interests such as Proper 12 whiskey and August/McGregor clothing.

The Irishman is developing a sizable portfolio of assets, including multiple properties, cars, and a Dublin pub, as well as business interests such as Proper 12 whiskey and August/McGregor clothing.

McGregor's bedroom

The Irishman reportedly made another eight-figure sum for his recent trilogy bout with Poirier in Las Vegas earlier this month, which he lost after suffering a horrific leg break that cost him the fight.

McGregor engaged in campaigns with a number of big companies over the last year, including DraftKings, the video game Dystopia: Contest of Heroes, and the lifestyle brand Roots of Fight.

He also participates in the UFC’s gear sponsorship with Venum and is paid handsomely to wear Monster Energy’s logo on his shorts.

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“It is ready for post-fight so it is going to have a bit of work done then I am going to Italy to christen my son with my family and friends and then pick up my yacht.

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Details Of How kidnappers lured, tortured, and killed Christine Ambani, a university student in Githurai

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23-year-old Kiriri Women’s University student Christine Ambani was been found dead in Githurai. Ambani had been reported missing after she went to see an unidentified male friend on Monday 12th/07/2021. It’s then that she was kidnapped and ransom demands started being made to her family.

Police are investigating an incident in which the university student was found murdered in Kiambu county under mysterious circumstances. Christine Ambani is said to have visited a friend in Githurai, never to show up again several hours later. Her body was found at a parking lot in Githurai. And in a separate incident, police have arrested a man suspected of defiling and killing five girls in Uasin Gishu county.

Speaking on the murder Christine’s sister RuthAmbani said she became suspicious after she missed an exam.

“I had talked to her on Sunday, it raised an exam and it was a big thing. I went to where she lived in Githurai but she was not there.”

Unknown to the Ambani’s their sister/daughter had already been killed even before the kidnappers started asking for 87,000. ransom

“I sent 5,000 to sow my commitment to sending the rest of the ransom and for them to send proof of life. The following day he told me to go to the mortuary as they did not want our money anymore.”

Christine’s throat had been slit. The kidnappers had also sent a photo of Christine while still alive to the family. She was still in the same clothes she was in before being murdered when her body was discovered at the CityMortuary.

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Conor McGregor treats himself to £2.6m Lamborghini yacht after Dustin Poirier defeat

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McGregors has treated himself to a £2.6million Lamborghini yacht as he consoles himself following his defeat by Dustin Poirier.

The Irishman lost his trilogy fight against his rival when the fight was stopped after McGregor broke his leg in the first round.

McGregor captioned the post: “My Lamborghini yacht is ready.”

Speaking before his loss to Poirier, the 33-year-old said: “Obviously, with financial freedom, I can acquire the best of the best regarding condition and strength training.

“I just look after myself and my team, I can do anything. I can do anything I want on this planet.”

When asked about his best purchase ever made, McGregor had one answer.

He added: “I would say my Lamborghini yacht, it is currently in Italy.

“It is ready for post-fight so it is going to have a bit of work done then I am going to Italy to christen my son with my family and friends and then pick up my yacht.

“It is some vessel, I am looking forward to getting in it and razzing it around.”

Whether McGregor fights again remains to be seen after another bruising defeat in UFC, his third in his last four spread across three years, while Floyd Mayweather also beat him in a much-hyped boxing match.

Gone are the days when the Dubliner would take on opponents on a regular basis with every clash involving him a media frenzy.

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