- Sector: Tech/Telco
- Residence: South Africa
Zimbabwean business-man Masiyiwa is the founder and chairman of telecoms group Econet Wireless. One of Africa’s greatest philanthropists, the 54-year-old has paid for the scholarships of more 100,000 young Africans over the past 20 years through his Higher Life Foundation. He has also supported more than 40,000 orphans with educational initiatives. In 2014 Fortune magazine named him one of the world’s 50 Most Influential Business Leaders.