In the ever-changing and improving tech world in Africa, a commendable group of individuals has made a name for themselves and become millionaires in tech, bringing pride to Africa. Africa has produced tech millionaires, both young and old, but this post focuses on those under 30. These individuals are tech men and women who started in their early twenties and made millions from tech at a young age. Many of them are internationally recognized as under-30 tech gurus. Let’s explore their journeys together.
10) Sharva Hassamal
Sharva Hassamal is a 29-year-old tech millionaire from Mauritius. He is the founder of Portage Labs and part of Forbes‘ 30 Under 30 list for techies in Africa in 2023.
9) Jessica Mshama
Jessica Mshama is a 27-year-old tech millionaire from Tanzania. She is an ed-tech entrepreneur and co-founder of Assumpter Digital Schools, the first digital school in Tanzania, earning her a spot on Forbes’ Under 30 list for Africans in tech in 2023.
8) Isaack Damian
Issack Damian is a 28-year-old tech millionaire from Tanzania. He is the CEO of Firm 23 Limited, a tech company that deals with digital enterprise problems and solutions, earning him a spot on Forbes’ Under 30 list for Africans in tech in 2023.
7) Cheslin Denman
Cheslin is a 29-year-old South African tech millionaire. He is a co-founder of the TrustLink Africa Hub and currently serves as the managing director. He was mentioned in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for African techies in 2023.
6) Germain and Hansel Ndu-Okeke
Germain is a 24-year-old Nigerian tech entrepreneur, and his friend Hansel Ndu-Okeke is a 28-year-old tech entrepreneur. They both founded The Weevil Company, a purposeful technology consulting firm focused on digital transformation and data analytics. This internationally recognized company has generated millions of dollars for them, earning them a spot on Forbes’ Under 30 list for Africans in tech in 2023. Germain serves as the COO, while Hansel is the CEO.
5) Fred Oyetayo
Fred is a 29 years old tech millionaire in Nigeria. He is the co-founder of Fresible, a digital agency that focuses on designing websites, branding, and digital marketing. He is currently the CEO of the company and has achieved different levels of success in the digital agency company he co-created.
4) Blessing Joel Abeng
Blessing is a 28-year-old Nigerian tech millionaire and director of communication at I4G (Ingressive For Good), a non-profit she co-founded, earning her a spot on Forbes’ Under 30 list for Africans in tech in 2023. I4G is focused on empowering Africans with technical skills to increase their earning power. The organization has trained 82,000 African youth, awarded $73,000 in scholarships, and has 130,000 members. In 2022, Google donated a significant sum of $250 million to the non-profit organization.
3) Yvette Ishimwe
Yvette is a 25-year-old tech millionaire from Rwanda. She joined the Tony Elumelu Foundation with a vision to generate solutions for household water shortages. Her startup, the Irina Water Group, offers water treatment systems to individuals and institutions, providing safe drinking water. The water group is currently operating in Rwanda, the DR Congo, and the Central African Republic. Yvette was also a co-founder of Disha, a no-code tool for digital creators, which was later acquired by Flutterwave.
2) Mutethia Mbaabu
Mutethia is a 29-year-old African tech millionaire and the co-founder and CEO of MarketForce, a retail payment startup backed by Y Combinator. MarketForce operates in five countries: Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda. It closed the most significant Series A round in East and Central Africa and is poised to go global, generating more revenue.
1) John Oke
John is a 28-year-old Nigerian tech millionaire and co-founder of Wallet.ng, a digital platform for payments, fund transfers, bill payments, and other financial transactions. John founded the company at the age of 25, with the assistance of his friend Joseph Benson Aruna. They currently run the company together, making money and helping Africans. John Oke is one of the youngest tech millionaires, and his company continues to achieve significant milestones year after year.
Based on our list, we can deduce that making it in tech, becoming a millionaire in tech, and becoming an under-30 tech millionaire African are all possible. You can learn from the journeys of these young men and women and strive to reach your own goals. We are rooting for you!