Humphrey Kariuki Ndegwa
Humphrey Kariuki or Humphrey, as he is more commonly known, is a Kenyan business magnate with thriving companies all over Africa. After briefly serving as an employee in the Central Bank of Kenya, he ventured into business by reselling imported cars. His first foray as an entrepreneur was highly successful, thus spurring the creation of more companies, including Green Corner restaurant (quoted in President Obama's list of most visited sites in Nairobi), Wines of the World, and Dalbit Petroleum.
Today, Dalbit hires more than 3,000 employees directly and has its operations in Southern Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and DRC.
More than his successful businesses, Humphrey is also known for his ability to spot trends before others do, and his dedication to create a large enterprise and provide employment for local communities.