10 Groundbreaking African Tech Millionaires to Know

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  • Jason Njoku
  • Gary Levitt
  • Ronnie Apteker
  • Ayisi Makatiani
  • Herman Heunis
  • Making Millions
  • Abasiama Idaresit
  • Njeri Rionge
  • Adii Pienaar
  • Carey Eaton & Justin Clarke

Herman Heunis

This Namibian millionaire was the original founder of MXit, the continent’s biggest social network and Africa’s first mobile instant messenger. Heunis sold the lucrative service to an investment company founded by South African millionaire Alan Knott Graig Jr. for more than $50 million in 2011. Roughly 20 million people in over 120 countries continue to use MXit.

(Photo: HermanHeunis.com)

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