Jimi Wanjigi biography, age, tribe, family, career, wife, children, house, salary, cars, and net worth

Jimi Wanjigi is a business tycoon who has grown from a young rich man to become one of the oligarchs of this country. Immediately he graduated from the University of York in Canada, he started working in his father’s company located in Westlands, Nairobi. After working for some years, he then came up with his own company, which greatly contributed to his wealth. Below is Jimi Wanjigi biography to hint you of everything you need to know about him.

Jimi Wanjigi, one of the wealthiest people in Kenya SRC: @Nyanza Daily

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Apart from running a number of businesses, Wanjigi has also acquired his wealth from different sources, including the government tenders and contracts. The question then rises, is Jimmy Wanjigi one of the presidential candidates come 2022?

Top facts about the business tycoon, Jimmy Wanjigi

Mid this year, Wanjigi surprised many after he announced his intention of going in for the presidential seat come 2022. See below for Jimi Wanjigi biography, age, tribe, family, career, wife, children, house, salary, cars, and net worth.

Jimi Wanjigi biography SRC: @Nyanza Daily
Jimmy, one of the presidential candidates come 2022 SRC: @Nyanza Daily

Jimmy wanjigi profile

His real name:                      Jimi Richard Wanjigi

Place of birth:                       Nyeri County, Kenya

Date of birth:                        November 17, 1962

Gender:                                 Male

Nationality:                           Kenyan

Religion:                               Christian

Jimi Wanjigi father:              James Maina Wanjigi

Jimi Wanjigi mother:            Mary Wambui Wanjigi

Siblings:                                3

Wife:                                     Irene Nzisa

Children:                               2

Occupation:                          Entrepreneur, Political strategist

Jimi Wanjigi twitter account: @JimiWanjigi

Instagram account:                @jimi.wanjigi

Facebook account:                 Jimmy Wanjigi


Jimi Wanjigi biography

The business tycoon was born as Jimi Richard Wanjigi to his parents James Maina Wanjigi and Mary Wambui Wanjigi in Nyeri County. Born in a rich family, Jimi was privileged to attend one of the best schools in Kenya before proceeding to Canada for further studies. Interestingly, Jimi Wanjigi father was also a politician who served as Kamukunji MP and a Cabinet Minister during President Moi’s regime.

Jimi Wanjigi biography SRC: @Facebook
Jimi after airing his intention SRC: @Facebook

How old is Jimi Wanjigi?

Jimi Wanjigi age is no longer a question to worry about. The Kenyan billionaire was born on November 17, 1962, thus 61 years old as of 2023.

What is Jimmy Wanjigi tribe?

Despite having unpredictable accent, Richard’s place of birth can hint you of his roots. Besides, his second name is evident enough that he is of the Kikuyu origin.

Jimi Wanjigi family

Wanjigi is from a very prominent family as his father was a politician. He is the second born among the four siblings in his family. However, more about Jimi Wanjigi siblings is yet to be disclosed.

Maina Wanjigi, Jimmy's father SRC: @Kahawa Tungu
Maina Wanjigi, Jimmy’s father SRC: @Kahawa Tungu

His education history

Jimi attended Woodley Nursery School before which he joined St Mary’s School in Nairobi, where he studied with the likes of Gideon Moi and Uhuru Kenyatta. After sitting for his final exams, he then travelled to Canada and enrolled at York University. Later, he came back to Kenya and pursued another course at Daystar University.

His career

Wanjigi is one of those who are enjoying life with a big spoon. After working at his dad’s company, Kwacha Group of Companies, he came up with his own Tyl Limited that deals with money transfers. The company has its bank account with the National Bank of Dubai and is now offering loans to business people.

Jimmy with Raila Odinga SRC: @KIVUMBI
Jimmy with Raila Odinga SRC: @KIVUMBI

Despite being born in a political family, Jimmy has been on a low key, keeping his life away from the public. However, in 2012 the tycoon greatly contributed to Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto elections. In 2017, Wanjigi took an upper hand in supporting Raila Odinga for the presidential seat.

Mid this year, he surprised many after he mentioned that the kingmaker now wants to be the king. It is after this that he announced his intention of going in for the presidential seat come 2022. Who knows if he is the one to take after his Excellency Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta?       

Jimmy Wanjigi wife

The business tycoon is a family man. He married his longtime girlfriend, Irene Nzisa, some years ago and the two are now staying happily. Do you know that Irene’s stunning beauty has kept many men thirsting for her? Huh! Too late for them.

The Kenyan Billionaire with his wife, Irene Nzisa SRC: @Classic 105
The Kenyan Billionaire with his wife, Irene Nzisa SRC: @Classic 105

Jimi Wanjigi Children

Wanjigi and his wife Irene are blessed with two lovely children whose names are hidden from the public. They are currently studying at Institute Le Rosey in Geneva, Switzerland, a school that charges ten million shillings as fee for a year. We will keep you updated immediately we find out more.

Jimi Wanjigi house

The business tycoon has a mansion located at 44 Muthaiga Road that is estimated to one billion shillings. The mansion standing in a five-acre land has a heated swimming pool, a bunker, a helipad, and other top security features. Jimmy also owns houses in Bolt Holes in the United Arab Emirates, Park Lane in London, and Zurich that are worth billions. Below is a view of his mansion in Muthaiga Road.

A view of Jimmy's one billion mansion in Muthaiga SRC: @TUKO 2, @Kenyans
A view of Jimmy’s one billion mansion in Muthaiga SRC: @TUKO , @Kenyans

Jimi Wanjigi cars

Wanjigi is riding in expensive machines that have left many talking. His car collection includes a Mercedes Benz S500 2016, Porsche Cayenne 2018, Mercedes Benz E350 2018, 2015 Toyota Land cruiser V8, and BMW 7 series. Moreover, Jimmy Wanjigi new car, Black Rolls Royce, that bears the initials of his name for a number plate, is said to have cost him over 30 million shillings.

Jimi Wanjigi Rolls Royce car SRC: @Victor Matara
Jimi Wanjigi Rolls Royce car SRC: @Victor Matara

Jimi Wanjigi net worth

Apart from getting government tenders and contacts, Jimmy Wanjigi businesses are said to be generating him a lot of money. Besides, his properties are worth millions of dollars. His net worth is more than $450 million dollars as of 2023. 

Wanjigi's muti million helicopter SRC: @Vidello Productions
Wanjigi’s muti million helicopter SRC: @Vidello Productions

Do you know that Jimmy Wanjigi helicopter (plated EC130 5YJWJ) is worth 168 million?

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