Mama Ngina Kenyatta is one of the richest women in the nation. The billionaire, who is the mother of the current president of Kenya and the wife of Kenya’s founding father, Jomo Kenyatta, has invested in different sectors of the economy. It is estimated that Mama Ngina’s net worth is $1 billion. Take it or leave it, Mama Ngina is a hardworking woman who has started different companies from which she makes millions from the comfort of her couch. 

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The vast lands she acquired from her deceased husband have also contributed to her wealth. Kenyatta acquired the land from the World Bank and British Colonial government in the 1960s and 70s.  She is said to hold more than 200,000 hectares of land in trust for her family. She has interests in different companies across the nation and overseas.

Some of the companies where she holds stake include UAE Private Equity firm the Abraaj Group, Brookside and Commercial Bank of Africa among others. Over the decades, she has been a strong pillar in her family. She is among the forces that saw President Uhuru Kenyatta ascend to power in 2013. Despite her age, she is still strong enough since she has been appearing for different public functions.