Malawian Mike Chilewe Jnr on Forbes list of enterprenuers: ’30 Under 30′ 2017

One of Malawi’s youthful entrepreneurs Mike Chilewe Jnr is among the top 30 successful African entrepreneurs under the age blacket of 30, this is according to the latest Forbes Africa 2017 list released this week.

Mike Chilewe Junior: young Malawian entrepreneur

Forbes Africa is the famous and most anticipated annual list of 30 brightest and most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 30.

For a second year running, Chilewe has been named listed by the magazine under its ‘30 under 30’ list of great young entrepreneurs.

He is on the position 27.

Son to one of Malawi’s most prominent and successful businessmen, Mike Chilewe, Mike Jnr is founder of Chilewe brands.

He founded Chilewe Brands Global, a pan-African diversified company involved in financial services, manufacturing, agriculture commodity trading and commercial properties.

The company makes $2 million (about K1.5 billion at current exchange rate) a year and employs 20 people.

“I remember when I was in college, I asked my father for a computer and he said I should figure it out,” he recalls.

Chilewe started off selling his meal coupons and used the proceeds to start a small business selling blank CDs to fellow students to buy his first Pentium III computer.

“I also bought my first block of 40,000 shares in a telecommunications company from the same proceeds. I still hold on to these shares because they mean so much to me when I reflect on the hard work that I put in to make my small business venture profitable,” Chilewe told the Magazine.

Forbes Africa’s list, is one of the most anticipated list of 30 “of the brightest, hungriest and most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 30” in Africa.

In 2015 Chilewe was among four young Malawian entrepreneurs who attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) held in Nairobi, Kenya

The Summit was attended by the then United States President Barack Obama.

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5 years ago

He never started from the scratch Aint a self made millionaire. Born with a silver spoon not a wooden one like some of us.Mdala anamusiyilako zina ameneyu kungoti ndi wanzeru kusiyana ndi zitsiru zina zimene zimathera ndalama mowa ndimahule pa bwandilo and dying poor. He seems smart upstairs than most malawians amene amchoka mutimabanja tabwino and showy for nothing.

5 years ago

Congratulations my brother keep flying higher bigger

5 years ago

Zateromu mahule ayambiratu kumusakasaka pa fb ndi whatsup;

“pepanitu azimai, uyu amadya mpunga ndi nkhuku osati zikundu zoolazo”

Mwana wanzeru uyu coz ana ena akangobadwira banja lolemera chimene amadziwa ndi kuononga chuma basi but this guy started by creating his own path ;;;;;; lero su-uyu!!

Inenso ndimasamala chuma cha bambo anga and am doing best than the late dad himself ……. kungochepetsa mowa ndi nyere – coz ndizo zakudya za satana

5 years ago

He didn’t start from the bottom…… and he lies when he claims his dad gave him nothing. Hypocrite.

He rides on his father’s fame and wealth and yet tries to coy out calling his fathers name. Stupid son. If his name was not Mike Jnr would he have the same the platform he is enjoying? This dude ain’t an entrepreneur

MJ parent
5 years ago

Congrants man! Malawi needs people of your type for it to develop. keep it up, May the Lord keep on blessing you.

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