8 Things You Should Know About Refugee-Turned-Billionaire Ashish Thakkar
Born in the U.K., Ashish Thakkar, 35, is a fourth-generation Indian who grew up being shuttled between Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda. He credits his success to being a refugee. He transformed a small computer business into Mara Group, a multi-billion dollar, multi-sector business services company. Thakkar was named one of Africa’s youngest billionaires when he was in his 20s. He regularly appears on Forbes lists, including top tech startups and top young millionaires to watch.