Vusi Thembekwayo Biography
Vusi Thembekwayo is a young world prominent thought- provoking South African business mogul, global speaker, business leader, venture capitalist and entrepreneur who works towards solving economic issues in Africa. He is widely known as one of the ‘Dragons’ in the South African version of ‘Dragons Den’. He influences over 350 million in the seven organizations he holds shares in.
Vusi Thembekwayo Birthday, Age, Place of Birth, Nationality
Vusi Thembekwayo was born on 21st March, 1985 in Benoni, East Rand, Gauteng Province, South Africa. He is currently 35 years old.
Vusi Thembekwayo Education Background
He attended Benini High School for his secondary education. During this time, he got pushed back 2 years because he did not know how to speak Afrikaans.
Between 2008- 2009, he went to the University of Witwatersrand where he studied Management Advanced Programme (Cum Laude), Commerce. He later did a postgraduate diploma in Business Administration from Gordon Institute of Business Science from 2010- 2011.
He then did Corporate Finance (Advance Valuation), Financial Modelling and Valuations from INSEAD. This was from 2011- 2012. He then did a n Executive MBA (Dean’s list), Business/ Managerial Economics from Ashridge Executive Education in Hult International Business School from 2015 till 2017.
Vusi Thembekwayo Career
After refusing to go to University, he decided to find a job so as to be able to fend for himself and for his loved ones. He was able to find an agency that was dedicated towards helping unemployed South Africans find jobs overseas. He became the number 1 motivational speaker in Africa at the tender age of 17. This made him known far and wide as an entrepreneur and that is how his name grew.
In 2010, he became the director of Metcash Group. He was able to score the highest EDITDA in the entire Metcash Group. Thembekwayo now runs his own company known as Global Professional South Africa. Furthermore, he is the current CEO of a boutique investment and advisory firm in Africa.
Vusi Thembekwayo Masterclass and Entrepreneurship
He created his own company known as Global Professional SA. His vision 2030 is to be able to create 300 sustainable black businesses. This is meant to be achieved by discovering and caring for high- growth African- American entrepreneurs through funding, incubation, development platforms as well as business development.
Vusi recently came up with MyGrowthFund where he recently launched a mentorship program known as #Top40 that looks into enabling 40high- growth companies to expand their businesses and move to higher grounds. He does this by funding 1 Million Rands through a 1and a half year mentorship program.
He has been able to be on the covers of Entrepreneur Magazine with features on Inc500 and Forbes. Vusi Thembekwayo has companies in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda. In addition to that, he has global influence.
Vusi Thembekwayo YouTube and Instagram
He loves to share lots of his knowledge and skills on his social media platforms such as You Tube and Instagram. He currently has a total of over 260k followers with about 2801 posts.
Vusi Thembekwayo Wife and Children
Vusi Thembekwayo is married to his beautiful wife known as Palesa Thembekwayo. They tied the knot in 2009. The two are blessed with two children; Amahle and Nathaniel Thembekwayo.
Vusi Thembekwayo Quotes
“Education becomes more relevant once you know what you want to do.”
“You have the time; you just don’t know how to prioritize.”
“If you want to be successful, you need to be utterly obsessed. You need to reply to customer queries after 5:00pm on a Friday.”
Vusi Thembekwayo Net Worth
With a net worth of about $600 as per 2020, Vusi Thembekwayo has worked so hard towards making his company impactful in various African countries as well as the entire globe at large. He currently stands as one of the richest young men in South Africa and in Africa at large.