When we say the word celebrity, we often almost immediately think of singers and actors, but the reality is, many famous people are entrepreneurs, businessman or some other professions.
The reason why they are in the spotlight, is because their life stories are amazing to hear and we can get inspired by just listening to them.
One such celebrity is Vusi Thembekwayo. This young man is a South African entrepreneur and speaker. He managed to get into the media spotlight due to his public speaking conferences and strong opinions about relevant topics.
Vusi is definitely one of the biggest stars in South Africa, so today, we are going to talk about his personal life, career and much more.
Vusi Thembakwayo was born on March 21st 1985 in South Africa. He grew up in Benoni on the east side of the Rand of Gauteng Province. When it comes to his childhood and early years, we don’t have much information about it.
He seems to be very private when it comes to his childhood and teenage years, so there is not really anything interesting to report. You cannot find information about his personal life anywhere on the internet, which is another peculiar thing about him.
He noticed his talent for public speaking when he was still in high school. He was very good at speaking to larger audiences and seemed to be keeping everyone’s attention on himself. Vusi grew up in a family that didn’t’ have much, but there was always a strong desire in him to purse his education further and to learn more.
This eventually led him to enroll into a university, but because of his tough financial situation, he had to drop out.
The tough life situation made him realize the value of money pretty early on, which might be the reason why he worked so hard to avoid being in that position once again. There is no doubt that this talented young man is someone who knows how to use his natural talents and to bring out the best of him.
Vusi didn’t have much luck finding a job for himself, but ironically he did a great job finding jobs for other people. His first company was actually an agency that worked on finding jobs for other people in USA and UK. This was his first big success and a job that taught his a lot about business and entrepreneurial talent.
We will continue by talking about his professional life and career, since that is the area where he shined the most in life. We will touch on the subject of his net worth as well, and different projects he has been working on recently.
Vusi became known as one of the Dragons in the South African version of the popular show called the Dragon’s Den. The young, good looking entrepreneur, soon caught the eye of many and became one of the more popular judges on the show.
During the course of the show, he has invested numerous times in various business projects. The point of the show is to allow young businessman to get funding from the already established entrepreneurs, so they can start their businesses.
Even though he doesn’t like speaking about his private life that much, he admitted that he noticed his talent for public speaking when he was still in high school. He was very good at speaking to larger audiences and seemed to be keeping everyone’s attention on himself.
Vusi grew up in a family that didn’t’ have much, but there was always a strong desire in him to purse his education further and to learn more. This eventually led him to enroll into a university, but because of his tough financial situation, he had to drop out.
This is when he started looking for different jobs to pay for his everyday life and took jobs in various shops. Since finding jobs was not easy for him, he decided to take the matters into his own hands and to start something of his own.
He recruited professionals from South Africa and helped them find jobs overseas. This led to the creation of his first company called Global Professional South Africa. He managed to create an entire recruitment agency without even leaving his bedroom.
After selling his company to a network agency and losing money, Vusi was lucky enough to find a job in a marketing agency. Because of his amazing speaking skills, he soon landed a good position within the firm and was able to become one of the leading men in the company. He soon became a manager at the Metro Cash Carry and from there he managed to build his empire.
To fulfill his dream of getting a degree, Vusi managed to finish the Advanced Management Program at Commerce Wits University and recently he got the Executive MBA in Business Administration. Vusi’s recent projects include selling big part of the stake in Motiv8 consulting business in USA and used his money to develop a venture capitalist company for entrepreneurs.
Vusi’s dreams for the South Africans are huge. He has a dream of creating 300 South African businesses by the year 2030 and the tempo he has been keeping up right now, could potential lead him there. His goal is to basically support anyone who has a good idea but doesn’t have enough money to fund the materialization of this idea.
This is when his company comes into place and recently he started a Top40 mentorship program that allows companies to expand their businesses and grow. One of his biggest accomplishments in life is certainly an invitation to the House of Commons in UK, where he addressed the House of Common and the World Bank. He even held a show in Las Vegas, and the tickets for the show were all sold out.
Vusi seems to be working his way to the top not only in South Africa, but also in the world. His career seems to be expanding quickly and we can only imagine what his next steps will be. His priority seems to be the company he is currently operating, but with talents he has, who knows where the limit is.
When it comes to Vusi’s net worth, it is very hard to put an exact number on it. An estimated number is 550$ million, which is an astonishing number considering that this young man is only 34 years old. He has definitely been an inspiration for al lathe young south Africans and continues to be through his life.
Vusi likes to keep his private life on lock. He doesn’t like sharing information about his personal life, and no one really known much about that part of him. We do know that he is married, and that he has one son with his wife. The couple got married in 2009 and besides that information, there isn’t anything else to say about his romantic life.
Vusi’s childhood wasn’t as ideal as his life now and h struggled a lot to come to the place he is right now. The struggles he faced in early childhood, made him value the importance of hard work and dedication. Those two things brought him to the position he is on right now.
Even though he doesn’t like talking about his personal life, no scandals have been reported in the press and he seems to be leading a quiet family life. He likes sharing his photos on the social media, and he has many followers and subscribers on Instagram and Facebook.
He often shares valuable advice for those who are struggling to keep their head above the water, and uses his motivational skills to promote hard work and desire to succeed in young people of South Africa.
Vusi is definitely a living inspiration and someone who proved that working hard does pay off in the end. His natural charisma and talent for public speaking only got him so far, while the rest was only hard work and giving up a lot.
Vusi’s biggest accomplishment so far was his invitation to the House of Common in UK, where he spoke as a representative of South Africa to the House of Common and to the World Bank. Such an accomplishment is hard to achieve even when you are from UK, so imagine the value it has for this talented South African.
Full name: Vusi Thembakwayo
Date of birth: March 21st 1985
Birthplace: South Africa
Profession: Business man, Public speaker
Weight: 90 kg
Net Worth: 550$ million