Hebert Ganje
Nationality Zimbabwean
Occupation
  • Entrepreneur

Herbert Knight Ganje is 29 year old Zimbabwean millionaire, who dropped out of school when he was doing Form One. Ganje owns H & G Advertising a multi-million dollar advertising company in Botswana.


Background

Ganje dropped out of school when he was doing form one as he claims that he found school boring as he was not really good at it.[1].He managed to convince his mother to allow him to “take a one year break and travel,” and then continue with school at a later stage.It was during this break that Ganje’s road to success started.

His friend invited him to Botswana, during an interview Ganje reflected, on what turned out to be a rough experience, where he survived on odd jobs, and was basically homeless.

Ganje claims that when he arrived in Botswana he stayed in a tuck shop where there was just a mattress and blanket. But during this difficult time he was focused on his goal which was to set up a company.

He claims that he got his first client even before he registered the company. Ganje claims that he did a small presentation and the client was impressed and that’s how the company started.

The company HG a name coined on the initials of his first and last name, was a $50 million empire by 2017 and headquartered in Botswana, with operations in 13-African countries, serving such clients as Coca Cola, Unilever and Samsung.[2]

Forbes Magazine

As a result of his success at such a young age, Ganje made the list of Forbes Africa Magazine’s “30-Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs for 2017.

References

  1. [ https://www.voazimbabwe.com/a/zimbabwean-school-drop-out-running-multiu-million-dollar-business-in-botswana/3785631.html], From School Dropout to Multi-Millionaire: The Story of 29-Year-Old Zimbabwean Hebert Ganje , Published: march 28 2017 , Retrieved: 26 January 2017
  2. [1], From School Dropout to Multi-Millionaire: The Story of 29-Year-Old Zimbabwean Hebert Ganje , Published: March 28 2017 , Retrieved: 26 December 2017