Business mogul Chris Kirubi’s life is the classic tale of from rags to riches.
He was born in 1941 in a humble background and after losing his parents at an early age, he became the breadwinner of the family taking care of his siblings while attending school and working during the holidays.
The responsibilities mounted as he grew up but with a vision in mind and a dream, he quickly became one of the richest men in Africa with a net-worth of millions of dollars and his name on Forbes.
In his recent interview with top Kenyan comedian Daniel Churchill Ndambuki, he was able to express some of the qualities he has acquired that has helped shape his success.
Below are some of the qualities everyone can learn from the seasoned businessman.
With the success that Dr. Kirubi has seen, it is quite evident that he did not get to where he is by sheer luck, hardwork played a key role and he has emphasized on the importance of working hard to achieve whatever you want and enjoying the process while you are at it.
Even at 79 years old nothing is stopping Dr CK as he is fondly referred to. He is still excited and motivated to check up on his many businesses every day. The Ask Kirubi founder improves the quality of his work by staying motivated, constantly learning and is willing to work even as a billionaire.
One of the words that can be used to define a man like Kirubi is resilient, he has overcome so many odds and still came out on top. Bearing in mind that his first job was selling and repairing gas cylinders for Shell, the current Director of Centum Investment company has surely scaled the heights.
For him to get this far, he had to cope, adapt to change fast and stay positive.
A quote by the Dalai Lama says “In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.”
There are many words to describe a man like Kirubi, he is a hard worker, passionate, charismatic, business savvy, dynamic, a mentor, a cancer survivor, has a world of experience and ultimately a force of nature.