Karim Hirji

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Karim Hirji
Born (1950-11-11) 11 November 1950 (age 66)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Citizenship Uganda
Occupation Businessman & Entrepreneur
Years active 1960s - present
Known for Auto racing, business acumen, net worth
Home town Kampala
Net worth US$100 Million (2013)

Karim Hirji is a businessman, hotel owner, and entrepreneur in Uganda. He is reported to be one of the wealthiest individuals in that country, with an estimated net worth of approximately US$100 million.[1]


During the 1960s and 1970s, Hirji was a champion automobile race driver. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, he began trading in textiles and alcoholic beverages from a shop on Luwum Street in central Kampala. His first company, Dembe Enterprises, has since expanded into the Dembe Group of Companies, a conglomerate that includes a radio station (Dembe FM), an automobile dealership, a finance and insurance business, an amusement park, and a chain of hotels under the Imperial Hotels Group. He also owns the former Uganda Commercial Bank Towers, which he renamed Cham Towers.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Michael Kanaabi, and Ssebidde Kiryowa (2011). "The Deepest Pockets". New Vision Mobile. Archived from the original on October 21, 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Administrator. "Uganda's Rich: Karim Hirji". Ismaili.net. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Mtsimbe, Sanctus (2 August 2008). "Who Are the Richest People In Uganda?". Jamiiforums.com Quoting New Vision. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 

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