Manu Chandaria Net Worth

Manu Chandaria Net Worth

Manu Chandaria Net Worth 2023, foundation, cars, house, wife, sons, industries. Manilal Premchand Chandaria OBE CBS EBS is a Kenyan businessman of Indian descent born in Nairobi on 1 March 1929. Along with being a senior member of the Comcraft Group of Companies, a billion-dollar enterprise that has a presence in over 40 countries.

Manu Chandaria Net Worth$2 billion
Date of birth1 March 1929
Full nameManilal Premchand Chandaria

Manu Chandaria net worth: Biography

Manu was born on 1st March, 1929. He attended various schools in Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya from where he proceeded to India for his undergraduate studies.

Manu Chandaria Net Worth
Manu Chandaria Net Worth

He graduated from Jamnagar India University, Bombay in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science from whence he proceeded to Oklahoma in the US.


Manu graduated in 1950 with a bachelor in engineering and continued with his masters, which he obtained in 1951 from the University of Oklahoma. It was from here he returned to Kenya to find a prospering family enterprise and thus a platform where he would apply his swift business acumen to wrest a multinational conglomerate from the provisional shop that had once been.

Manu Chandaria Business

Before Chandaria and his brother’s return to Kenya, their family had amassed substantial holdings that made it possible for their entry into the lucrative steel and aluminium industry.  

Chandaria’s future father-in-law had organised a group of ten individuals to acquire saucepan manufacturer Kenya Aluminium, an enterprise that had folded during the depression, from an Indian merchant in 1929, although this group eventually broke up to pursue different ventures some twenty years later.


Such were the earnest beginnings of the future $2.5 billion Comcraft Group. 

With the onset of the 1950s and 60s came the expansion of Comcraft to other countries such as Ethiopia, Nigeria, Congo, India, Zambia and elsewhere with Chandaria being charged with business affairs in Uganda, and Congo.

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He is today a senior member of Comcraft Group, Chairman of Bank of India Advisory Committee in Nairobi among others. His personal business interests are extensive and span the vast of the Kenyan economy and as well as 50 other countries.

Manu Chandaria Net Worth Forbes

Manu Chandaria Net Worth 2022$2 billion
Manu Chandaria Net Worth 2021$1.7 billion
Manu Chandaria Net Worth 2020$1.5 billion
Manu Chandaria Net Worth 2019$1.2 billion

He has won several awards in East Africa and internationally in recognition of his entrepreneurial endeavours and is also a noted philanthropist. In 2003, Chandaria was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II.In December of the same year, he was awarded the Elder of the Burning Spear by former president Mwai Kibaki, one of the highest civilian honours in Kenya. He has been hailed as “one of Kenya’s leading industrialists”.

Chandaria is a member of the Global Leadership Council and the patron and chairman of the Global Peace Foundation in Africa. He has spoken in all Global Peace Festival Conventions since 2010 and played a very crucial role in Kenya’s hosting of the Global Peace Convention 2010 which was patronized and officially opened by the 3rd President of the Republic of Kenya Hon. Mwai Kibaki.

In 2013, the Global Peace Foundation in Kenya under his chairmanship was nominated for the UN Person of the Year Award for its role in empowering the youth through entrepreneurship and a culture of service. On 7 December 2013, Dr. Chandaria addressed the Global Peace Convention 2013 held at the Shangrilla Hotel in Kuala Lumpur alongside Dr. Hyun Jin Moon who blamed religious fanatics for inter-faith conflicts.



Manu Chandaria Net Worth 2023 is $12 billion making him the richest man in Kenya. Along with being a senior member of the Comcraft Group of Companies, a billion dollar enterprise that has a presence in over 40 countries, he is on the boards of several prominent East African companies. He has won several awards in East Africa and internationally in recognition of his entrepreneurial endeavours and is also a noted philanthropist

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