People cant believe this 39-year-old CEO earns Sh16.7m per month
Centum Investments chief executive officer James Mworia has left Kenyans in awe after it emerged that he was the best paid manager in Kenya, pocketing a cool Sh16.7 million a month.
According to the latest financial reports , Mr Mworia beat corporate bigwigs including Equity bank’s CEO James Mwangi who earned average monthly pay of Sh15.9 million each in the year ended December 2015, and Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore took home an average monthly pay of Sh10.7 million in the year ended March.
In 2001, Mr Mworia, 38, began working as a filing clerk at Centum Investments.
Despite having a law degree and several other financial and accounting diplomas and certificates, he accepted this entry-level position.
He gradually rose through the ranks, and in 2005 he was appointed chief investment officer at Centum Investments.
He served in that position until December 2006, when he joined TransCentury Investments as its head of investments.
In 2008, he was back to Centum, this time as its chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director.
The 39-year-old juicy fat salary elicited mixed reactions from Kenyans on Twitter.
The salaries were broken down by this tweep
Best Paid CEOs of NSE Listed Firms (Monthly)
*Centum's Mworia Sh16.7M
*Equity's J. Mwangi Sh15.9M
*BAT CEO Sh13.2M
*Bob Collymore Sh10.7M
— Kenyanwallstreet (@kenyanwalstreet) September 19, 2016
Then the GIFs started.
That second guy is a reflection of how Centum’s CEO rose from intern to CEO pic.twitter.com/9uEVRA8Qdb
— Karis (@Qaris_) September 19, 2016
Then the tweets…
If the Centum CEO gave me his salary advance for ONE month, my life would be sorted out pap! https://t.co/xvGWcuM5OF
— Caleb Karùga (@CalebKaruga) September 19, 2016
When i grow up i wanna be Centum’s CEO.
— ✌ (@BlissUtd) September 19, 2016
Does Centum need another CEO? I am ready.
— Undercover Lion (@Dr_Huey) September 19, 2016
Is the Centum CEO married??
— Lamborghinimercy (@mercie__) September 1, 2016
James Mworia at 38 earns 16.7M per month. His salo for a single month can change my life ?
— Amamacho (@Amamacho) September 19, 2016
I remember reading somewhere that the Centum CEO is paid 5M a week. So that 16.7 M could be net
— ?????? (@kiruti) September 19, 2016