US President Joe Biden on Wednesday, December 8 nominated tech-industry mogul Meg Whitman to be the US Ambassador to Kenya.
If approved by the US Senate to replace Kyle McCarter as Kenyan ambassador, Whitman will be the richest person in Kenya once she settles in the country.
Meg Whitman's net worth according to Forbes is $5 billion (which translates to Ksh 563,750,000,000 as per the current exchange rates).
She will, therefore, overtake industrialist Manu Chandaria who has been for a very long time ranked as Kenya's richest man. Chandaria is estimated to be worth $1.7 billion (translating to Ksh 191,845,000,000).
Whitman is a high-profile longtime technology industry executive and former Republican candidate for governor of California.
She has made a mark in America's tech industry having served as President and CEO of various companies including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the Hewlett Packard Company, eBay, and FTD.
The graduate of Harvard and Princeton is also a board member of several companies including, the Board of Procter and Gamble, General Motors, and National Board Chair at Teach for America.
The White House described her as a lady who boasts several honours in both politics and business.
“Meg has been inducted into the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame and the U.S. Business Hall of Fame,” White House said in a statement.