Vusi Thembekwayo Biography: Age, Wife, Education, Career & Net Worth


Vusi Thembekwayo (born 21 March 1985) is a South African business mogul, global business speaker, author, and CEO of MyGrowthFund Venture Capital. He is considered one of the richest young people in Africa.

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Vusi Thembekwayo Age

He was born on March 21, 1985, in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa. He is 39 years old as of 2024 and celebrates his birthday on March 21st every year.

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Vusi Thembekwayo Early Life

Vusi was born into a poor family, but he did not let the situation he was born into deter him from being successful.

One of the most important attributes about him is that he recognized his God-given talent for public speaking from a very young age.

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It has been reported that by the time he was 17 years old, he was already ranked as one of the best in the whole African continent for motivational speaking.

Vusi Thembekwayo Education

Vusi got a good primary and secondary education, though it was quite difficult. He went on to the university after secondary school but had to drop out in his first year due to financial constraints.

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In a bid to raise money for his education, he started looking for a job but found none. Despite this little setback, Vusi moved on and used his skills in public speaking and convincing people to his financial advantage.

He ended up creating his first company, Global Professionals South Africa, which he operated from the comfort of his bedroom.

The company was a global recruitment agency that recruited  apprentices in South Africa for jobs based in England and Australia.

Regardless of his status quo, Vusi never really stopped learning, in 2009, he completed the Advanced Management Program at Commerce Wits University.

Later, he joined the University of Pretoria GIBS and learned modeling and financial evaluation techniques.

In addition, he studied corporate finance and business administration with honors (from the University of Pretoria).

Recently, Vusi completed his Executive MBA in Business Administration (MBA) from Hult Business School.

Vusi Thembekwayo Wife

Palesa Thembekwayo is Vusi’s wife. The couple tied the knot in 2009 in style. Palesa is also an accomplished entrepreneur like her husband.

Vusi Thembekwayo Children

Vusi has three children, two boys, and a girl. His first child, Vusumuzi Nathaniel Thembekwayo III, was born in November 2010, his daughter was born on the 3rd of April 2012 while his second son was born in 2017.


April 2014 – Present: Chief Executive Officer of My Growth Fund.

March 2013 – July 2014: Non-Executive Director of RBA Holdings Limited.

July 2009 – Present: Managing Partner at Watermark Afrika Fund.

March 2007 – December 2010: Director: New Markets and Structured Income at Metcash.

January 2004 – December 2007: Executive Director at Uciko Capital and Advisory Limited.

July 2002 – Present: Global Business Speaker, MOTIV8 Merchant Services.

Vusi Thembekwayo Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of R500 million which is approximately $36.4 million. Vusi is one of the richest young men in South Africa.


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