Economy

Congratulations To Zambia’s Raja Bobbili For Hitting Forbes List

BobbiliA Zambian based in the United States of America has attracted global attention by featuring in the 2017 Forbes 30 Best Financial professionals.

Forbes is a globally acclaimed publication that is deemed an authority of the who is who in the global play of power and politics.

Raja Bobbili is a Zambian of Asian origin who works for Abrams Capital in the United States with the firm specializing in hedge funds and is worth US8 billion.

Bobbili’s achievement is notable as it credits the best 30 financial professionals in the United States of America.

He attended International School of Lusaka before heading to MIT where he graduated in electrical engineering and economics in 2008.

He later obtained his MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Law graduate from Harvard Law School.

He was also named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2012.

41 Comments

  1. KASULU SALOME

    Wow! This is fabulous.congratulations

  2. Umuntu

    What tribe is he?

    • Rashide

      Surely is it the first bases of accessing him, shame on you. You see tribe in everything apart from sex.

  3. Antu omwe

    Congrats. Raja!!! What happened to the other Zambian do

  4. Antu omwe

    Congrats. Raja!!! What happened to the other Zambian doctor dr suwilanji situmbeko who went missing in the usa

  5. Black water

    I don’t understand this statement “a Asian origin attended international school in Lusaka he went to America higher for higher education.it sound like this guy was just in zambia for business for that particular period .Any way congratulations we mu sungu

  6. Mzee2017

    Congratulations young man. Take credit for your achievements because many people went through the same schools but only you have reached the top at the international level. Keep it up and more power to you.

  7. coco

    A Zambian is a Zambian full stop . Do not say a Zambian of Asian origin . How is this important ? What about if he was a black Luvale man . Were you going describe him as a Zambian of Luvale origin ? Do not discriminate citizens in any way . You are practicing apartheid which our people fought to destroy .

    • Musonda

      Remember the duol citizen debate, its coz of such pipo

  8. MLungu

    Te mu sungu guys.

  9. zedian

    Electrical Engineering
    Economics
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Law

    Finally made your money as a #Hedge_Fund_Manager you inspire me to do more I am on a right track. Soon to join your rank #Day_Trading

  10. Zedian

    Electrical Engineering
    Economics
    MBA
    Law
    Now Hedge Fund Manager wow great you inspire me

  11. CreamDeLaCream

    Electrical Engineering
    Economics
    MBA
    Law
    Now Hedge Fund Manager wow great you inspire me

  12. Manson

    Congrats it’s not easy God bless you all the way

  13. shabby lex

    From American school Lusaka baba

  14. Floss ?

    Wow! This is encouraging, congratulations ? I hope to make the list ? too

  15. Native

    If he graduated in 2008 and is worth US $8 billion but still an employee of a hedge fund firm it only means “old money” that’s been in the family he was born into. There is such a firm called “Bobilli Gems” dealing in precious, semi-precious stones, jewellery and ornaments in lusaka zambia which would likely be the major source of that wealth. And that is not to take away from the hard work of the young man. Our fellow nationals of indian origin are much much wealthier than the rest of indigenous zambia realizes, and deservedly so due to their innovation, austerity and financial prudence as really very few of them drive the toyota VX V8s that our politicians presiding over an empty treasury do. “Ziko ni yanu a black munthu, koma ndalama ni za a mwenye”. When Hakainde tells you this country is wealthy and can pay for every child’s education you insult him. There is your “BOBILLI” evidence brought out to you in plain sight from raw zambian resources by FORBES!

    • Tiger lilly

      From what I understand is the company he works for is worth $8 billion not him. And to get a masters degree from Harvard is extremely expensive it’s over $150 000 . Am trying to get my son in but need to source the money first

      • Native

        He is a new generation Bobilli. The old generation Bobilli(s) left a positive inheritance for their children and children’s children.

  16. jey

    Zambian of Asian origin is he a Zambia or he once visited Zambia for education purpose.

  17. Innocent

    You are one strong man who knows the best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

  18. Innocent

    You are one strong man who knows the best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

  19. Innocent

    You are one strong man who knows the best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

  20. Aus tin

    Congratrulations Raja thats a great archievement

  21. Job

    Have always thought of an Engineering President but no one comes up .An engineer does better in business management maybe would make a better presidents. Ghana had one

  22. Nambo

    That one is not a Zambian is Asian anyway congratulation for yo hard work youngman

  23. sj

    Congratulation to our own zed

  24. TJ

    Raja ni Wasu Wasu and congratulations

  25. dassy blue

    how come his name don’t sound zambian i think its the reason people whants to know his tribe.

  26. habeenzu mweemba cheelo

    As long as this guy schooled here in Zambia in his foundational years he is our product. No tree can grow without roots .congrats man. before this year ends I will be worth £5 million British pounds watch this space

  27. MATHANI

    SO WHAT? THIS LAD IS A LITTLE THUG STOLE MY EMERALDS ONE TIME AND SOLD THEM TO THE MAFIA.FORBES IS A MAFIA FIRM.

  28. double ess

    Congratulations

  29. Schorfield

    _Alihamdulillahi rabbil aalameen_

  30. prudence banda

    woooow!!! congrates

  31. FRANK C

    Congrats! Also looking forwad to make it big…

  32. gaddafi mpasela

    Congratulations

  33. gaddafi mpasela

    Law

  34. gaddafi mpasela

    Thanks

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