'Zimbabwean Kardashians': Rich Kids of a Broke Country

Welcome to the world of Zimbabwe's wealthy young elite, where silver plated Rolls-Royces and private jets lined in gold are just the norm - and showing off your tens of millions are essential social media viewing.

Even though the country is ranked only second to Congo as the poorest on the planet, these politicians' off-springs and young entrepreneurs prove that there is still plenty of money floating around the country.

There are the sisters dubbed the 'Zimbabwean Kardashians' - flaunting their wealth around in the poverty-stricken nation, as well as Church preachers, or 'prophets' as they like to call themselves, showing off fancy cars and bundles of fifty dollar bills.

Robert Mugabe Junior turned up in a black Batmobile while studying American Architecture in Dubai. He showcased it to his 23 000 followers on Instagram
Mugabe's Sons Show their Wealth 


Vanessa Chironga and her sister Michelle, both 28 - are daughters of property mogul and politician Philip Chiyangwa, a 'nephew' of Mugabe, who is worth $280 million

Sidney Himbara Jr tops the lot for parading his wealth online, as his father Sidney Sr is one of the richest businessmen in the nation. he showed his 5860 followers his customised alligator skin, gold plated Giuseppe Zanotti $14,000 trainers and a golden revolver that fires out lipstick pellets.

Bona Mugabe's husband, Simba Chikore, splashes his cash on designer sunglasses and dhows off his wealth online. While the military has taken over the country and are currently negotiating President Robert Mugabe's exit, these filthy rich youngsters are showcasing their wealth all over their social media. 

Mugabe's sons show their wealth by pouring booze all over a Rolex watch in a nightclub and boasting of being a benefactor of their father's dictatorship on social media.

Genius Kandungure sits on top of a Rolls-Royce. The controversial businessman was able to strike his first major deal securing gas for domestic use due to his connections with Angolan Airways. 

When he's not posting pictures of his actual cars online, Genius Kadungure flaunts his wealth by showing of the keys to his high-performance vehicles and designer jewellery.

While studying American Architecture in Dubai, Junior turned up in a black Batmobile, which he showcased to his 23 000 followers on Instagram, and showed off travelling in a private jet, with an interior decked out completely in gold.

The dictator's namesake and son, left, poses while walking through a shopping mall with designer shops such as Gucci and Burberry. His brother Chatunga regularly hits the African headlines as one of the continent's most outrageous spenders.

Two weeks ago, a video emerged of him pouring a bottle of Ace of Spades champagne over his diamond-encrusted Rolex watch. Chatunga tells his Instagram followers, with a less than subtle picture of his diamond encrusted Rolex: '$60 000 on the wrist when your daddy run the whole country ya know'.


Wicknell Chivayo - the richest of the 'kids' in Zimbabwe - is known for splashing out and showing his wealth off on social media. Soalite Chivayo has earned a reputation for his boastful social media posts showing off expensive items like Rolex watches

Claiming to live 'humbly', Michelle drives around in a $100 000 Victoria Beckham 2013 edition Land Rover while Elle had a $65 000 wedding and honeymoon in Seychelles, claiming: 'It was actually a low-cost wedding.' - Online Sources

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