Age, Biography and Wiki

Ashish Thakkar was born on 5 August, 1981 in Leicester, United Kingdom, is a Founder, Mara Group & Mara Foundation. Discover Ashish Thakkar's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 39 years old?

Popular As N/A
Occupation Founder, Mara Group & Mara Foundation
Age 41 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born 5 August 1981
Birthday 5 August
Birthplace Leicester, United Kingdom

We recommend you to check the complete list of Famous People born on 5 August. He is a member of famous Founder with the age 41 years old group.

Ashish Thakkar Height, Weight & Measurements

At 41 years old, Ashish Thakkar height not available right now. We will update Ashish Thakkar's Height, weight, Body Measurements, Eye Color, Hair Color, Shoe & Dress size soon as possible.

Physical Status
Height Not Available
Weight Not Available
Body Measurements Not Available
Eye Color Not Available
Hair Color Not Available

Who Is Ashish Thakkar's Wife?

His wife is Meera Manek (m. 2008–2013)

Parents Not Available
Wife Meera Manek (m. 2008–2013)
Sibling Not Available
Children Not Available

Ashish Thakkar Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-2022. So, how much is Ashish Thakkar worth at the age of 41 years old? Ashish Thakkar’s income source is mostly from being a successful Founder. He is from . We have estimated Ashish Thakkar's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2022 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2022 Under Review
Net Worth in 2021 Pending
Salary in 2021 Under Review
House Not Available
Cars Not Available
Source of Income Founder

Ashish Thakkar Social Network

Instagram Ashish Thakkar Instagram
Twitter Ashish Thakkar Twitter
Wikipedia Ashish Thakkar Wikipedia



In 2013, Thakkar announced a partnership with Bob Diamond to launch Atlas Mara, a company that invests in commercial banking institutions across Africa. Diamond, the former chief executive of Barclays, and Thakkar met at a conference through their foundations, Mara Foundation and the Diamond Family Foundation. Thakkar and Diamond raised $325 million in funding in December 2013, before listing the company on the London Stock Exchange. As of 26 March 2019 (5 years and 3 months after the IPO), the stock price had crashed and had lost 84% of its IPO price. The ticker symbol in London is "ATMA.LN". It trades in the United States under the ticker symbol "AAMAF".


In 2017, Thakkar was appointed Chair of the Presidential Youth Advisory Group at the African Development Bank


In 2015, Thakkar was appointed Chair of the United Nations Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council.


In June 2014, Thakkar participated in the "Global Accelerator" event hosted by the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Office for Partnerships to discuss entrepreneurships in UN objectives. Thakkar presented and worked at the event of over 100 entrepreneurs and UN officials including Michael Dell, Barbara Bush and Arianna Huffington. In August 2014, Thakkar participated in the US-Africa summit, hosted by the White House, alongside former U.S. President Bill Clinton. He has also participated in the UN Women Initiative, and was a guest speaker at the Emirates Foundation Youth Philanthropy Summit in November 2014.


Thakkar is a member of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders, and was included in Fortune magazine's list of the top "40 Under 40" in 2013. He was awarded the Base Leadership Award at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards event. Esquire named him Middle East Man of the Year in 2016.


Thakkar founded Mara Foundation, a non-profit company that mentors and supports young African entrepreneurs, in 2009. Mara Mentor, a mobile application that connects young entrepreneurs with business professionals, was launched through Mara Foundation.


Thakkar founded his own company, Mara Group, in 1996 at the age of 15. He began by importing computer parts including keyboards, mouses, and desktops from weekly trips to Dubai. After Thakkar had received a $5,000 loan to start his company, he opened the small IT business in a shopping mall across the street from his father's shop in Kampala.


Thakkar's family emigrated from the Indian state of Gujarat to Africa in the 1890s. Thakkar, however, was born in Leicester in 1981,. He spent his childhood at Rushey Mead School as part of Belvoir S form group. After his parents had moved to the United Kingdom in 1972 when Idi Amin enforced the expulsion of Asians from Uganda. Thakkar and his family returned to Africa to live in Rwanda before they were again forced to leave due to the Rwandan genocide in 1994. The Thakkar family then fled to Burundi before settling in Uganda as refugees. At 15 years old, Thakkar dropped out of school to start his own business with a $5,000 loan.