As you wonder that Kenya’s Samuel Abisai and Gordon Ogada won sh221 million and Sh230 million Mega Jackpots respectively, by betting on football, here are the real men who have won billions by betting on other sports genres. And none is African.
Benter, 62, is Hong Kong-based American whose current net worth is Sh100 billion. He wins between Sh200 and Sh500 million daily from Horse racing.
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Edward is 87. He is an American whose net worth has hit over Sh80 billion (from investing gambling wins in stocks, hedge funds). His main source of the cash is from placing bets on Casino.
Ausie-born Croat Zeljko Ranogajec has amassed is a casino and horse race, betting addict. From the activity, he has gathered over Sh80 billion (from investing gambling wins in stocks, hedge funds)
Some of his notable wins include the Sh700 million horse racing jackpot in 1994 and Sh4.4 billion in three years to 2008.
Andrew, 56, started off with a paltry Sh2, 800 on a horse and won Sh3.5 million in 1992. He would later turn into a billionaire and co-founded one of England’s largest bet exchange market.
His net worth is currently Sh28 billion (from co-founding Betfair in 1998, England’s largest bet exchange market which was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2010).
Is one of the richest gamblers who never attended school. At 73 the American’s net worth is Sh20 billion. He wins about Sh200 million daily from betting.
Patrik Antonius, 38, is a Spanish Finn. He turned a Sh20, 000 bet into Sh200, 000 in one month.
The American learnt gambling on his grandfather’s knee but is now Sh10 billion at 42.
Others are Briton Tony Bloom, 49, whose net worth is also Sh10 billion annually (from investing poker wins in real estate, gambling websites and the Albion soccer club), American Ray Bitar, 47, whose net worth is Sh4 billion and Jonathan Duhamel, 32, whose net worth is Sh3.2 billion.