“Fill up your toolbox with skills and qualifications,” was the best advice Romeo Kumalo ever received. The words themselves had a significant impact on his corporate career.
The Harvard Business School alumnus holds a master’s degree in commerce from Unisa, as well as executive management certificates from the University of the Witwatersrand and INSEAD, the European business school.
He put his formal education to use in his career in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, which has now lasted over a decade.
Romeo Kumalo: Career and Net Worth
Romeo, 47, oversaw Vodacom’s international operations until 2016. He was paid a termination salary of R4.26 million when he resigned as the company’s chief operating officer for global operations at the end of May 2015.
He then joined forces with other South African business veterans, including banker Michael Jordaan, for their next venture. The South African investment firm focuses on technology and hopes to raise up to $200 million in an IPO in 2019.
Romeo has mastered entrepreneurship throughout his life. What he has accumulated to his net worth since his first job as a packer at Pick n Pay to becoming the CEO and co-founder of Washirika Holdings is still unknown.
Romeo Kumalo’s Wife When the former beauty queen and businesswoman, Basetsana Kumalo, was crowned Miss Soweto, Romeo, who is of African descent, met the love of his life.
Basetsana competed against 86 other women for the 44th Miss World title at the Sun City Superbowl in South Africa, with her undeniable beauty, envy-worthy height, and charm. The stunning almost won the title, but was defeated by another crowd-favorite beauty of India, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Relationship Status: Single?
Romeo and his wife did something extraordinary to commemorate their wedding anniversary in 2018. The former Miss South Africa and her entrepreneur husband re-enacted their wedding day in 2000.
They came up with the idea after their children complained about not being able to see their parents exchange wedding vows.
With the birth of Nkosinathi in 2005, the couple, who began dating in 1997, welcomed their first child.
Meanwhile, they had a miscarriage in 2007, which caused quite a stir in the media. To avoid repeating history, Romeo and his wife welcomed their baby boy, Shaka Emmanuel, in secret in 2012.
They have yet to reveal the story involving their son, Gabriel. When it comes to their three children, Romeo and Basetsana are usually very private.