Biography of Julie Gichuru
Julie Sumira Gichuru is a businesswoman and a media personality who has worked in several media companies in Kenya.
Julie Gichuru age
Julie Gichuru was born on January 7th 1974 in Dagoretti Nairobi County and she is 49 years old. She celebrates her birthday on January 7 every year.
Julie Gichuru Family
Julie’s mother is Salome Njeri and Samuel Gichuru her father. Her mother separated and her father remarried. Julie has four siblings three sisters and a half brother
Julie Gichuru husband
She is married to Tony whom she wedded in 2003 and the two are blessed with five children namely the late Daniel, Mwaura, Joseph, Njeri and Kimoshe.
Julie Gichuru Education background
She attended St Christopher’s School and then later transferred to Green Herald in Bangladesh. She then went to Karen C School and then after transferred to Loreto Convent Musongari and did her final exams in secondary at Imani School.
After secondary education she got admitted in USIU but before she was done with her Undergraduate studies she moved to the UK. She joined Cardiff School of Law at the University of Wales where she graduated with LLB Law and also did MBA at Cardiff School of Business still in Wales University.
Julie Gichuru’s career
Julie started his career in media with KTN where she was a reporter and then after some time she moved to a radio Station, Capital FM she then joined NTV and the Royal Media recruited her to work at Citizen Tv but she decided to quit in 2017 and went to work with KBC where she was hosting the called African Leadership Dialogues.
She is the pioneer of a number of shows and programs in all round issues amongst them are peace and politics and this was after the 2007 post-election violence. She also pioneered a program on governance.
Other than working on the Tv screen she is a businesswoman and she has ventured in online retail fashion outlet named Mimi and Production Company Arimus Media Limited. The company aims at growing the local productions in shows like the Great Debates Contest, Leadership Dialogues, Maisha and Glam show. She also owns a foundation by the name Julie Gichuru Mastercard Foundation that was appointed as the Head of Public Affairs and Communication in 2019.
Julie Gichuru Awards
- In 2008 Julie won the Martin Luther King Salute to Greatness Award
- In 2010 during the World Economic Forum she was named the Young Global Leader
- In 2011 she was awarded the Order of the Golden Worrior Award
- In 2019 she was named as among the to 109 Most Influential African Wimen.
- She was also named as among the top 20 Young Power Women in Africa
- She also appeared in the 60 WIE list of Most Influential Women Worldwide.
Julie Gichuru Net worth
Her net worth is estimated to be at around $400000