While growing up in Uganda’s picturesque town of Jinja, Zarinah “Zari” Hassan aspired to be a great businesswoman, and she’s been working toward that goal ever since. As a result, she’s been referred to as the “Boss Lady” on Netflix’s first-ever African production, titled “Young, Famous & African,” for over a decade. Now that we have a better understanding of her life events, let’s take a closer look at her educational and professional background to determine her total, true net worth.
How Did Zari Hassan Earn Her Money?
As a child, Zari Hassan had a strong desire for fame and fortune, which led her to pursue a career in the entertainment industry at a young age. However, despite her regular karaoke performances at local places, she chose to study cosmetology in the UK before pursuing a career in human resources in South Africa. She met and married socialite/entrepreneur Ivan Semwanga there in 2001, after which she developed both a family and a professional singing career, which she continues to maintain today.
In addition to “Oliwange” and “Jukila,” Zari also released “Hotter Than Them,” “Kangume,” “Falling In Love,” and “In Love With The Dance Floor” as singles during her career as a singer. In 2012, she starred in her own reality television show, ‘Zari, Bosslady,’ on UBC TV, which was a way for her to diversify her audience and become more involved in the business side of things. In spite of her success in every attempt, things took a turn for the worst when she and Ivan split up in 2013 after she made allegations of his mental and physical abuse.
Her ex-death husband’s following a major stroke in 2017 unexpectedly gave Zari another significant motivation to continue working hard. According to sources, she was given control over a number of his assets and businesses, including one of South Africa’s largest real estate corporations and the Brooklyn City College (BCC). It appears that she is still running the agency, in addition to her role as CEO of a large, multi-campus academic institution and her own cosmetics business. It appears that she also owns a 5-star hotel in Uganda’s capital city, Kampala.
What is Zari Hassan’s Net Worth?
In addition to being a prominent artist, reality television celebrity, social media influencer, businesswoman, philanthropist, and host, Zari Hassan has five children (three from Ivan and two from Diamond Platnumz). Her lavish car collection, which includes a Mercedes Benz, an Audi, a Range Rover, and a Bentley, as well as possibly a few more, and her jet-setting lifestyle make this abundantly clear. As a result, Zari Hassan is one of the wealthiest women in South Africa, with an estimated net worth of $8.8 million.