What is Kenneth Kaunda’s net worth?

Kenneth Kaunda Net Worth: This is one of the questions that people ask the most about Kenneth Kaunda and although they always end up answering it on other pages with an “I don’t know, you know” or “it depends” if there are some estimates that various web portals mention.

The estimated Net Worth of Kenneth Kaunda is between $1 Million to $5 Million USD. However, it is not possible to make an exact calculation about the fortune of this Great Leader. He has made such an amount of wealth from his primary career as World Leader.

Kenneth Kaunda
Date of Birth:
April 28, 1924
Net Worth: $1 Million – $5 Million
Spouse Betty Kaunda
Children: Tilyenji Kaunda, Wezi Kaunda, Musata Kaunda Banda, Cheswa Silwizya
Nationality: Zambian
Last Updated: 2021

Kenneth Kaunda Died

Kenneth Kaunda, the first president and founding father of the Republic of Zambia, has died at the age of 97 after being recently admitted to a hospital for pneumonia, his youngest son, Kambarage Kaunda, reported on Thursday.

“I am saddened to inform you that we have lost Mzee (old man), let us pray for him,” said Kambarage, referring to his father.

The main opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, also confirmed Kaunda’s death.

“We have learned with deep regret the death of the first president of Zambia and our founding father, Dr. Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda. He passed away peacefully in Lusaka today, after a brief illness,” Hichilema said on his website. social Facebook.

The former president’s administrative assistant, Rodrick Ngolo, had reported on Monday Kaunda’s admission to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka, without specifying the health problem at the time.

The assistant told Efe on Tuesday that the former president was hospitalized for pneumonia, but was recovering.

“We hope that he will be discharged soon, as he is constantly improving,” said Ngolo hopefully, who also denied the rumors that Kaunda could contract the coronavirus.

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Kaunda has always been generally in good health, a condition that he attributes to the vegetarian diet he has followed for more than fifty years, although in recent public appearances he had shown a fragile appearance.

After the hospitalization was announced on Monday, the current president of Zambia, Edgar Lungu, who is running for re-election in the elections on August 12, urged the nation to pray for Kaunda “so that God can touch him with his healing hand.”

On his Twitter account, Lungu today expressed his “great sadness” for the loss of the former president.

“You have left at the moment we least expected, but we are comforted that you are now with Our Father, Almighty God, in heaven. I pray that the Kaunda family is comforted as we cry for a true African icon,” said the Zambian president.


Kaunda, one of the last surviving figures of Africa’s anti-colonial struggle in the 1950s, became the first president of Zambia in 1964, the year the country gained independence from the United Kingdom.

Popularly known as “KK” (initials of his name), the former president was, during his presidency, a fierce critic of the segregationist system of “apartheid” in South Africa and of the government of the white minority in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

Initially, Kaunda made great strides to improve the lives of Zambians but failed to deliver on its promise to maintain democracy by introducing a one-party state in 1973.

In 1991, under pressure from the opposition, he restored multiparty democracy by calling elections in which he was defeated, and he peacefully left power.

After retiring from politics, Kaunda participated in various charities, her most notable contribution being her quest to fight the spread of HIV / AIDS, following the death of her son Masuzyo from the disease in the 1980s.

“We fight against colonialism. Now we must use the same zeal to fight AIDS, which threatens to end Africa, “he declared in 2002.

Born on April 28, 1924, in northern North Rhodesia (present-day Zambia), he was the youngest of eight children born to his parents, both teachers.

Kaunda followed in the footsteps of her father and mother and practiced teaching, a profession she left to join other freedom fighters for the sake of independence from the United Kingdom, a role that brought her fame and prestige.

He also stood out as a great defender of pan-Africanism and continental organizations such as the African Union.

As the president of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, recalled today, who expressed his “indescribable sense of loss” over his death, “KK” was “one of the Founding Fathers of the Organization of African Unity” (OAU ), the predecessor of the UA.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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