Zimbabwe: Marshal Chiza - the Billionaire That Never Was!

At some point Marshal "The Billionaire" Chiza was regarded as Zimbabwe's youngest author, something that could have started his journey towards living in a dream world.

Just at 23 his dreaming mind has managed to turn obstacles into opportunities while time has proved to be meaningless in his reverie.

Chiza has created everything that he needs during his dreams -- he has created the people, the events, and the reactions.

He is living his dream.

From writing books, transformational speaking to entrepreneurship, Chiza has travelled across the length and breadth of the globe doing business.

"I have been to over 11 countries across the world teaching and motivating people. I have published books, including my second titled Poor Billionaire that landed me a deal with a United Kingdom-based publishing house called Xlibris Publishing House," Chiza said.

Chiza embarked on his journey at the age of 17 and never looked back.

Today he is the founder and CEO of Billionaire Publishers, a fast-growing publishing house based in Bulawayo that has set footprints in South Africa.

He also has a number of companies under his belt.

Chiza has written motivational books such as Success in No Time, Poor Billionaire, Before I Become a Billionaire and Dear Emmerson, a persuasive account of President Emmerson Mnangagwa as he trails his journey as Zimbabwe's second president.

"Through my work I have been featured on international television channels like CCTV and BBC, among others," Chiza said.

"I believe I have become consistent in my craft and I must say just like wine, I have matured in a great way."

He claims lately he has being invited to a number of countries to inspire young people on how he became a "billionaire".

"Lately, I have been getting invitations from many countries where I am supposed to do motivational talk events, where some wanted to know how I made a billion dollars," the Nketa 9 born publisher said.

"Chiza is a billionaire that never was. A lot of people think I'm a billionaire, but they don't believe me when I tell them that I am not a billionaire.

"One of the most awkward moments for me was when I was invited for a three-day motivational talk event in Zambia and the first topic I was given was 'How I made my first million'.

"Since I had been paid, I spoke accordingly although I knew that I did not have all that money. They say fake it till you make it, but now I face it, till I make it.

"I might not be a billionaire as yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. You have to believe in yourself even when no one believes in you, that is the first key of becoming successful."

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