Before his death, Bob Collymore was one of the highest paid CEOs in East Africa, leading one of the most profitable company in the region.
His salary was estimated to be Ksh10 million monthly, a rise from Ksh9 million which he announced in 2015 when he posted his net worth.
As of 2015, the CEO announced that he had accumulated Ksh109.5 million in one year, including interests and dividends.
This was the last time Collymore revealed publicly his wealth, which amounted to a total of Ksh277.3 million in cash, properties and shares at the time.
Among the properties he owned that he made public included a Ksh54 million residential house in London, UK and Ksh18.3 million worth of shares in Safaricom as of 2015.
Collymore took over from Michael Joseph as Safaricom CEO in 2010, after being the Governance Director for Africa at Vodafone. He also held the position of the Chief Officer Corporate Affairs and a Purchasing Director for UK business at the same company.
He also served as Purchasing Director for Dixons Stores Group from 1994 to 1998.