Social media sensation and self-described billionaire, Lawrence Lual Malong Yor Jr., has sparked another controversy after reports hinted that the South Sudanese might not be as rich as he claims or done the donations he claims.
Lawrence Lual Malong Yor Jr, self-describes as "Africa's youngest billionaire" but claims in Kenyan media have revealed that the South Sudanese may not be worth as much as he boasts.
Another thing that came to light is that a claim by Yor that he donated $5 million to the Kenyan and South Sudanese offices of the International Red Cross Society, is false.
Yor also claimed he was going to financially support the Kenya University Students’ Organisation (Kuso) and churches in cities like Juba and Nairobi.
But so far, it appears the boastful young man has not walked the talk.
Yor came to continental prominence about two years ago after social media users discovered the young man consistently flaunting his wealth and cash in almost every photo and video.
Naturally, he drew attention to himself and the media went asking questions.
In an interview he did in 2018, Yor was asked the source of his wealth. He maintained that Jesus Christ was his source.
But when he was pushed further to explain how Christ made his wealth physically possible, Yor retorted that no one was interested in his poverty and so he wondered why the world wanted to know about his money.
It is not clear but many suspect that Yor has family connections in the South Sudanese government of Salva Kiir.
In 2018, he was arrested by Ugandan authorities on suspicions of financial misappropriation.
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