Cosmas Maduka started Coscharis from scratch and built it into a conglomerate.

His success story is quite an inspiring one and as he graces the cover of the November 2015 issue of Forbes Africa, we get to take a look into his world.

For the magazine he is dubbed ‘The $500-Million Survivor’.

His feature outlines his success story – Seven years without pay, showering in the street, scrapping with his brother, fired by his uncle, fired at by his wife’s uncle and more. Cosmas Maduka shares how he survived war, tragedy and family fights to turn $1 into $500 million.

It has been rocky road for Cosmas Maduka, who started out fixing cars and now makes millions selling them.