Charles Magezi Mbire is a businessman, entrepreneur, and industrialist in Uganda. He was reported to be the wealthiest indigenous Ugandan, with an estimated net worth exceeding US$200 million as of January 2012.
Mbire was born Charles Magezi in 1959 to Ponsiano Mbire and Thereza Mbire in Mparo, Rukiga District, southwestern Uganda. He is the third-born in the family with three sisters, two of them older than him, and two younger brothers. He attended Kabale Primary School and Kitante Primary School for his elementary education. He studied at St. Mary's College Kisubi for his O-Level education. He then attended Namasagali College for his A-Level studies. He studied business and economics and graduated with the honors degree of Bachelor of Science, from Essex University in England. He went on to obtain a Master of Business Administration from Leicester University, also in the United Kingdom. His investments are in telecommunications, finance, energy, real estate, pharmaceuticals, agribusiness, and transportation.