Ludwick Marishane Biography, Age, Dry Bath, Net Worth & Awards
Ludwick Marishane is a South African inventor and entrepreneur. He is the director of DryBath Pty Ltd and Headboy Industries Inc. Marishane is known for inventing DryBath, a waterless bath gel containing water, soap, and lotion.
Ludwick Marishane Age
He was born on May 23, 1990, in Motetema, Limpopo, South Africa. He is 29 years old from 2019.
Ludwick Marishane Early Life
Marishane grew up in a bad environment and had some family problems growing up. After living in Motetema in her early childhood, she moved to Johannesburg with her father at the age of 8. His father advised him to continually enlighten him on the importance of education through primary and secondary school.
Ludwick Marishane Education
He finished primary school at the top of his class and joined Maryvale College. Marishane pursued his academic excellence in high school and finally won the 2004 Olympic Games in mathematics, science, and technology in the province of Gauteng.
During his studies, he had to return to Limpopo due to family problems where he graduated from high school. After graduating from Ludwick Marishane High School, a scholarship to study at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa was offered.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business studies in accounting and finance from the University of Cape Town.
Ludwick Marishane Dry Bath
The idea of inventing a tub without water came to 17 years old when a friend said to him: “Dude, why someone does not create something that you can put on your skin without having to take a bath? ”
He came up with the lotion formula six months later, after extensive research using various lotions using Google and Wikipedia. Just before graduating from high school, Ludwick designed a business plan of approximately 8,000 words on 40 pages. The business plan is written on an essential Nokia phone.
However, his efforts did not go unnoticed, because when it was only the first year of the University, he launched his business plan in the competition and took third place after the announcement of the results. You were able to sample your product using the prize money you won in the contest to test performance. It hadn’t worked as much as he would have liked since the gel flaked off the skin when it dried, making it uncomfortable for the eyes.
However, the problem was resolved when he introduced Dr. Hennie du Plessis, a chemical engineer who had experience in developing personal care products. Dr. Hennie du Pleases improved the formula, and the problem is gone. Dr. du Plessis eventually became a shareholder in Headboy Industries. He is also the company’s product manager.
The dry bath is not sold in bulk but is sold in small individual packages for 50 cents with a package sufficient for a shower and $ 1.50 for legal persons such as airlines and hotels.
Ludwick Marishane Net Worth
His net worth is unknown, but he is among the ten youngest and wealthiest South Africans. He was also listed on the “Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa: 30 Forbes Africa Under 30” in 2015.
Awards & Recognition
- Fast Company 100 Most Creative People in Business & Innovation (2015 SA Top 50)
- TIME Magazine 30 People under 30 Changing the World
- Nominee: African Young Person of the Year- 2013
- Frost & Sullivan Growth Leadership & Innovation Award (GIL 2013 Africa)
- Forbes 30 under 30 African Young Entrepreneurs
- 2012 Design Indaba MTN Special Award
- 2011/12 Best Student Entrepreneur in the World (First African)
- Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition- Winner
- Google Zeitgeist Global Brightest Young Mind
Ludwick Marishane Twitter
If you’re free and wanna see some of our work at the WEF Global Shapers Jhb Hub, pop by tonight at Mesh Club pic.twitter.com/K1G45ABEE6
— Ludwick Marishane (@TheHeadboy) October 11, 2019
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