Who is the richest man in South Africa? Who are the richest people in South Africa in 2013? Who is the richest black man in Africa? Which persons are billionaires in Republic of South Africa (RSA)? To answer all these questions, TechScio has come up with another article dealing with wealthiest persons in the country of South Africa which lies in the continent of Africa.
We wanted to present the top 10 richest men of the country. But when we checked the list on Forbes websites then we found only six people who qualified for the list. Hence, top 10 list of South Africans is not possible as there are not many rich people. Any time, if you wish to see top 20, top 50 or top 100 list then you can read richest South Africans by Forbes.
#1) Johann Rupert – $6.6 Billions – Richest Man in South Africa
With fortune of $6.6 Billions, Mr. Johann Rupert is the richest person in South Africa. Residing in Cape Town, South Africa, he runs a business of luxury goods. His father was also a businessman. He started luxury goods company Richemont in the year 1988 and then took it to new heights. He is the chancellor of University of Stellenbosch. His compnay is listed on Johannesburg Stock Exchange. He once was in much spotlight for pulling ads worth millions from a British magazine. It happened that the magazine said offensive things about Afrikaans language and Mr Rupert took it seriously. He removed all the ads of Richemont from them.
#2) Nicky Oppenheimer – Second Wealthiest Man in South Africa
With a net worth of $6.5 Billions, Nicky Oppenheimer is the second richest person in his country. His major chunk of fortune comes from diamond business. In world ranking of wealthiest people, he ranks #182, according to Forbes. His grandfather took over a diamond firm back in 1927. Its name is De Beers and it is involved in mining, exploration and marketing of diamonds all over the world. However, he sold out 40% stocks to a firm named Anglo American and thus ended the decades of family ownership of largest diamond company in the world. He resides in Johannesburg.
#3) Christoffel Wiese – Net Worth $3.5 Billions
Popularly known as ‘Christo’, Mr. Wiese is the third richest South African. His net worth is nealry three billion US Dollars according to Forbes. He is the largest shareholder of retailing firm Shoprite and this makes him one of the richest people in South Africa. He did attend Stellenbosch University. Once he was detained at an airport in London for carrying too much cash money with him. He carried around $1 million in cash which was stuffed in suit-case.
#4) Patrice Motsepe – Richest Black Man in South Africa
Being richest black man in his homeland, Patrice Motsepe’s net worth stands at $2.9 billions. His wealth comes from the firm which he started. He founded African Rainbow Minerals which is involved in mining and metal explorations in Africa. The only black billionaire from South Africa, Patrice wealth is self-made. He has joined the Giving Pledge and has promised to give wealth generated from half of his fortune to charity. Giving Pledge is an effort by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet who are richest Americans.