South Africa is one of the richest countries with lots of investment opportunities. This has seen the country’s best business minds tap into the resources and opportunities making it to the list of richest men in South Africa and the world in general. The main business opportunities come from the vast amounts of minerals available in South Africa.
It should be noted that South Africa is the largest producer of chromium, gold, and platinum group metals. South Africa also has a thriving manufacturing industry ranging from the production of food products, fertilizers, automobiles, and other machinery. Today, we bring you a list of South Africa’s richest people. Our sources include Wikipedia, Forbes, and other credible sources.
|NAME & RANK||NET WORTH||SOURCE|
|Elon Musk||$151 billion.||Tesla, Space X|
|Nicky Oppenheimer||$81 billion||De Beers|
|Patrick Soon Shiong||7.5 Billion||Nantworks|
|Johann Rupert||$7.1 billion||Richemont and Regro|
|Ivan Glasenberg||5.5 billion.||Glencore|
|Koos Bekker||$3.1 billion||Naspers|
|Patrice Motsepe||2.9 billion||South African Rainbow minerals|
|Michiel Le Roux||$1.6 Billion||Capitec Bank|
|Jannie Mouton||$1.06 Billion||The PSG group|
|Laurie Dippenaar||$650 Million||Firstrand limited|
Here are the top richest people in South Africa
Elon Musk comes first with a whopping net worth of $151 billion. Elon musk has made most of his wealth from The Tesla and Space X companies. The space x CEO was born to a South African father and a Canadian mother who lived in Pretoria, South Africa. Elon Musk later moved to Canada than the US where he’s made his fortune.
Nicky Oppenheimer is the third richest man in Africa and the second richest man in South Africa with a net worth of $81 billion. He has made his fortune from the vast diamond deposits in South Africa under his company, De Beers. His company deals with diamond mining, refining, and trading.
Patrick Soon Shiong
Patrick soon shiong is the 3rd richest man in South Africa with a net worth of 7.5 Billion. The South African and American citizen has made his fortune from his company Nantworks. His focus is diversified into a number of fields including technology, medicine, digital entertainment, and much more.
From his two companies, Richemont and Regro, Johann Rupert has managed to become the fourth richest person in South Africa. Johann Rupert has a net worth of $7.1 billion. His focus in business follows after his father Anton Rupert who was a businessman and tycoon. Johann Rupert has investments mainly in luxury, banking, medicine, and much more.
Ivan Glasenberg is the former C.E.O of Glencore and the fifth richest person in South Africa. Ivan Glasenberg has a net worth of 5.5 billion. His source of wealth is the Glencore mining and commodity trading company which is among the world’s best in the field.
Koos Bekker is the 6th richest person in South Africa with a net worth of $3.1 billion. His wealth comes from the Naspers company that deals with e-commerce, Koos Bekker is the chairman of the Naspers media company.
The executive chairman of the South African Rainbow minerals is the 7th richest person in South Africa. Patrice Monsepe has a net worth of 2.9 billion and mainly focuses on mineral mining and trading.
Michiel Le Roux
Out of his investment in the banking industry, Michiel Le Roux makes the 8th richest man in South Africa. Michiel Le Roux HAS A NETWORTH OF $1.6 BILLION.
Here are the richest politicians in South Africa And Their Networth
|Cyril Ramaphosa||$700 million|
|Mosima Gabriel||$200 million|
|Phuthuma Nhleko||$120 million|
|Sipho Nkosi||$117 million|
|Vincent Mntambo||69.5 million|
|Mike Tete||$64 million|
|F. W. de Klerk||$46 million|
|Saki Macozoma||38.8 million|
|Jacob Zuma||$20 million|
|Thabo Mbeki||$10 million|
Here are the richest musicians in south Africa and their net worth
|Steve Hofmeyr||$18.73 Million|
|Die Antwoord||$3.78 Million|
|DJ Euphonic||$2.30 Million|
|Black Cofee||$1.93 Million|
|Dj SBU||$1.85 Million|
|Cassper Nyovest||R1.55 Million|