With a $7.9 billion fortune, Johann Rupert is South Africa’s richest man.
And not only are we champs on the rugby field, but we lead the African continent in names appearing on the Forbes list of Africa’s 50 Richest.
With 14 individuals on the list our richest have a combined net worth of $28.79 billion, and an average net worth of $2.06 billion.
These six South Africans know how to build wealth and all boast ten figure fortunes:
Johann Rupert $7.9 billion
Nicky Oppenheimer $6.6 billion
Patrice Motsepe $2.7 billion
Desmond Sacco $1.4 billion
Stephen Saad $1.5 billion
Koos Becker $1.1 billion
The Forbes list of Africa’s 50 Richest catalogs the wealthiest individuals whose primary residence is in Africa, thereby excluding rich South Africans like Bermuda resident Allan Gray and UK resident Donald Gordon.