The richest Africans as of the year 2012 show that half of the richest Africans in South Africa have links to Exxaro and Optimum Coal.
No.1 Patrice Motsepe
Patrice Motsepe is the richest mining magnate, he is also the proud owner of the Mamelodi Sundowns. He has R20-billion invested in companies on the JSE-listed companies.
No. 2 Cyril Ramaphosa
In 2012 Cyril Ramaphosa wealth sat at R3-billion and as a non-executive director of Lonmin platinum mine, he is sitting pretty at number two.
No. 3 Sipho Nkosi
In 2012 Sipho Nkosi had a R2-billion dare in Sanlam and Exxaro.
No. 4 Zwelibanzi Mntambo
Zwelibanzi Mntambo trails slightly behind Nkosi with a net worth of R1.1-billion.
No. 5 Michael Teke
The CEO of Optimum Coal, Michael Teke, has a net worth of R723-million.
No. 6 Saki Macozoma
An executive of Exxar has a net worth of R634-million.
No. 7 Nkululeko Sowazi
Nkululeko Sowazi another Exxar executive trails with R624-million.
No. 8 Rain Zihlangu
Yet another Exxaro colleague is worth R558-million.
No. 9 Mlungisi Kwini
Mlungisi Kwini also of Exxaro has a net worth of R513-million.
No. 10 Eliphus Monkoe
Eliphus Monkoe was a former Optimum Coal executive and has a net worth of R505-million.
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