South Africa has the only billionaire's in Africa on the Forbes list of the richest men in the world. The list ranks the richest men in the world according to their wealth in US dollars, which means that if they are on the list they are worth tens of billions of Rands.
Briefly.co.za ran through the list and found that SA's richest men are:
The richest man in Africa is listed as number 213 on the list and his net worth amounts to $7.6-billion (R93-billion), which increased by $7-million (R86-million) this year. His fortune is built on the diamond industry. South Africa is world famous for its high-quality diamonds.
Clocking in at an impressive #242 on the list Johan Rupert is worth $7.1-billion (R87-billion), he amassed his wealth through trading in luxury goods, his fortune increased by $25-million (R307-million) this year which is quite a considerable amount considering South Africa's current economic challenges.
Koos Bekker appears a bit further down on the list, coming in at number 890 with $2.7-billion (R33-billion), his fortunes took a bit of a knock this year, losing $11-million (R135-million). He made his money in various forms of media and other investments.
Patrice Motsepe, brother to Cyril Ramaphosa's wife, Tshepo Motsepe. He is the only black African on the list having made his money in mining. He ranks #1033 with a net worth of $2.3-billion (R28-million) and he saw his fortune rise by $16-million (R197-million) this year.
The last of our super-rich South Africans, Alan Gray is worth $1.9-billion (R23-billion) and has not lost nor gained a cent this year. Which is still impressive considering he is the owner of an investment company and the Rand was exceptionally volatile this year. Alan Gray's concerns over the actions of KPMG's involvement with the Guptas led to the auditing company's board being swapped out.
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