List of Top 5 Richest Men in SA - 2018

Many wealthy individuals, organizations and firms in Africa have South Africa as their origin. There is no doubt as the second most richest man in the African Continent is a South African. South Africa is the country with the second largest economy with GDP of 15.94% and Nigeria first with 17.17% (wikipedia).

Some argue that the South African economy is a factor that have aided these men through their finance. Since the richest man in Africa Alhaji Aliko Dangote (Forbes Magazine) is a Nigerian and the second is a South Africa. Today, we will be discussing the richest men in South Africa, 2018 and their Net worth.

List of the top 10 Richest Men in South Africa 2018 and their Net worth.

1. Nicky Oppenheimer

The richest man in South Africa is Nicholas F. Oppenheimer

The richest man in South Africa is Nicholas F. Oppenheimer. He was born on the 8th of June, 1945 (73 years old). Currently he is the richest man in South Africa and ranked second in Africa. The billionaire and philanthropist is the ex-chairman of De Beers diamond mining company. Nicholas is also the ex- deputy chairman of Angola American.

His main source of wealth is diamonds. Nicholas F. Oppenheimer's net worth is $7.0bn: +4.5% from last year which is equivalent to R100 billion (Forbes).

2. Johann Rupert

 chairman of the Remgro company


He is a South African entrepreneur and currently the chairman of Swiss luxury-goods company. Rupert is the eldest son of Anton Rupert is also a well know business tycoon. He was born on the 1st June, 1950. He is also the chairman of the Remgro company based in South Africa. Rupert was appointed the C.E.O of Compagnie Financiere Richemont.

Forbes has it that Johann Rupert net worth is $6.1bn: +15.1% from last year which is equivalent to R88 billion. He is third richest man in Africa and the 237th in the world. Gaynor Rupert is his wife and they are together have 3 children - Anton Rupert jr, (son) Hanneli Rupert (daughter) and Caroline Rupert (daughter)

 3. Christoffel Wiese 

Christo Wiese


The third richest man in South Africa is Christo Wiese. He was born on the 10th of September, 1941 (77 years). The South African billionaire and businessman has his main sources of wealth as consumer retail - Forbes. He studied at Stellenbosh University and practiced law at the Cape Bar. But later became a Director at Pepkor.

Forbes Billionaire list have it that his net worth is $5.6bn: -20.0% from last year which is equal to R81 billion. Christo Wiesto is the 4th richest man in South Africa, 21st in Africa and 269th in the world in 2017.

18% of publicly traded Shoprite Holding belongs to him,which has supermarkets and furniture in 15 African countries. He is married with three children.

4. Koos Bekker

Jacobus Petrus "Koos Bekker


Jacobus Petrus "Koos Bekker" is currently the chairman of Naspers - the leading emerging media group. He was born on the 14th of December, 1952 (66 years old). Naspers operates in 130 countries in the world, the company is listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Furthermore, it has the largest market capitalization of any media company (US and China excluded).

Based on Forbes billionaire list 2018, His net worth is $2.1bn: +11.1% from last year (R30 billion). Koos Bekker is the 3rd Richest man in South Africa, 8th in africa and 973th in the world. Sources of wealth include Media, Investment and self acquired wealth.

He has an estate in South Africa. Babylonstoren estate which is about 600 acres is located st Western Cape region. His wife name is Karen Roos and they have four children together.

5. Patrice Motsepe



The founder and Executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals is the 5th Richest man in South Africa. He was born on the 28th of January, 1962 (56 years old) and is a billionaire mining businessman in South Africa. He was once the richest man in South Africa in the year 2012. He studied law in the university of the Witwatersrand, also has a dachelor of Arts degree from the University of Switzerland.

Patrice Motsepe net worth is $1.8bn: +12.5% from last year equivalent to R26 billion making him the 11th richest man in Africa, 1161th in the world. He is Precious Moloi and they have three children together.

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