2012 List of Richest People In South Africa – Wealthiest South Africans

Nicky Oppenheimer, Johann Rupert and Christoffel Wiese winners all made the top in the middle of a double-dip recession and skyrocketed unemployment. Have you ever wondered why the super-rich get richer?

Heading the list is of Richest People In South Africa Nicky Oppenheimer & family with $6.8 billion, placing him ahead of Johann Rupert & family worth $6.8 billion. To estimate the net worth, their assets, including stakes in public and private companies, real estate, yachts, art and cash are valued, and accounted for debt. Here are the few South Africans who made the list:

No.1 Nicky Oppenheimer & family
Net Worth:$6.8 billion
Source of wealth: De Beers, inherited
Citizenship : South Africa
Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa

Nicky Oppenheimer is the Chairman of De Beers Consolidated Mines, and also has a large financial interest in Anglo American.

No.2 Johann Rupert & family
Net Worth:$5.1 billion
Source: Luxury goods, inherited and growing
Citizenship: South Africa
Residence: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Johann Rupert is the chairman of the luxury goods company Richemont, and also the non-executive chairman of VenFin and Remgro.

No.3 Christoffel Wiese
Net Worth: $2.7 billion
Source: Consumer retail, self-made
Citizenship: South Africa

No.4 Patrice Motsepe
Net Worth:$2.7 Billion
Source: Mining, self-made
Citizenship: South Africa
Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa

No.5 Lauritz (Laurie) Dippenaar
Net Worth: $750 Million, Source: Banking, Insurance
Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 63

No.6 Stephen Saad
Net Worth: $640 Million, Source: Pharmaceuticals
Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 47

No. 7 Raymond Ackerman
Net Worth: $545 Million, Source: Retailing
Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 80

No.8 Gerrit Thomas (GT) Ferreira
Net Worth: $460 Million, Source: Banking, Insurance
Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 63

No.9 Jannie Mouton
Net Worth: $300 Million, Source: Financial services
Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 64

No.10 Michiel Le Roux
Net Worth: $290 Million, Source: Banking
Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 62

No.11 Adrian Gore
Net Worth: $280 Million, Source: Financial services
Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 47

No.12 Cyril Ramaphosa
Net Worth: $275 Million, Source: Investments
Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 59

No.13 Giovanni Ravazzotti
Net Worth: $275 Million, Source: Ceramics, Tile
Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 68

No.14 Markus Jooste
Net Worth: $260 Million, Source: Furniture retailing
Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 50

No.15 Paul Harris
Net Worth: $250 Million, Source: Banking
Citizenship: South Africa , Age: 61

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Caroline Mittermair

Associate managing editor at CEOWORLD Magazine
Associate managing editor, has been fascinated with the financial markets ever since she bought her first stock at 11 years old. She is a trader of stocks, options, currencies, and futures.
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Caroline Mittermair

Associate managing editor, has been fascinated with the financial markets ever since she bought her first stock at 11 years old. She is a trader of stocks, options, currencies, and futures.

Email: caroline.m@ceoworld.biz