Lucky Gumbi Net Worth: Diamond magnate Nicky Oppenheimer is the richest man in the world with a net value of $7.3 billion, according to Forbes’ annual list of billions of dollars. It is supported by well-known names such as Johann Robert, the boss of luxury goods, Patrice Motsepe ($2.4 billion), Koos Bekker, the media mogul ($2.3 billion) and Michiel le Roux, the founder of the Capitec, who made his name $1.2 billion.
These are the five billionaires that the NWW report probably highlights. The ranking of Forbes is based on information available to the public and takes into account each individual’s assets and investments, although the cut to local currency is R14 billion as a dollar-milliardaire list. Several other sources provide a deeper insight into the super-rich people of the country.
The UK Sunday Times Rich 2019 List showed several local milliardaires who are calling the United Kingdom and are not tracked by Forbes – including Nathan Kirsh, Manfred Gorvy and Douw Steyn, South African/Swazi businessman, among others.
Steyn, for instance, is listed as having a net value of R16,7 billion that should put him on the Forbes Billionaire list. His fortune, however, is not held by listed companies and is therefore ineligible.
Sources also provide the details found in shareholders reporting on JSE-listed businesses for people with rand milliardaires status. Dis-Chem co-founders, Ivan and Lynette Saltzman, would recently be a case in point: they all control 52.7% of the R22 billion enterprise, valued at R12 billion in combination.
Cartrac CEO Zak Calisto, who holds indirectly 68 percent of company shares of the R5.8 billion, has an additional under-the-radar milliardsaire, bringing his stake to R3.87 billion.