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Here are the 16 South Africans in Forbes Africa’s top 50 rich list

South Africa has overtaken Nigeria on Forbes Top 50 Rich List. But, who are the men (and yes, they are all men) who dominate the list?

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 Forbes has ranked the 50 richest people in Africa in 2015 – and 16 South Africans have made the list, supplanting Nigeria which dominated in 2014.

The 16 South Africans ranked by Forbes have a combined net worth of $28.45 billion (R402.7 billion), led by Nicky Oppenheimer, with $6.66 billion (R94.3 billion).

A tough economic market, as well as the weakness of the rand versus the US dollar, means that the fortunes of the country’s richest have shrunk over the past year, but their wealth is still enough to make ordinary people’s eyes water.

South Africa’s richest are listed below – the number next to their name represents their positions on the Africa rich list.


  1. Nicky Oppenheimer

Net Worth: $6.6 billion

Business: Diamonds


  1. Christoffel Wiese

Net Worth: $6.5 billion
Business: Retail


  1. Johann Rupert

Net Worth: $6.3 billion
Luxury goods


  1. Koos Bekker

Net Worth: $1.7 billion
Business: Media


  1. Stephen Saad

Net Worth: $1.27 billion
Business: Pharmaceuticals


  1. Patrice Motsepe

Net Worth: $1.1 billion
Business: Mining


  1. Jannie Mouton

Net Worth: $970 million
Business: Financial services

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  1. Laurie Dippenaar

Net Worth: $610 million
Business: Banking


  1. Michiel Le Roux

Net Worth: $530 million
Business: Banking


  1. Raymond Ackerman

Net Worth: $500 million
Business: Retail


  1. Adrian Gore

Net Worth: $480 million
Business: Financial services


  1. Cyril Ramaphosa

Net Worth: $450 million
Business: Investments

 Gerrit Thomas (GT) Ferreira

  1. Gerrit Thomas (GT) Ferreira

Net Worth: $420 million
Business: Banking and insurance

 Gus Attridge

  1. Gus Attridge

Net Worth: $410 million
Business: Pharmaceuticals

 . Mark Jooste

  1. Mark Jooste

Net Worth: $400 million
Business: Furniture retail