South African businessman

South African multi-billionaire Johann Rupert. Image via Twitter @sbudapawl/ @InsightFactor

A look at South Africa’s top billionaires’ net worth

Money makes money – and these six South Africans have made a lot of it over the years. And by a lot, we mean a LOT!

South African businessman

South African multi-billionaire Johann Rupert. Image via Twitter @sbudapawl/ @InsightFactor

Money makes money – and these six South Africans have made a lot of it over the years. And by a lot, we mean a LOT!

NOTE: This article is updated daily with the latest figures

According to Forbes’ real-time tracking of billionairesJohann Rupert and his family are the richest in South Africa, with a net worth of $12.2 billion.

The Ruperts are followed by diamond magnate Nicky Oppenheimer, who boasts a net worth of $9.5 billion.

In terms of the overall world list, Bernard Arnault is the world’s richest person.

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Below is a list of the top six richest South Africans in the world as of 02 June 2024.

RankNameNet worth
163Johann Rupert$12.2 billion
251Nicky Oppenheimer$9.5 billion
1 189Koos Bekker$2.9 billion
1 215Patrice Motsepe$2.8 billion
2 420Michiel Le Roux$1.2 billion
2 535Christo Wiese$1.1 billion