South African businessman

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

How rich are South Africa’s top billionaires? A look at their 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 $11.4 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 31 May 2024.

RankNameNet worth
180Johann Rupert$11.4 billion
248Nicky Oppenheimer$9.5 billion
1 151Patrice Motsepe$2.9 billion
1 190Koos Bekker$2.8 billion
2 376Michiel Le Roux$1.3 billion
2 483Christo Wiese$1.2 billion