12 Things You Didn’t Know About Johann Rupert

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Written by Keren Mikva

Johann Rupert’s wealth is estimated at $8.2 billion, making him the world’s 148th-richest person and the single wealthiest South Africa. Chairman and founder of the Swiss-based luxury goods Compagnie Financière Richemont, Rupert has been growing his billions over the years. Forbes once listed him as one of the five richest Africans. He is widely considered one of the most powerful businessmene in Africa, with an influence that spreads far beyond South Africa’s borders. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about the richest South African, Johann Rupert.

Sources: Forbes.com, Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg Billionaires Index, MG.co.za, TheRichest.com, DailyMaverick.co.za