Top South African billionaires: How rich are they?

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 $11.6 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 24 May 2024.

RankNameNet worth179Johann Rupert$11.6 billion251Nicky Oppenheimer$9.5 billion1 131Patrice Motsepe$3.0 billion1 163Koos Bekker$2.9 billion2 317Michiel Le Roux$1.3 billion2 433Christo Wiese$1.2 billion