Rupert, Oppenheimer and more: Mzansi's billionaires R22 billion richer

Rupert, Oppenheimer and more: Mzansi's billionaires R22 billion richer

South Africa is currently gripped in an economic and job crisis, but the nation's richest clearly aren't feeling the pinch. Mzansi's wealthiest have enjoyed a nearly R22 billion increase in their sizable fortunes.

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Forbes has revealed that SA's mega-wealthy have enjoyed a nearly R22 billion increase in their already massive fortunes.

IOL reports that the nation's richest are making money, simply by having money for the most part.

Here's a look at who's made what in the wealthiest circles in Mzansi:

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Nicky Oppenheimer

The former diamond tycoon is an incredible R4.2 billion richer than what he was at this point in 2017. Oppenheimer, whose fortune has come under immense scrutiny, is currently the 200th richest person worldwide.

Johann Rupert

The 'Bear' was valued at an estimated R7.6 billion at the start of 2019 and is currently worth R9.4 billion, a staggering R1.8 billion increase in his wealth.

Briefly.co.za reported that Rupert was considering leaving the country for good, with his children already living the high life overseas.

Patrice Motsepe

President Cyril Ramaphosa's brother-in-law has seen a R1.4 billion increase in his wealth since March this year. In total, the Mamelodi Sundowns boss is about R8.6 billion richer than he was two years ago.

Koos Bekker

Chairman for Naspers, Koos Bekker, has also seen massive growth in his wealth over the last few months, also adding R1.4 billion to his fortune.

Michiel le Roux

The newest member of Mzansi's billion dollar club is Capitec founder Michiel le Roux, who has managed to grow his wealth from R15.9 billion to R17.3 billion in just six months.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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