In a world with growing entrepreneurship success stories, victory is often measured in terms of money. The feat of achieving a place on the list of the richest, however, requires years of hard work, determination, and persistence. Dick Enthoven is not only one of South Africa's richest businessmen, but also one of the country's most elusive one.
Few people know that billionaire Dick Enthoven is not only the owner of Spier and Hollard Insurance Company Ltd but also of the South African Nando's restaurant chain, which famous peri-peri chicken took the world by storm.
Dick Enthoven profile summary
- Name: Richard Dick Enthoven
- Place of birth: South Africa
- Spouse: Karen Enthoven
- Children: Robby, Adrian, Mariota
- Parents: Patrick Enthoven
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Dick Enthoven age
The details about the date of birth of the South African billionaire businessman are not known. However, it is known that he was born in South Africa. So, Dick Enthoven nationality is South African.
Dick Enthoven career
The tycoon has a BA degree from the University of Southern California and an MSc degree from the London School of Economics.
Dick Enthoven started his career as a regional underwriting assistant for South America at International Group. He later joined the United Financial Casualty Company as a project manager. Additionally, the tycoon worked for IVM Holdings from 1996 to 1998. Later on, Dick relocated to Sydney and established Hollard Insurance in Australia in 1999.
Dick is the South African majority shareholder in Nando's. Dick is reputed to have made more than R5bn on Nando's investment. He has the art start-up, the world's prime collection of South African modern art that hides in plain sight. Over 22,000 works are hung on the wall of Nando's. With over 1000 outlets globally, this is potentially the biggest public viewing space for emerging South African art.
Dick Enthoven education
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Dick Enthoven children
Dick has three children, namely Mariota, Robby, and Adrian. Robby Enthoven is the head of operations at Nando's UK. Adrian, who was educated at Oxford University, sits as the chair at Hollard Group. Mariota Enthoven runs the Spier Biodynamic Farm, together with her husband Angus McIntosh.
Dick Enthoven spouse
The tycoon fiercely guards his privacy and shies away from the limelight. Details about his wife Karen Enthoven have not been made public yet. The two have bought a lot of properties since they got married, and Karen has been supportive of Ethoven businesses.
Dick Enthoven parents
The rich businessman is the grandson of Robert Enthoven and the son to Patrick Enthoven. Robert Enthoven was a Dutch investor who amassed an insurance fortune through his company, Robert Enthoven Insurance Brokers.
Dick Enthoven net worth
Dick is part of the Enthoven family. They own Nando's casual dining chain, Hollard Group of insurance companies and Spier Wine Farm. The family also has a material ownership stake in the Telesure Group. Over the years, the family's businesses have been very successful, and this has seen his net worth grow higher. As of 2015, his net worth was estimated to be at $1.1 billion.
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Frequently asked questions
Many South Africans do not have any idea of who Dick is. Although he has amassed a lot of wealth over the years, the businessman has not appeared in the list of the richest businessmen in Africa or South Africa. Below are some of the most searched questions about the tycoon.
Who is Adrian Enthoven?
Adrian is the son of Dick Enthoven. He holds a degree from Oxford University. He serves on the Business Leadership South Africa Council and is deeply involved in various initiatives for the benefit of youth employment, education, social justice and art. He is also the chairman of Hollard group.
Who is Nandos owned by?
Nando's is an international casual dining restaurant chain in South Africa, with a Mozambican/Portuguese theme. It is described as a private family business, and the primary backers and investors are the Enthoven family. The family provides capital and business acumen to help Nando's grow locally and internationally.
Who owns Nandos in Australia?
In 2012, Nando's 1000th store worldwide opened. As of July 2014, the Nando's restaurant group was ultimately owned by South African businessman Dick Enthoven and his family. There are 243 franchises in Australia.
While Dick Enthoven is not involved in the daily management of Nando's, his influence is reflected in the restaurants' decor. As an art collector, the head office of Hollard has works of African artists.
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