Gerrit Ferreira is popularly known as GT Ferreira. He is one of the top businessmen in South Africa. Generally, he is widely known across the Mzansi nation as a corporate leader and a successful entrepreneur. Here is all to know about him.
So who is Gerrit Ferreira? In the article below, we will look at his personal life, age, education, business, net worth, and profile.
Gerrit Ferreira profiles
- Name: Gerrit Thomas (GT) Ferreira
- Date of birth: April 6, 1948
- Gerrit Ferreira age: 72 as of 2020
- Zodiac sign: Aries
- Gender: Male
- Nationality: South African
- Occupation: Entrepreneur and banker
Gerrit Ferreira biography
Gerrit GT Ferreira celebrates his birthday every April 6. This year, the tycoon turned 72. Details of his childhood and upbringing are yet to be revealed.
Gerrit Ferreira education
Not much is known about the primary or high school he attended. He nonetheless, got his MBA degree from the University of Stellenbosch.
Gerrit Ferreira family
The South African magnet has been known to keep his personal life out of the limelight. It is, however, known that he is happily married. Gerrit Ferreira children are two.
He is the chair of RMB Holdings, a South African diversified financial services holding company. He is working alongside Hermanus Lambertus Bosman, who is the CEO of the company. RMB Holdings is listed on the JSE with its headquarters in Sandton, South Africa.
Gerrit Ferreira FirstRand
He was one of the three founders of FirstRand, formerly known as Rand Consolidated Investing, along with Paul Harris and Lauritz Dippenaar. FirstRand is a portfolio of integrated financial services business, and it offers a universal set of transactional, lending, investment, and insurance products and services. The group’s objective is to build long-term franchise value and deliver superior and sustainable returns within acceptable levels of volatility.
Gerrit Ferreira net worth
The South African Mogul has earned a lot of his wealth from his various businesses. He has so far gathered a net worth of $510 million, making him one of the wealthiest people in SA. No one knows how many Gerrit Ferreira cars there are; however, the FirstRand founder is known to have a private jet and several farms across South Africa.
Former Vele Investment and VBS chairman Tshifhiwa Matodzi, who is facing corruption, fraud, and money-laundering, charges for his role in the collapse of VBS Bank and has links to the Stellenbosch-based business tycoon Gerrit Thomas (GT) Ferreira.
The two allegedly share a business and have a personal relationship. Matodzi was mentioned in Advocate Terry Motau’s report as the one behind the R2 billion theft.
Gerrit Ferreira is a self-made boss who has worked hard to be where he is right now. He is an inspiration to all the young entrepreneurs in Africa who have a dream. We wish him all the best in his endeavours.
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