Who is Rob Hersov? Biography, family, movies, businesses, net worth

Who is Rob Hersov? Biography, family, movies, businesses, net worth

Rob Hersov is a South African entrepreneur, senior executive, and private investor. He is one of the most influential businessmen in the country. Although he spent much of his life abroad in the United Kingdom, he moved back to South Africa to help improve investment opportunities. What else do we know about him?

Rob Hersov
Rob Hersov, Chairman and Founding Partner of Invest Africa, at St Katharine Marina ahead of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race start. Photo: Matt Alexander
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The local entrepreneur is not the only successful businessman in his family; his father also has made a big name for himself through his career moves, making him an economic heavyweight in the country. Here is a more in-depth look into the businessman's impressive biography.

Profile summary

Full nameRobert Hersov
Date of birthOctober 1960
Age62 years (as of July 2023)
Zodiac signLibra
Place of birthJohannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Current residenceCape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Ethnicity White
Hair colourBlonde
Eye colourBlue
FatherBasil Hersov
Marital statusMarried
PartnerKatie James Hersov
UniversityHarvard Business School, University of Cape Town
ProfessionEntrepreneur, senior executive, and private investor
Net worth$1 billion

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Rob Hersov's biography

Rob Hersov is an entrepreneur born in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. He comes from a well-to-do family. His father, Basil Hersov, is a mining executive who has achieved significant professional milestones.

Concerning his educational background, he has a B.B.S. from the University of Cape Town and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

How old is Rob Hersov?

Rob Hersov's wikipedia
From left to right, Rob Hersov, Brook Johnson and Tim Moufarrige attend the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 42mm Party at Victoria House in London, England. Photo: David M. Benett
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As of July 2023, Rob Hersov's age is 62 years old. His zodiac sign is Libra. The South African businessman was born in October 1960.

Where does Rob Hersov live?

The entrepreneur had lived in the UK for around 31 years, but since he moved back, he has been living in the Cape Town region of Western Cape, South Africa.


While Rob Hersov's Wikipedia is not available, it's known that he has spent much of his professional life abroad building an impressive resume of working in partnership or for prominent industry names like media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and luxury goods mogul Johann Rupert.

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The businessman has an impressive portfolio of business avenues he is currently spearheading. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of Invest Africa, chairman and partner of African Capital Investments, founder and chairman of Adoreum Partners and chairman of the VistaJet advisory board.

While he is not into acting, he did voice the character pilot in the 2009 film Fantastic Mr. Fox.

What is Rob Hersov's net worth?

According to Gh Gossip, his net worth is alleged to be approximately $1 billion, which he has accumulated through his business investments.

Who is Rob Hersov's wife?

Rob Hersov's wife
Kate James and Rob Hersov arrive at the Fourth Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner for the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation at the Stud House Hampton Court Palace in London, England. Photo: Nick Harvey
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He has been married to pediatric doctor Kate Hersov since 2009. She is the CEO and co-founder of Medikidz. This international initiative includes various mental health professionals in partnership to better explain medical information to children through comic books, among other things.

Who is Rob Hersov's ex-wife?

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Before meeting Katie, Rob Hersov was married to Kim Hersov, a California native with whom he share two children.

Fun facts about Rob Hersov

  • His family was among the founders of the former mining house AngloVaal.
  • He is considered the master of business.
  • In 2020, he purchased Fisantekraal Airport, west of Durbanville and renamed it Cape Winelands Airport.

Although Rob Hersov comes from a family that already gained significant financial success, he has made a name for himself in the business world.

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