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27 Of The Richest People In South Africa

Here are 27 of South Africa’s richest people, but how did they achieve this level of wealth? Find out here.

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Koos Bekker

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  • Net worth: R28.56 billion
  • Age: 64
  • Industry: Media, Investments
  • Source of wealth: Self-made

Koos Bekker is revered as an astute executive who transformed newspaper publisher Naspers into a digital media powerhouse, says Forbes.

During his tenure as CEO, which began in 1997, Bekker oversaw a rise in market capitalisation of Naspers from USD600 million to USD 45 billion, while drawing no salary, bonus or benefits.

He was compensated for his work with stock option grants that vested over time. In 2015, he sold more than 70% of his Naspers shares.

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Nicole Crampton is an online writer for Entrepreneur Magazine. She has studied a BA Journalism at Monash South Africa. Nicole has also completed several courses in writing and online marketing.

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