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Meet six of South Africa's Billionaires

By Faeza
07 February 2017

Forbes.com recently released a 2017 list of  Africa's top billionaires.

Out of the 21 people on the list six were South African.

Here is the count down:

6.  Stephen Saad: He is worth $1.27 billion and the self-made billionaire obtained his wealth through  pharmaceuticals.

5. Patrice Motsepe: The well known 55-year-old self-made billionaire made his money through the mining industry. He is net worth equates to $1.6 billion .

4. Koos Bekker: The 64-year- old made his money through the media and investments and current net worth is $2 billion

3. Christoffel Wiese: With a net worth of $7.5 billion the self made billionaire made his money through the retail sector.

2. Johann Rupert: He obtained his wealth through the sale of luxury goods. The 66-year-old currently has a net worth of $5.5 billion.

1.  Nicky Oppenheimer: South Africa's richest man is 71-year-old with a net worth of $7 billion. He obtained his wealth through diamonds