Richest South African IT execs revealed

The Sunday Times has published its annual Rich List, revealing the top 225 richest people in South Africa.

According to the Rich List, the 20 richest people in South Africa grew their collective wealth in the past year by more than 13% – from R256 billion in 2014 to R294 billion in 2015.

Christo Wiese, who is a large shareholder in Brait, Shoprite, and Steinhoff, topped the list with a publicly-disclosed investment wealth of R105 billion.

He is followed by Glencore’s Ivan Glasenberg with R25 billion, and Intu Properties’ John Whittaker on R23 billion.

Former Naspers CEO Koos Bekker was the top IT shareholder at R10 billion, followed by another Naspers shareholder Stephan Pacak on R2 billion.

The table below provides an overview of the richest South Africans, with a focus on IT companies and IT executives.

Sunday Times Rich List
Rank Person Company Publicly-disclosed wealth
1 Christo Wiese Steinhoff, Shoprite, Brait R105 billion
2 Ivan Glasenberg Glencore R25 billion
3 John Whittaker Intu Properties R23 billion
9 Koos Bekker Naspers R10 billion
23 Stephan Pacak Naspers R2.3 billion
43 Asher Bohbot EOH R1.2 billion
47 Danny MacKey EOH R1.1 billion
50 Brett Levy Blue Label Telecom R1.1 billion
51 Dave King MicroMega R1 billion
53 Marc Sorour Naspers R1 billion
54 Cobus Stofberg Naspers R973 million
55 Mark Levy Blue Label Telecom R958 million
66 Jens Montanana Datatec R776 million
92 Boetie van Zyl Naspers R435 million
106 Robin Frew Mix Telematics R389 million
109 Arnold Fourie Datacentrix, Pinnacle R368 million
114 Ton Vosloo Naspers R345 million
119 Richard Lyon Datacentrix, Pinnacle R321 million
150 Sbu Shabalala AdaptIT R223 million
153 Raymond Dabengwa MTN R214 million
172 Vasileios Sgourdos Naspers R178 million
175 Ian Morris MicroMega R173 million
180 Phuthuma Nhleko MTN Zakhele R162 million
215 Herman Kotze Net1 R121 million
219 David Chih-Hsing Kan Mustek R113 million

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