Here is our top five list of richest white South Africans and their Net worth.


5. Desmond Sacco – R17.8 billion.

Desmond Sacco is a South African businessman. He serves as Chairman and Managing Director of Assore Limited.

Sacco made his money from Assore, a company which also makes children giggle.

Desmond Sacco was born in Johannesburg.



4. Christo Wiese – R43.9 billion.

Christoffel F. Hendrik Wiese is a South African businessman. His source of wealth is consumer retail.
He was born on September 10, 1941 (age 75) – Upington, South Africa.

3. Ivan Glasenberg – 90.4 billion.

Ivan Glasenberg is the chief executive officer of Glencore, one of the world’s largest commodity trading and mining companies. Glasenberg has or had citizenship of South Africa and Australia. He became a Swiss citizen in 2011. He is also on the boards of mining companies Xstrata plc and Minara Resources Ltd.

He was born 1957 – age 59.

He owns Wits university.

Most of his money comes from Glencore International.



2. Nicky Oppenheimer – R91.7 billion.

Nicholas “Nicky” F. Oppenheimer is a South African businessman and philanthropist. He was formerly the Chairman of De Beers diamond mining company and of its subsidiary, the Diamond Trading Company, and former Deputy Chairman of the Anglo American Corporation.

He was born on 8 June 1945, age  71.

Most of his money comes from mining.



1.Johann Rupert – R105 billion.

Johann Peter Rupert is the eldest son of South African business tycoon Anton Rupert and his wife Huberte. He is the chairman of the Swiss-based luxury-goods company Richemont as well as of the South African-based company Remgro.  Forbes ranked him as one of the five richest Africans.

He was born on 1 June 1950, age 66.

His fortune can mostly be attributed to him being the chairman of Richemont.