The 16 Richest People In South Africa Right Now

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Forbes has ranked the 50 richest people in Africa in 2015 – and 16 South Africans have made the list, supplanting Nigeria which dominated in 2014.

According to Forbes, one-third of Africa’s richest business leaders live in South Africa, including six of Africa’s 23 billionaires.

However, a tough economic market, as well as the weakness of the rand versus the US dollar, means that the fortunes of the country’s richest have shrunk over the past year.

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The 16 South Africans ranked by Forbes have a combined net worth of $28.45 billion (R402.7 billion), led by Nicky Oppenheimer, with $6.66 billion (R94.3 billion).

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