Johannesburg - Mining magnate Patrice Motsepe has topped the
annual Sunday Times Rich List for the first time, the newspaper reported on
Motsepe, the chairperson of African Rainbow Minerals
[JSE:ARM], was now worth R22.99bn.
Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, who had been number one
for several years, dropped to second with R20.87bn, according to the Sunday
The list was compiled by Who Owns Whom.
Researchers analysed the holdings of directors of all
JSE Ltd [JSE:JSE] listed companies. It was based on
publicly available information.
According to the report there are now 28 billionaires in
South Africa compared to 31 last year.
Others who made the list were: Shoprite Holdings [JSE:SHP]
CEO Whitey Basson, non-executive director at Octodec Investments, Sharon
Wapnick, who was the only woman among the 100 richest people, Transnet's former
acting CEO Chris Wells, Nicky Oppenheimer, South African-born Marius Kloppers,
CEO of mining group BHP Billiton [JSE:BIL], and Bernard Kantor, the managing
director of Investec [JSE:INL].