Ranking (out of global total of 1 826)
1 226 Name & source of wealth Johann Rupert Luxury goods Nicky Oppenheimer Diamonds Christo Wiese Retail Koos Bekker Media Patrice Motsepe Mining Stephen Saad Pharmaceutical Allan Gray Investments Net worth 2015
$1.6bn The estimated net worth of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, r e presenting R934.48bn, who tops the annual list of billionaires for the 16th year i n the l ast 21 years. I n second place was Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim Helu, worth an estimated $77.1bn (R909.7bn), with Gates’s cl ose f r i end, Berkshire Hathaway founder Warren Buffett in third position with $ 72.7bn ( R857.78bn). Fa c e b o o k f o u n d e r Mark Zuckerberg, aged 30, joined the top 20 for the first time with an estimated net worth of $34.8bn (R410.66bn).