The world’s bil­lion­aires

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mag­a­zine pub­lished its an­nual list of bil­lion­aires, which lists the world’s wealth­i­est in­di­vid­u­als. This year, counted 1 826 bil­lion­aires around the world, in­clud­ing seven South Africans. In to­tal, the bil­lion­aires were worth an es­ti­mated $7.05tr (R83.15tr), up from $6.4tr (R75.1tr) in 2014. The av­er­age wealth per bil­lion­aire is $3.86bn (R45.55bn).

Jo­hann Ru­pert, South Africa’s rich­est man with an es­ti­mated net wealth of $7.3bn (R86.17bn), ranked sec­ond on the con­ti­nent af­ter Nige­ria’s ce­ment and flour mogul Aliko Dan­gote. Only three South Africans – Ru­pert, Nicky Op­pen­heimer and Christo Wiese – made the top 10 list of rich­est peo­ple on the con­ti­nent.

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