Markus Jooste Biography: Wife, Children, Net Worth, Membership & Death


Markus Jooste (born 22 January 1961) was a South African businessman. He was the former CEO of furniture manufacturer-retailer Steinhoff International.

He was also a former patron of South African horse racing.

Markus Jooste

Markus Jooste Age

He was born on January 22, 1961, in South Africa. He was 63 years old as of 2024.

Markus Jooste Wife

He was married to Ingrid Jooste, and together they had three children; two daughters and one son.

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Markus Jooste Family

He was married with three children, a son, and two daughters. It is believed that his wife designed the colors worn by Jooste’s racehorses.


  • 2000 – Present: Chairman of Steinhoff Africa Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
  • 2000 – Present: Group Managing Director of Steinhoff Africa Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
  • 1998 – Present: Chief Executive Officer of Steinhoff Africa Holdings (Pty) Ltd, Northern Hemisphere Operations.
  • Independent Non-Executive Director of PSG Group Limited.
  • Non-Executive Director of KAP Industrial Holdings Ltd.
  • Non-Executive Director of PSG Group Ltd.
  • 2011: Non-Executive Director of Capitec Bank Holdings Ltd.
  • 1988 – 2011: Financial Director of Gomma Gomma Holdings.
  • 1987: Finance Director of Gant’s Foods.
  • 1985: Deputy Director of South African Revenue Services, Pretoria
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  • Member of Highveld Racing Association.
  • Member of South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

Net Worth

His estimated net worth was $400 million as of December 2016.

Markus Jooste Death

Markus Jooste died by suicide on March 21, 2024, at the age of 63. It was reported that he had committed suicide by shooting himself.


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