Top 5 Richest Families in South Africa (2022)


There are several rich families in South Africa and in this post, we have highlighted the richest families in South Africa. The ranking is based on the net worths of the families.

Richest Families in South Africa

1. Rupert Family

Rupert family

Top of our list of the richest South African Family is a famous family from Stellenbosch known as the Rupert Family. A notable icon among this family is Anton Rubert, who is married to Huberte Rupert.

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They have raised three children together namely: Johann, Antonij, and Hanneli. According to the latest Forbes ranking of richest men in South Africa, Johann is considered to be the 2nd richest man in SA

Anton and Huberte are also famous for their philanthropic activities which have been part of their quota contributions to the development of the economy.

2. Oppenheimer Family

Oppenheimer Family

Second, on our list is the Oppenheimer Family. When it comes to the business of diamond, gold and platinum mining, this is what the family is popular for.

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This family has actually turned its business into a mining empire whose wealth and power will remain for a very long time in the minds of South African.

An important figure in the family is South Africa’s richest man, Nicky Oppenheimer who is a businessman and also a philanthropist.

According to Forbes, he has an estimated net worth of over $7 Billion making him one of the richest men in Africa. Other important figures include Harry Oppenheimer, De Beer, etc.

3. Bekker Family

Bekker Family

The third richest family in South Africa is the Bekker Family. They specialize majorly in the entertainment business.

The chairman of the leading emerging markets media group called Nasper, Koos Bekker is a prominent icon in this family. This company is the only company to operate in 130 countries.

From Forbes 2019 rich list ranking, he has an estimated net worth of $2.8 Billion. Other prominent icons in this family include Amore Bekker, Andries Bekker, Byron Bekker, Daniel Bekker, Jaco Bekker, etc.

4. Motsepe Family

Motsepe Family

4th on our list is the mining family of Motsepe. An important icon in the family is Patrice Motsepe who is a billionaire mining businessman and the owner and president of Mamelodi Sundowns the team that has been regarded as the richest club in PSL.

He is also the founder and chairman of African Rainbow Minerals. He was once tagged the richest man in South Africa but has gone down the list but still remains the richest black man in South Africa.

He has an estimated net worth of around $2.5 Billion and he is well known for his philanthropic activities through which his family has established an array of industries in order to provide employment opportunities for the South African populace and also have helped in the construction of useful infrastructure.

5. Le Roux Family

Le Roux Family

The final family on our list of richest families in South Africa is the Le Roux Family and they have an estimated net worth of US $1.5 Billion. A notable member of this family is Michiel Le Roux who is the founder and owner of Capitec bank.

This has contributed immensely to the development of South Africa and Africa as a whole through the establishment of a World-class Bank that provides many services to South Africans and non-South Africans.

According to the Forbes billionaires list of 2018, Michiel Le Roux has a net worth of $1.2 Billion


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