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Christoffel Wiese is a South African businessman and billionaire who built Shoprite Holdings Ltd., a supermarket retailer, from the ground up. Credit: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg/Getty Images/The Africa Report

Monopoly Money: The successes and failures of South African billionaire Christoffel Wiese

One of South Africa’s richest business leaders talks about his commercial successes and failures, the debates about race and economics in South Africa and his criticism of the government.

Johann Rupert is South Africa's richest man (According to Forbes in 2014), Chairman of the luxury goods company Richemont, and Chairman of investment company Remgro.

Private equity fund backed by two of South Africa's richest men raises $345M to invest in Africa

Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund, founded by two of South Africa’s richest men, has raised $345 million to invest in electricity generation, transport and logistics in Africa.

Africa's Richest 2014 Visualization

Africa's Richest 2014 (Visualization)

Visualization of Africa’s Richest 55. Data courtesy of Ventures Africa. Sort and filter by Net Worth (US $). Filter by Number of Jobs Created, Country of Citizenship, Industry, Age, and Gender.

Folorunsho Alakija of Nigeria is the richest black woman in the world, ahead of Oprah Winfrey, with a personal fortune of $7.3bn from oil and gas. Photograph: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images

Nigerian billionaires dominate African rich list with £49B ($78B) between them

Nigeria has more billionaires than any other country in Africa, including the continent’s wealthiest man and the world’s richest black woman, according to a ranking published this week.

Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Dangote Group

Nigeria's Aliko Dangote and Mike Adenuga top Venture Africa's list of Africa's richest

Ventures Africa just released its 2014 list of the richest individuals in Africa. The usual suspect, Nigeria‘s Aliko Dangote, tops the list with a net worth of $25.7B.

Aliko Dangote

Cementing Africa's future: The rise and rise of Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man

Aliko Dangote made his fortune by gambling on Africa’s future, repeatedly. For the Nigerian entrepreneur, that gamble has paid off spectacularly.