South Africa is a country with vast land and a significant population of over 56 million people.
It’s home to some of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs.
Here’s a list of the top 10 richest young business minds in South Africa.
1. Vusi Thembekwayo:
- Age: 33
- Net Worth: $36.4 million
- Known as a motivational speaker, youngest director at a multinational company, and a worldwide influencer.
2. Ludwick Mary Shane:
- Net Worth: $9 million
- Inventor of DryBath, an innovative water-saving product.
- Ludwick came up with the DryBath gel back in high school.
3. Adii Pienaar:
- Net Worth: Over $5 million
- Founder of Woothemes, a company creating customizable themes and plugins for WordPress.
- Adii is also the founder of PublicBeta.
4. Duduzane Zuma:
- Son of former President Jacob Zuma.
- Age 41
- Net Worth estimated to $15 Million
- Holds a significant stake in the Ayigobi consortium.
5. Mike Eilertsen:
- Age: 34
- Net Worth estimated to $21.2 million
- Founded LIVE OUT LOUD media group, focusing on entrepreneurship and business.
- Mike had comprised a database that had over 100 000 contact details of the top businessmen of South Africa.
- Eilertsen then developed the idea of starting a magazine of millionaires.
6. Sandile Shezi:
- Age: 24
- Net Worth estimated to R42 million
- A Forex trader who made a bold move by using his education funds to enter the trading world.
7. Rupert Bryan:
- A web developing entrepreneur.
- By the time Rupert was aged 14, he was already running his own web developing firm.
- Became the COO of ISP Web Africa, generating over R130 million annually.
8. Murendwa Mmabasotho:
- A successful multimillionaire with a diverse business portfolio, from printing to logistics.
- Age : 33 years
- Net Worth : $1 million
9. Doug Hoernle:
- Started a tutoring business while in university.
- Later ventured into personalized wine sales.
- Age : 33 years
- Net Worth : Between $1 and $5 million
10. Max Hussman:
- Founded the Elegance group, which is making a mark in the South African aviation industry.
- He is the founder of Elegance Group.