Source: De Beers, inherited
South Africa’s Richest Person: #1
Citizenship: South Africa ,
Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa
Marital Status: Married, Children: 1
South African businessman, Nicky Oppenheimer has a net worth of $6.8 billion as of March 2012, according to FORBES. He is the richest person in South Africa and the 139th richest person in the world. He is the chairman of De Beers diamonds and also has a significant interest in Anglo-American plc, the gold mining company. He also owns Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, the largest private game reserve in South Africa.