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Johann Peter Rupert (born 1 June 1950) is the eldest son of the late South African business tycoon Anton Rupert and his wife Huberte Rupert. He is the chairman of the Swiss-based luxury-goods company Richemont as well as of the South Africa-based company Remgro. It was announced on 13 November 2009 that as of 1 April 2010, he would also assume the position of Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Financiere Richemont.
Rupert grew up in the South African town of Stellenbosch, where he also attended the well-known school for boys, Paul Roos Gymnasium and the University of Stellenbosch, studying economics and company law. He dropped out of the university to pursue a career in business but in 2004 Stellenbosch University awarded him an honorary doctorate in economics. In 2008 he was awarded an honorary doctorate in commerce from Nelson Mandela University.
Described as "reclusive" by the Financial Times and Barron's, Rupert rarely gives interviews and shuns public events. In 2006 the same newspaper also called him "Rupert the Bear" for predicting a world economic crisis.
Rupert served his business apprenticeship in New York, where he worked for Chase Manhattan for two years and for Lazard Freres for three years. He then returned to South Africa in 1979 and founded Rand Merchant Bank of which he was CEO. He started the Small Business Development Corporation in same year (over 600,000 jobs created since inception).

Rupert is a former cricketer and founded the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation in 1990. Laureus funds 65 projects globally, with the goal of using sport to tackle social issues, having a particular emphasis on underprivileged children. He co-founded the Sports Science Institute with his friends Morne du Plessis and Tim Noakes.
Rupert also developed the Gary Player designed, Leopard Creek Golf Club in Mpumalanga, South Africa which is one of South Africa's top three golf courses, and rated number 25 outside the United States of America (Golf Dig

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Richemont founder returns as revenues slow

Richemont’s billionaire founder Johann Rupert yesterday returned to the post of chairman at the luxury goods firm, whose Cartier and Montblanc watches are a favourite with stars like Usher (left). Rupert, South Africa’s richest man, arrived back after ...
Posted: September 17, 2014, 7:09 pm

Johann Rupert, Billionaire Boss Of Richemont, To Take One-Year Sabbatical

Johann Rupert at the Carnoustie Golf Links in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) South African billionaire luxury goods tycoon Johann Rupert has announced that he will take a 12-month sabbatical from running Richemont, the ...
Posted: May 16, 2013, 3:31 pm

Investors hope Rupert can revive Richemont sales

South Africa’s richest man, Johann Rupert, has a track record of leading Swiss-based Richemont through difficult times and his comeback at the company’s annual general meeting in Geneva provided some comfort for investors. Highlighting the task ahead ...
Posted: September 18, 2014, 3:51 am
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