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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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South Africa Tops Africa's 50 Richest, Johann Rupert Is Country's Richest Man

South Africa leads the African continent in names appearing on Forbes list of Africa’s 50 Richest. With 14 individuals on the list, the country trumps both Nigeria (11 fortunes) and Egypt (9 fortunes). South Africa’s 14 richest have a combined net ...
Posted: November 12, 2013, 4:00 pm

Johann Rupert Overtakes Oppenheimer as South Africa’s Richest

Cie. Financiere Richemont SA (CFR) Chairman Johann Rupert, who said yesterday he will take a 12-month sabbatical after leading the company for 25 years, has overtaken Nicky Oppenheimeras the richest South African. Rupert is worth $8.2 billion, according to ...
Posted: May 17, 2013, 1:40 am

Malema rages against Rupert: Report

Julius Malema has accused billionaire businessman Johann Rupert of controlling the ANC and DA and being behind the EFF leader's tax and political woes, the Sunday Times reported. "The ANC and DA are one thing. They agree on everything. The ANC is a black ...
Posted: March 16, 2014, 10:02 am
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