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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 African charity refunds Dutch rhino poaching prevention cash

We were naive and too enthusiastic in our belief that horn infusion would help,' Peace Parks Foundation chairman and billionaire Johann Rupert told the Sunday Times. 'It was a mistake, not misrepresentation.' The Postcode Lottery has confirmed the ...
Posted: September 15, 2014, 11:28 am

Johann Rupert Quits Richemont as CEO, But ‘Remains the Boss’

It’s not entirely unexpected that Johann Rupert is stepping down as Chief Executive of Richemont . He took on the role in 2010 on a temporary basis after Norbert Platt left for health reasons. Back then Mr. Rupert, now aged 62, said it was only a ...
Posted: November 9, 2012, 7:29 am

Billionaire Rupert Says Dutch Lottery Refunded for Rhino Failure

South African billionaire Johann Rupert, chairman of the Peace Parks Foundation, said the conservation group has returned about $2 million in funding from the Dutch Postcode Lottery after a method it backed to combat rhino poaching failed. Founded by ...
Posted: September 15, 2014, 4:25 am
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