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Johann Rupert

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Net worth 2018: $6.95 Billion
Residence: Cape Town, South Africa
Country: South Africa
BirthDay: 1 June 1950
Sigh: Cancer
Children: 3

Johann Rupert was bornon 1 June 1950 in Cape Town, South Africa, South Africa. Johann Rupert is #234 in List Billionaires People In The World. Johann Rupert is chairman of Swiss luxury goods firm Compagnie Financiere Richemont. The company is best known for the brands Cartier and Montblanc. It was formed in 1998 through an spinoff of assets owned by Rembrandt Group Limited (now Remgro Limited), which his father Anton formed in the 1940s. He owns a 7% stake in diversified investment firm Remgro, which he chairs, as well as 25% of Reinet, an investment holding co. based in Luxembourg. In recent years, Rupert has been a vocal opponent of plans to allow fracking in the Karoo, a region of South Africa where he owns land.


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In September 2017, Rupert, during Richemont’s annual general meeting in Geneva, described the use of the term "Radical Economic Transformation" by Bell Pottinger as "just a code word for theft”, in order to cover up the "State Capture" by their clients, the notorious Gupta family


In December 2016, it was reported that Rupert had dropped Bell Pottinger as the PR agency of Richemont, accusing Bell Pottinger of running a social media campaign against him, to divert attention away from persistent 'state capture' allegations levelled at the Gupta family


It was announced on 13 November 2009 that as of 1 April 2010, he would assume the position of Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Financiere Richemont


In 2008, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in Commerce from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University


In 2007 he was elected into South African Sports Hall of Fame and in 2009 was inducted into South African Golf Hall of Fame


In 2006 the same newspaper also called him "Rupert the Bear" for predicting a world economic crisis


When the British design magazine Wallpaper* described the Afrikaans language as "one of the ugliest languages in the world" in its September 2005 edition (in reference to the Afrikaans Language Monument), Rupert responded by withdrawing advertising for his companies' brands such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Montblanc and Alfred Dunhill from the magazine


He dropped out of the university to pursue a career in business, however, in 2004, the university awarded him an honorary doctorate in Economics


Following his younger brother Anthonij's death in a car accident in 2001 he took over the L'Ormarins wine estate


Rupert is a former cricketer and founded the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation in 1990


He then returned to South Africa in 1979 and founded Rand Merchant Bank of which he was CEO


Johann Peter Rupert (born 1 June 1950) is the eldest son of South African business tycoon Anton Rupert and his wife Huberte

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