Ten out of the SA’s wealthiest people are under 35 years old. One thing all the below listed entrepreneurs have in common, is that they started small from a very young age. Some say that you have to be born with a mind for this big venture, others say it can be taught.

Whatever it may be, the following people go the full hang of it.

Below is a list of young people who are the richest in South Africa:

1. Vusi Thembekwayo, Age: 28

At the age of 17, Vusi was already ranked 1st in Africa for motivational speaking. As one of the best motivational speakers and keynote speakers alive today he has spoken in 4 of the 7 continents to over 250 000 people each year…

At 25 years-old Vusi was the youngest director of a multi-national turning over R17bn a year, where he served on the operations board. His humour is the glue that binds some of his most diverse audiences in the world.

2. Adii Pienaar, Age: 30

Pienaar’s company, Woothemes, designs and develops customizable commercial themes and plugins for WordPress.

The company, which Adii founded in 2007 with a bootstrap budget, generates over $3 million in annual revenues from the sale of its themes.

Woothemes also develops and sells themes for other content management systems, including Tumblr. He is also the founder of PublicBeta, a service that allows very successful entrepreneurs to transfer knowledge to new startups.

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