8. Lauritz (Laurie) Dippenaar
Net Worth: $ 730 Million
Laurie Dippenaar is a qualified Chattered accountant who built a financial services empire over the last several decades. He co-founded Rand Consolidated Investing with GT Ferreira and Paul Harris in 1977.
After a series of mergers and acquisitions, FirstRand was formed in the 1990s; Dippenaar is non-executive chairman of FirstRand, which is active in banking and insurance and is active in South Africa, 5 other neighboring countries and India.
Laurie is a philanthropist and has endowed the Laurie scholarship fund offering $44,000 a year in scholarships in the post-graduate category for South Africans who have leadership potentials. Dippenaar’s hobbies include cycling, canoeing and watching rugby.