In February 2015 South Africa’s first black billionaire, Patrice Motsepe, was named as one of the world’s top 10 richest black people – alongside Nigeria’s Alika Dangote and Oprah Winfrey.
He founded – and chairs – African Rainbow Minerals, a publicly traded firm that mines and processes iron, manganese, chrome, platinum, copper, nickel, coal and gold. Additionally Motsepe has a stake in Sanlam and is the President and owner of the Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club.
In 2013 he joined the Giving Pledge, which commits him to giving away a considerable portion of his wealth – other people who are members of the Giving Pledge include Warren Buffet, David Rockefeller, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson.
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