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What is Johann Rupert net worth

Johann Peter Rupert is a South African-born entrepreneur, who is the eldest son of business tycoon Anton Rupert and his wife Huberte. Johann Rupert Net Worth is $5.4 billion

He is the chairman of the Swiss-based luxury-goods company Richemont and the South Africa-based company Remgro. As of 1 April 2010, he assumed the CEO position of Compagnie Financiere Richemont.

Personal life

Rupert grew up in Stellenbosch, where he attended 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, however, in 2004, the university awarded him an honorary doctorate in Economics.

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

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Business career

Rupert served his business apprenticeship in New York City, 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.

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Together with his family, he was estimated to be worth $5.9 billion as of April 2019, and was ranked as the second wealthiest person in South Africa on the Forbes list of The World’s Billionaires of 2019, with his fortune reported as having declined from US$7.3 billion. 

Rupert and family were ranked as the second-richest in South Africa on the 2020 Forbes list, with a fortune reported as US$5.4 billion. He is also one of the richest men in Africa

  • 1984: Merged RMB and Rand Consolidated Investments, forming RMB Holdings, and left to join his father’s company, the Rembrandt Group.
  • 1988 Founded Compagnie Financiere Richemont in 1988 and was appointed Non-Executive Director of Rothmans International plc in 1988. He was named “Businessman of the Year” by the Sunday Times in the same year.
  • 1989: Appointed Vice Chairman of the Rembrandt Group.
  • 1990: Named business leader of the year by Die Burger newspaper and the Cape Town Chamber of Commerce. Formed Richemont subsidiary Vendôme Luxury Group SA.
  • 1991: Appointed Chairman of Rembrandt Group Limited and in 1992 he was named one of 200 “Global Leaders of Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland.
  • 1993: Received the M.S. Louw Award from the A.H.I. (“Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut”).
  • 1996: Named Sunday Times Business Times’s Businessman of the Year for second time.
  • 1997: Appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Gold Fields South Africa Ltd.
  • 1999: Awarded the 1999 Free Market Award by The Free Market Foundation of South Africa.
  • 2000: Restructured Rembrandt Group Limited and formed Remgro Limited and VenFin Limited. Appointed Chairman and Chief Executive of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA. Voted “Most influential Business Leader” in South Africa by CEOs of top 100 Listed Companies
  • 2004: Awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Economics by the University of Stellenbosch.
  • 2008 Voted South Africa’s Business Leader of the Year by the CEOs of the Top 100 Companies, for the third time.
  • 2009 Appointed “Officier” of the French “Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur” by the President of the French Republic

Selected as the 2009 International Wine Entrepreneur of the Year at the Meininger “Excellence in Wine and Spirit” awards ceremony in Düsseldorf, Germany.

  • 2009: Appointed Chancellor of Stellenbosch University
  • 2010 Made Honorary Vice President of the European Golf Tour

Awarded Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of St Andrews, Scotland

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Richard Branson Net Worth 2021

Richard Branson net worth 2021 is $4.4 billion. He is the third oldest person and the first billionaire to travel to space. Branson is among the wealthiest people in the world list.

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What is Richard Branson net worth?

Richard Branson holds the record as the first billionaire to travel to space

In this write up, we will be bringing to you the net worth and lifestyle of one of the richest people in the world, Richard Branson.

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Branson is an English businessman, investor and an author.

Richard Branson Net worth Profile

Net worth$4.4 billion
Full nameSir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson
Date of birth18 July, 1950
OccupationBusinessman and author
NationalityBritish
SpouseJoan Templeman
Known forVirgin Group Founder

Richard Branson net worth 2021 is $4.4 billion. He is the third oldest person and the first billionaire to travel to space. Branson is among the wealthiest people in the world list.

Early Life of Richard Branson

Branson was born in Blackheath, London, to Eve Branson, a former ballet dancer and air hostess, and Edward James Branson, a barrister.

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He has two younger sisters, Lindy Branson and Vanessa Branson. His grandfather, Sir George Arthur Harwin Branson, was a judge of the High Court of Justice and a Privy Councillor.

Education

Branson was educated at Scaitcliffe School, a prep school in Surrey, before briefly attending Cliff View House School in Sussex. He attended Stowe School, an independent school in Buckinghamshire until the age of sixteen.

Branson has dyslexia, and had poor academic performance; on his last day at school, his headmaster, Robert Drayson, told him he would either end up in prison or become a millionaire.

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Business Career

After failed attempts to grow and sell both Christmas trees and budgerigars, Branson launched a magazine named Student in 1966 with Nik Powell. The first issue of Student appeared in January 1968, and a year later, Richard Branson net worth was estimated at £50,000.

Though not initially as successful as he hoped, the magazine later became a vital component of the mail-order record business Branson started from the same church he used for Student. Branson used the magazine to advertise popular albums, driving his record sales.

He interviewed several prominent personalities of the late 1960s for the magazine including Mick Jagger and R. D. Laing.

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 Branson took over full direction of Student after successfully bluffing to Powell that the workers at the magazine opposed Powell’s plans to turn the magazine into a cooperative.

Branson eventually started a record shop in Oxford Street in London. In 1971, he was questioned in connection with the selling of records declared export stock.

The matter was never brought before a court because Branson agreed to repay any unpaid purchase tax of 33% and a £70,000 fine. His parents re-mortgaged the family home to help pay the settlement.

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Virgin Group

In 1972, using money earned from his record store, Branson launched the record label Virgin Records with Nik Powell. The name “Virgin” was suggested by one of Branson’s early employees because they were all new at business.

 Branson bought a country estate north of Oxford in which he installed a residential recording studio, The Manor Studio.

 He leased studio time to fledgling artists, including multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield, whose debut album Tubular Bells (1973) was the first release for Virgin Records and became a chart-topping best-seller.

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Among the other artistes virgin records signed include;  Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, XTC, Japan, UB40, Steve Winwood and Paula Abdul. It later became the world’s largest independent record label.

Richard Branson net worth was estimated at £5 million by 1979, and a year later, Virgin Records went international.

Virgin Atlantic Airways

Branson’s first successful entry into the airline industry was during a trip to Puerto Rico. His flight was cancelled, so he decided to charter his own plane the rest of the way and offered a ride to the rest of the stranded passengers for a small fee to cover the cost

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Branson formed Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Cargo in 1984. He formed Virgin Holidays in 1985.

In 1997, Branson founded the Virgin Rail Group to bid for passenger rail franchises during the privatisation of British Rail. The Virgin Trains brand operated the InterCity West Coast franchise from 1997 to 2019, the InterCity CrossCountry franchise from 1997 to 2007, and the InterCity East Coast franchise from 2015 to 2018.

In 2004, he founded spaceflight corporation Virgin Galactic, based at Mojave Air and Space Port in California, noted for the SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane designed for space tourism.

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In March 2000, Branson was knighted at Buckingham Palace for “services to entrepreneurship”.

 For his work in retail, music and transport (with interests in land, air, sea and space travel), his taste for adventure and for his humanitarian work, he has become a prominent global figure.

 In 2007, he was placed in the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World list. In July 2021, Forbes listed Branson’s estimated net worth at US$5.7 billion.

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Richard Branson Net Worth

Richard Branson net worth 2021 is $4.4 billion. He is the third oldest person and the first billionaire to travel to space. Branson is among the wealthiest people in the world list.

On 11 July 2021, Branson travelled as a passenger onboard Virgin Galactic Unity 22 at the edge of space, a suborbital test flight for his spaceflight company Virgin Galactic.

 The mission lasted approximately one hour, reaching a peak altitude of 53.5 miles (86.1 km). At 71, Branson is the third oldest person to fly to space and the first billionaire to do so.

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Who went to space with Richard Branson?

Beth Moses and Sirisha Bandla

How did Richard Branson get rich?

By the ’70s, Richard Branson and Nik Powell started a mail-order record retailer. From there, the business then evolved into a record shop on Oxford Street in London called Virgin Records, according to Virgin’s website. Eventually, Virgin took a deep dive into the aviation industry and launched Virgin Atlantic in 1984.

What is Richard Branson famous for?

Richard Branson is Founder of the Virgin Group. Virgin is one of the world’s most irresistible brands and has expanded into many diverse sectors from travel to telecommunications, health to banking and music to leisure.

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