Johann Rupert is one of south africa’s best-known billionaires with shareholding in a large number of South African and international companies. Forbes estimated Rupert’s wealth at $7.5 billion, this gives an idea of the scale of this business empire.
Through Remgro, he has investments in the financial, healthcare, consumer, products, industrial, infrastructure, media, and sports industries.
Through Switzerland-based luxury goods holding company, Richemont, he boasts brands like Cartier, Dunhill, and Mont Blanc. He also chairs Luxembourg-based investment company, Reinet, that houses its interests in British American Tobacco.
In late 2016, Rupert was interviewed by Jeremy Maggs after winning Sunday Times Top 100 Companies Lifetime Achievement Award. During the interview, Jeremy asked him about the most important leadership lesson he has learned in his long business career, here’s what he had to say:
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