As the sitting chair of Naspers Limited, Koos Becker ranks 10th on the Forbes list of Africa’s Billionaires. Boasting a net worth of $2.8 billion, this business mogul has made his fortune with innovative investments, most notably spotting both a gap in the market and the success of pay-television in the USA. He brought the industry to Africa in 1986 by co-founding M-Net as the first pay-television company outside of the USA. Bekker turned Naspers, previously a newspaper company, into an e-commerce investor and media powerhouse having a founding hand in both mobile operating group MTN and the Media24 network.
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