African Entrepreneurs

Spark inspiration with Africa’s top 10 billionaires

10. Koos Bekker

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.