Koos Bekker
Name: Koos Bekker
Occupation: Media
Gender: Male
Birth Day: December 14, 1952
Age: 70
Birth Place: Cape Town, South Africa, South Africa
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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Koos Bekker

Koos Bekker was born on December 14, 1952 in Cape Town, South Africa, South Africa (70 years old). Koos Bekker is a Media, zodiac sign: Capricorn. Nationality: South Africa. Approx. Net Worth: $2 Billion. With the net worth of $2 Billion, Koos Bekker is the #794 richest person on earth all the time in our database.

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$2 Billion
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Koos Bekker was born in Potchefstroom, South Africa in 1952. He attended Hoër Volkskool Heidelberg and completed degrees at Stellenbosch University, in law and literature, and at Wits University, in law. He holds an MBA from Columbia University, New York and an honorary Doctorate in Commerce from Stellenbosch University.


After a few years in advertising, he received an MBA degree from Columbia Business School, graduating in 1984. As a result of a project paper, he, with a few young colleagues, founded one of the first two pay-television services outside of the US. M-Net and its sister companies, such as Multichoice, eventually expanded to 48 countries across Africa. In the 1990s, he was a founding director of mobile communication company MTN. In 1997 Bekker became CEO of Naspers, one of the initial investors in the M-Net/Multichoice group. Naspers bought out the other shareholders. During his tenure, the market capitalization of Naspers grew from about $1.2 billion to $45 billion. His compensation package was unusual in that for fifteen years as CEO he earned no salary, bonus or perks. He was compensated solely via stock option grants that vested over time.


The Forbes 2019 list of The World's Billionaires ranked Bekker as the 1002nd-wealthiest person in the world, and the fourth-wealthiest South African, with a fortune of US$2.3 billion. In 2020, Bekker was ranked as the third-wealthiest South African by Forbes, with a fortune reported as US$2.4billion.

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Currently, Koos Bekker is 69 years, 11 months and 23 days old. Koos Bekker will celebrate 70th birthday on a Wednesday 14th of December 2022.

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