Patrice Motsepe
Name: Patrice Motsepe
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Gender: Male
Birth Day: January 28, 1962
Age: 60
Birth Place: Johannesburg, South Africa
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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Patrice Motsepe

Patrice Motsepe was born on January 28, 1962 in Johannesburg, South Africa (60 years old). Patrice Motsepe is an Entrepreneur, zodiac sign: Aquarius. Nationality: South Africa. Approx. Net Worth: $2.7 Billion. With the net worth of $2.7 Billion, Patrice Motsepe is the #604 richest person on earth all the time in our database.


He committed to donate half of his entire wealth to The Giving Pledge nonprofit organization.

Net Worth 2020

$2.7 Billion
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Before Fame

He became the first African partner at Bowman Gilfillan law firm in 1994.


Biography Timeline


In 1994, he became the first black partner in the law firm Bowman Gilfillan—the same year that Nelson Mandela was elected as the country's first black president. While the new government began promoting black empowerment and entrepreneurship; Motsepe founded Future Mining, which provided contract mining services that included the cleaning of gold dust from inside mine shafts for the Vaal Reefs Gold mine, and implemented a system of worker remuneration that combined a low base salary with a profit-sharing bonus.


In 1997, with gold prices at a low, he purchased marginal gold mines from AngloGold under favourable finance terms. AngloGold sold Motsepe six gold mine shafts for $7,7million allowing him to repay the debt out of the future earnings of the company now known as African Rainbow Minerals.


This was repeated in a string of deals and Motsepe set up a firm to begin buying the operating mines that would become the source of his wealth. In 1999 he teamed up with two of his associates to form Greene and Partners Investments.


In 2002 when it was listed on the JSE Security Exchange, African Rainbow Minerals joined with Harmony Gold Mining Ltd. and the company's name changed to ARMgold. Motsepe is also the founder of African Rainbow Minerals Platinum (Proprietary) Limited and ARM Consortium Limited, which later equally split ownership with Anglo American Platinum Corp Ltd. From 2005, Motsepe was Chairman of Teal Exploration and Mining Incorporated. Motsepe is also chairman of Ubuntu-Botho Investments, Non-Executive chairman of Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd. and deputy Chairman of Sanlam Ltd. Motsepe has been president of South Africa's Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Motsepe won South Africa's Best Entrepreneur Award in 2002. In 2004, he was voted 39th among the South African Broadcasting Corporation's Great South Africans. In 2008, he was reported as the 503rd-richest person in the world, according to the Forbes 2019 list of The World's Billionaires, then ranked as the 962nd-wealthiest person in the world, and the third-wealthiest South African for 2019. In 2020, Motsepe was ranked as the 1,307th-wealthiest person in the world by Forbes, with a reported fortune of US$2.1 billion.


In 2003, Motsepe created Ubuntu-Botho Investments (UBI) (and in 2019 he owned 55% of it). In 2004 UBI entered into a BEE deal with insurance and financial services company Sanlam. That deal ended in 2014 when the debt had been paid and UBI acquired 13.5% of Sanlam but UBI has a 18.1% voting stake in Sanlam as its BEE partner. UBI then started African Rainbow Capital (ARC), a wholly owned subsidiary of UBI. ARC's joint chief executive is Johan van Zyl, former executive of Sanlam. ARC has holdings in more than 40 companies, including TymeBank, industrial group Afrimat, agricultural company BKB, telecommunications company Rain, luxury property estate Val de Vie, and a minority stake in Alexander Forbes, the pension fund administrator.


Since 2004, he has been a non-executive director of Absa Group and Sanlam.


Motsepe is the owner of Mamelodi Sundowns F.C. a Premier league soccer club. In November 2019, Motsepe bought a 37% stake in the Blue Bulls Co. The other major shareholders are Remgro (37%) and Blue Bulls Rugby Union (26%).

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Currently, Patrice Motsepe is 61 years, 4 months and 1 days old. Patrice Motsepe will celebrate 62nd birthday on a Sunday 28th of January 2024.

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