Anton Rupert: A Biography by Ebbe Dommisse PDF

By Ebbe Dommisse

the extreme lifestyles tale of South African rich person and philanthropist Dr Anton Rupert.

It is the tale of a Karoo boy who grew up through the melancholy, struggled to discover sufficient funds to check technological know-how, after which made stable as a businessman - spectacularly so, attaining the Forbes checklist of the five hundred wealthiest humans around the globe. not like Harry Oppenheimer, one other South African millionaire, Rupert used to be no inheritor and didn't make his thousands from mining. His Rembrandt team of brands turned identified around the globe, possessing manufacturers like Cartier, Dunhill, Rothmans and Montblanc. inside of a number of many years a kin dynasty used to be outfitted, making the Ruperts, subsequent to the Oppenheimers, the richest family members in Africa.

But Rupert was once pushed by means of greater than the mere pursuit of wealth. A life-long proponent of partnership and coexistence in justice, he placed his ardour and massive assets into group improvement, resulting in widespread clashes with the political management of the day. He supported arts and tradition, and conservation - either one of constructions and of nature. one in all his such a lot bold tasks, transfrontier parks, used to be a ground-breaking foreign innovation.

A compelling ebook in keeping with broad foreign study and lots of hours of dialog with Rupert, his kinfolk and those that be aware of him well.

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