Download e-book for kindle: Anton Rupert: A Biography by Ebbe Dommisse

By Ebbe Dommisse

ISBN-10: 0624048195

ISBN-13: 9780624048190

the intense existence tale of South African wealthy person and philanthropist Dr Anton Rupert.

It is the tale of a Karoo boy who grew up throughout the melancholy, struggled to discover adequate cash to review technological know-how, after which made stable as a businessman - spectacularly so, attaining the Forbes record of the five hundred wealthiest humans around the globe. in contrast to Harry Oppenheimer, one other South African millionaire, Rupert used to be no inheritor and didn't make his hundreds of thousands from mining. His Rembrandt workforce of brands turned recognized around the globe, possessing manufacturers like Cartier, Dunhill, Rothmans and Montblanc. inside of a couple of a long time a family members dynasty was once outfitted, making the Ruperts, subsequent to the Oppenheimers, the richest kin in Africa.

But Rupert was once pushed through greater than the mere pursuit of wealth. A life-long proponent of partnership and coexistence in justice, he positioned his ardour and titanic assets into neighborhood improvement, resulting in widespread clashes with the political management of the day. He supported arts and tradition, and conservation - either one of structures and of nature. one in all his such a lot formidable tasks, transfrontier parks, was once a ground-breaking overseas innovation.

A compelling booklet in keeping with wide overseas learn and plenty of hours of dialog with Rupert, his family members and those that recognize him well.

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