Sandile Shezi recently made headlines all over South Africa when he was named as the youngest self-made multi-millionaire in South Africa.
A report by Sandton-based wealth intelligence company New World revealed that South Africa has the highest number of high net worth individuals in Africa and it has 46 800 millionaires. Furthermore, under 40s make up 6% of the list.
Shezi forms part of a list of rich bachelors in South Africa, many of who are self-made millionaires.
Bryant, Chief Executive Officer of ISP Web Africa is one a few individuals in this country who have made their first million before the age of 25.
A school dropout, 29-year-old Bryant has always had a passion for business. He advises other entrepreneurs:
“Find what you’re passionate about because passion, not money; what’s going to get you up in the morning. Educate yourself and find good people that you can work with, who can drive you and make you a better person.”
Ludwick Marishane is the founder of Dry Bath. The product is a gel that does all the work of a bath without the need for water. While this product may be exciting for backpackers around the world, Marishane hopes that Dry Bath will help millions of people who come from impoverished backgrounds, who don’t have access to water.
25-year-old Marishane is the CEO of HeadBoy industries.
Doug Hoernle made his first big profit selling rubber bracelets to his friends at St.Stithians College, after which his parents encouraged him to donate his profits to charity. Later on he made enough money to be able to build a home for a family in Ivory Park.
While at University he started a tutoring business and went on to sell inexpensive wines with personalised labels.
While he is on the elusive list of rich bachelors in South Africa, he hasn’t slowed down at all. He is currently running Rethink Education, in an effort to make current technology more useful in the schooling system.