Over the years, more and more women have made a name for themselves and increased the total wealth controlled by women in the world. It does not matter how they attained their status of being rich women, be it through inheritance or working for it.
What matters, however, is the fact that women are big decision makers and play a role in wealth creation. Let’s look at some South African women who are better off than many of the South African men in terms of wealth.
10. Christine Ramon
Net-worth: R 61, Million
Since October of 2014, Christine Ramon has been the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Anglogold Ashanti Limited. She is also currently a Non-Executive Director at Lafarge which is based in Paris, France and also at MTN Group Limited. She also holds the position of Deputy Chair of the Financial Reporting Standards Council in South Africa.
Before these position, she served in many other top managerial positions in other well-known companies. In 2007, Christine Ramon was nominated by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. Her net-worth was last estimated to be about R49, 67 million.
9. Mamphela Ramphele
Net-worth: R65 Million
Mamphela Ramphele has held many titles, including medical doctor and activist and researcher. She has also been in various top positions of management in companies such as Gold Fields, Circle Capital Ventures Limited, and Remgro Limited.
Currently, Mamphela Ramphele holds the title of author and is also one of the Managing Directors of the World Bank. In 2011, she was named as one of Africa’s Richest Women.
8. Nonhlanhla Mjoli-Mncube
Net-worth: R104 Million
Nonhlanhla Mjoli-Mncube currently holds the position of director and chairman in many different companies. She is also known for being the founder and the chairman of Women for Housing.
With an impressive resume that speaks of her education and top managerial positions, her net-worth value was last estimated to be R94 million.
7. Judy Dlamini
Net-worth: R133 Million
According to Judy Dlamini, the only way to get wealthy is to focus, work hard, and be ambitious. She also said that creating wealth requires finding and pursuing something that you are passionate about.
Judy Dlamini is currently the Chair of ASPEN Pharmacare Limited and Mbekani Investment Holdings Limited as well as many director positions at well-known organizations. In 2012, she was listed as one of South Africa’s richest women. With her net-worth last valued at R124 million, it’s no wonder that she maintains that title.