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According to his biography, Rupert's business career spanned over sixty years. Anton Rupert, (Anthony Edward Rupert), South African industrialist and philanthropist (born Oct. 4, 1916, Graaff-Reinet, Cape province, [now Eastern Cape province] S.Af.—died Jan. 18, 2006, Stellenbosch, Western Cape province, S.Af. Like most kids with rich parents, Anton enjoyed a lot of luxuries, which included driving around in a Ferrari his dad owned, which the then 22-year-old crashed in 2008. In 1999, Rothmans International merged with British American Tobacco (BAT), the world's second largest cigarette producer. Johann Rupert Wife. Today, Watchfinder operates both as an ‘online’ and ‘offline’ business in a complementary, growing, and still relatively unstructured segment of the industry.”. Anton Rupert Jr. is on Facebook. Anthonij was the youngest son of Anton, who controls an international conglomerate with about $10 billion in yearly sales. [7], Rupert was a founding member of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and it was in his role as the president of the organisation's South African branch that he took a lead in the creation of trans-frontier parks (also known as trans-frontier conservation areas (TFCAs) or "peace parks"), such as the Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation Area. South African luxury goods tycoon, Johann Rupert remains the country’s richest man with a net worth exceeding $7.4 billion (R89 billion). Johann Rupert’s Net Worth. The first Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons offerings were released in 2000. He and his wife together have three children, two daughters and one son namely: Anton Rupert Jr., Hanneli Rupert, and Caroline Rupert. Remgro held 10% and Richemont held 18.6% of BAT before unbundling. Today’s disclosures at Companies House are the first public information since the acquisition was finalised. Dr. Anton Rupert was a South African entrepreneur, businessman, conservationist and founder of the Rembrandt Group, which eventually split up into Remgro, Richemont, the second-largest luxury goods company in the world by turnover, and Reinet Investments, as of January 2008 the largest component of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Koos Bekker. [6], He was a member of the secret Afrikaner society, the Afrikaner Broederbond in the 1940s, but eventually he dismissed it as an "absurdity", and allowed his membership to lapse. Anthonij Rupert bought the 220-acre site in 1984, and began planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Chardonnay grapes in 1986. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are as essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Moving to London from small-town South Africa at the age of 18 was a shock, sartorially and otherwise. As well as Mr Anton Rupert Jr, they are joined as directors by Burkhart Grund, chief financial officer of Richemont, Rupert Brooks, lead legal counsel for Richmemont in the UK, and Frank Vivier, the group’s chief transformation officer. Anton Rupert Jr. Johann Rupert. Anton Rupert Jr, son of Richemont’s chairman Johann Rupert, has been appointed as a director of Watchfinder, according to a filing at Companies House. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Some time later, with an initial investment of GBP 10 and together with two fellow investors, he started manufacturing cigarettes in his garage, which he eventually built into the tobacco and industrial conglomerate Rembrandt Group, overseeing its transition to the industrial and luxury branded goods sectors, with Rembrandt eventually splitting into Remgro (an investment company with financial, mining and industrial interests) and Richemont (a Swiss-based luxury goods group). He was a director of Watchfinder.co.uk from July 2018 to December 2019 and serves as a Non executive Director of Remgro Ltd. Johann Rupert's Net Worth in 2020, Children, Houses and Cars Join Facebook to connect with Anton Rupert Jr. and others you may know. Nelson Mandela, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and Anton Rupert were the founding patrons of the Peace Parks Foundation. 2,145 Followers, 1,137 Following, 12 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Anton Rupert (@antonrupert) 30-year old Mr Anton Rupert was appointed to the board of Richemont as a non executive director in 2017 and is a member of the Strategic Security and Nominations Committee. Rupert explained how and why his father Anton had taken the decision to become independent and a self-made man, often then having to go abroad to create brands and form partnerships. Johann Rupert is chairman of Swiss luxury goods firm Compagnie Financiere Richemont. Johann Rupert’s Children. These cookies do not store any personal information. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 16: Johann Rupert (L) and son Anton Rupert Jr attend the IWC Schaffhausen Gala celebrating the Maison's 150th anniversary and the launch of its Jubilee Collection at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) on January 16, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. Find high-quality Anton Rupert Jr stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. Richemont’s acquisition of Watchfinder was announced at the beginning of June. 2 on Forbes' list of African billionaires (2013). Family photo of the economist, married to Gaynor Rupert, famous for Luxury goods. After dropping out of medical school due to a lack of funds, Rupert earned a chemistry degree at the University of Pretoria, where he also lectured for a short while. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. These two companies have merged to form Distell Group Limited.[5]. Over the past eight years, he has had extensive exposure to all of the Group’s businesses”. Mr Anton Rupert was appointed to the Board as a Non-executive Director in 2017 and is a member of the Strategic Security and Nominations Committees. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Verwoerd was assassinated within one month, and hardliner John Vorster was endorsed by the NP caucus to replace him; Vorster was to become South Africa's longest consecutive-serving head of government. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. [thanks jammo] Some part of the wealth that Johann is possessing has come from his father. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. Anthony Edward Rupert (4 October 1916 – 18 January 2006) was a South African businessman, philanthropist, and conservationist. The Cape Province section of the ruling National Party endorsed Rupert over Verwoerd, citing the need to improve South Africa's international standing and Rupert's image as a "moderate" who could unify the country, whilst still maintaining and developing the Apartheid system. He was born and raised in the small town of Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Cindy Nel, Liezel Van Der Westhuizen and Jennifer Su. Rupert had also been deeply involved in environmental conservation and his companies have been prominent in funding the fine arts; since 1964 foundations established by Rembrandt have used a part of the group's profits for the promotion of education, art, music and the preservation of historical buildings. He is married to wife Gaynor Rupert and they have been together for a very long while and bearing children together. Johann and his wife Gaynor were blessed with one son Anton Rupert Jr. and two daughters Hanneli Rupert and Caroline. Anton Rupert Non-executive Director South African, born 1987 . Regards, Johann Rupert. At the time of his death his assets were estimated at $1.7 billion. In 2000, the Cape Tercentenary Foundation awarded him the Molteno Medal for lifetime services to cultural and nature conservation.[8]. Johann Rupert is a 67-year-old man blessed with three children namely Hanneli Rupert, Anton Rupert Jr., and Caroline Rupert. In 2004, he was voted 28th in the television series, Top 100 Great South Africans with Nelson Mandela in first place. Subsequently, he started a dry-cleaning business. Photo: REX It's taken her a while to settle in. The Rupert family is considered one of the richest in Africa, their combined net worth of $7.9 billion put them at No. Anton Rupert Jr. attends The Cartier Queen's Cup Final at Guards Polo Club on June 11, 2016 in Egham, England. Afrikaner South African billionaire entrepreneur, businessman and conservationist, "South African Magnate Anton Rupert Dies", "Tycoon built empire from humble beginnings | Opinion | Mail & Guardian", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Anton_Rupert&oldid=985414566, Chancellors of the University of Pretoria, All Wikipedia articles written in South African English, Infobox person using certain parameters when dead, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2013, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 October 2020, at 20:34. In 1995, Rembrandt and Richemont consolidated their respective tobacco interests into Rothmans International, which was at the time the world's fourth largest cigarette manufacturer. Anton Rupert - Wikipedia RCI failed to secure a banking licence, this led to the firm joining forces with Johann Rupert's Rand Merchant Bank in 1985. His wife Huberte Goote and his youngest son, Anthonij, pre-deceased him. A statement from Mr Johann Rupert at the time said: “Sixteen years ago, Watchfinder’s founders foresaw the need for an online marketplace for premium pre-owned timepieces. Download premium images you can't get anywhere else. Michel Herbelin keeps it classic with 1970s Riviera styling on its latest Newports, JOB OF THE DAY: UK National Sales Manager – Jaeger-LeCoultre, Richemont pulls the plug on Watches and Wonders Geneva, Richemont, Kering, Farfetch and Alibaba form alliance to define the future of luxury retail, Watch sales improve from -56% to -18% in Richemont’s most recent quarter, Richemont and Alibaba rumoured to be investing in Farfetch, CORDER’S COLUMN: Richemont’s rotten covid quarter. He soon renamed it Rembrandt Ltd., whose overseas tobacco interests were consolidated into Rothmans in 1972. Watch enthusiasts themselves, they established Watchfinder to provide excellence in customer experience. 3 (Hanneli Rupert, Caroline Rupert, Anton Rupert Jr.) About Johann Peter Rupert . Watchfinder executives contacted by WatchPro today would not clarify whether Mr Rupert will take an active role in the running of the business. His experience in digital marketing and ecommerce make him a natural fit for the task, but his role as a non executive director since his appointment last year has been described by Richemont as providing a link between the controlling shareholders and the managers of individual maisons such as Cartier and Dunhill. PS: I did far worse things at Anton’s age, often involving an Alfa Romeo Gulia Super. Tanya Van Graan . Johann Rupert's House (Google Maps). He studied in Pretoria and ultimately moved to Stellenbosch, where he established the Rembrandt Group[2] and where it still has its headquarters. I am afraid that it is probably in the genes. Mr Hennell and Mr Bowling remain directors of Watchfinder. Rupert established the tobacco company "Voorbrand" in the 1940s. Rupert established the tobacco company "Voorbrand" in the 1940s. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Currently, this business empire encompasses hundreds of companies located in 35 countries on six continents, with combined yearly net sales in the region of US$10 billion. ... which his father Anton formed in the 1940s. Copyright © 2018 Promedia Publishing Ltd All Rights Reserved. Hanneli Rupert at Frieze art fair in October, carrying one of her Okapi tote bags; and at the Cartier Queen's Cup 2013 with one of her shoulder bags. He died in his sleep at his home in Thibault Street, Stellenbosch at the age of 89, and is survived by a son Johann, a daughter Hanneli[3] and five grandchildren. The Italian manufacturer is in mourning today after a 1995 Ferrari F50 was crashed by South African magnate's Johann Rupert son, Anton Rupert. He started his global empire with a personal investment of just £10 in 1941 becoming named on the Forbes list of 500 wealthiest families worldwide. In 1966, he was mentioned as a possible candidate for Prime Minister as a part of a "Verwoerd must go" campaign. The Rupert family is also deeply involved in the South African wine and liquor industry, owning the L'Ormarins and La Motte wine estates and having a stake in Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons, the wine-making partnership between the Rupert and Rothschild families (at the time of his death due to a car crash in 2001, Rupert's youngest son, Anthonij,[4] was head of Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons. He also established The 1001: A Nature Trust in 1970, a financial endowment to fund the organisation. ), built a small tobacco company into a huge multinational conglomerate that encompassed hundreds of businesses in more than 30 countries. Click here to download our Media Pack to learn more about print and online advertising opportunities with WatchPro. 30-year old Mr Anton Rupert was appointed to the board of Richemont as a non executive director in 2017 and is a member of the Strategic Security and Nominations Committee. Jacob and Jackie Wiese ( Jackie owns the fabulous swimwear company Periquita SA that I featured HERE) Vanessa Haywood and Janez Vermeiren. We believe there are substantial opportunities to help grow the Company further. He also played an important role in the South African Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC), a non-profit company whose loans to small and medium-sized businesses have created nearly half a million jobs since 1981. There have since been no further announcements from either of the founders, Stuart Hennell or Matthew Bowling, or from Richemont. Finally, even my good friend, Sarel van der Merwe, badly pranged his dad’s Porsche whilst still at school. Anton Rupert, 22, wanted to show a friend how fast and powerful the car was. The eldest son of the deceased business tycoon Anton and his wife Huberte, Johann Rupert currently serves as the Chairman of the luxury goods company Richemont, which is based in Switzerland, and Remgro, which is based in South Africa. His biography on the Richemont corporate website says he “brings valuable insight into changing consumer behaviour in digital marketing and web-based commerce. Currently, his net worth is estimated at $5.4 billion. Rupert's eldest son, Johann Rupert, is now the CEO of Richemont and chairman of Remgro. Anton Rupert Jr, son of Richemont’s chairman Johann Rupert, has been appointed as a director of Watchfinder, according to a filing at Companies House. ), The Ruperts also partially control two of South Africa's largest wine merchant houses, Stellenbosch Farmers' Winery (SFW) and Distillers Corporation, who together produce one of every six bottles of wine in South Africa and nearly eighty percent of the country's brandy. With Roxy Louw and Anton Rupert . Both Remgro and Richemont grew from the tobacco empire first started by his father, Anton Rupert, in 1948 under the name Rembrandt. Rupert is a South African luxury goods tycoon. The company is best known for the brands Cartier and Montblanc. The son of Johann Rupert, who is the second wealthiest man in South Africa. Richemont also owns such luxury brands as Cartier (jewellery); Alfred Dunhill and Sulka (designer clothing); Seeger (leather bags); Piaget, Baume & Mercier and Vacheron Constantin (Swiss watches) and Montblanc (writing instruments). He soon renamed it Rembrandt Ltd., whose overseas tobacco interests were consolidated into Rothmans in 1972. There is not much information about their children. View the profiles of people named Anton Rupert Jr. Join Facebook to connect with Anton Rupert Jr. and others you may know. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Rupert's eldest son, Johann Rupert, is now the CEO of Richemont and chairman of Remgro. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. Anton normally drives an eight year old, second-hand Toyota. In 1988, the Rembrandt group founded the Swiss luxury goods company, Richemont, which in turn acquired Rembrandt's shares in Rothmans. Anton Rupert Jr, son of Richemont’s chairman Johann Rupert, has been appointed as a director of Watchfinder, according to a filing at Companies House, the UK register of accounts and corporate announcements in the UK. 2. Names of father, mother, kids, brothers & sisters: Anton Rupert Jr. (Son) Caroline Rupert (Daughter) Hanneli Rupert (Daughter) Height, Weight, Body Measurements, Tattoos, Skin, Hair & Eye Color But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. With Clayton Morar and Sue Duminy . "Cape Town is … Nice. Johann Rupert Children. [citation needed], With an initial grant of 1.2 million Rand (US$260,000) from the Rupert Nature Foundation, the Peace Parks Foundation was established on 1 February 1997 to facilitate the establishment of TFCAs in southern Africa. 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