- Christo Wiese
Shoprite, Africa’s most storied retail chain that employs thousands of Africans, is ubiquitous throughout Africa, and one man has made that possible: Christo Wiese. A graduate of law from the University of Stellenbosch, Wiese is the largest individual shareholder and chairman of retail giants Pepkor, Shoprite, and Tradehold and a highly successful entrepreneur with a net worth of $3.1 billion. The group has some 2,800 stores and employs 160,000 people across the whole group. Amazing, isn’t it?