Nicholas F. Oppenheimer is a South African billionaire businessman. He was formerly the chairman of De Beers diamond mining company and of its subsidiary, the Diamond Trading Company, and former deputy chairman of Anglo American. He is the third richest man in Africa. He is ranked as the richest person in South Africa on Forbes list of The World’s Billionaires for 2021, with his fortune reported at R103. 2 Billion. Below are some of the businesses owned by Nicholas F. Oppenheimer.
The Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
The Tswalu Kalahari Reserve is a privately owned game reserve in the Northern Cape, South Africa. It is South Africa’s largest private game reserve, covering an area of over 111,000 hectares. The Tswalu Game Reserve in the Southern Kalahari was created by Stephen Boler. He bought dozens of farms to create a conservation reserve, introducing African wildlife back into their natural habitat, including lions, rare types of antelope, giraffes, buffalos, and zebras. The reserve is home to the world’s largest population of black rhinos. To control the numbers and create a form or revenue to support the estate, there was a controversial hunting side called Takuni. After Stephen Boler’s untimely death in 1998 on his way to Tswalu, he specified in his will that Nicky Oppenheimer should have first refusal on Tswalu, and the Oppenheimer family now owns and operates it.
Fireblade Aviation is an independently owned, state-of-the-art luxury Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at O.R. Tambo International Airport. As a purpose-built facility, it offers a seamless passenger and aircraft handling service for corporate and business flights. In addition to its full services terminal, it offers a charter division that caters to every client’s needs.
The Brenthurst Foundation
The Brenthurst Foundation is a Johannesburg-based think-tank established by the Oppenheimer family in 2004 to support the Brenthurst Initiative in seeking ways to fund African development and to organise conferences on African competitiveness.
By Thomas Chiothamisi