Lucky Gumbi Net Worth: Diamond magnate Nicky Oppenheimer is the richest man in the world with a net value of $7,3 billion, according to Forbes’s annual list of billions of dollars people. He is supported by well-known names – such as Johann Robert, the boss of luxury goods, Patrice Motsepe (2.4 billion dollars), Koos Bekker, the media mogul (2.3 billion dollars) and Michiel le Roux, the founder of the Capitec, who made his name 1,2 billion dollars.
These are the five billionaires that the NWW report probably highlights. The ranking of Forbes is based on information available to the public and takes into account each individual’s assets and investments, although the cut to local currency is R14 billion as a dollar-milliardaire list. Several other sources provide a deeper insight into the super-rich people of the country.
The UK Sunday Times Rich 2019 List showed several local milliardaires who are calling the United Kingdom and are not tracked by Forbes – including Nathan Kirsh, Manfred Gorvy and Douw Steyn, South African/Swazi businessman, among others.
Steyn, for instance, is listed as having a net value of R16,7 billion that should put him on the Forbes Billionaire list. His fortune, however is not held by listed companies and is therefore ineligible.
Sources also provide the details found in shareholders reporting on JSE-listed businesses for people with rand milliardaires status. Dis-Chem co-founders, Ivan and Lynette Saltzman, would recently be a case in point: they all control 52.7% of the R22 billion enterprise, valued at R12 billion in combination.
Cartrac CEO Zak Calisto, who holds indirectly 68 percent of company shares of the R5.8 billion, has an additional under-the-radar milliardsaire, bringing his stake to R3.87 billion.
In response to accusations levelled against him by reality television personality and polygamist Lucky Gumbi, who described the artist as “arrogant and self-centered,” DJ Tira has replied.
He made the remarks while filming a segment for his reality programme, The Gumbis, which airs on South African broadcaster SABC 1. In a clip from his reality programme, which has been making the rounds on social media, Lucky can be heard stating that he has certain favourite DJs in Mzansi, but that Tira is not one of them.
“When DJ Tira didn’t have anything, we used to employ him as a DJ so he could perform everywhere we went. I used to perform concerts before I met Beyede, so I would employ any DJ, Christos, Ganyani, or anybody else who had a good reputation for treating other people with respect.
In contrast to Tira, even the way he walks indicates that he is just concerned with himself. I couldn’t give a damn about him. I don’t dislike him, but the way he conducts himself… I’d simply describe him as a conceited young man. With the other DJs who I’ve worked with throughout the years, we still say hello to one another.”
Apparently, Lucky would run into Tira in a garage and the DJ would pretend like he didn’t know who he was talking about.
“However, if you’re strolling with a gorgeous lady, he’ll welcome you since you’re wearing a skirt next to him.
“As a result, I have no interest in him or his music. It is imperative that he learns to appreciate other people, including his followers and those who have been supporting him.”
Lucky Gumbi, a KZN mining billionaire and polygamist who stunned social media in 2018 when he spent R260 000 for his wife’s wedding shower, has finally landed his own reality television programme, The Gumbis.
Gumbi, who is also involved in the coal transportation and construction industries, went on to marry his second wife in a lavish wedding ceremony that cost R4 million in December 2018. Gumbi is also the father of two children. It will be shown on SABC1 next month and will follow the polygamist and his two wives, Bayede Cebekhulu Gumbi, 30, and Nombuso Malinga Gumbi, 24, as they struggle to preserve their distinct family beliefs, personal identity and their careers as businesswomen while still enjoying life.
The businessman claims that when his tales became popular on social media, there was a surge in interest in documenting them, with a slew of filmmakers vying for his endorsement. The 38-year-old, who describes himself as a private person, said that it was tough for him to consent to the reality programme, but he eventually gave the go-ahead to SABC1 last year after much deliberation. Despite his gentle demeanour, the businessman said that he decided to go on the programme because he wanted to encourage others.
“Through this program, I want to demonstrate to the public that one’s upbringing should not define one’s destiny. My father died when I was a child, and as a consequence, my family and I had a difficult upbringing. My mother struggled to provide for us, but she tried her best, and I made the choice that I would do all I could to improve our family’s position.