THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT AFRICA'S SECOND RICHEST MAN: JOHANN RUPERT
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3. He started out as a banker in Chase Manhattan where he worked for two years before moving to Lazard Ferres where he worked for another three years. The passion he has for finance is shown in his businesses. He started a bank called Rand Merchant Bank in 1979 and in the same year started a corporation that to this day has created over 600,000 jobs. This is the Small Business Development Corporation. He has received many awards over the course of his business career. Away from his work in finance, his other interests have also brought him to the limelight especially his endeavors in golf. Johann Rupert founded the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation which really helps under-privileged children, and the Sports Science Institute with the help of his friends.