Nicky Oppenheimer Net Worth

Nicky Oppenheimer was born on June 08, 1945 in Johannesburg, South Africa, South Africa. Oppenheimer, heir to his family's fortune sold his 40% stake in diamond firm DeBeers to mining group Anglo American for $5.1 billion in cash in 2012. He was the third generation of his family to run DeBeers, and took the company private in 2001. For 85 years until 2012, the Oppenheimer family had occupied a controlling spot in the world's diamond trade. Nicky Oppenheimer now owns an estimated 1% stake in Anglo American, which his grandfather founded in 1917.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Birth Day June 08, 1945
Birth Place Johannesburg, South Africa, South Africa
Age 75 YEARS OLD
Birth Sign Cancer
Residence South Africa
Occupation Businessman
Spouse(s) Orcillia Lasch
Children Jonathan Oppenheimer
Parents Harry Frederick Oppenheimer (father) Bridget (née McCall) Oppenheimer (mother)

💰 Net worth: $7.98 Billion (2021)

2009 $5 Billion
2010 $5 Billion
2011 $7 Billion
2012 $6.8 Billion
2013 $6.5 Billion
2014 $6.7 Billion
2015 $6.7 Billion
2016 $6.6 Billion
2017 $7 Billion
2018 $7.71 Billion

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Awards and nominations:

In 2003, the Technikon Witwatersrand in South Africa bestowed Nicky Oppenheimer with a Doctorate in Technology, honoris causa. He was the first recipient of such an honorary doctorate by the Technikon to a person in the public and private sector. He has also received the Presidential Order of Honor (2004) from the former President of the Republic of Botswana, Mr. Festus Mogae, and an Honorary Fellowship (2009) from the London Business School.

Biography/Timeline

1929

Nicholas is the son of Bridget (née McCall) and Harry Oppenheimer, and grandson of Ernest Oppenheimer, founder of Anglo American and the first generation of the family to chair (from 1929) the De Beers Diamond mining company in South Africa, established by Cecil John Rhodes in 1888. His Father was of German Jewish descent. Oppenheimer was educated at Harrow School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics and took the Oxford MA.

1968

In 1968, he married Orcillia "Strilli" Lasch, daughter of industrial tycoon Helli Lasch; both are Anglican. His Father was born Jewish and converted to Anglicanism.

1984

Oppenheimer was appointed Deputy Chairman of the then Central Selling Organisation (now Diamond Trading Company) in 1984 and Deputy Chairman of De Beers Consolidated Mines in 1985. He was appointed Chairman of the Diamond Trading Company in 1985. He was Chairman of the De Beers Group from 1998 to 2012, at which point he retired when the family stake was sold to Anglo American.

2003

In 2003, the Technikon Witwatersrand in South Africa bestowed Nicky Oppenheimer with a Doctorate in Technology, honoris causa. He was the first recipient of such an honorary doctorate by the Technikon to a person in the public and private sector. He has also received the Presidential Order of Honor (2004) from the former President of the Republic of Botswana, Mr. Festus Mogae, and an Honorary Fellowship (2009) from the London Business School.

2005

The Oppenheimer family has directed much of its philanthropic efforts towards preserving the heritage and cultural importance of the Southern African region, as well as to broader community upliftment in the areas of education, health, nature conservation and the arts. Nicky Oppenheimer and his son Jonathan Oppenheimer established the Brenthurst Foundation in 2005 as a way to contribute to the debate around strategies and policies for strengthening Africa's economic performance and enabling inclusive and sustainable development. The family has also long been involved in environmental and conservation issues. The Oppenheimer family partnered with De Beers to establish the Diamond Route in 2006 to maximise the potential of their properties for conservation, research and environmental awareness purposes. The Diamond Route links 8 sites across northern South Africa, stretching from Namaqualand on the west coast, to Kimberley, north to Tswalu in the Kalahari, and to the Brenthurst Gardens in Johannesburg, eastwards to Ezemvelo Nature Reserve and northwards to the Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve in Limpopo Province.