|Real Name/Full Name||Nicholas F. Oppenheimer|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Nicky Oppenheimer|
|Birth Place:||South Africa|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||8 June 1945|
|Age/How Old:||78 years old|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father –Harry Oppenheimer|
Mother –Bridget McCall
|College:||Christ Church, Oxford|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Orcillia Lasch|
|Kids/Children Name:||Jonathan Oppenheimer|
|Profession:||Businessman and philanthropist|
|Net Worth:||$8.1 billion|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
Nicky Oppenheimer is a popular South African businessman who is a billionaire and the third richest man in Africa. 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.
Together with his friends, they have joined forces to form Greene and Partners Investments. This venture capital firm has funded a diversity of projects within South Africa and around Africa.
Biography and Early Life
Nicky Oppenheimer was born on 8th June 1945 in South Africa. His parents, Harry Oppenheimer, his father, and Bridget McCall, his mother, name him Nicholas F. Oppenheimer after birth. He is the grandson of Anglo-American founder Ernest Oppenheimer. Nicky was raised together with his sister, namely Mary Slack. His father was of German Jewish descent.
Like any other child, Nicky was taken to school. He received his education at Harrow School. After graduating, he was taken to Christ Church, Oxford, where he pursued Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, earning an Oxford MA.
Personal Life: Wife, Kids, Son, etc
Concerning his personal life, he is a married man. He married the daughter of industrial tycoon Helli Lasch, Orcillia ‘Strilli’ Lasch. The two ate Anglican since Nicky’s father was born Jewish but was converted to Anglicanism. Together, they have been blessed with one son, namely; Jonathan Oppenheimer. The couple lives a happy life together.
Is Nicky Oppenheimer Gay?
His marital status is enough evidence that he is not gay. He is a married man to Orcillia Lasch, and they have a son together. Also, another prove is his sexual orientation which is straightforward. He has no plans of separating from his wife any day soon.
Nicky’s career in business began after he joined Anglo American, where he was appointed a director, and later, he became the deputy chairman in 1983. He resigned in 2001, remaining a non-executive director up to 2011. He was later appointed the deputy chairman of the then Central Selling Organisation [now Diamond Trading Company] and deputy chairman of De Beers Consolidated Mines. Also, he was elected as the chairman of the Diamond Trading Company and Chairman of the De Beers Group and retired when his family stake was sold to Anglo Americans.
As a Philanthropist, his family had directed much of its philanthropic efforts towards preserving the heritage and cultural importance of the Southern African region. Also, the family also preserved to broader community upliftment in education, health, nature conservation, and the arts. Together with his son Jonathan, they established the Brent Hurst Foundation as a way to contribute to the debate around strategies and policies for strengthening Africa’s economic performance and enabling inclusive and sustainable development.
Oppenheimer’s family has been involved with matters concerning the environment and conservation. The family joined hands with De Beers to establish the Diamond Route so as to maximize 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 Kimberly, north to Tswalu in the Kalahari, and the Brent Hurst Gardens in Johannesburg. The Oppenheimer family is also a Rhodes Trustee.
Awards and Achievements
Nicky has won countless awards all through his career. The Technikon Witwatersrand awarded him an honorary doctorate. The former President of Botswana, Festus Mogae, awarded him the Presidential Order of Honour and an honorary fellowship from the London Business School, among many other awards.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Nick Oppenheimer in 2023
The estimated net worth of Nicky Oppenheimer is $8.1 billion. He has gathered all his fortune from his successful businesses. That net worth makes him the richest man in South Africa and the third richest man all over Africa.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He is the richest person in South Africa and the third richest person in the whole of Africa.
Nicky is the most successful and richest person in South Africa. He has also ranked in the list of the richest man in the whole of Africa. His hard work and focus have made him that rich and attained his dreams. He is an inspiration to all men and women, both in the business field and the upcoming ones all over the world.