Douw Steyn is one of Africa’s richest (yet you may not have heard of him)

He may be worth as much as $700 million (R10 billion).

Chris Bishop, Forbes Africa

For his son’s birthday he hired Michael Jackson!

Chris Bishop, Forbes Africa

The Financial Times reported today that BGL Group is planning to list next year and that the UK insurance broker’s value could be around £2 billion.

South Africa’s Douw Steyn is the founder of the group.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Chris Bishop, Managing Editor at Forbes Africa, to find out more about this lesser known South African billionaire.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

He’s very shy of the media.

Chris Bishop, Forbes Africa

He’s big mates with Oprah Winfrey.

Chris Bishop, Forbes Africa

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