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Women's World: Top 5 Richest South African Women

Over the years, more and more women have made a name for themselves and increased the total wealth controlled by women in the world - it does not matter how they attained their status of being rich women, be it through inheritance or working for it. 

Let’s look at some South African women who are better off than many of the South African men in terms of wealth.

Sharon Wapnick - Net-worth: R443 Million
Daughter of the billionaire Alec Wapnick who started the property management company City Property in 1968. 

Sharon Wapnick inherited her wealth from her father.
The Richest South African Woman is Worth R2.6 Billion 

Bridgette Radebe - Net-worth: R1 Billion
In 2008, Bridgette Radebe was awarded International Business Person of the Year. She was also named one of Africa’s richest women in 2012.

Although holding quite a few top positions in some companies, she is known for her position as Founder and Executive Chairperson at Mmakau Mining Limited.

Irene Charnley - Net-worth: R1.5 Billion
A trustee of different funding organizations and a member of a few community committees. Irene Charnley first made her mark coordinating the sub-units as a negotiator for South Africa’s National Union of Mine workers.

Wendy Ackerman - Net-worth: R1.9 Billion
Wendy Ackerman has mainly made her money through the Ackerman Family Trust which owns half of the biggest retail establishment in South Africa known as Pick ‘n Pay.

Wendy Appelbaum - Net-worth: R2.6 Billion
In 2006, Wendy Appelbaum was awarded one of the leading women entrepreneurs of the world. In 2012. She was listed in Africa and South Africa as one of the richest women. 

Appelbaum is the owner, along with her husband Hylton Appelbaum, of the Chair De Morgenzen Wine Estate, which ranks highly among the top Wine farms in Cape Town. - JobVine

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