Meet the 2021 top 5 Richest People in Namibia. These are ultra-wealthy Namibia richest entrepreneurs who founded, own and run businesses with proven annual revenues of eight figures or more. Their names don’t ring with the African public, and you’ve probably never heard about them before, but you should probably know them. Top Most 10 outlines them below:
2021 Top 5 Richest People in Namibia and Their Sources of Wealth
5. Sven Thieme
Sven Thieme’s grandfather, Werner List, founded Ohlthaver & List (O&L), the largest private-owned conglomerate in Namibia. Thieme now calls the shots and serves as the company’s executive chairman and leading shareholder.
Ohlthaver & List, which has annual revenues of more than $400 million and more than 5,000 employees, owns Namibia Breweries Limited, the largest producer of beverages in the country. O&L’S other assets include Namibia Dairies, the country’s largest dairy company and hotel group O & L Leisure Namibia among other companies.
4. Meryl Barry
The only daughter of legendary Namibian tycoon Harold Pupkewitz runs the Pupkewitz Foundation, the philanthropy which channels hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to causes in education, health, sport, civil society, environment and culture promotion.
Her father parlayed a small family trading business into Pupkewitz Holdings, one of Namibia’s largest privately held conglomerates of which she is heir along with her brother, Tony Pupkewitz. Pupkewitz Motors, a subsidiary of the group is the largest dealer of Toyota, Nissan, and Honda cars in the country.
The group also has extensive interests in real estate and irrigation services and is also the largest distributor of Nokia, Samsung and Apple products in the country. Her late husband, Phil Barry, died in a motorcar accident along with their son.