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Monday, 27 November 2023 14:12

Luxury on Wheels: Inside The Exclusive Car Collection of Africa’s First Black Billionaire

Patrick Motsepe is known as one of the richest men in Africa, and Africa’s first black billionaire. As the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the owner of Mamelodi Sundowns, he is a prominent figure in the African Football scene.

Beyond sports, he’s notable for his investments in mining and is the founder of one of Africa’s largest Black-owned mining groups — African Rainbow Minerals. He also owns Sanlam, a South African financial services group. Despite his high-profile roles, Motsepe keeps his personal life very low-key and away from the public eye.

According to numerous reports, Patrice Motsepe has a penchant for high-end cars and has acquired some of the most exclusive and expensive cars in the world. As reported by The South African, he’s been seen behind the wheel of the following cars:

Bentley Continental GT: This is a high-performance grand tourer that can reach speeds of up to 333 km/h. It has a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine that produces 467 kW of power and 900 Nm of torque. It costs around R4 million.

Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG: This is a flagship sedan that is notable for its combination of elegance and power. It has a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine that delivers 463 kW of power and 1000 Nm of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and costs around R3.5 million.

Rolls-Royce Phantom: This car is a symbol of status and luxury and one of the most expensive cars in the world. It has a 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine that generates 420 kW of power and 900 Nm of torque. It can reach a top speed of 250 km/h and costs around R10 million.

Lamborghini Aventador: This is a supercar that always turns heads with its stunning design and performance. It has a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 engine that produces 544 kW of power and 690 Nm of torque. It can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 350 km/h. It costs around R8 million.

Private Jet: It is also rumoured that Motsepe owns a Hawker 4000 business jet, which can fly up to 10 passengers and has a range of 6,000 km. It costs around R300 million.

Motsepe’s net worth is currently estimated to be $2.4 billion, down from $3.2 billion at the beginning of the year. He is ranked as the fourth-richest person in South Africa, the ninth-richest person in Africa and the 1,064th richest person in the world.

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