Cecil John Rhodes ( July 5, 1853 – March 26, 1902)(some sources give 3 April for his demise) was an English businessman and the effective founder of the state of Rhodesia (which was named after him). Rhodesia (later Northern and Southern Rhodesia) eventually became Zambia and Zimbabwe. Rhodes profited greatly by exploiting Southern Africa's natural resources, proceeds of which founded the Rhodes Scholarship upon his death. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cecil Rhodes"
Sir Ernest Oppenheimer ( 22 May 1880 – November 25, 1957) – born as Ernst Oppenheimer in Friedberg, Germany – was a diamond, gold mining and financial entrepreneur, and founder of the Anglo American Corporation of South Africa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ernest Oppenheimer"
Harry Frederick Oppenheimer ( 28 October 1908 – 19 August 2000), was a prominent South African businessman and one of the world's richest men. In 2004 he was voted 60th in the "Top 100 Great South Africans" (see List of South Africans). ...more on Wikipedia about "Harry Oppenheimer"
Lev Avnerovich Leviev (born 30 July 1956, Tashkent) is an Israeli businessman with wide-ranging interests, including in the diamond trade, real estate and chemicals. He is also a supporter of Jewish philanthropic causes and is president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS ( FJC), an umbrella body representing Jewish communities across the former Soviet Union. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lev Leviev"
Nicholas "Nicky" F. Oppenheimer (born 8 June 1945) is a billionaire South African businessman, the chairman of the De Beers diamond mining company and its subsidiary, the Diamond Trading Company. He also has a large financial interest in the gold mining company Anglo American plc. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nicky Oppenheimer"
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