Anton Rupert

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Person.png Anton Rupert   SourcewatchRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(billionaire, businessman)
Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Died2006-01-18 (Age 89)
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Alma materUniversity of Pretoria
ChildrenJohann Rupert
SpouseHuberte Rupert
Founder ofThe 1001 Club
Member of"Stellenbosch Mafia", Afrikaner Broederbond, Le Cercle
South African billionaire businessman with a multitude of deep political connections

Anthony Edward Rupert (or Anton Rupert) was a South African billionaire businessman with deep state connections. He was a co-founder of the WWF and probably the primary founder of the 1001 Club. Together with co-1001 Club member Harry Oppenheimer, of Anglo-American and De Beers, by far the most powerful businessman in South Africa for the second half of the 20th century.[1]

Official narrative

With an initial investment of £10 and two fellow investors, he started manufacturing cigarettes in his garage, which he eventually built into the tobacco and industrial conglomerate Rembrandt Group, overseeing its transition to the industrial and luxury branded goods sectors.


He attended Le Cercle.