Dr. Patrice Motsepe

Dr. Patrice Motsepe

Founder and Chairman, Motsepe Foundation

Dr Patrice Motsepe is a globally respected business leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He has business interests in mining, financial services, renewable energy, technology, real estate, farming and agriculture, sports and entertainment.

In 2017 Forbes Magazine commemorated its 100th Anniversary and honoured Dr Motsepe as one of the “100 Greatest Living Business Minds” in the world alongside Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, Mike Milken and others. 

In January 2013 Dr Motsepe and his wife, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe joined the Giving Pledge which was started by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates. Dr Motsepe and his wife committed to give half of their wealth to the poor and for philanthropic purposes during their lifetime and beyond

In 2002 Dr Motsepe was voted South Africa’s Business Leader of the Year by the chief executive officers of the top 100 companies in South Africa. In the same year, he was the winner of the Ernst & Young Best Entrepreneur of the Year Award. 

Dr Motsepe was a partner in one of the largest law firms in Africa, Bowmans and was also a visiting attorney in the USA with the law firm, McGuireWoods. Dr Motsepe is also the recipient of several honorary doctorates.

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