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Patrice Motsepe, one of South Africa's black billionaires, is showing South Africans that anything is achievable if you just want it badly enough. Motsepe, who as a boy was sent to boarding school in Aliwal North in Eastern Cape, far from home in Hammanskraal, just north of Pretoria, was named by Forbes as one of the top 100 greatest living business minds of the century. He stands alongside other greats such as Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey and Elon Musk, to name a few of the more famous. The list will be officially released on Thursday. It honours those who did not come into their wealth through inheritance, corruption or political affiliation but by building their fortunes from scratch. He is the only South African on the list, although Musk was born in South Africa and has spent some of his childhood here. Asked whether he considered himself one of the top 100 greatest living business minds today, Motsepe said: "It's a great honour but I recognise ther...

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