Bob van Dijk’s search for value in the Naspers ‘rump’
Bob van Dijk inherited an enviable problem when he took over at Naspers: the success of Chinese firm Tencent meant everything else Naspers did was ignored. Now, he’s on a mission to unlock the estimated R200bn of value locked in the ‘rump’
Craigslist, perhaps the original online classifieds portal, has the look and feel of an ancient website today. Its reams of blue text sit haphazardly on an uninspiring white background. The founder, quite obviously, goes by the name Craig. Craig Newmark, that is.
The business he started in 1995 is still making good money. It’s still the largest online classifieds business in the US.