Anthony Oppenheimer is known as a billionaire, who deals in diamond and a racehorse owner.
De Beers controlled 80% to 85% of rough diamond distribution until the start of the 21st century, from 1988.
The Oppenheimer family controlled the company and thus, controlled the diamond trade for over 80 years.
Anthony Oppenheimer is the third generation Oppenheimer family to control the diamond business. However, the family sold its 40% stake in 2011 for $5.1 billion.
Aside from that Anthony Oppenheimer is a racehorse owner, The Oppenheimer family had control over De Beers Group which is one of the biggest diamond companies in the whole world.
Oppenheimer was born in June 1937 in the United Kingdom. His grandfather had taken control of the company from his brother and was passed on to his father and later passed on to him.
His father, Sir Philip Jack Oppenheimer was also a racehorse owner. Therefore, Anthony inherited the diamond business and learned many things about racehorses from his father.
Anthony Oppenheimer is one of the richest racehorse owners in the world, as he was ranked the 7th position of the top 10 richest racehorse owners in 2021.
Anthony’s networth was estimated at £5.65 billion as per Jeannie’s Equestrian World.
His family controlled the company but sold their family stake of 40% for $5.1 billion in 2011. The family had control over the company for over 80 years.
Anthony Oppenheimer is the former president of De Beers Group, an international corporation that specializes in diamond mining, manufacturing, trading, and retail.
The stake sold is one of the sources of Anthony Oppenheimer’s wealth. He also has earned from his racehorses. His horse Golden Horn won the 2015 Epsom Derby whereas Cracksman won the 2017 Champion Stakes.
He also made a fortune as the president of De Beers and through diamond dealing over the years.