Alfred Beit, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alfred Beit

German-born British diamond trader and art collector

Date of Birth: 15-Feb-1853

Place of Birth: Hamburg, Germany

Date of Death: 16-Jul-1906

Profession: entrepreneur, merchant, art collector

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Alfred Beit

  • Alfred Beit (15 February 1853 – 16 July 1906) was a British gold and diamond magnate in South Africa, and a major donor and profiteer of infrastructure development on the African continent.
  • He also donated much money to university education and research in several countries, and was the "silent partner" who structured the capital flight from post-Boer War South Africa to Rhodesia, and the Rhodes Scholarship, named after his employee, Cecil Rhodes.
  • Beit's assets were structured around the so called Corner House Group, which through its holdings in various companies controlled 37 per cent of the gold produced at the Witwatersrand's goldfields in Johannesburg in 1913.

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