Vivian Reddy: How old is the businessman behind the billions?

Vivian Reddy: How old is the businessman behind the billions?

Vivian Reddy: How old is the businessman behind the billions?

South African businessman Vivian Reddy remains at the top of trends — despite maintaining a cool and barely there social media presence. While Reddy rarely engages online, his business moves always make a statement. The Edison Group founder recently unveiled the R1.3 billion Oceans Mall in Umhlanga Durban which includes the Platinum Walk and its string of international high-end stores such as Gucci, Versace and Dolce and Gabana.

Of course running this empire must take years of experience, so how old is Reddy really?

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Vivian Reddy: The life of a billionaire

Vivian Reddy and his reality TV star wife Sorisha Naidoo are a force to be reckoned with.

The pair have been making money moves for years now and continue to leave the average South African envious of their lavish lifestyles.

While Reddy tends to keep his life under wraps, his wife Sorisha often gives us glimpses into their way of living as a star on Real Housewives of Durban.

Vivian Reddy family Mall
Vivian Reddy, his wife Sorisha and their two children. Image via Instagram @sorishanaidoo

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What we do know about Reddy is that he is a philanthropist, who is the owner of Edison Power Group — is the largest electrical company in South Africa.

Reddy also has a number of huge property investments, his most recent being the luxury Umhlanga Oceans Mall.

He is also a big supporter of the African National Congress and doesn’t shy away from showing his support.

The billionaire has also been implicated in a number of tender award scandals over the years one of which was a  R1.2bn City Power contract.

In November 2022, the high court in Pretoria ordered a seizure of a multimillion-rand helicopter allegedly bought with funds stolen from a company with links to the billionaire.

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How long does it take to build such an empire?

Reddy undoubtedly has earned his stripes as a seasoned businessman with an eye for big deals and great investments.

This is especially inspiring since he started with “R500 and a van”.

So, for those who are wondering, the man behind the money is 70 years old this year and as full of life — and grand business plans as ever — as ever.

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