Cassper Nyovest DOESN’T OWN 30% of FNB – Story is FAKE….. It’s been a trending topic on Twitter all weekend. Do you think Cassper Nyovest owns 30% of a R240-billion bank?
No, it’s not April Fool’s day; nor did you read it incorrectly. The latest rumour doing the rounds in South Africa is that rapper Cassper Nyovest owns 30% of South Africa’s leading bank – FNB!
It all started when a publication called ‘Smith Rise’ wrote an article entitled ‘Cassper Nyovest Acquires Shares in FNB’ on Saturday morning.
The news went viral and within a few hours Cassper Nyovest’s name and the phrase “30% of FNB” were trending on Twitter. Cassper has yet to respond to these claims, but people on social media needed no invitation to comment. Those who believed the story to be true were in awe and made their comments on twitter…
So to put that into perspective, if Cassper Nyovest did own a R70-billion stake in FNB, this would make him the fourth richest man in South Africa
He would also be three times as wealthy as Patrice Motsepe.
With that kind of money, Cassper would be over 10 times richer than Kenneth Nkosana Makate, the winner of the Vodacom please call me deal.
Just in case you’re still struggling to work out how much money that is: with a fortune of R70 billion, Cassper could fly 4 000 of his most loyal hip-hop listeners to and from New York in business class every day for a year and still have change to retire comfortably!
As it turns out, none of this story is true
The site that broke the story admits that most of its content is parody or fictional.