South African tycoon Adrian Gore suffers $37 million loss following investment in Discovery

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South African businessman Adrian Gore has suffered a significant setback to his net worth in recent times, with the market value of his stake in Sandton-based insurance giant Discovery Limited falling by more than 37 million dollars in recent weeks.

Data collected by Billionaires.Africa revealed that Gore’s stake in Discovery had fallen by R714.42 million ($37.29 million) since September 12. The decline underlines growing bearish sentiment as investors on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) reduce their stakes in the group.

Based in Sandton and co-founded in 1992 as a medical insurer by Gore and Barry Swartzberg, Discovery is one of South Africa’s largest and most diversified financial services groups, specializing in long and short term insurance, asset management, savings, investment and benefits social.

The Sandton-based insurance giant played a central role in BloodThe recent financial success of . As the founder of the leading financial services group, Gore owns an impressive 7.48 percent stake in Discovery, or 48,599,758 common shares.

Since September 12, the Discovery stock price on the JSE collapsed 9.83%, from R149.50 ($7.802) to R134.80 ($7.035) at the time of writing, leading to multi-million dollar losses for shareholders, including Gore, who owns a stake important in the insurance giant.

The single-digit fall in Discovery shares resulted in a R714.42 million ($37.29 million) decrease in the market value of Gore’s stake from R7.27 billion ($379.20 million). of dollars) on September 12 to 6.55 billion rand ($341.92 million) at the time of writing.

Despite the recent decline in the market value of his stake, Gore remains a leading figure on the South African economic scene and ranks among the richest investors on the JSE.

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