SOUTH AFRICA: King-Sized Deal

The tobacco empire of South African Anton Rupert manufactures and sells one out of every 15 cigarettes in the world. His brands include Rothmans in Canada and Dunhill in Britain, as well as the lesser-known Edgeworth cigarettes and pipe tobacco in the U.S. Yet until now his realm was more of a loose association of fiefdoms than an empire. All of his companies were managed and a controlling interest was owned by nationals of the 23 countries where they were located. As a result, the Rupert group does not appear in FORTUNE'S list of the 200 largest corporations...

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