Self-made billionaire Patrice Motsepe embraces disruption and renewables in growth strategy. : Billionaire Patrice Motsepe built his empire over more than two decades. Renowned as a philanthropist and an African business success story, Motsepe keeps company with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. Motsepe made his billions at the dawn of democracy in South Africa, becoming the country’s first black billionaire on Forbes’s list in 2008. Why can’t I read this article?This article is considered premium content, which is available to subscribers only during the week of publication under the Mail & Guardian’s content embargo system.