"Sollie." (S.B. Joel.)Vanity Fair Supplement.
Hentschel-Colourtype, London. [n.d. c.1910.]
Chromolithograph, with accompanying text. 381 x 254mm (15 x 10").
Solomon Barnato Joel (1865-1931), South African financier and mining, brewing and railway magnate. Along with his brothers Jack and Woolf, he was taken under the wing of Barney Barnato and made a fortune from the Barnato Diamond Mining Company. Within ten years, he had become a millionaire, primarily by buying seemingly worked-out diamond mines in South Africa. On Barney Barnato's death in 1897, Joel became head of the family business, Barnato Brothers. Despite having a keen interest in diamonds, he played a greater role in the gold industry. He established the Van Ryn Deep in 1902, the Government Gold Mining Areas (Modderfontein) in 1910 and the New State Areas in 1918. He acquired control of Langlaagte Estate and Gold Mining Company and Randfontein Estates Gold Mining Company from J.B. Robinson and became a director of the Diamond Syndicate.
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