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One Guy Made $66 Billion on China’s Web. Now He Needs a Second Act

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South African billionaire Koos Bekker has spent 15 years riding the rocket of the Chinese Internet thanks to one really smart -- or really lucky -- investment. Now he's trying to do it again.

In 2001 Naspers Ltd., the media group he chairs, put $32 million into a then-obscure Web company called Tencent. Its stake today is worth $66 billion -- roughly equal to Naspers’ entire stock market capitalization. To prove he’s capable of more successes like Tencent, Bekker is scouring the globe in search of new tech deals .