Joel, Solomon Barnato

   South African mining millionaire. As young men, Solly Joel and his brothers Woolf and Jack (1862–1940) left their Whitechapel home to seek their fortune with their flamboyant uncle Barney BARNATO, who was Cecil Rhodes’ rival and then partner in the control of the Kimberley diamond mines. With the discovery of gold on the Rand, Barnato and his nephews rapidly moved into that new and spectacular field. After the suicide of Barnato in 1897, and the shooting of Woolf in his Johannesburg office, Solly became the head of the mining empire that centred on the Johannesburg Consolidated Investment Company and the family stake in De Beers. With his South African millions, Solly Joel became one of the ‘big spenders’ in England, through lavish entertainment, backing of stage plays, and a racing stable that produced the Derby winner in 1915. He was said to have a wardrobe of 365 suits, one for each day of the year. His brother Jack succeeded him in business and emulated his style of life. Two of Jack’s horses won the Derby, in 1911 and 1921.

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