Wendy Ackerman Biography: Age, Husband, Career & Net Worth

Wendy Ackerman Biography, Age, Husband, Career & Net Worth


Wendy Ackerman is a South African businesswoman and philanthropist. She is the executive director of Pick n Pay Stores.

Ackerman is known as one of the richest women in South Africa.

Wendy Ackerman


Wendy Ackerman Education

She is an alumnus of the University of Cape Town, University of Witwatersrand and the University of South Africa.

Wendy Ackerman Husband

She is married to Raymond Ackerman. They have four children and twelve grandchildren. Ackerman with her four children run the family business together.


Wendy Ackerman Career

In the 1960s, She started her career as a teacher at the English Academy in Soweto. In 1981, she joined her husband, Raymond Ackerman, as a Director of Pick n Pay Stores, a retail company that he had purchased.

Pick ‘n Pay has expanded to become one of Africa’s largest supermarket chains, with a turnover of 37 billion Rand (as of 2006) and more than 124 supermarkets, 14 hypermarkets, and 179 franchised outlets under his leadership. In many African nations, the Pick ‘n Pay Group employs over 30,000 employees.

She is a trustee of the Ackerman Family Educational Trust, which provides much-needed bursaries to students from all over South Africa, allowing them greater access to opportunities. She is also a trustee of the Pick n Pay Bursary Fund, which helps children of Pick n Pay employees with their education.


  • Board Member of the Aids Foundation
  • Life Governor of the University of Cape Town Foundation
  • Trustee of the Cape Town Opera Trust
  • Member of the IPM (Institute of Personnel Management)
  • Woman of the Year: Union of Jewish Women in 1982
  • Paul Harris Fellowship Award: Rotary International in July 2000
  • Humanitarian Award: B’nai B’rith
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Art
  • South African’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government.

Wendy Ackerman Net Worth

Ackerman has an estimated net worth of $190.2 million according to Forbes in 2019.She is one of the richest women in Africa.

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