Welcome back to the RICH LIST, a ongoing series from Whale Hunting. This week we dive into Dan Gertler, the cobalt tycoon of Congo.
By Georgia Gee
The thing about being a billionaire is you become so useful to others — even nations.
Few exemplify this better than Dan Gertler, the Israeli billionaire and mining mogul. Once struggling in the snare of global corruption investigations, the 49-year-old seems to be on the rise again thanks to his value to Congo, the U.S. and the West writ large.
We can reveal now that the highest levels of U.S. government are potentially helping his redemption.
To understand why Gertler is so important, let’s do a quick recap.