Kobus Wiese Biography: Children, Net Worth, Wife, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Brother

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Jakobus Johannes Wiese (born May 16, 1964), simply addressed as Kobus Wiese, is a renowned former professional rugby union player. 

He proudly represented South Africa as a lock and has embarked on various other successful ventures.

Besides his athletic career, Kobus Wiese has evolved into a seasoned businessman, an innovative entrepreneur, an impactful media personality, and an inspirational motivational speaker. 

Through his diverse roles and passions, Wiese continues making significant contributions in different areas beyond the rugby field.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Jakobus Johannes Wiese
Stage Name: Kobus Wiese
Born: 16 May 1964 (age 59 years old)
Place of Birth: Paarl, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: Paarl Gimnasium
Height: 1.99 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Wiese
Siblings: Cornel Wiese
Spouse: Belinda Wiese
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: 2
Occupation: Rugby Union Player
Net Worth: $1 million-$5 million

Early Life & Education

Kobus Wiese, a well-known figure in South Africa, was born on May 16, 1964, in the town of Paarl. 

Growing up, he was nurtured by his parents, who remain unidentified in public records but can be affectionately referred to as Mr. and Mrs. Wiese

Alongside his sibling, Cornel WieseKobus Wiese experienced the joys and challenges of childhood. Despite not pursuing higher education at any universities, he completed his formal schooling at Paarl Gimnasium, a reputable high school in his hometown of Paarl, South Africa.


In 1993, Kobus Wiese took the field for the Springboks for the first time against France. His selection for numerous foreign tours persisted, including those to Australia in 1993, New Zealand in 1994, and Wales and Scotland after the same year. Following these tours, he returned to the test team, playing against Samoa right before the 1995 World Cup. Wiese contributed significantly to the winning team that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Wiese, a notable rugby player, possessed remarkable physicality and an aggressive playing style. Renowned for his exceptional lineout jumping skills and prowess in dominating the game in loose situations, he was a force to be reckoned with. Additionally, he was notorious for his powerful hits on the field, which led to him being suspended for three matches after punching Derwyn Jones from the Welsh team.

After retiring from rugby in 1996, Kobus Wiese embarked on a new career path. He diversified his professional endeavors by venturing into various fields, such as business consulting, motivational speaking, and television presenting. 

In addition to these roles, Wiese currently holds the esteemed CEO position at a renowned coffee-roasting factory in Johannesburg. Furthermore, he has successfully established a chain of cafés within the same city, showcasing his entrepreneurial understanding and passion for the coffee industry.

Awards & Nominations

  • 1995 Rugby World Cup winner
  • 1995 Springbok Player of the Year
  • 1995 Currie Cup winner
  • 1993 Super Ten winner
  • 1993 M-NET Night Series winner
  • 1993 Percy Frames Trophy winner
  • 1993 Lion Cup winner
  • 1993 Springbok Tourist of the Year
  • 2006 Springbok Commentator of the Year

Social Media

  • Twitter handle: Kobus Wiese (@4KobusWiese)

Personal Life

Kobus Wiese, 59, a well-known and highly respected former professional rugby union player, has built an impressive legacy throughout his career. 

Not only is he celebrated for his exceptional skills on the rugby field, but Kobus Wiese is also a loving husband to Belinda Wiese and a devoted father to their two children. He is a father of a son and a daughter. 

With a strong sense of family values, Kobus takes pride in creating a nurturing and supportive environment for his loved ones. His dedication, both on and off the field, serves as an inspiration to many, making him not only a sports icon but also an admirable role model.

Net Worth

Kobus Wiese, a former professional rugby union player for the South Africa national team and the Golden Lions, has a net worth estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million. 

In addition to his successful rugby career, Wiese has ventured into broadcasting and business, showcasing his versatility and achievements beyond the field.

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