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TJ Strydom
Biographical info

TJ Strydom is an author and business journalist who has worked for The Times, Reuters news agency and Beeld newspaper. He also writes fiction under the nom de plume Wortel Strydom. Christo Wiese: Risk and Riches is his first biography.

He enjoys reading, films, travelling, wine, rugby and a good braai. He has translated four of Jan Braai’s cookbooks.

His favourite author is Cormac McCarthy and he loves the TV series The Simpsons.

Strydom is the owner of eight Steinhoff shares; these apart, he has no direct link to any Wiese-related companies.

He grew up in Pietermaritzburg and studied at the University of Stellenbosch.

Strydom enjoys quiz competitions and hopes that any future biographer will find no trace of his catastrophic appearance in 2001 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

He is married and lives in Johannesburg.

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