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Flight problem in South Africa delayed American billionaire from his own wedding party

Ankur Jain and Erika Hammond arrived late to their wedding celebrations after their charter plane was held up in South Africa.  (Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

Ankur Jain and Erika Hammond arrived late to their wedding celebrations after their charter plane was held up in South Africa. (Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

A problem with flight permits in South Africa meant American tech billionaire Ankur Jain and his future wife were late to their own wedding celebration at the Muhammed Ali Palace in Cairo last week.

Ankur Jain and his fiancée, Erika Hammond, were stuck at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, trying to resolve a permit issue with South African government officials. The delay jeopardized the wedding plans they had been organizing for more than a year.

Jain is the founder of Bilt Rewards, a platform that offers users rewards and loyalty points when making payments. The 34-year-old has a net worth of $1.2 billion, according to the Forbes Real-Time Billionaires Index, which is equivalent to about R22 billion. According to the Forbes list, there are only five South Africans with a higher net worth.

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