South African wealthiest celebrities have conquered the art of earning from multiple streams from their chosen profession, be it singing, acting, deejaying or presenting and while we enjoy their performances and artistry, their fortune skyrocket, due to mouth-watering endorsement deals, excellent collaborations and their brand worth.
From actors to comedians, deejays, rappers, and entrepreneurs, here are 10 of the wealthiest celebrities in South Africa and their net worth.
1. Charlize Theron
On top of the list is South Africa’s most paid actress and film producer Charlize Theron’s with an estimated net worth of $130 million making her number one of the richest celebrities in South Africa. The actress who is now based in America gained prominence in the 1990s by playing the leading roles in the Hollywood films The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rule and many others. She is also recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an American Cinematheque Award. In 2016 she was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Times Magazine.
2. Black Coffee
Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo better known by his stage name Black Coffee, is a South African DJ, record producer and songwriter whom his deejaying skills have earned him a spot as one of the most famous and richest DJ’s richest Africa. With over 20 years of in the entertainment industry he hold various accolades in his name which include: 8 SAMA, 4 DJ Awards, 2 Metro FM Awards, 1 Grammy award. Besides his career behind the desk Black Coffee is also a businessman with investments in sectors like restaurant, cleaning, and healthcare solutions. He is also a brand ambassador for several multinational brands like AXE and founder of Soulistic Music. According to Glusea.com his estimated at $60 million.
3. Trevor Noah
South African most famous comedian, political commentator, and television host. Trevor is the fourth highest-earning comedian globally according to Forbes magazine, with a net worth of $14 million according to Glusea.com, this South African-born comedian is among the richest celebrities in South Africa. A fair share of Trevor Noah’s earnings come from his long-standing job as a host for one of America’s top shows- The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he also earns from his stand-up comedy gigs, writing books, hosting shows like the Grammys as well as his Youtube channel.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known professionally as AKA, is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur. AKA is the richest rapper in South Africa in 2022, reaping millions from spitting verses, partnering with big brands for multi-million deals, and making profits from his company, Beam Group. According to https://content.thedistin.com AKA has accumulated a net worth of about $12 million as of 2022.
5. Moshidi Motshegwa
Moshidi Motshegwa is an award-winning actress who, thanks to her talent, is among the highest-paid actresses in South Africa with a rumoured monthly salary of between R100,000 to R120,000, endorsements, film production, and screenwriting, Moshidi has accumulated a net worth of about $8 million making her one of the richest celebrities in South Africa.
6. Cassper Nyovest
Rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, record producer, brand ambassador, businessman and founder of Family Tree Records Refiloe Maele Phoolo, professionally known as Cassper Nyovest is among the richest celebrities in South Africa, with an estimated net worth of around $8 million according to an article published on https://content.thedistin.com. Mufasa has reaped several endorsements deals with various companies which had a major contribution in his fortune, notably with Ciroc being the biggest endorsement deals in his career so far. He also endorsed other brands including, Shoprite, Samsung South Africa, Coca-Cola, KFC SA, Castle Lite, and Nike SA.
7. Bonang Matheba
With an estimated net worth of $7 million, Bonang Matheba is amongst the richest celebrities in South Africa. The T.V and radio presenter who dabbles as a writer, brand ambassador, and entrepreneur is reaping big from her sweat. Amongst her numerous successful ventures is her latest venture, House of B.N.G., which seems to be peaking well. Besides earning big, Bonang also gives back to her community through her bursary fund, which aims at putting at least 300 female students through university in the next ten years.
8. Connie Ferguson
This veteran actress is also one of the richest celebrities in South Africa who has enjoyed a successful career in front of the camera for more than three decades, she is also a model, brand ambassador, and businesswoman with successful ventures such as Connie Bodycare, Connie M Eyewear Brands, and Fergusons Films to her name. Connie Ferguson’s estimated networth is valued at about $2 million.
9. Pearl Thusi
Pearl is one of the best actresses and TV presenter in South Africa best known for her roles as Patricia Kopong in the BBC/HBO comedy-drama series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Dayana Mampasi in the ABC (Hollywood) thriller series Quantico, and Samkelo in the romance film Catching Feelings. Other than her successful career in acting, Pearl is also a model, a brand ambassador for several multinational brands like M.A.C. Cosmetics, and a businesswoman with a line of hair care products. As of 2022, Pearl Thusi net worth is estimated at $2.1 million.
10. Nasty C
Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, known professionally as Nasty C, is a South African youngest rapper, songwriter, and record producer. The rapper has made a name for himself across the world and has had the privilege of working with some of the biggest names in the Hip Hop industry, including Snoop Dogg and French Montana. As of 2022, Nasty C’s net worth is estimated at $2 million according to https://content.thedistin.com, and he is one of the richest celebrities in South Africa.