Being a radio personality sounds very cool. The idea of working 3-4 hours a day and then spending the rest of your afternoon at home watching Netflix does not sound too bad.

    Wait, that depends on the slot the radio gives you right? That doesn’t matter though.

    You will still have a lot of time on your hands, which most of our radio personalities are using wisely. Those people have multiple income streams and can go on holiday to Rome any time of the year. Well, some of them.

    While others are fairly compensated, some are barely making enough to make ends meet. It’s always strange to see someone in the public eye asking for handouts. Especially after they were living a life of “my dreams” on Instagram, but now I need to help save their house. I do not know about you, but from the content, they share I have always assumed that all these people are living their best lives. We were always sold the dream that TV and radio pay right?

    Well for some it does, and we cannot always blame the industry, some people just fail at basic money management. In 2022 going forward, living beyond your means is just unacceptable. What is the point of making money and spending it recklessly just to please your fans? That is where the problem is for most of these personalities. Conversation for another day. Today, however, I am going to share a list of the highest-paid radio personalities in South Africa. These guys are killing it.

    Dineo Ranaka

    The net worth of Dineo Ranaka a well-known radio and television host, actress, DJ, and TV producer, is $2 million, or R28 million in South African Rands.

    Dineo Ranaka was born in South Africa’s Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital on December 16, 1983. Dineo was educated at Unisa. She is the sister of South African Actress Manaka Ranaka.

    Thando Thabethe

    Thando Thabethe a South African actress, television host, and radio host, was born on June 18, 1990. She also goes by the name Thando Thabooty.

    According to Forbes, Thando Thabethe has amassed a sizable fan base over the years, which has provided her the much-needed exposure both domestically and abroad. They are also well-regarded in the South African music industry. Due to their fame, they regularly sign endorsement deals and receive a number of awards.

    Her estimated net worth ranges from $1 million to $5 million, all of which came from her work as an actor.

    Alan Khan

    Alan Khan was born on December 17, 1971, in South Africa. At an estimated net worth of $30 million, he is most known for hosting shows or having executive positions with South Africa’s Lotus FM, Jacaranda 94.2, and Jacaranda RMFM radio stations. He is also well-known for his corporate affiliation with the Durban University of Technology.

    Anele Mdoda

    Anele Mdoda a well-known media figure in South Africa, has established herself as one of the best presenters and radio hosts in Mzansi. When she joined radio in 2004 while still a student at the University of Pretoria, she was pushed into the spotlight.

    According to unconfirmed allegations, she has a network worth an estimated $10 million, or R161 million. She has managed to get attention at a number of award ceremonies over the course of her career, including:

    • Best Daytime Radio Show in South Africa
    • Most Stylish Personality in South Africa
    • Rising Star of the Year Media Magazine 2012
    • Best Radio Personality in South Africa Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

    Tbo Touch

    Thabo Molefe, Thabo Molefe, better known by his stage name Tbo Touch, is a well-known South African rapper, DJ, television and radio personality, and successful businessman. Tbo Touch is most known for presenting the seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth seasons of the successful music program Live AMP, which has been on television for more than ten years.

    He is thought to have made R200,000 each month at MetroFM. His value, according to a number of media sources, including Briefly, is around $700,000.

    It goes without saying that the radio industry is a fun industry. As a radio personality, I would also enjoy getting paid for promoting new music, supporting artists, and creating exciting competitions for the station’s listeners. So, if you think you have excellent communication skills, a clear voice, and the ability to generate new ideas, I seriously think you should consider.

    You may also want to read: 10 Richest DJs in South Africa



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