Africans are renowned to be hardworking folks that have assisted in making the world a better place to live in and South Africans are not an exception. The status of the country as one of the most developed countries in Africa has helped to improve the productivity of its citizens. Hence producing several rich celebrities who have worked hard to build fame and fortune for themselves.
The richest celebrity in South Africa is Charlize Theron with an estimated net worth of about $160 million. Affluent celebrities in South Africa are proof that the entertainment industry is rewarding especially when hard work is involved. The wealthiest celebrities in South Africa consist of Disc jockeys, actors, musicians, comedians, rappers, and entrepreneurs.
Top 10 Richest Celebrities in South Africa
1. Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron is a prominent South African and American actress and producer. She has starred in several movies including the Devil’s Advocate, and the Italian Job among many others. Her unique talents and feats have brought her both fame and wealth, as evident in 2016 when Times Magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Charlize boast of several awards including the prestigious Oscar Award, an American Cinematheque Award, and a Golden Globe Award. She has been nominated for awards 100 times and she has had 39 wins to her name. Charlize is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world. She is the richest celebrity in South Africa with an estimated net worth of $160 million.
2. Trevor Noah
The host of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah on Comedy Central was born on the 20th of February, 1984 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Trevor Noah is a South African TV host, stand-up comedian, actor, and political anchor. He started his career in South Africa back in 2002. His show on Comedy Central is one of the major sources of his fortune as he has been earning about $16 million from the show every season.
Trevor’s wealth also comes from being an author, real estate investor, and TV host. He has once hosted the Grammys and he is a regular host on his YouTube Channel. He is one of the highest-paid comedians in the world and he has an estimated net worth of about $100 million.
3. Black Coffee
Nkosinathi Sizwe Innocent Maphumulo also known as Black Coffee is a South African Disc Jockey, singer, songwriter, producer, and businessman. He was born on the 11th of March, 1976 in Durban, South Africa. He started his career in Disc jockeying about 20 years ago and he has performed in several sold-out shows both locally and internationally.
Asides from his career as a disc jockey, Black Coffee also has investments in the cleaning, healthcare, and restaurant sectors. He is also a brand ambassador for several international brands like AXE amongst many others. He spends most of his time at his Los Angeles mansion and he has a fleet of luxurious cars including a Maserati. He is one of the richest celebrities in South Africa with an estimated net worth of $60 million.
4. Steve Hofmeyr
Steve Hofmeyr is a South African actor, TV host, songwriter, and singer. Steve is a controversial celebrity in South Africa, however, his proficiency in combining his several careers in singing, acting, and presenting has made him one of the most adaptable media personalities in South Africa. With an estimated net worth of $17 million, he is one of the richest celebrities in South Africa.
5. Sharlto Copley
Sharlto Copley is a South African actor, movie producer, and director. He has been a music and retail video director throughout his career. He gained fame following his role in the Academy Award-nominated science fiction movie District 9 where he played the role of Wikus Van De Merwe.
He is a celebrity with outstanding records of excellence in South Africa’s entertainment industry. He is undoubtedly one of the richest celebrities in South Africa with an estimated net worth of about $15 million.
6. Sello Maake
Sello Maake is a South African actor and voice-over artist with impressive records of excellence in South Africa’s entertainment industry. He has starred in several movies, Theatres, and Television Shows in different shows all over the world.
He has starred in various movies comprising Othello, The Lion King, and Aaron among others. He is one of the most esteemed actors in South Africa. With an estimated net worth of about $13 million, he is one of the richest celebrities in South Africa.
Kiernan Jarryd Forbes is a South African rapper, songwriter, singer, producer, and entrepreneur popularly known as AKA. He was born on the 28th of January, 1988 in Cape Town, South Africa. His hit single Victory Lap off his debut album Altar Ego shot him into the limelight.
He has acquired wealth from signing endorsement deals with big brands and his company, Beam Group. He is one of the well-known and best rappers in Africa. He has a Bryanston mansion and a fleet of luxurious cars which includes two luxurious BMWs. With an estimated net worth of $12 million, he is one of the richest celebrities in South Africa.
8. Moshidi Motshegwa
South African award-winning actress and scriptwriter Moshidi Motshegwa was born in South Africa in 1977. She is best known for her leading role in Zero Tolerance the SABC2 police drama series where she starred as Denzela Kedwaba. Another role that shot her to prominence is the role of Florence Nxumalo in the movie, Drum.
She has starred in numerous movies and TV shows and has signed several endorsement deals with international brands. She is the producer of the Oscar-nominated movie Noem My Skiollie. She has acquired several awards including the Golden Horn Award among others. She is one of the highest-paid and richest actresses in South Africa with an estimated net worth of about $8 million.
9. Cassper Nyovest
Refiloe Maele Phoolo is a South African rapper, songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur popularly known as Cassper Nyovest. He was born on the 16th of December, 1990 in Mahikeng, South Africa. He dropped out of school to pursue his dreams in the entertainment industry and it was worth it as today he is a successful celebrity.
Casssper is also a businessman and brand ambassador to various International brands. He founded his record label, Family Tree Records in 2014. The celebrity lives in a luxurious mansion and also has a fleet of luxurious cars comprising an unusual 2020 McLaren GT and a private jet. Cassper has an estimated net worth of $8 million making him one of the richest celebrities in South Africa.
10. Bonang Matheba
Bonang Matheba popularly known as Queen B is a South African TV host, On-air personality, brand ambassador, writer, and entrepreneur. She was born on the 25th of June, 1987 in Mahikeng, South Africa. Queen B is known for her brilliant presenting expertise and signature voice. She shot into the limelight when she presented the SABC 1 LIVE music show.
Aside from her career as a media personality, she is also a businesswoman, and her latest business, House of B.N.G is thriving. Her love for designer labels can be easily noticed in her outfits as she only wears designer labels such as Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, and Dior. She owns a huge mansion in Midrand and a fleet of luxurious cars entailing a BMW i8 and a Mercedes Benz Maybach. She is undoubtedly one of the right celebrities in South Africa with an estimated net worth of $7 million.
The South African entertainment industry is thriving which is evident by a large number of entertainers who have gone ahead to become the richest celebrities in South Africa. Of course, this is not to say that other sectors have not produced wealthy individuals but the entertainment industry seems to have the largest fraction.
With an estimated net worth of a whopping $160 million, Charlize Theron is the richest celebrity in South Africa. Your comments and thoughts are warmly welcome in the comment section below so please keep them coming. I look forward to reading from you.