It’s one thing to be poor and marry rich. But it is a whole other thing to be a rich couple. You know, the type that starts from the bottom together, builds together, and works their way up to the top?
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Well, whether they built together, or happened to meet when both of them were already doing well individually, we cannot deny that these celebrity couples stay on our necks, financially.
Have a look at some of the richest couples in Mzansi.
Patrice Motsepe and Precious Moloi-Motsepe
There isn’t quite a power couple like the Motsepes in SA. We have Patrice, a mining billionaire businessman. He has worked very hard for the wealth he has now, and his individual net worth is estimated at about $3.1 Billion, as of early 2022. That makes him the 1,307th richest person in the world.
Then we have his wife, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe. She has been a doctor since 1987, and later gave her love for fashion an active interest. She is the founder of African Fashion International, through which upcoming SA designers are encouraged and given some exposure.
The two got married in 1989, and have continued to build a fortune together. Just to be clear, when we say “couple goals”, this is what we mean.
Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo
Basetsana Julia “Bassie” Kumalo has always been a trailblazer. She was the second ever black Miss SA, and she was only 16 years old at the time. She has since gone on to do amazing things in her career. As a philanthropist, a TV personality and a businesswoman, she is one of the most inspiring women in Mzansi.
For the force of nature that she is, it is only right that she married someone as focused and hardworking as she is. Her husband, Romeo Kumalo, is also a successful businessman. Not only does he have a few businesses and foundations under his belt, he is also passionate about real estate, and we all know how lucrative that industry is.
The two have been married for 21 years, and there is no couple we wish a longer marriage than them.
Khanyi Mbau and Kudzai Mushonga
It is no secret that Khanyi Mbau likes money, although to be fair, who doesn’t? This is probably why she works so hard, day and night. And it is also why it would be a shame for her to end up with someone who doesn’t work as hard or make as much money as she does.
The actress has been in a stable, happy relationship with Kudzai Mushonga, a Zimbabwean businessman. His net worth is said to be about $5 Million, and he is rumoured to be a fugitive from his country, allegedly because of unscrupulous business techniques.
Even so, the couple is one of our favourite rich couples. Kudzai bragged that Khanyi spent one million on him for his birthday. He did not specify the currency, which was admittedly confusing because between the two of them, they have three currencies: the Zimbabwe Dollar, the SA rand, and the UAE dirham (Kudzai lives in Dubai). They could also have meant a standardised US dollar. Very confusing, as you can see. Either way, one million is a lot of money in whatever currency (except maybe Zimbabwe, no offence).
Makhadzi and Master KG
They have had some rocky times in their relationship, but even so, we have to admit that Makhadzi and Master KG make a very inspirational and wealthy couple.
The two recently got back together, after their relationship ended badly the first time, amid rumours that Master KG was cheating on the Zwivhuya hitmaker. Since they rekindled things, there has also been a lot of speculation among Makhadzi’s fans that KG is only out to use her for her money.
But the Jerusalema crooner has been riding a wave since his international hit, and his lady just went international too. As they continue to make awesome music together, we won’t be surprised if they become Mzansi’s top power couple by the time they are both 30 years old.
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Dr Musa Mthombeni and Liesl Laurie
From one of the cutest young couples, to the most nauseatingly adorable married couple in Mzansi – the Mthombenis. Dr Musa Mthombeni has been a public figure most of his life, since he was a child star. He has since grown into a handsome, focused medical doctor, as well as a TV personality. We don’t need to tell you that he is loaded, seeing as he has been in the spotlight pretty much his whole life.
His gorgeous wife, Liesl Laurie, is a beauty queen, who was crowned Miss SA in 2015. She went on to represent the country at the Miss World 2015 in China, even though she did not win. She has since become a celebrated media personality and social activist.
They are certainly one of our wealthy power couples, but Dr Musa would deny it vehemently, as he recently said they are too poor to have children yet.
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This is your cue to build together with the person you love. If these couples are anything to go by, it is totally worth it.
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