DJ Sbu's Net Worth, Career, Businesses And Philanthropy

Almost a biliionaire

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DJ Sbu
Sibusiso Leope, better known as DJ Sbu is a successful DJ, who also dabbles as a music, television and radio producer, a businessman and a philanthropist who has been in the entertainment industry for over two decades.   

This article discusses DJ Sbu’s net worth and takes a look at his career, his businesses and his works of charity that has touched the lives of many people.

What is DJ Sbu’s net worth?

DJ Sbu’s net worth is currently estimated to be over R 27 million. He has accumulated this incredible wealth from his long career in the entertainment industry as well as his businesses.

DJ Sbu’s career

DJ Sbu, source: Facebook

After obtaining his first degree in Sound Engineering in 1998, DJ Sbu officially launched his career as a radio producer and host at Tembisa Info Radio. 

After 18 months at Tembisa Info Radio, DJ Sbu left and got another job at YFM where he co-hosted and produced a popular weekend show called Beauty and the Beast.

DJ Sbu also made a debut in the film industry in 2000. He filmed a movie called Hang Time, was featured in Generations and shot the Toyota Tazz advert. He was also featured in Isidingo in 2001 and starred in a television drama series called It Rained Last Night.

He served as a Dj in the Vinyl Experience Meltdown Competition which was every Friday on Dj Fresh’s show, the Easy Drive and he also presented a youth talent show called Gumbi Fire on SABC1.

In 2005, DJ Sbu became the host for a new radio show on YFM called Y-Lens. After a year, he left YFM and joined Ukhozi FM but resigned shortly and returned to YFM.

In February 2008, DJ Sbu was given a month-long suspension by YFM after he was reportedly playing music produced by his label production company instead of the playlist compiled by the station’s music compiler and as a result he benefited from the royalties. 

DJ Sbu’s businesses

DJ Sbu, source: Facebook

Besides making money from his career as an entertainer, DJ Sbu’s net worth has also grown from his investments in business.

Together with Thembinkosi Nciza, DJ Sbu founded a record label called TS Records. The label signed some big musicians in the country including Zahara, Brown Dash and even DJ Sbu himself. TS Records was dissolved in 2017 after receiving a lot of negative publicity.

Following the dissolution of TS Records, DJ Sbu went on to launch his second business- an energy drink called MoFaya. He reportedly sold 26% of the business to Coca-Cola.

A master entrepreneur, DJ Sbu has published two books- The Beginning,  Billionaires Under Construction – The Mindset Of An Entrepreneur and The Art of Being A Hustler where he explains his understanding of business.

DJ Sbu philanthropy

Alongside spending his money to enjoy a comfortable life, DJ Sbu also gives back to his community through charitable donations.

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, DJ Sbu gave out donations and helped to uplift the lives of the homeless people living in the CBD of Johannesburg. 

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