Now in his mid-40s, Mthokozisi Khathi, aka DJ Tira is one of the most successful deejays in South Africa whose immense contribution to the music industry is hard to ignore.
The deejay who also dabbles as a producer and a businessman has been entertaining Mzansi since the 1990s and through his talents and smart investments, he has accumulated millions to his name.
Let’s dive in and take a look at DJ Tira’s net worth, his sources of wealth and how he spends his money.
What is DJ Tira’s net worth?
As of 2022, DJ Tira's net worth is estimated to be a whopping $2.2 million which is equivalent to about R34,791,460 going by the current exchange rates.
This impressive net worth was calculated by subtracting DJ Tira’s liabilities from his assets. He has accumulated this impressive wealth through his successful career as a deejay, producer, musician, and businessman.
Here are some of DJ Tira’s sources of wealth in detail.
DJ Tira’s deejaying career
DJ Tira’s love for spinning the decks was actualized when he joined University in 1995 to study a course in Human Resources. During this time he bought his first vinyl and started performing at parties on campus, weddings, and nightclubs.
The early 2000s were great for DJ Tira. In 2000 and 2001, DJ Tira won the Smirnoff SA DJ Knockout competition. This big win boosted his popularity and awarded him the chance to perform at Ibiza for two years.
In 2005, DJ Tira formed the T’zozo & Professor duo and late that year he also teamed up with Sox to form the award-winning duo- Durban’s Finest.
Since officially launching his career as a disc jockey, DJ Tira has not only won awards but he has also earned a spot among the highest-paid deejays in South Africa and this has greatly contributed to DJ Tira’s incredible net worth.
DJ Tira the producer
Besides being a prominent deejay, DJ Tira also earns his daily bread from his work as a music producer.
In 2007, he launched his record label called Afrotainment through which he has signed and supported some successful talents including DJ Cndo, Naakmusiq, Qwabe twins, and Zodwa Wabantu who left the label in 2021, just to name a few.
DJ Tira’s businesses
DJ Tira’s net worth has also been accumulated from his stable hand in business. Other than his successful record label- Afrotainment, DJ Tira has also invested in other businesses.
He owns a fast food joint called Makoya Chicken which specializes in chicken, fruits, and vegetables.
He is also the founder of Fact Durban Rocks which are the biggest biannual events in the country that often features the biggest and the best artists in South Africa.
DJ Tira’s strategic investments seem to be doing well and he is reaping big from them.
DJ Tira’s cars and houses
DJ Tira’s net worth affords him the luxuries of his desires and thanks to his hard work, he lives in a beautiful house in a leafy neighbourhood that is said to have cost millions.
The father of three also loves sleek cars and owns a number of them including a Range Rover SVR Sport, a Porsche 911 Carrera S, a Mercedes Benz AMG G63, and a beautiful Bentley.
We think that with all the hard work and dedication he has put into his work over the decades, DJ Tira deserves all the wealth and luxury he is enjoying and we hope he continues to win.