South Africa’s celebrities work hard, earn big and roll hard proving that the entertainment industry pays well if you work hard.
From actors to comedians, deejays, rappers, and entrepreneurs, here are some of the richest celebrities in South Africa and their net worth.
Black Coffee’s deejaying skills have earned him a spot as one of the most famous celebrities in South Africa. It has also helped him accumulate enough wealth to become one of the richest celebrities in South Africa.
He boasts a career of more than 20 years and performs in sold-out gigs around the world with deejay residencies in Las Vegas and Ibiza.
Besides his career behind the turntables, Black Coffee is also a businessman with investments in sectors like restauranting, cleaning, and healthcare solutions. He is also a brand ambassador for several multinational brands like AXE.
According to Forbes, Black Coffee’s net worth is estimated at $60 million, making him not just amongst the richest celebrities in South Africa but also amongst the richest artists in Africa.
He owns a mansion in Los Angeles where he spends most of his time and owns a fleet of luxury cars, including a Maserati.
According to Forbes magazine, Trevor is the fourth highest-earning comedian globally. With a net worth of $100 million, this South African-born Funnyman is among the richest celebrities in South Africa.
A fair share of Trevor Noah’s earnings come from his long-standing job as a host for one of America’s top shows- The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, where he has been bagging around $16 million per season.
Trevor also earns from his stand-up comedy gigs, writing books, hosting shows like the Grammys as well as his Youtube channel. He also has a hand in the real estate business.
AKA is one of the best rappers in South Africa and one of the richest.
From reaping millions from spitting verses, partnering with big brands for multi-million deals, and making profits from his company, Beam Group, AKA has accumulated a net worth of about $12 million as of 2022.
As one of the richest celebrities in South Africa, he knows how to live up to his standard.
He owns a Bryanston mansion, and he loves German cars. He owns at least two BMWs.
Moshidi Motshegwa is an award-winning actress who, thanks to her talent, is among the highest-paid actresses in South Africa.
With a rumoured monthly salary of between R100,000 to R120,000, endorsements, film production, and screenwriting, Moshidi has accumulated a net worth of about $8 million and is one of the richest celebrities in South Africa.
Cassper Nyovest, a.k.a Mufasa, is also among the richest celebrities in South Africa, with a net worth of around $8 million.
Cassper, who dropped out of school to pursue his dreams, is reaping big from his talents as a rapper, brand ambassador, and businessman.
Along with earning big, Cassper also knows how to roll hard. He lives in a giant R10 million mansion, drives the most expensive cars, including a rare 2020 McLaren GT, and even owns a private jet.
With an estimated net worth of $7 million, Bonang Matheba is amongst the richest celebrities in South Africa.
South Africa’s Queen B has been busy at work these past few years, and her effort is paying off. The young T.V/radio girl who dabbles as a writer, brand ambassador, and entrepreneur is reaping big from her sweat. Amongst her numerous successful ventures is her latest venture, House of B.N.G., which seems to be peaking well.
And while Bonang works hard, she also seems to understand the importance of rewarding herself.
She owns a giant mansion located in Midrand, several luxury cars, including a Mercedes Benz Maybach and a BMW i8. She only dresses in designer labels, including Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Dolce & Gabbana.
Besides balling hard, Bonang also gives back to her community through her bursary fund, which aims at putting at least 300 female students through university in the next ten years.
This veteran actress is also one of the richest celebrities in South Africa.
The actress, who has enjoyed a successful career in front of the camera for more than three decades, also dabbles as a model, brand ambassador, and businesswoman with successful ventures such as Connie Bodycare, Connie M Eyewear Brands, and Fergusons Films to her name.
As of 2022, Connie’s net worth is valued at about $2 million, and she is living up to her millionaire status.
Pearl is one of the best actresses from Mzansi right now. She has appeared in a number of movies and T.V. series over the years, including the Hollywood series Quantico.
Other than her successful career in acting, Pearl is also a model, a brand ambassador for several multinational brands like M.A.C. Cosmetics, and a businesswoman with a line of hair care products.
As of 2022, Pearl Thusi’s net worth is estimated at $2 million, and she is among the richest celebrities in South Africa.
Nasty C might be one of the youngest successful rappers in South Africa. The young rapper has made a name for himself across the world and has had the privilege of working with some of the biggest names in the Hip Hop industry, including Snoop Dogg and French Montana.
As of 2022, Nasty C’s net worth is estimated at $2 million, and he is one of the richest celebrities in South Africa.
Last but not least on our list of the richest celebrities in South Africa is rapper Da L.E.S.
Even though very little about this rapper’s affairs is known, it is estimated that he has a net worth of about $2 million.
Da Les, who also dabbles as an executive producer, also made his mark on T.V. when he starred on The Real Jozi A-Listers in 2014. It appears that all his hard work is paying off.