With a career spanning more than 20 years, Robert Marawa is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished sports journalists of our time and he has had quite a colourful career.
Here is a look at Robert Marawa’s net worth, his background and education, his career, his TV channel, as well as his dismissal from Supersport and SABC.
What is Robert Marawa’s net worth?
According to sources, Robert Marawa’s net worth is estimated to be between $7-8 million. He has accumulated this incredible wealth from his successful career in the media industry.
Robert Marawa's background and education
Robert Marawa was born on the 1st of March 1973 in Vryheid, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa to Frank Marawa and Phumile Marawa. His father- Frank Marawa passed on in 2016, he and his mother had been married for 52 years.
Marawa has two sisters- Vanessa Marawa who appeared in the popular reality game show- Survivor SA and Gugu Marawa who has made a name for herself as a sports personality.
He completed his secondary education at Hilton College in Pietermaritzburg then joined the University of Witwatersrand to pursue a degree in Law.
During his final year in law school, Robert Marawa made the decision to quit his studies to pursue a career in football and he has been on a winning streak ever since.
Although his life has been very fulfilling even without a degree, during a past interview with Podcast and Chill with MacG, he revealed that he had dreams of going back to school and earning his law degree.
Robert Marawa’s career
Robert Marawa’s net worth has been built from his long and successful career as a sports journalist.
He began his career in 1996 after landing a job as a continuity presenter at SABC 1. He transitioned to sports reporting and quickly rose to become a lead reporter a year later.
Next, he got to be the presenter for a live show Soccer Laduma on Topsport after which he also hosted the football highlights show- Soccerzone. He also had a boxing show called Blow by Blow on SABC 2.
In 1998, Robert Marawa got the golden opportunity to cover the FIFA world cup in France, he has since then covered every world cup.
He got hired by Supersport in 2006 and he hosted big shows including Extra Time with Robert Marawa and Thursday Night Live with Robert Marawa.
After conquering television, Robert Marawa took his football expertise to radio. He landed a 30-minute slot to host the Discovery Sports Centre on Metro FM. He also had another on Metro FM called 083 [email protected] with Robert Marawa.
He left Metro FM in 2021 and later that year, began presenting Marawa Sports Worldwide which streams on Vuma FM, Sowetan Live and Rise FM.
It is unclear how much salary Marawa makes from his broadcasting career, but he is among the highest-paid sports broadcasters in the country meaning he takes home a good salary every month.
Was Robert Marawa fired?
In 2019, Marawa was fired from Supersport through an SMS just two hours ahead of his show. He maintained that he had been dismissed for non-work-related issues and claimed that his dismissal was connected to allegations of sexual harassment within SuperSport ranks that he had spoken up about.
In 2021, Marawa left SABC and Metro FM after he was fired through an SMS after airing his final show, this was the second time he had been fired from the public broadcaster, the first time he was fired was in 2017. He revealed that his dismissal had nothing to do with his work performance again.
Robert Marawa TV
After leaving Supersport and SABC, Robert Marawa launched his own Sports TV channel on YouTube called Marawa TV.
Marawa provides exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of the most recent sporting events from around the globe through this channel, which has over 80K subscribers. He also covers real-time content, updates, and interviews that profile teams, players, tournaments, and sports cultures are provided.