From acting in series and movies, to hosting gigs and launching their own products, they’re keeping their bank accounts filled to the brim.
Here are some of South Africa’s richest celebrities.
Bonang Matheba Flying High
From TV and radio presenter, Bonang’s been hard at work the past few years with a book, From A To B, releasing an emoji app, a lingerie line with Woolworths and the House of BNG, which launched a range of bubbly.
She even gave fans a glimpse of her life with her reality show, Being Bonang.
And there’s nothing quite like working hard and playing hard.
Treating herself, Bonang splurged for her 30th birthday party – pulling out all of the stops. She’s always spotted dressed to the nines in her favourite designer labels like Dior, Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana.
She’s also a multi-house owner, showing off her homes on Top Billing and her latest rides, which includes a Mercedes G-Wagon.
Bonang also gives back to young women who wants to pursue their tertiary studies through her bursary fund. She hopes to put at least 300 female students through university in the next 10 years.
It is no secret that Bonang Matheba is a meticulous planner of note! Homegirl has her fingers dipped in various solid business ventures and she is not afraid to shoot her shot and explore other avenues beyond than just being a creative practitioner.
Whilst most people and most businesses are on lockdown, it seem Mo’ghel is on the move. Bonang hinted that she’s planning on starting a new business and let’s just say, nothing has stopped her before from becoming great.
She also launched her latest drink from her House of BNG luxury MCC brand – the BNG Nectar. A star-studded party was thrown, in true Bonang style! The media mogul was dripping in fabulousness as she gave everyone a glimpse what we can expect from Summer 2020.
Black Coffee Flying High
With an estimated net worth of R27 million, Black Coffee spends a lot of time in his Los Angeles mansion. He has a fleet of luxury cars, which includes a Maserati, and flies around the world for work and holidays by private jet.
With his great music and vast experience in the industry, the DJ surely does not come cheap when it comes to him getting hired for gigs. Somizi revealed Black Coffee’s exorbitant fee that he charges for his sets at weddings, and revealed how much they could not afford him for their white wedding.
His taste in fashion has also left many in awe because of the price tag that is always associated with what he wears. However, the DJ refuted the claims to his supposedly expensive taste in clothes.
Trevor Noah Earning The Big Bucks
With the bulk of his earnings coming from his stand-up performances (Trevor had 70 stand-up gigs in 2018), Trevor is also raking in the cash as the host and executive producer of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
When he started hosting the Comedy Central talk show, Trevor was taking in $4 million.
In 2018 he made $28 million. He also released his book Born A Crime, which became a bestseller and is already being adapted for the big screen.
Pearl Thusi The Businesswoman
She’s also branched her career to include being a TV presenter and she’s launched a very successful hair care range.
The star just bagged a major deal with a global beauty brand, MAC Cosmetics. This massive collaboration is a first for Africa and Pearl just made history by being the face of it. She partners with MAC Cosmetics Africa on their latest beauty collection.
Her prowess on the our screens is nothing short of amazing and her latest gig, #QueenSono, probably landed her on big fat cheque. The series has been quite successful and there’s even a possibility of having season 2.
Keep working and the money keeps coming in. Pearl’s net worth is estimated at $2 million.
AKA’s a Money Man
From his love life to his beef with fellow rapper Cassper Nyovest, AKA is always making headlines.
In 2019, those headlines were for the wrong reasons when newspapers claimed he owed SARS R350 000. AKA denied the reports.
AKA’s net worth is estimated at R6.6 million. From charging R100 000 per performance to his music selling like hot cakes, AKA is living large.
He has a Bryanston mansion and he loves German cars. In fact, he owns at least two BMW’s. And his favourite ride right now is the BMW i8 eDrive Coupe, which costs more than one million rand!
In addition to music, AKA also makes money from other business ventures.
In late 2019, he released his range of sneakers with Reebok – the deal is worth seven digits. He also owns a media company and as an ambassador for Cruz Vodka, he has his own vodka flavoured drink.
The Minnie Dlamini-Jones Empire
Since then, we’ve lost count of all of Minnie’s jobs.
Minnie is a TV presenter, award show host, executive producer, endorsements with some of the biggest brands like Jaguar, owner of skincare range and a production company she runs with her husband Quinton Jones.
The couple said their I Do’s in a white wedding ceremony that reportedly cost R1 million.Minnie’s net worth is estimated at R14 million.
After the successful launch of her own body lotion named after her, the media personality is on another business venture. Minnie successfully launched her own hand sanitizers, to help join the fight against the deadly corona virus. Speaking to Sowetan Live, the KZN beauty said, she will donate the first production roll-out to the underprivileged.
Moshidi Motshegwa is Queen of the Screen
She was one of the leading actors in the popular soapie The River, but was fired in 2019 – something her legion of fans didn’t take well and Ben started a petition to get the actress back on the small screen.
With her estimated net worth of $5 million, she is often on the list of richest celebrities in South Africa.
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