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The Top 12 Wealthiest Celebrities in South Africa in 2023

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While we enjoy the performances and artistry of South Africa’s wealthiest celebrities, their fortunes are skyrocketing thanks to tantalizing endorsement deals, fantastic collaborations, and the value of their brands.

These celebrities have mastered the art of earning from multiple streams from their chosen profession, whether it be singing, acting, deejaying, or presenting.

Here are 12 of the richest celebrities in South Africa, including actors, comedians, deejays, rappers, and businesspeople, along with their respective estimated net worths.

Charlize Theron

With an estimated net worth of $130 million, Charlize Theron, one of the wealthiest celebrities in South Africa, tops the list as the country’s highest-paid actress and producer.

The actress, who currently resides in the United States, rose to fame in the 1990s by starring in numerous Hollywood productions, including The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), The Cider House Rule, and many others.

She has also received a number of honors, such as an American Cinematheque Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. She was ranked among the top 100 global influencers in 2016 by Times Magazine.

Trevor Noah

The most well-known comedian, political commentator, and television personality in South Africa is Trevor Noah. According to Forbes magazine, Trevor is the fourth-highest-paid comedian in the world. South African-born Trevor is one of the wealthiest entertainers in South Africa, with a net worth of $100 million, according to WealthyGorilla.com.

A sizable portion of Trevor Noah’s income comes from his longtime position as host of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, one of America’s most popular programs. He also makes money from stand-up comedy appearances, publishing books, hosting events like the Grammy Awards, and his YouTube channel.

Black Coffee

A South African DJ, record producer, and songwriter going by the stage name Black Coffee, Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo is one of the most well-known and wealthy DJs in Africa thanks to his deejaying abilities. With more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment sector, he has won numerous awards, including 8 SAMAs, 4 DJ Awards, 2 Metro FM Awards, and 1 Grammy.

Black Coffee is a businessman who, in addition to working behind the desk, has investments in industries like hospitality, housekeeping, and healthcare. He is also the creator of Soulistic Music and a brand ambassador for a number of large, international companies, including AXE.

He has an estimated net worth of over $60 million.

Vusi Thembekwayo

As a venture capitalist, best-selling author, elite coach, mentor, and keynote speaker, Vusi Thembekwayo is well known. He serves as an advisor to numerous blue-chip corporations and Fortune 500 firms worldwide.

One can find a BMW X6M, Porsche Boxter, Porsche Cayenne GTS, Aston Martin, and BMW M4 among the venture capitalist’s car collection. He has a $36.4 million net worth.


Born and raised in Umbumbulu, KwaZulu-Natal, MaMkhize is a socialite, businesswoman, philanthropist, and television personality. Most people are familiar with her from the reality series Kwa Mam’Mkhize on Mzansi Magic. She founded Zikhulise Group, a construction company, after completing her education.

In addition, she founded Inyanga Trading, Zikhulise Maintenance and Transport, and Zikhulise Auto Recoveries. She also owned the South African football team Royal Eagles FC, although she later sold it. She is one of the wealthiest real estate moguls in South Africa because she works in the construction industry and has invested in real estate.

She drives a Maserati GranTurismo, a Porsche Cayenne Turbo, a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, and a Rolls-Royce Ghost. Her estimated net worth is around $21 million.


AKA is the stage name of Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, a South African rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and businessman. AKA will be the wealthiest rapper in South Africa in 2022 after raking in millions from his verses, striking multi-million dollar deals with major companies, and profiting from his business, Beam Group.

AKA’s net worth as of 2022 was estimated to be $12 million according to various sources.

Cassper Nyovest

Cassper Nyovest is the founder of Family Tree Records, a rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer, brand ambassador, and entrepreneur. Cassper Nyovest, real name Refiloe Maele Phoolo, is one of the wealthiest entertainers in South Africa, with an estimated net worth of between $8 -15 million.

Mufasa has had multiple endorsement contracts from different businesses, and these contracts have significantly increased his wealth. His contract with Ciroc is the largest endorsement contract of his career to date. Along with those companies, he also supported Shoprite, Samsung South Africa, Coca-Cola, KFC SA, Castle Lite, and Nike South Africa.

Motshegwa Moshidi

Award-winning actress Moshidi Motshegwa is among the highest-paid actresses in South Africa thanks to her skill. With her rumored monthly salary of between R100,000 and R120,000 and her earnings from endorsements, film production, and screenwriting, Moshidi has amassed a net worth of about $8 million, making her one of the wealthiest public figures in the country.

Bonang Matheba

The richest celebrities in South Africa include Bonang Matheba, whose estimated net worth is $7 million. The TV and radio host who also dabbles in writing, serving as a brand ambassador, and starting her own business is getting rich off of her labor.

In addition to making a lot of money through various businesses that include House of B.N.G, Bonang also gives back to her community through her scholarship fund, which seeks to send at least 300 female students to college in the following ten years.

Pearl Thusi

One of the top actors and TV hosts in South Africa, Pearl is best known for playing Patricia Kopong in the BBC/HBO comedy-drama series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Dayana Mampasi in the ABC (Hollywood) thriller series Quantico, and Samkelo in the romantic movie Catching Feelings.

In addition to her lucrative acting career, Pearl has a thriving modeling career, serves as a brand ambassador for numerous international companies including M.A.C. Cosmetics, and owns a business that produces hair care products. The predicted net worth of Pearl Thusi in 2022 is $2.1 million.

Connie Ferguson

This seasoned actress, who has had a successful career in front of the camera for more than three decades, is also one of the wealthiest celebrities in South Africa.

She is also a model, brand ambassador, and businesswoman, having founded successful companies like Fergusons Films, Connie Bodycare, and Connie M Eyewear Brands. The estimated net worth of Connie Ferguson is $2 million.

Nasty C

Nasty C is the stage name of Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, a teenage rapper, songwriter, and record producer from South Africa. The rapper has established a reputation for himself internationally and has had the good fortune to collaborate with some of the biggest stars in the hip-hop scene, including Snoop Dogg and French Montana.

Nasty C is one of the wealthiest celebrities in South Africa as of 2022, with an estimated net worth of $2 million.