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Top 10 Richest Celebrities in South Africa

In South Africa, several celebrities have emerged from diverse fields. Some of these fields are acting, singing, rapping, fashion designing, dancing, and many others. Within this article, I highlight the top 10 richest celebrities in South Africa and other necessary information about them. Let’s read down together.

Celebrities in South Africa | The Top 10 Wealthiest Celebrities

Below here are the top 10 highest-earning celebrities in South Africa:

1. Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is the highest-earning celebrity in South Africa. She is an actress and film producer with a growing total asset of $130 million. Charlize became famous in the 1990s after playing the leading role in the Hollywood movies, ‘The Devil’s Advocate’, ‘The Cider House Rule’, and ‘Mighty Joe Young, among others. Besides Charlize has earned several honors including an Academy Award, American Cinematheque Award, Golden Globe Award, etc.

2. Black Coffee

Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo is popularly known as ‘Black Coffee’. Black Coffee is the 2nd among the 10 richest celebrities in South Africa. With an estimated cash flow of $60 million, Black Coffee is a DJ, songwriter, and record producer. Some of his gained awards are 8 Metro FM Awards, 1 Grammy Award, 8 SAMA, 4 DJ Awards, etc. Apart from the music industry, Black Coffee is a businessman with diverse investments in sections like healthcare solutions, cleaning, and restaurant. Also, he is a brand ambassador for popular brands like Soulistic Music, AXE, etc.

3. Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is another rich celebrity in South Africa with a net worth of $14 million. He is a popular television host, comedian, and political commentator. Trevor Noah’s earnings come from his show ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’, his books, stand-up comedy gigs, and many others.

4. AKA

Kiernan Jarryd Frobes also called ‘AKA’ takes 4th place among the richest celebrities in South Africa. He is a South African singer, rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and record producer. AKA has a net worth of $12 million. Most of AKA’s earnings come from his company ‘Beam’, partnering with big brands, and splitting song verses.

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5. Moshidi Motshegwa

The Award-winning actress Moshidi Motshegwa is among the highest-paid actresses in South Africa. She makes her earnings from film production, endorsements, and screenwriting. Moshidi has amassed a net worth of about $8 million, making her one of the richest celebrities in South Africa.

6. Cassper Nyovest

Cassper Nyovest is a South African rapper, entrepreneur, record producer, songwriter, brand ambassador, businessman, and CEO of Family Tree Records. With an estimated net worth of $8 million, Cassper is one of the richest celebrities in South Africa.

Cassper 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, Cassper has also supported Shoprite, Coca-Cola, KFC SA, Samsung South Africa, Castle Lite, and Nike South Africa.

7. Bonang Matheba

One of the richest celebrities in South Africa is Bonang Matheba who has an estimated net worth of $7 million. She is a TV and radio host who also engages in writing, serving as a brand ambassador, and owning a business. Her most recent endeavor, House of B.N.G., appears to be peaking well and is one of several successful businesses she has undertaken. Apart from earning a lot of money, Bonang aids her community through her scholarship fund, which seeks to send at least 300 female students to college in the next ten years.

8. Connie Ferguson

Connie Ferguson takes the 8th position among the 10 richest celebrities in South Africa. She is a veteran actress with experience of over 3 decades. Also, Connie is a businesswoman, model, and brand ambassador. She has diverse firms like Connie Bodycare, Fergusons Films, and Connie M Eyewear Brands. Connie Ferguson has a growing total asset of $2 million.

9. Pearl Thusi

Pearl Thusi is one of the top actors and TV hosts in South Africa. She 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) drama series Quantico’, and ‘Samkelo’ in the romantic movie ‘Catching Feelings’. In addition to her acting career, Pearl is a model. She serves as a brand ambassador for numerous international companies including M.A.C. Cosmetics and owns a business that produces hair care products.

10. Nasty C

Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo popularly known as ‘Nasty C’ is another rich celebrity in South Africa. He is the youngest South African rapper, record producer, and songwriter. Nasty C has worked with big hip-hop music stars including French Montana and Snoop Dogg.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Top Richest of all the Celebrities in South Africa in 2022?

Charlize Theron. On top of the list is South Africa’s most-paid actress and film producer Charlize Theron with an estimated net worth of $130 million making her number one of the richest celebrities in South Africa.

Is Somizi a Millionaire?

He has appeared on the television series Living the Dream with Somizi, Idols SA, and I am. Mhlongo has shared that he has faced challenges due to his sexuality. Somizi Mhlongo is the son of actors Mary Twala (Mhlongo) and Ndaba Mhlongo. His daughter is Bahumi Madisakwane.

Somizi Mhlongo’s net worth is $5 Million.

Who are the Top Best Celebrities in South Africa?

These are the top 8 celebrities in South Africa:

  1. Bonang Matheba
  2. DJ Zinhle
  3. Minnie Dlamini
  4. Black Coffee
  5. Connie Ferguson
  6. Mihlali Ndamase
  7. DJ Maphorisa
  8. Dineo Ranaka

How Do You Call a Celebrity?

You can reach out to a celebrity via an Agent, Manager, or Publicist

Or you could:

  1. First, find the celebrity’s website. You can usually find it doing a Google search, but be careful to make sure it’s an official site and not a fan site
  2. Once you are on the celebrity’s site
  3. On that page, you will be able to see the contact info that they provide you

Who is the Richest Female Celebrity in South Africa?

Bonang Matheba

As of 2022, her net worth is estimated at around $7m million, making her one of the richest female celebrities in South Africa.

Who is the Richest Rapper in South Africa?

With a net worth of around $12 million, AKA tops the list of the richest rappers in South Africa.


There are diverse fields one could engage in to become famous and also earn a lot of money. Some of these fields are music, fashion, dancing, and many others. In the above write-up, you will see the top 10 richest celebrities in South Africa.

Simply check them out and get informed!

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