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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
She’s also branched her career to include being a TV presenter and she’s launched a very successful haircare range.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 coronavirus. Speaking to Sowetan Live, the KZN beauty said, she will donate the first production roll-out to the underprivileged.
With her estimated net worth of $5 million, she is often on the list of richest celebrities in South Africa.
He gained global fame for his role in the Academy Award nominated movie District 9.
Since then, he’s acted with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars like Bradley Cooper and Angelina Jolie in The A-Team, Maleficent and Elysium.