Interesting details on the richest celebrities in South Africa presently. The South African economy -when compared to that of many other countries on the continent- is a beacon of hope. One sector that acts as a beam or pillar, supporting the South African economy is the Entertainment industry. The South African entertainment industry is healthy, and this health translates into a lot of money. South Africa has some of the richest entertainers in Africa, some of which a lot of us do not even know they are South African.
In this article, we are taking a look at some of the richest South African entertainers, and looking at some of their works, so as to know how they came about their money. It is important to note that this list includes performers who ply their trades on the international scene, but who retain their South African identity.
Without further ado, we give you the top 10 richest South African celebrities.
Top 10 Richest Celebrities In South Africa
- 1. Charlize Theron
Bet you didn’t know she was South African! A lot of people would look at her picture for a second time and shout! Some would even search the internet to make sure they are getting the correct information. But yes, as a matter of fact, this hugely successful screen goddess who has Hollywood on lock-down is, in fact, a South African national. She has under her belt a list of impressive movies including Mighty Joe Young, Hancock (in which she starred with Will Smith) The Devil’s Advocate (in which she starred with Keanu Reeves and the legendary Al Pacino), Monster, The Italian Job (with Jason Statham), The Cide House Rules, Dark Places, Young Adult, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Burning Plain, Snow White and The Huntsman, and also A Million Ways to Die in the West.
Charlize Theron does South Africa proud with her Oscar Award which she received for her beautifully gruesome performance in the 2003 movie ‘Monster.’ She is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces and has the money to show for it. With an estimated net worth of about 1.6 Billion Rands, she is the richest South African celebrity.
- 2. Sharlto Copley
Another accomplished Hollywood superstar Charto Copley comes in at number 2 on this prestigious list. Sharlto’s face is known by film buffs everywhere, he exudes the charisma and masculinity that has made him shoot up into reckoning in the American film industry. Some of his works include the following: in the Oscar-nominated film District 9, he played the role of Wikus Van Der Merve, and he received international attention for it. He also starred in the movies Chappie, Maleficient (in which he starred beside Angelina Jolie), Europa Report, Elysium (in which he starred with Matt Damon) and also in the American TV series- Powers, in which he played the role of Christian Walker.
For the effort he has put in, Sharlto Copley has a whooping 210 Million Rands to boast of.
- 3. Trevor Noah
Colored and handsome Trevor Noah is a South African best known as a stand-up comedian, but he is also a writer, producer, media critic, and a television host. Trevor Noah is perhaps South Africa’s biggest and most popular social critic, and he does this with his comedy. Trevor Noah is not just making money, as a person, he is an asset to South Africa.
Trevor Noah has facilitated TV programs in South Africa and then after just about 8 successful years of facilitating for his nation’s audience, Noah moved to the United States in 2011. Where he graces stages across the country, making people laugh, but at the same time giving people something to think about.
Trevor Noah is currently on the set of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Trevor Noah has an estimated value of US $ 14 million which is just about 192.3 Million Rands.
- 4. Sello Maake Ka-Ncube
This is the face of the South African movie industry. He is to South African television as Brad Pitt is to Hollywood. His 181 Million Rands did not come about by mistake, Sello Maake Ka-Ncube has put in the work. He is one of the biggest Black African actors, having broken boundaries and crossed borders in every sense of the works. Maake Ka-Ncube has featured in critically acclaimed movies and TV series from South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, and so on. He has featured in the following important films in the United Kingdom: The Suit, The Good Woman of Sharkville, Raisin in the Sun, Othello, Small Holding, Titus Andronicus, The Lion King, Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner, and also Prophets in the Dark Sky. In South Africa, he has featured in too many movies to mention, most notably in the South African Soap Opera ‘Scandal.’
- 5. Jamie Bartlett
Jamie Bartlett comes in next on the list of the richest celebrities in South Africa with an estimated net worth of 153 Million Rands. He is a versatile and dynamic actor who has rapidly risen through the ranks to fame and millions in the South African movie industry and abroad. Versatility should be his middle name. One day you see him in a South African movie, and then the very next day you see him in a Hollywood movie. Just look at some of the movies he has featured in: Jamie Bartlett has been in the cast of the South African TV series Rhythm City, and Isidingo. He has also featured in The Sexy Girls, American Ninja 5, Prey, White Lion, Beyond Borders (in which he featured with Angelina Jolie), Red Dust (in which he featured with Hillary Swank) and Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom (in which he featured with Idris Alba).
- 6. Motshidi Motshegwa
With an estimated net worth in the region of 111 Million Rands, Motshidi Motshegwa is number 4 on the list of the richest South African celebrities. She is best known for her role in Zero Tolerance where she played the role of Denzala Ledbawa. She received accolades for her performance. That TV series ran from 2003 to 2006, and earned her a Best Actress in a Television Drama during the Golden Horn Awards. Other films she has featured in are Drum (in which she featured with Taye Diggs), The African Story, Critical Assignment, and also Hijack Stories. Motshidi Motshegwa has also made appearances in the following popular TV series: Flat 27, Justice for All, Friends Indeed, Hillside, Behind the Blues, and also Joburg Blues. Since the year 2008 Motshidi Motshegwa has played the lead role in South African TV series Noah’s Ark, which is immensely popular in South Africa and also across the borders. Her net worth has not come by accident at all!
- 7. Jessica Marais
She is breathtakingly beautiful, well-traveleld, and good at her job. Yes, Jessica Marais has lived and worked in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, but make no mistake about it- she is a South African. She is most recognized for her role in Magic City which was led by Jeffery Dean Morgan. She also performed well in the Australian TV series Packed to the Rafters, The Wrong Girl, and also Love Child.
- 8. Lesley Ann-Brandt
Beautiful colored women are everywhere, but not many of them are walking around with a net worth of over 27 Million Rands. Lesley Ann-Brandt has broken boundaries and crashed borders. She has become a made woman, with a strong foothold in the American film industry. She has attained worldwide recognition for her performances in the American TV series Spartacus where she plays the role of Naevia, a beautiful slave girl who was personal attendant to the wife of an ambitious games master but who falls in love with a rough Gladiator who incidentally was her mistress’s lover. She has also starred in the American TV series Lucifer, where she plays Maze. Lesley Ann-Brandt has also performed in Zombie Apocalypse, A Beautiful Soul, Drift, and so on.
- 9. Shashi Naidoo
Shashi Naidoo is a South African actress, who doubles as a model, entrepreneur, TV presenter and also a fashion blogger. Shashi Naidoo is best known for hosting the ETV magazine show, but she has not stopped there: she also hosted the nationwide MTV VJ Show.
Shashi Naidoo is a rich woman, she has an estimated net worth of US $ 1.7 million which translates to about 23.3 Million Rands.
- 10. Jolene Martin
With an estimated net worth of US $ 1.3 million which is about 17.8 Million Rands Jolene Martin concludes our list of the ten richest South African celebrities. Jolene Martin is a South African television personality, TV Show anchor, MC, and a celebrity businesswoman. She is perhaps best known as a former host for the Powerball game show.
Jolene Martin started her career in show-business at the early age of 17 when she worked as a presenter in the Cape. She has since grown from strength to strength ever since and has gone on to host several events outside South Africa, including Singapore, Ethiopia, and many other places.
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