Cedric Anthony Fourie is a South African engineer, actor and fitness fanatic who first gained serious attention as Lehasa Maphosa, a wealthy businessman in the soapie Skeem Saam. In real life, he’s as focused as the character he played in.
In recent years he has managed to win big. Recently he was featured on etvs medical drama series Durban Gen. The currently storyline of Skeem Saam has made him one of Mzansi’s finest. In the mix of things, Mzansi has been wondering how much the seasoned actor earns at the drama series.
Cedric Fourie’s interest in acting dates back to when he was younger. He was intrigued by the figures on the big screen and thought he could do exactly what he was seeing.
He would pop at auditions and be told he doesn’t sound black enough. But his faith in making it as an actor kept him on track. Today, of course, his face is almost everywhere.
Of interest to Mzansi is the actor’s age. No way he looks younger than we all thought, and the showrunners played us on this one. Cedric was born on17 March 1990 in Orlando, Soweto, South Africa. Cedric Anthony was raised by a single mother together with a couple of sisters. Cedric currently resides in Johannesburg and has no intentions of leaving the incredible city of dreams. The 30-year-old actor matriculated at Athlone Boys.
In Skeem Saam, Cedric Fourie portrays the character of Lehasa Maphosa, a wealthy businessman who many young girls adore. Skeem Saam is a blend of stories about the journey to manhood. The local drama series examines the plight of today’s male children and the tough challenges they face transitioning into manhood.
For his Lehasa character, Cedric Fourie earns R45 000 per month. However, of interest is that despite Skeem Saam is a low budget drama series, he has managed to amass wealth. It comes as a shocker that his estimated net worth as of 2021 is R1.5 million.
In an industry that appears to glorify the exotic, Cedric Fourie might be listed among those pushing the exotic message. The actor is an unapologetic lover of great cars. He appears to have a soft spot for the Mercedes Benz brand, though.
It seems as if he is a jack of all trades and master of all. Rumour has it that he has various business interests that have managed to keep him afloat. Rumour mill has it that he has interests in the media and also happens to be an MC and voiceover artist.
Financially, Cedric Fourie isn’t doing badly. His earnings as an actor are said to be pretty high. He wouldn’t be caught discussing his net worth but estimates show he’s worth about R25 million.
He might be one of the famous faces in the world of South African film right now, but Cedric isn’t resting on his laurels. He has big dreams of one day taking his acting international, as well as owning a production company.
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