From actors and musicians to super prosperous moguls and beyond, here are the richest female celebrities in South Africa right now.
South Africa is full of talented ladies. It also holds a satisfactory number of female celebrities who’ve made a fortune for themselves.
But, as you are about to find out, to make it on this list, most of these ladies have managed to branch out of their primary careers and created multiple sources of incomes in the process.
If you’ve ever wondered which SA female celebrities topped the list among the highest paid in Mzansi, check out the countdown below.
10. Boity Thulo─ R21.7 million
First on the list is the 31 year old, television personality, actress, rapper, model, entrepreneur and a mogul in the making.
As you can see from the introduction above, though her career began as an actor and presenter for SABC 1 YOTV’s "Crib Notes", over the years there isn’t an industry she hasn’t ventured in to.
Along with her music debut in 2018, Boity has also dipped her feet in business with a launch of her very own alcoholic beverages, BT Signature.
Because of this, she is among the wealthiest women on this list. As of 2021, her net worth is estimated at at least R21.7 million.
9. Pearl Thusi─ R31 million
Next on the list is our very own Pearl Thusi. The 33 year old actress, model, and presenter is best known for her role as Detective Agency, Dayana Mampasi in the ABC thriller Quantico.
She has also appeared as Patricia Kopong in the BBC/HBO comedy-drama series, The No. 1 Ladies' , and recently on 'Wu Assassins' Standalone Movie Set at Netflix.
As of 2021, her net worth is estimated at $2.1 million (roughly R31 million).
8. Nomzamo Mbatha─ R43.5 million
Another South African actress currently making waves in Hollywood is Nomzamo Mbatha. As of 2021, her net worth is estimated at $3 million.
Her wealth mostly comes through sponsors and her acting career.
Over the years, Nomzamo has meticulously managed her brand image, thus landing lucrative ambassadorship with big brands, all of which massively contributes to her net worth.
7. DJ Zinhle─ R42 million
DJ Zinhle started her career around 2004; she was among the first female DJs in the male dominated house music genre.
What lands her on this list is a combination of hard work, dedication and smart business moves.
An example of this is one of her recent move in to beverage industry by launching her own sparkling wines range, the Luxury Nectar MCC Signature Edition.
She has also invested in to property with one of her flat rented out on Air BnB.
6. Dr. Rebecca Malope─ R65 million
This list would not be complete without the legendary Dr. Rebecca Malope. The multi-award-winning gospel singer boasts a music career that spans more than three decades.
She is known as "The African Queen of Gospel." She has sold at least 10 million albums worldwide, making her one of the biggest selling gospel artists of all time.
Most of the 36 albums she has released have reached multi-platinum status. Her net worth is estimated at $4.41 (R65 million).
5. Sindi Dlathu ─ R72 million
With a net worth of $5 million (R72 million), Sindi Dlathu is without doubt one of the most successful and influential actors in South Africa.
She gained prominence for portraying Thandaza on Muvhango, and has since contributed massively in to the entertainment industry of South Africa.
Like most ladies on this list, Sindi made her fortune through multiple sources of income. In addition to acting, she also works as brand ambassador for a number of big brands such as NIVEA.
4. Basetsana Khumalo─R72 million
Another master of leveraging your brand and creating multiple sources of income is Basetsana Khumalo.
Her career began in 1990 when she was crowned Miss Soweto and Miss Black South Africa at the age of 16. From there, she managed to branch in to TV presenting with SABC’s Top Billing.
After whcih she went in to business, and is currently the President of the Business Women's Association of South Africa. She also sits on the boards of a number of JSE listed companies.
3. Bonang Matheba─ R104 million
Third on this list is one of Mzansi's favourite girl, Queen B. Like most ladies on this list, Bonag began her career as a presenter on kids’ shows on SABC.
From those humble beginnings, she managed to curve out her space on radio, business, modelling, and philanthropy.
In addition to radio and TV presenting, the actress has built a number of sources of income, ranging from launching her own fashion line to her own alcoholic beverage range.
Combining all of this, her net worth comes in at R104 million.
2. Moshidi Motshegwa─ R116 million
The second richest female celebrity in Mzansi is none other than Moshidi Motshegwa. The beloved actress has been in the entertainment industry for over two decades, and has worked on major productions.
Some of her projects include, Black Sails; Deadly harvest; The River and Jozi H.
Much of her $8 million (R116 million) net worth comes from acting. In 2018, the actress was axed from 1Magic’s show, The River after she reportedly had a fallout with a co-star and one of the show’s executive producers.
1. Connie Ferguson: R35 million-R720 million
The number one spot belongs to the queen of Mzansi entertainment industry, Connie Ferguson.
Though there are varying estimates on her net worth, with some sources estimating it at R35 million, and some as high as $50 million (R720 million).
One thing for sure, her illustrious career, combined with her family’s production powerhouse- Ferguson Films, certainly makes her one of the richest female celebrities in the country.
If you’re still not convinced, Connie also owns True Self Fragrance, the Connie body care range.
The Ferguson s boast one of the most incredible car collections in South Africa, worth millions.
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