The South African entertainment industry and social scene is amongst the biggest entertainment industry in the continent and can also be compared well with the entertainment industry in the world. Since our entertainment industry is very rich, many people are wondering how much our local celebrities make.
The top ten highest paid and richest celebrities list for South Africa is dominated by actors and media personality. Acting pays well in South Africa because the television production houses pays atleast R20 000 per month to newcomers, and the seasoned actors with alot of experience can get up to R120 000 per month.
Here are the top 10 South African richest Celebrities for 2020.
She played a role Denzela Ledwaba on SABC 2 series, Zero tolerence, so well that she broke people's heart when she left The River on 1 Magic. She has been in the entertainment industry for more than twenty years, and she remains the most sought after actress in South Africa, she co-stared with the American actor, Taye Diggs in the movie, Drum (as Florence Nxumalo). Any Television or entertainment industry that wants to have her must be willing to pay her between R100 00 to R120 000 monthly. Moshidi's net worth is $8 million, which is about R110 Million.
2. Sello Maake kaNcube
He has 25 years of experience and his fame made him an important person in the entertainment industry of South Africa. He takes home a monthly salary between R100 000 to R150 000 per month. One of his best films include Mandela long walk to freedom, Taxi to Soweto and the Rutanga Tapes. He is one of the richest celebrity in South Africa with a net worth of almost $13 million.
3. Jamie Batlett
When he appears on the TV screen he always attracts thousands of viewers for over thirty years in his career that he has been acting. His net worth is around $11 million. He has starred alongside Idris Elba, Angelina Jolie and many more international stars. He acted as O'Reilly on Isidingo and David Genaro on Rhythm City, and he loved his charactor as actor. He hosted SAFTAS's and Jozi H and he was also a judge on SA's got Talent. He earns a monthly salary of about R100 000 to R120 000
4. Minne Dlamini Jones
Minnie Dlamini Jones is a known face from SABC 1, who was a presenter on a music show Live amp, she is also a model and an actress.
Minnie is one of the most known media personality in South Africa, and without a doubt, she is one of the highest paid in the industry. She is estimated to have a net worth of about $1.2 Millio, a figure she has accumulated in her acting, co-hosting and modeling career. It was further said that she was making a fortune in her deal with LEGit.
5. Sizwe Dlomo
In 2005, he received so much fame after appearing on MTV base World Chart Express. He also quit his career as a computer programmer to pursue a cereer in media. Today he has grown into a celebrated television and Radio personality in South Africa. He joined Bonang's Matheba to co-host SABC 1 Live in 2010 and left the show in 2011. He currently works for 702.
He owns properties both residential and commercial, he is also into farming and his net worth is valued at about R40.9 million Rands.
6. Bonang Matheba
The 32 year old televisions and radio personality, host a famous television show being Bonang. She recently donated 25 R2 000 vouchers for 25 needy families during Covid-19 pandemic. She is one of the richest celebrities in South Adrica, she is known for her flamboyant presenting skills and her signature voice. Her net worth is about $7.2 million.
7. Connie Ferguson
Connie Ferguson is a SouthAfrican actress, film maker, producer and a business woman. She is popularly known as Karabo Moroka in a popular soap Generations. She has more than 25 years of experience. Her role in Generation as Karabo Moroka was known to almost every households in South Africa. She worked with her husband as a co-creator and co-executive of a famous drama series named Rockville. In 1996 she was one of the actors in the movie Danger Zone. Her net worth is about $2 million.
8. Unathi Msengana
Unathi has been a judge on Idols SA and a host on metro fm breakfast show. Disney junior hired her as a voice artist in an animated show named Doc McStuffins. She is always at the top of her games, ready to deliver the top content as a producer and a host. Her net worth is worth over R8 million throughout her journey as an artist.
9. Sindi Dlathu
She got her fame when she acted in the Sarafina movie. She knows when to wear her crown. She quit Movhango and joined The River on 1Magic. Her Salary is approximately R85 000 a month. Her net worth is between $1 million and $5 million.
10. Gareth Cliff
Gareth Cliff is a radio and television personality. He began his career at Tuks fm in 1996. He also worked as a producer at Talk Radio 702 for a year, he then became a redio DJ on 702, he then joined 5fm in 2013. Also joined Idols in 2003 as a judge until 2016.
The TV and radio host has hundreds of supporters on his social media accounts. During a court battle in 2016, the court papers revealed that he earned R35 000 per session on Idols alone. His net worth is about R25 Million.
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