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Fat Cheques! The 10 Highest Earning South African Celebrities in 2016

You will be surprised which South African celebrities are making the most bank. Here’s the 2016 list of the highest earning South African Celebs

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10. BONANG MATHEBA

Also known as Queen B, Bonang Matheba has curated one of the most distinguishable lux brands in South Africa. The 29 year old media personality juggles various gigs, including a popular slot on Metro FM (‘The Front Row’), Top Billing and Afternoon Express (both on SABC 3).

In addition to these steady paycheques, Matheba is also the brand ambassador for global mega brands Revlon, Ciroc , Brazilian footwear brand Ipanema, as well as a lingerie line at Woolworths.

She bagged R500 000 when she replaced Trevor Noah as an MTV African Music Awards host in earlier this year.

Matheba is also currently penning a book about her experiences in showbiz. Check out the 10 Things everyone is dying to see in that book HERE, as soon you as you’re done of course.

Various sources, including The Citizen, have reported Bonang’s net worth to be over R7,2 million.

9. DJ BLACK COFFEE

He is one of the biggest house music producers South Africa has seen.

And now that he’s gaining solid global relevance, Black Coffee has joined the list of South African celebrities who are making money in several currencies around the world.

The ‘We Dance Again‘ hitmaker, who is also the founder of Soulistic Records – a music label that has housed some of the biggest house music DJs and producers like Culoe De Song, DJ Shimza and Da Capo amongst others, is cashing big money from his hectic international touring schedule.

Mr. Coffee’s total net worth is currently estimated at $1.5 million. That’s over R20 million!

8. DJ SBU

DJ Sbu is one of South Africa’s most dynamic entertainers and entrepreneurs.

The 37 year old has done everything from churning multi platinum selling albums, hosting some of the country’s most popular radio shows, jumping on some of the highest rated television shows, starting his own successful record label (TS Records) and then eventually putting on shelves his very own beverage – MoFaya.

Perhaps also the most controversial name on this list, Sbu has said that his brand alone is already worth R1 billion. He has also made it no secret that will stop at nothing to actually become one.

In the meantime however, DJ Sbu’s net worth is estimated at R22 million.

7. CASSPER NYOVEST 

Following his unprecedented success as the first South African rapper to single handedly sell out The Dome, and then later reportedly move over 90% of the seats at his Orlando Stadium concert, Cassper’s net worth has been a point of much interest to fans.

The 26 year old multi platinum selling rapper and entrepreneur has claimed to be broke after The Dome concert, while at other points hinting that his endorsement deal with MTN is the biggest music endorsement deal the network has inked with an artist in SA.

Although never confirmed, some reports have estimated the deal to be well worth over R10 million.

Cassper has piled on other deals including KFC,  AG Mobile and MTN (with whom he partnered for his cellphone) and BP.

In addition to these, the rapper is the founder and CEO of his record label Family Tree, which he started in 2014. Family Tree houses some of the country’s biggest rappers, a list that includes the likes of Gemini Major, Tshego and Nadia Nakai.

It doesn’t end there; Nyovest has been making a killing from his Cassper Nyovest merchandise, which he brings along to all his live shows.

On top of the album sales, Cassper’s release of his live concert DVD from The Dome is sure to also rake in some pretty decent dough.

While all of this suggests that the Ayeye hitmaker is making a killing, Cassper Nyovest has been careful to keep the real figures under wraps. Reports are currently placing his balance to be anywhere between R30 million and just less than R50 million currently.

 6. TREVOR NOAH 

If reports from various trusted sources are anything to go by, Trevor Noah is currently South Africa’s highest earning comic export.

The 32 year old comedian, who famously replaced Jon Stewart as the newest host of American television show The Daily Show, invoices R 3 million for a hour private gig. And according to Destiny Magazine, that amount excludes accommodation, flights and his entourage. The funnyman currently juggles about 5 shows a week

Although MTV was willing to pay him far more than that for his hosting duties at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards, Noah could still afford to pull out due to a throat infection.

That’s okay. In addition to his gig on The Daily Show, for which the previous host earned $25 million, Trevor has also been selling out international comedy shows.

According to Celebrity NetWorth, he is currently worth over R40 million.

5. JAMIE BARTLETT 

Jamie is one of the country’s most critically acclaimed actors. He is most famous for his portrayal of a David Genaro on eTV soapie Scandal! Bartlett takes home an average of R120 000 a month, and is reported to be R80 million deep in the bank.

4. SELLO MAAKE KA NCUBE

He’s one of South Africa’s most critically acclaimed actors, and has a bank balance to prove it. Sello is the highest paid actor in the country, with a charge ranging between R100 000 and R120 000 per month, depending on the production. Sello’s net worth is estimated to be between R70 million and R100 million.

3. SHARLTO COPLEY

Toprichests.com estimates Sharlto Copley’s net worth to be at R177 million. Although he is not as commonly known in South Africa, the 49 year old actor, producer and director has done some pretty big things in his impressive career. Some of his acclaimed work has been represented at the Cannes Film Festival, while he boasts some work in commercials and music videos.

Copley is most noted for his roles on Oscar nominated District 9, The A Team, Elysium, horror flick Europa Report as well as starring on Maleficent. He has also appeared on the film Chappie, and on television series Powers.

Banking big bucks!

2. CANDICE SWANEPOEL 

Candice Swanepoel is South Africa’s biggest export in the modelling world.

The 26 year old Victoria’s Secret beauty was discovered at a flee market at the tender age of 13. Forbes lists Candice as the 8th highest paid model in the world during 2016, with earnings exceeding R96 million in just one year. Candice makes most of her money from her contract with Victoria’s Secret, but also cashes in on beauty endorsement deals.

1. CHARLIZE THERON 

In 2015, Charlize Theron’s net worth was estimated to be at $ 110 million. To put things into perspective, she has more than R1.5 billion in her account.

The Benoni brewed thespian became the first South African actor to snatch herself a ‘Best Actress’ Oscar for her acclaimed portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the movie Monster back in 2004.

And because she’s been consistent in the game, she bagged some $10 million advance for the movie Huntsmen: Winter’s War’ .

In addition, she totalled some $16.5 million from another revenue streams – namely her deal with Dior and J’ Adore as well as the film Mad Max.

 

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Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha In Steamy Hot Tub Video

Looks like all’s forgotten.

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Just last month, Babes Wodumo came under fire for withdrawing domestic abuse charges against boyfriend Mampintsha, who triggered mass upset after appearing to assault her on Instagram Live.

And on Wednesday, the Gqom music couple made their way back into the spotlight after sharing a steamy video of their intimate hot tub session.

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The post was shared on Babes’ social media accounts as a shout out to Mampintsha on his birthday. “Happy birthday”, she captioned. “I love you”.

The clip marks the first time the couple has been spotted together since their court appearance at the Durban Magistrate court.

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The controversial sighting came a week after the couple premiered a new song together.

Entitled Khona Iyngane Lay’khaya, the song’s video featured the two re-enacting the violent scenes of the argument that preceded the streamed assault.

 

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The Tea on Lorna Maseko and Blue Mbombo’s Seville Take-Over

Inside Blue Mbombo and Lorna Maseko’s trip to Spain

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They’ve been serving some of the most picturesque shots from their enviable globetrotting adventures in Seville, Spain.

And now we’ve learned Top Billing presenter Lorna model Maseko and Blue Mbombo are working on an exciting campaign for Tanqueray. Chasing summer while getting the bag, the girlies invite your stanning.

Enjoying the lush summer in the Southern capital of Spain, the two have treated followers to the beautiful landscapes of the city, the sickening summer fashion (while the rest of us endure the plunging winter temperatures), as well as angles of their gin sipping luncheon.

Details on the campaign are coming soon.

 

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“I Hate Bipolar People” – K Naomi In Hot Water Over Controversial Tweet

K Naomi in the throes of public backlash following tweet about how she detests people with Bipolar.

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K Naomi’s scathing attack on people who battle Bipolar Disorder, a debilitating psychological condition, has landed her in hot water.

“I hate bipolar people”, she tweeted, potentially operating from the impression that bipolar captures a generic reference to light mood swings. “You can’t always switch up. Choose your vibes and be about them”, she continued advising.

The latter part of the 28 year old’s tweet rests upon the notion that those suffering from the condition have a choice in controlling their extreme mood shifts.

This, of course, could not be further from the truth.

Unfortunately, however, K Naomi’s tweet functions within a social context in which those who’ve been diagnosed with a psychological condition must endure not only the stigma attached to it, but also the ignorance that follows.

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There’s nothing light about Bipolar. Quite the opposite.

“The highest, biggest, quickest, can’t keep up with it all, can do it all, from can’t possibly fail to irritation to rage, and finally to the lowest, murky chamber of hell where the darkest of moods slowly strangles every hope… and, maybe, in-between all is all right”, one patient described their experience on the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) website.

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More celebrities are coming forward about their personal experiences with mental disorders.

Kanye West recently detailed his own journey to diagnosis and beyond, recalling how he became extremely paranoid and fearful of those around him. “You feel your friends are trying to kill you”, he told David Letterman in an interview for his Netflix Show,  My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.

K Naomi has yet to comment.

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