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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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Thuso Mbedu Scores Leading Role In American Series

Emmy Award nominated South African actress, Thuso Mbedu, has been cast as ‘Cora’ – the leading character on a looming American television series

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South African TV audiences first encountered her through the telly when she first appeared on Generations; The Legacy in the not-so-distant past. Four years later, Thuso Mbedu has paced through hoops to become the first South African actress to score a leading role in an American series!

Mbedu has been picked to star as the lead character on Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of The Underground Railroad. The actress will be taking on the role of Cora – the main character in the critically lauded novel.

The 27 year old’s history of flirtations with Hollywood dates back to 2018 and 2019, when she received International Emmy Award nominations for her stellar portrayal of Winnie on Mzansi Magic drama series – Is’thunzi. Although she didn’t bring any of the prestigious gongs home, there’s no lack of evidence that her star has now sky rocketed to global horizons.

The Underground Railroad tells the story of a young Cora’s journey as she negotiates her way in the pre-war South, according to Variety. Following her escape from a Georgia plantation, she discovers the existence of a railroad with a secret network of tracks and tunnels.

“My thumb and neurons are failing me right”, jotted the actress on her Instagram. “So I’ll just do as most South Africans do when this happens: I GOT THE JOB!!!”

 

 

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Babes Wodumo Fined & Released on Bail

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Babes Wodumo and her sister were on Monday fined R1000 after failing to show up on court this past Friday. Real name Bongekile Simelane, Babes and her sister, Nondumiso Simelane appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

The fine comes after the two had blamed their absence on a car breakdown on their way to court from Pietermaritzburg. The sistren claim to have been out of town attending gigs the night before their car’s said malfunction.

Tipcee was given a warning.

The three are being accused of assaulting a woman in Durban last month. The alleged assault came a day after Babes shared a video of her former boyfriend – Mampintsha – assaulting her on Instagram live.

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Everyone’s Talking about DJ Sbu’s Nipsey Hussle Speech

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DJ Sbu at Nipsey Hussle's memorial

He’s definitely never been afraid to step outside of the convention to make a splashy point.

From plugging his energy drink onstage at the 2015 Metro FM Music awards (and being suspended shortly after), to faking a Forbes Africa cover (which reportedly resulted in legal action), it’s quite obvious that DJ Sbu has mastered the art of shocking. Unprovoked.

The multi hyphenate media personality and entrepreneur grabbed more headlines when on Tuesday, he shared a clip in which he addresses the crowd at Nipsey Hussle’s memorial gathering in Los Angeles, California.

RELATED: THE FORBES AFRICA DJ SBU COVER THAT WASN’T 

In it, Sbu introduces himself as the ‘ambassador for Hip Hop music’. And more… so much more.

“My name is DJ Sbu. I come all the way from Johannesburg in South Africa. I’m here as an ambassador for Hip Hop music and the culture in the entire African continent. I represent musicians from the whole continent”, says the Sbu in the clip, which does not feature the rest of the speech.

While some have made fun of the questionable claims in the speech, some have commanded the successful entrepreneur’s guts.

 

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