South Africa has many celebrities that have made a lot of money throughout their careers. some of them are known worldwide while others are more well known within the region but one thing is for sure, they all have a lot of money. This is the list of the 9 richest South African celebrities today.
1. Jolene Martin- $1.3 Million
This TV personality, MC, businesswoman, and anchor stated her career at 17 and is now worth US $1.3 million. She is best known as the host of the South African Powerball international lottery show. She got the attention of the countries best directors and producers while being a child presenter in Cape Town at 17 and has since hosted many other events such as the UN New Year celebrations in Ethiopia and the South African celebrity event in Singapore.
2. Shashi Naidoo- $1.7 Million
She has many different roles within the entertainment industry including model, television presenter, actress, entrepreneur, and even a fashion blogger. It is estimated that she is worth $1.7 million in US currency. She is best known for being a host for both the ETV magazine show and the MTV VJ Show.
3. Lesley Brandt- $2 Million
while she lives in Auckland now, she is a South Africa born actress. She is estimated to have a net worth of $2 million US. She has appeared in several New Zealand TV series. She has recently been in Spartacus and Lucifer which have been shown internationally.
4. Jessica Marais- $6 Million
She is both South African and Australian and is estimated to have a net worth of $6 million in US currency. She is an actress best known for her role two TV series: Packed to the Rafter and Magic City. She was the winner of the 2009 Logie Award for most popular and new female talent.
5. Moshidi Motshegwa- $8 Million
she is an actress for both TV as well as movies. She has been working in the industry for 15 years and is estimated to be worth US $8 million. She has played many different roles and is valued because of her wide range that includes both drama and action. She has been recognized with many awards and works in both local and international films.
6. Jamie Bartlett- $11 Million
He is a South Africa actor and is currently estimated to be worth $11 million in US currency. He has worked in both US films as well as south African ones. He is most well known, though, for his work in Rhythm City as David Genaro.
7. Sello Maake- $13 Million
He is a highly valued actor from South Africa and has worked in theater, television, and even in films. He is estimated to be worth $13 million in US currency. He has worked all over the world as well including Europe, Britain, USA, Canada, and South Africa. He has even created a documentary about the chase and hunting of wild animals in Africa.
8. Sharlto Copley- $15 Million
He is a music video and commercial director, and actor, and a producer. He is the richest celebrity in South Africa. He is estimated to have a net worth of US $15 million. He worked on a movie called District 9 that is nominated for an Oscar in the category of best movie.
9. Charlize Theron- $100 Million
This is a name that you likely known very well because she is currently a Hollywood actress and has many prominent movies in her portfolio. She is estimated to have $100 million US in net worth which makes her the richest celebrity on our list. You may know her from The Italian Job, Hancock, and Mad Max. She has been praised in Hollywood and has won awards such as a Golden Globe, a Silver Bear, and an Academy Award. She is, in fact, the first South African actress to win an Academy Award. Outside of South Africa, she is also the most well known throughout the world from this list of celebrities.