2020 Top 10 Richest Celebrities in South Africa

Rich South Africa Celebrities

2020 Top 10 Richest Celebrities in South Africa

The South African entertainment industry and social scene can be rated as the biggest in the continent and can be compared to the best in the world.

Because of the glamorous life which is portrayed in the industry, many are left wondering how much local artists pocket.

Media personalities and actors dominate the top 10 highest paid and richest list for South Africa.

Acting pays well in South Africa with television production houses dishing out R20 000 per month for new comers and seasoned actors with experience pocketing up to R120 000 per month.

Below is the list of the top 10 richest celebrities in South Africa for 2020

Sello Maake KaNcube


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After twenty-five years of acting, his experience and fame makes him a hot cake in the entertainment industry of South Africa, as a result, he takes home a monthly salary of R100,000 to R120,000. His best films include Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Taxi to Soweto, and The Rutanga Tapes. He is the richest celebrity in South Africa with a net worth of almost $13 million.

Jamie Bartlet


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With over thirty years experience, his appearance on screen has always attracted thousands of viewers. His net worth around $11 million, Bartlett earns a monthly salary of around R100,000 to R120,000. He has starred alongside Idris Elba, Anjelina Jolie, and more international stars. You will hate the wicked Mike O’Reilly on Insidingo and the inhuman David Genaro on Rhythm City but love the actor behind the characters. He has also hosted SAFTAs and Jozi-H, and he was once a judge on South Africa’s Got Talent.

Moshidi Motshengwa


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She played the role Denzela Ledwaba on SABC2 series, Zero Tolerance, so well that she broke people’s hearts when she left The River on 1 Magic. After twenty years in the industry, she remains the most sought after actress in South Africa. She co-starred with an American actor, Taye Diggs, in the movie, Drum (as Florence Nxumalo). No television or film production company in South Africa can have her if it is not ready to part with R100,000 to R120,000 monthly. Moshidi’s net worth is $8 million.


She is a renowned television host. In 2010, she presented the music show, Live Amp, on SABC 1. Mini and her husband.

Swize Dhlomo


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After appearing on MTV Base World Chart Express in 2015, he got much fame. He quit his career as a computer programmer to pursue a career in media. Today, he has grown into a celebrated television and radio personality in South Africa. He joined Bonang Matheba to co-host SABC 1 LIVE in 2010 and left the show in 2011. He currently works for 702.

Bonang Matheba


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The 32-year-old television and radio personality hosts the famous television show, Being Bonang. If she can afford to donate 25 R2,000 vouchers for 25 needy families during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can rate her class.

Connie Ferguson


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The actress has maintained her glory for 25 years. Her role as Karabo Moroka in Generations soapie made her a household name in South Africa. She worked with her husband as the co-creator and co-executive of a famous drama series named Rockville. This 49-year-old lady played the role of Mavis Mabaso in that telenovela. In 1996, she was one of the actors in the movie, Danger Zone.

Unathi Msengana


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Unathi has been a judge on Idols and a host of the MetroFM breakfast show. Disney Junior hired her as a voice artist in an animated show named Doc McStuffins.

Sindi Dlathu


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She got famous when she acted in the film, Sarafina. The 46-year-old quit Muvhango to join The River (as Lindiwe Dlamini-Dikana). Her salary is approximately R85,000 a month.

Gareth Cliff

The 42-year-old TV and radio’s career began at 702 then he moved to a breakfast show on 5FM. The show came to life when he introduced The Hollywood Report with Jen Su. During a court battle in 2016, the court papers revealed that he earned R35,000 per session, which translated into a total of R356,160 for sitting on the judges’ panel for ten sessions on Idols, a reality singing contest.

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