Top 10 richest musicians in South Africa
The South African music industry continues to bring fame and fortune to many artists around the country. Here is an interesting look at the richest of the lot.
1. Steve Hofmeyr
Famous Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr has an approximate net worth of R273 million - over R100 million more than his closest competitor on this rich list. He has been a mainstay in the industry for many years and has occasionally turned to acting, too.
Rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer, AKA has a net worth of around R155 million. His hits frequent 5FM, Kfm and other popular radio stations across South Africa’s provinces, often. His real name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes and he has received many music awards.
3. Rebecca Malope
Gospel music is popular in South Africa, especially in the languages of isiXhosa and isiZulu. Singer Rebecca Malope is at the fore of this and has an estimated net worth of R65 million. She has been cast as a judge on many talent television shows. Malope has been in the industry for over 30 years.
4. Die Antwoord
Ninja and Yolandi Visser make up Die Antwoord. Their origins are in South Africa, but they have also relocated in the past to succeed in Europe and other parts of the world. Collectively, Ninja and Visser have a net worth of around R56 million.
5. Dj Euphonik
Dj Euphonik has collaborated with the Swedish House Mafia and Skrillex. He is somewhat of a household musical name locally and abroad - and has a net worth of about R34 million. He owns 10-plus properties around Johannesburg.
6. Black Coffee
Black Coffee's real name is Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo. His net worth is about R29 million, earned on the back of a music career that has spanned more than 20 years. He has worked with American superstars Usher, Drake and others. He has a record label called Soulistic Music.
7. Dj SBU
Kwaito music is a firm favourite among South African fans. Dj SBU has all but made this genre his own and has a net worth of about R27 million. He founded TS Records, has a hand in MoFaya Energy drinks and owns a Porsche.
Record producer Oskido has been responsible for, in part, the modern musical upbringing of Professor, Mafikizolo, Brothers of Peace and other popular South African artists. His record label has supported them throughout. His net worth is around R26 million.
9. Cassper Nyovest
Sometimes heralded as the so-called face of South African rap music, Cassper Nyovest's net worth recently hit double figures at R10 million. He owns the music label, Family Tree, and has his own vodka brand. He epitomises the notion of a musical entrepreneur.
10. Juanita du Plessis
Singer Juanita du Plessis has made more than 20 albums. Many of these have achieved gold status. Her net worth is about R9 million. She has a particularly large female fanbase. A large portion of this has been collected on the back of tours around the country and, indeed, the world.