Who is the wealthiest musician in South Africa? In today’s post, we reveal the top 10 richest musicians in South Africa, their net worth, and how they got their fortunes.
The majority of music lovers in South Africa have been speculating who the richest South African musician is, most people do not have a clear and authentic ranking, some based theirs on Forbes list while some on Bloomberg and we also have those who just try using their instinct to figure out who the most successful South African artist is.
In today’s post, we will clear all those speculations, we have taken our time to highlight and publish the top ten richest musicians in South Africa, we are talking about those artists that are cashing out big from the reward gotten from hard work and their God-given talent.
We must appreciate those who made the South African music industry what it is today, the industry has grown over the years and is now one of the major pillars holding the economy of South Africa.
The musicians featured in this article are top-ranked musicians and they have fans all over South Africa and even beyond the shores of the country to other bigger countries in Africa like Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, e.t.c. and even globally.
This list features musicians in different genres, we have the rappers, singers, R&B artists, Afrobeat artists, Gospel musicians, Hip-Hop e.t.c.
It is important to know that these musicians don’t just become millionaires overnight, it took them risks, investment, time, consistency, determination and other things just to make sure they achieve their goals.
The 10 Richest Musicians In South Africa
Without further ado and based on popular demand below are the top richest musicians in South Africa:
1. Steve Hofmeyr — (Net Worth R275 Million)
The richest South African musician currently is Steve Hofmeyr, he is an award-winning and multi-talented musician, singer, songwriter, and writer – aside from doing music he is also an actor and a TV presenter.
Steve Hofmeyr was born on the 29th of August 1964 in Pretoria, South Africa, he is currently rated as the most influential singer in South Africa, his career has spanned over a decade and he has carved his name in the golden wall of the South African Entertainment industry.
Steve Hofmeyr net worth is estimated to be R275 million and his fortune is attributed to earnings from his music career, acting career and TV presenting. With this Steve Hofmeyr is ranked as the richest South African musician today.
2. Cassper Nyovest — (Net Worth R273 Million)
One of the most famous South African musicians ever with the tendency to fill up a whole football stadium, he is widely known across Africa and his impact on the South African music industry is felt even right from the beginning of his career as a rapper.
Refiloe Maele Phoolo popular known by his stage name Cassper Nyovest was born on the 16th of December 1990 in Mahikeng, South Africa. He is a professional South African rapper, songwriter, record producer and also businessman.
Being an A-list artist he is always among the first choice when thinking of South African artists to choose for influential positions or to be a brand ambassador.
The rapper has gained a lot of recognition in the whole of South Africa and Africa, he is the brand ambassador for most brands, he is currently in partnership with Ciroc a Vodka brand and MTN the leading telecommunication company in Africa.
Cassper Nyovest net worth is currently estimated to be R273 making him the second richest musician in South Africa.
3. AKA — (Net Worth R155.8 Million)
The third richest artist in South Africa is AKA with a whooping sum of money in his account, numerous properties and assets. AKA is a South African rapper who is also known to be one of the richest rappers in Africa, he is also one of the most influential rappers in South Africa as he commands a huge fanbase.
AKA real name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, he was born on the 28th of January 1988 in Cape Town, South Africa. AKA is one of South African finest and has contributed his own quota to the growth of the South African music industry.
He is currently the most controversial musician in South Africa, he is always on the internet bashing and throwing banters at other celebrities. Nevertheless, his talent speaks volumes, he has collaborations with top musicians in South Africa, Africa at large and also in other countries and continents of the world.
AKA net worth is currently estimated at R155.8 which makes him the third richest musician in South Africa as of the time this article was published.
4. Rebecca Malope — (Net Worth R100.6 Million)
Rebecca Malope is ratted as the richest female musician in South Africa and also made it on the 4th spot of the richest musicians in South Africa, she has over the years gathered good wealth for herself.
Looking at the new trends all over the world you hardly see Gospel musicians with wealth but lately, the trend is changing and we now have Gospel musicians competing with their counterparts in the circular music world, an example is Rebecca Malope.
Rebecca Malope is a South African Gospel musician born on the 30th of June 1968 in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Her hard work and dedication in the South African gospel space have earned her fame and fortune which is why she is listed as one of the most prolific musicians in South Africa.
Rebecca Malope net worth is currently pegged at R100.6 which made her the fourth richest musician in South Africa.
5. Die Antwoord — (Net Worth R80 Million)
Die Antwoord is the first South African group to make it up on this list, it is a South African hip-hop group based in Cape Town with talented rapper Watkin Tudor, Anri, HITEK5000 and Lil2Hood.
The group is everywhere in South Africa, you see them perform in the various music scene both locally and internationally.
Die Antwoord net worth is currently estimated to be R80, all earnings derived are from their music and music tours.
6. Black Coffee — (Net Worth R43 Million)
Who doesn’t know DJ Black Coffee? Black Coffee is a household name in South Africa, he is currently one of the richest musicians in South Africa and likewise the richest DJ in South Africa today.
Nkosinathi Innocent Sizwe Maphumulo was born on the 11th of March 1976 in Durban, South Africa, he is famously known for his nickname Black Coffee and he is a professional South African Disk Jockey, songwriter, and record producer.
As a passionate DJ who is also a musician Black Coffee has achieved a lot for himself his DJ, music and businesses fetched him fortunes and also made him a multi-award-winning artist in South Africa.
As a top respected celebrity in South Africa together with his talent levels, he was able to secure collaborations with many high-ranked artists in the country and even abroad.
He has had collaborations with heavyweights like Alicia Keys, Drake, Usher and many others, he is also well respected across Africa.
Black Coffee net worth is currently estimated at R43 million which made him the richest DJ in South Africa and also one of the wealthiest musicians in South Africa.
7. DJ Euphonik — (Net Worth R35 Million)
DJ Euphonik is currently one of the richest musicians in South Africa he is also on the list of the wealthiest DJs in South Africa. Also called DJ Themba, he is a South African DJ, radio presenter and also music producer born on the 6th of December 1983 in Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Euphonic real name is Themba Mbongeni Nkosi, he is a popular musician and a multi-award-winning DJ with a lot of musical releases and albums.
His best release was in the year 2013 when his debut album titled “Cool and Deadly” was released, it became the talk of the town then and stayed on the chart for months.
DJ Euphonic net worth is currently estimated to be R35 million and his wealth is attributed to earnings from DJ performance and also his investments in property rentals.
8. DJ Sbu — (Net Worth R27.8 Million)
Sibusiso Leope and famously known as DJ SBU also made it on the list of the richest musicians in South Africa, he was born on the 28th of May 1977 in Tembisa, South Africa. He is one of the top list DJs in the country with a lot of awards on his selves.
DJ SBU is a South African professional DJ, record producer and also businessman, and just like AKA he is always on the internet for one reason or the other, he loves living a luxurious lifestyle, has good taste for cars, and living on his own terms.
DJ SBU current net worth is pegged at R27.8 million and this is why he is listed among the wealthiest musicians in South Africa.
9. Oskido — (Net Worth R26.3 Million)
Oscar Sibonginkosi Mdlongwa popularly known as DJ Oskido is one of the richest South African artists, he was born on the 23rd of November 1967 in Brits, South Africa.
He is also a DJ and a revered one to be precise, he is one of the most successful DJs South Africa ever produced, he is also a recording artist, record producer and businessman.
Oskido has done well for himself taking into consideration the type of celebrities or stars he had collaborations with, he also has made a fortune from the entertainment industry.
DJ Oskido net worth is currently pegged at R26.3 million and his earnings are linked to money made from his music career, DJ and also other businesses he ventured into.
10. Juanita du Plessis — (Net Worth R8.9 Million)
Juanita du Plessis is believed to be wealthier than this position she currently ranked in her exact net worth is not made known to the public. She is also a female South African musician who has her albums on a multi-platinum level and sold more than 1.40 million albums.
You need no one to tell you what this means, she must be stinkingly rich even though she isnt well known in other African countries like the others on the list but Juanita du Plessis has done well for herself.
Juanita du Plessis net worth is currently pegged at R8.9 million and her fortune is attributed to money made from her albums and music shows.
Top 10 Richest Musicians In South Africa (Recap)
Below is the highlight of the wealthiest South African musicians:
- Steve Hofmeyr — (R275 Million)
- Cassper Nyovest — (R273 Million)
- AKA — (R155.8 Million)
- Rebecca Malope — (R100.6 Million)
- Die Antwoord — (R80 Million)
- Black Coffee — (R43 Million)
- DJ Euphonik — (R35 Million)
- DJ Sbu — (R27.8 Million)
- Oskido — (R26.3 Million)
- Juanita du Plessis — (R8.9 Million)
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