Top 10 Richest Actors in South Africa

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Every Industry has the people who keep it alive with their talents. The South African is one of many talents. Most of them have appeared in over a hundred movies. Almost everyone in our list of richest actors in South Africa are have appeared in Hollywood as well.

Top 10 Richest Actors in South Africa

Charlize Theron – $130 million

Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an American Cinematheque Award. 

Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016. As of 2019, she is one of the world’s highest-paid actresses. She is the richest actor/actress in South Africa.

She founded Theron Africa Outreach Project in 2007 to support African Youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS

Sharlto Copley -$15 million.

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Second on the list of the top 10 richest actors in Sourth Africa is Sharlto Copley. Haven began his career after high school, Sharlto Copley is best known for producing and starring in the short film Alive in Joburg, which the feature film District 9 was based on.

Trevor Noah -$13 million

Noah began his career as a comedian, presenter, and actor in his native South Africa in 2002.

After his stand-up comedy career attained international success, Noah began appearing on American late-night talk shows and English panel shows.

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Noah has received various accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award win from six nominations.

He was named one of “The 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media” by The Hollywood Reporter in 2017 and 2018.

In 2018, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Number 4 of Richest Actors in South Africa

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube-$13 million

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Sello is one of South Africa’s most esteemed actors and voice actors, having performed in theatre, film and television both in his native land, as well as in the United States, Britain, Canada and Europe.

Sello has won many accolades including

  • 2002 FNB Vita Nomination for Best Ensemble Performance in Musical Theatre, Best Script of a New South African Play, Best Director and for Best Production, for Komeng
  • 2001 FNB Vita Award for Best Performance in a Comedy by a Male for Call Us Crazy
  • 2000/2001 Pan African Heritage Broadcast Achievement Award for Drama
  • 1994 DALRO Award for Best Actor for The Suit

Jamie Bartlett-$12 million

Jamie  best known for his role as the wicked puppet master, David Genaro on Rhythm City that is aired in many African countries such as Kenya, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Cameroon, Malawi and Ghana.

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Bartlett’s movie career started with American movies, 1987 action sequel film American Ninja 2 and subsequently the 1993 American Ninja 5 where he acted alongside Michael Dudikoff and Steve James.

Moshidi Motshegwa -$8 million

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Moshidi Motshegwa began acting since her school days . Since she has been acting, Moshidi Motshegwa has made appearances in different television shows, and some of them include Behind the Badge, Joburg Blues, Friends Indeed, Justice For All and Generations.

Number 7 of Richest Actors in South Africa

Lesley-Ann Brandt -$2 million

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Brandt has acted in a number of New Zealand television series and first came to international notice with her role as a slave girl Naevia in the series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

Since January 2016, she plays the role of Maze (Mazikeen) on the television series Lucifer.

Shashi Naidoo -$1.7 million

She is an actress, television presenter, model, MC, entrepreneur and fashion blogger. Shashi is best known for co-Hosting the E.TV magazine show 20 Something.During this time she also co-hosted the nationwide MTV VJ Searchr.

Richest Actors in South Africa

Jessica Marais -1.2 million

Jessica Dominique Marais  is a South African-born Australian actress best known for her roles on Australian television in Packed to the Rafters and Love Child. She also co-starred on the American drama series Magic City.

Marais has won, and been nominated, for seven Logies in her time.

Her first success at the Logies was in 2009, when she won the Logie for “Most Popular New Female Talent” and the prestigious Graham Kennedy Award for “Most Outstanding New Talent” for her role on Packed to the Rafters.

For her role on this show, she was nominated for the Gold Logie in 2011 and nominated for “Most Popular Actress” in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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