Worldwide the music industry is one of the highest paying fields. Even in South Africa, some musicians managed to make millions this year.
Whether it was through tours, record sales or business partnerships, these musicians made serious bank throughput their careers.
Take a look at the 10 richest South African musicians in 2017:
1. Steve Hofmeyr
He’s reportedly the wealthiest musician in South Africa, with an estimated net worth of R273 million. The controversial Steve Hofmeyr has been in the music industry for many years, however, he also made his mark as an actor and television presenter throughout his career.
The rapper, who started while he was still in his teens, made his money with his first album in 2011. According to the Net Worth Portal, AKA has a net worth of R155,6 million.
3. Rebecca Malope
Malope, aka the African Queen of Gospel, 30-year career made her one of the richest musicians in the country. Thus far, she sold 10 million albums over the span of her career, reaching multi-platinum, platinum or gold status for 35 of her albums.
She also hosted the television program Gospel Time and in 2013 she was one of the judges on reality TV show Clash of the Choirs South Africa.
Briefly.co.za gathered, according to Wiki Net Worth she has an estimated net worth of R68.25 million.
4. Die Antwoord
The group has been on the South African, and international, music scene since 2009.
From starring in Neill Blomkamp’s 2015 movie ‘Chappie’, to headlining international tours, Die Antwoord managed to rack up a net worth of R56 million, and an annual revenue of R8 million.
5. DJ Euphonik
He has done collaborations with big names in the international music industry, including Swesidh House Mafia and Skrillex, as well as travel the world.
Euphonik, who is known for his House music, also has an interest in property. He owns a total of 14 properties in Johannesburg.
He is allegedly worth an estimated R34.1 million, as reported by The Net Worth Portal.
6. DJ Sbu
The South African DJ and Kwaito star is the founder of TS Records and MoFaya energy drinks. He is reportedly worth R27.3 million.
7. Black Coffee
Over the span of a 22-year career, Black Coffee founded the music label Soulistic Music, worked with international stars such as Usher, Alica Keys and Drake, and made an appearance on numerous best-selling list.
His R27.3 million net worth enabled him to buy properties in America, as well as drive luxury cars, such as a Maserati.
Along with Black Coffee and DJ Sbu, Oscar Bonginkosi Mdlongwa, aka Oskido, has an estimated net worth of R27.3 million.
He is the founder of Kalawa Jazmee Records, a music label, which signed the likes of Bongo Maffin and Boom Shaka.
9. Cassper Nyovest
From filling up stadiums to owning his own record label, Nyovest managed to make an impact on the South African music industry from the very start of his career.
The rapper is also in partnership with MTN and the vodka brand Ciroc.
According to The Net Worth Portal, Nyovest has an estimated net worth of R9.55 million.
10. Juanita du Plessis
She might deserve a place higher up on this list, but, the Afrikaans musician’s exact net worth is unknown.
However, throughout her career, du Plessis achieved gold and multi-platinum status for 30 of her albums, which sold 1.35 million albums thus far.
With stats like that, no wonder she’s one of the richest South African musicians.
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