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Richest Actors in South Africa

Source: Briefly News South Africa

South Africa is one of the countries on the African continent with some of the best technological advancements as well as academics. Besides this, the government has recognized that there is much potential in the entertainment scene as South Africa has some of the richest actors and actresses who are making it big locally as well as internationally, earning lots of revenue for the country. Read on to find out actors and actresses that have made it onto our list.

Our list of the richest actors in South Africa is dominated by female actors. This is because they are versatile with so many talents that aid them to gain more wealth than their male counterparts. This does not mean that there are no men in the list, as there are a number of males in the industry as well. Have you ever questioned how much some of your favourite actors earn? Read on as we have compiled a list of some of the richest actors in South Africa based on their net worth.

Top 10 richest actors in South Africa

Here are the top actors and actresses that have made fortunes from their acting careers.

1. Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is a renowned fashion icon, actress and movie producer. As an actress, Charlize has starred in several award-winning movies in Hollywood such as The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Prometheus (2012), Mighty Joe Young (1998), Hancock (2008), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Cider House Rules (1999), The Fate of the Furious (2017), Atomic Blonde (2017) and The Italian Job. Moreover, she has been a recipient of various awards including the first-ever Academy award to be won by a South African actor, the Silver Bear and the Golden Globe Award.

Besides this, Charlize has also done a couple of film productions with her firm Denver and Delilah Productions, which have done various movies, some of which she has starred in like Dark Places (2015) and the Burning Plain (2008). Theron is considered the number one richest actor in South Africa with a net worth of $130 million.

2. Sharlto Copley

Sharlto Copley who is an actor, movie producer, and director comes second on our list of the highest paid actors in South Africa. He has an estimated net worth of $15 million. Sharlto has featured in many great movies and is famous for his role as Wikus van der Merwe in the Oscar award-winning District 9 science fiction movie.

3. Trevor Noah

Third on our list of richest actors is none other than the best comedian in all of Africa and arguably the entire globe, Trevor Noah. In the past, Africa was not huge in comedy but that has changed as there are various comedians making a killing from making people laugh. Trevor Noah is not only a brilliant comedian but also a writer, media critic, producer, actor and television host. Before Trevor relocated to the United States in 2011, he worked as a TV host in South Africa for nearly eight years, showing that he's a patriotic individual. Presently, Mr Noah is the Daily Show television host and it is believed that he has a net worth of $13 million.

4. Sello Maake Ka-Ncube

I am sure you all know Sello Maake Ka-Ncube who is one of the prominent South African actors as well as a voice actors. Sello has played various roles in theatre, film, and television both in South Africa and in the USA, Europe, Canada and Britain. Locally, we all love Sello’s character as Daniel Nyathi in the longest running soap opera Scandal! Moreover, Mr. Maake came to the limelight for developing the documentary movie of Africa’s Outsider, which describes the unusual chase and hunting of wild animals. Sello Maake's net worth is approximated at a whopping $13 million, making him the fifth on our list of richest actors in South Africa.

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