Top 20 richest South African musicians and their net worth
The South African music industry is worth over R2 billion in 2023, and international record labels like Sony and Universal dominate the recording business. Here are the top 20 richest artists in South Africa in 2023, arranged from the least rich to the most. Kelly Khumalo is a South African musician, songwriter, dancer, and actress with a net worth of approximately $1.5 million. Zahara, a multi-award-winning Afro-soul singer from Mzansi, has a net worth of about $1.5 million. as reported by Briefly.
Riky Rick, a hip-hop artist, producer, and businessman who founded Cotton Club Records, had a net worth of about $1.5 million before passing away in February 2022.
Mafikizolo, an Afro-pop duo, has a net worth of about $2 million.
Da L.E.S, a South African-American hip-hop artist and record producer, has a net worth of about $2 million.
Khuli Chana, a Motswako rapper and songwriter, has a net worth of about $2 million.
Finally, nasty C, a South African hip-hop artist, songwriter, and record producer, has a net worth of about $2 million.
The top seven richest artists in South Africa, with a net worth of approximately $5 million, are Master KG, Cassper Nyovest, DJ Black Coffee, AKA, Maphorisa, Kabza De Small, and DJ Tira.
The remaining artists are Prince Kaybee, Sho Madjozi, DJ Sbu, Sjava, DJ Euphonik, Rebecca Malope, Kwesta, Emtee, Joyous Celebration, Snotkop, and KO.
The top 20 richest artists in the country have accumulated considerable wealth from their talents and business ventures.
While some have been in the industry for many years, others are relatively new but have made significant strides quickly.
These artists continue entertaining their fans and inspiring others to follow in their footsteps.
As the industry continues to grow, it will be interesting to see who will make the list of the richest artists in South Africa in the coming years.
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