This article is about the top 20 highest-paid actors in South Africa. South Africa is seen as the most developed country in the African continent. They will definitely have one of the richest and highest paid in the continent too, but our focus today will be on the country itself and not the continent. Some of their actors are already in Hollywood movies and will definitely have an upper hand when compared to those based in the country.
Age also has an impact when making these comparisons, because some of them are in the limelight of their career while others are leaving the stage gradually. Get a seat and read through the below list to learn the highest earners in the game.
Top 20 highest paid actors in South Africa
1. Charlize Theron
No doubt she will make the top session on this list. She has been in the game since the 90s till date, making blockbuster Hollywood movies. She already has many awards to her name and has been named among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.
Her net worth is rated at $160 million.
Let’s look at this great comedian, actor, producer, and TV host. Based in America too like Charlize Theron, Trevor Noah has won many awards such as the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award as Favourite African Star, 2019 NAACP Image Awards as Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, and 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards as Best Host.
His net worth is estimated to be $100 million.
3. Sello Maake Ka-Ncube
Like the others that made the list before him, he has worked both in his home country South Africa and in the United States. His career has spanned from 1981 till date. The popular actor has won great awards and is still active in his career. His net worth is estimated at $13 million.
4. Sharlto Copley
A popular South African actor who has two awards to his name which include; 2009 IGN Movie Awards as Best Performance and as Favorite Summer Hero. Considering the big movies he has featured in, Sharlto Copley’s net worth is estimated at $15 million.
Another popular actor from South Africa is Jamie Bartlett whose career has been active since 1984 till date. Though born in England, he’s famous in Africa especially for his role as the wicked puppet master which has aired in many different African countries.
His accolades have made him be among the top actors in the country which brings his net worth to be estimated at $12 million.
6. Pearl Thusi
One of the youngest in our list, born on May 13, 1988, is a top South African actress. She made this list because her career doesn’t just revolve around acting but also in modeling and presenting. Her career started as a teenager way back in 2003 but she has risen to stardom in this present day. Her net worth is estimated to be between $2 – $3 million.
7. Lesley-Ann Brandt
The beautiful Lesley-Ann Brandt with a nice skin-toned color made the list in a dazzling format. Her career didn’t start too early like her predecessor in this list but kicked off in 2007. Since then she has remained active to date and one of her notable movies is Spartacus. Her estimated net worth is $2 million.