Richest Comedians in South Africa


South Africa has a pool of talent, comedians who can make people laugh endlessly. But behind that talent, there is wealth. We have sampled a list of richest comedians in this great country.

Sello Maake Ka Ncube

Sello Maake Ka Ncube born Sello Maake in 1960 (He subsequently changed to Maake Ka-Ncube in honour of his stepfather who raised him) 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 USA, Britain, Canada, and Europe.

The comedian is ranked wealthiest actor in South Africa. Cube makes at least R150, 000 per month from acting and endorsements. Besides the cash from entertainment industry, the South African born earn over R 100,000 monthly from his businesses.

Ncube’s start continues shining even at old age.

Jamie Bartlett

Bartlett is a well-known and multi-faceted South African actor currently starring in Rhythm City as David Genaro. He started playing his role as David Genaro in 2007. He was the first person to speak in scene 1 on the popular TV series Isidingo as character Mike O’Riley when it was aired on South African television. On the set of Isidingo he acted opposite Hlomla Dandala who acted as Derek Nyathi.

In 1997 he acted in the action MNET movie made for TV- The Sexy Girls . The gang-movie genre showcased the realities of the gangster life in Cape Town.

He also guest stars in the South African, Canadian TV series Jozi-H. The TV series is a hospital drama set in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Jamie Barlett’s 30-year acting career has earned him not only fame but also money.The comedian,known for his rib cracking jokes,makes at least R100,000 per month.

Moshidi Motshegwa

Moshidi Motshegwa’s 15 years in the comedy industry has seen him travel wide and far.

Motshegwa is best known for her leading role as Denzela Ledwaba in the SABC2 police drama series Zero Tolerance, from 2003-2006.

She won the Best Actress in a Television Drama Golden Horn award at the inaugural SAFTA Awards in 2006,  for her role in the series.

She is also known for playing the role of Florence Nxumalo in the 2004 feature film Drum, with Taye Diggs.

Motshegwa has appeared in numerous television shows including Friends Indeed, Gaabo Motho, Flat 27, Generations, Justice For All, Joburg Blues, Behind the Badge, Ke Nnako, SOS, Hillside, The Lab and Jozi H.

The actor makes between R 80,000-R 100,000 per month.In a good month she walks home with more than R150, 000, which is earned from acting and endorsements.






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