Who is the richest rapper in South Africa? If you need the accurate answer to this question then you are at the right place on time.
You are here probably because you want to know the most bankable South Africa’s rapper.
Between all the top rappers in the country, who do you think is the wealthiest?
In this article I am going to list all the top richest rappers in South Africa, their net worth, investments, businesses, assets, endorsement deals, music sales, tour sales and any other relevant information you may find useful.
Musicians obviously make most of their money from proceeds of their craft. For example, endorsement and ambassadorial deals, merchandise sales, features (local and international), song streams and many more streams.
Others also have side businesses they run to make some more cash. Other artists (singers and songwriters) also make money from their music via the above method.
Before we look at the list of the richest rappers, let me list the current South African rappers below.
NB: This list is in no particular order
- Die Antwoord
- Cassper Nyovest
- Nasty C
- Kuli Chana
- Da LES
- Jack Parow
- Tumi Molekane
Below is the list of top rappers in South Africa and their net worth compared
Richest Rapper in South Africa
Die Antwoord is a South African male/female rap duo formed in Cape Town in 2008. The group consists of Watkin Tudor Jones (male) with stage name Ninga and Anri du Toit (female) known on stage as Yolandi Visser.
This duo is one of the most talked about rappers in South Africa. Although a lot of controversies currently surrounds this group, they been making a lot of wealth from their music.
Die Antwoord genre of music is hip pop and electronic music. They have about thirteen (13) albums to their credit with “House of Zef” being the latest.
The duo have made money from their album sales, music performances, YouTube streams, endorsement deals, and several other undisclosed sources. They have had concerts in overseas that have sold out nicely.
Die Antwoord has a YouTube channel with 3.27 million subscribers and almost a billion views . Their baby’s on fire single is one of their most streamed songs.
Considering how much they are making from performances, YouTube streams, endorsemtn deals and tours Die Antwoord’s net worth is estimated to be $11 million.
Name: Kierman Jarryd Forbes.
Estimated net worth: $12 million.
AKA is a South Africa rapper, song writer, singer, record producer and entrepreneur. He is one of the most sought-after rappers in the country.
He’s made millions as a professional musician. He’s five albums to his credit and has won over 10 awards both locally and internationally.
- Alta Ego (2011)
- Levels (2014)
- Careful what you wish (2017)
- Touch my Blood (2018)
AKA has over $30 million YouTube video streams and one hundred and fifty-nine thousand (159,000) subscribes.
Age: 29 years
Born Refiloe Maele Phoolo, Cassper Nyovest is a South African rapper, record producer, songwriter and a business man. He was born and raised in Mahikeng, North West, a city in South Africa.
Presently Cassper is considered as one of the most successful South African musicians. He has his own record label namely family Tree Records. He is also signed to the Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company and record label.
He has over 122,000 subscribers and 22 million streams on YouTube.
He has about 13 albums to his credit and several songs which are equally doing well. Cassper has had concerts and tours both locally and internationally which most of them were sold out.
He’s also won several local and global awards for his career. His albums so far are:
- M.N (Any minute away) in 2020
- Thuto in 2017
- Tsholofelo in 2014
- Refiloe in 2015
- Sweet and short in 2018
- Ashi nthwela in 2019
- Pianochella! In 2020
- Fill up Orlando stadium
- Red mic xperience
- Pentium IX. The mixtape
- And several others.
His estimated net worth is $1 million dollars according to Forbes. This is the money he’s making from album sales, tours, concerts and more.
Senzo Brikka Vilakazi known professionally as Kwesta, is a South African rapper and songwriter. He was born in Katlehong, Gauteng, a township also known as “K1”.
He is currently signed to his own Independent and media company known as Rap Lyf with co-founder Kid X.
He has 6 albums to his credit which are making good sales for him. Kwesta’s Youtube has over 170,000 subscribers and almost 50 million streams since 2010.
He’s had features with Rick Ross, Cassper Nyovest and several other influencial artists.
Kwesta’s net worth is $2 million.
He is the youngest rapper in South Africa making the news everyday. Born Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, Nasty C is a South African rapper, song writer and record producer signed to Def Jam records and Universal Music Group.
He gained international recognition due to his versatility in rapping and craft. He has four studio albums to his credits and several other songs.
Nasty has over 500,000 subscribers on YouTube with over 77 million view. He’s made a lot of money as a professional musician.
His net worth is estimated to be $2 million.