Top 10 Richest Rappers In South Africa (2022)

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Who are the richest rappers in South Africa? The music industry is massive in Africa, and South Africa has been blessed with several artists who are currently the richest. These artists earn wealth from various endorsements, collaborations, and ambassador deals.

We list out some of the richest rappers in South Africa as of 2022. Some of these are rappers who have other business deals asides from music and they make a lot of money from their side businesses.

Top Ten Richest Rappers In South Africa

Below are the 10 richest rappers in South Africa, based on their net worth.

A.K.A (Net Worth $12 Million)


A.K.A whose real name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes is one of the most successful artists in Africa. He could rub shoulders with other African acts such as Davido and Wizkid. This artist has been a popular name right from his teenage years. Still, he professionally started music in 2012 and has been making continual waves in the music industry in South Africa. He currently stands as the wealthiest rapper in South Africa as of 2022.

Die Antwoord (Net Worth $10 Million)

The name “Die Antwoord” is a hip-hop duo made up of a male artist “Ninja” and a female artist “Yolandi Visser” which was formed in 2008. The group is known to produce diverse trending music and has a net worth of $10 million. They made their first appearance on Africa’s Forbes Richest Rapper list back in 2018. Since then, they have been some of the richest rappers in South Africa.

Cassper Nyovest (Net Worth $3 Million to $8 Million)

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Casper is a South African-born music artist who is a popular name who rose to fame over the last decade. He is not just a rapper but also a record producer who came to the limelight when he dropped his debut album “Tsholo Felo” in 2014. The artist has been a success story in South Africa and has earned various awards in the music industry.

Nasty C (Net Worth $2 Million to $7 Million)

Nasty C, whose real name is Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, is a famous South African rapper who is one of the richest in the country. The star artist has been a force to be reckoned with and has earned numerous awards both in South Africa and Africa. He is rated as one of the best upcoming artists who have partnered with multiple artists locally and on the international stage.

Da L.E.S (Net Worth $2 Million)

Da L.E.S, whose real name is Leslie Jonathan Makpe Jr, is a South African hip-hop star making a massive wave in the South African music industry. He has dropped several albums, including “Heaven” in 2013, which is highly rated. He is one of the most influential artists in South Africa, with an estimated net worth of $2 million.

HHP (Net Worth $1.5 Million)

South African-born Jabulani Tsambo, who is professionally known as HHP, is one of the top rappers in the country. The artist is known as the “King of MofaTown,” and earned himself quite a lot of money during his music career. Before his demise, he had an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.

Khuli Chana (Net Worth $1 Million)

Khuli Chana is a renowned name in the South African music industry and has been rapping for many years. The artist has diverse studio albums with numerous awards attached to his name. Khuli Chana has rapped in multiple languages and is considered one of the richest rappers in South Africa, with an estimated net worth of $1 million.

K.O (Net Worth $900,000)

Ntokozo Mdluli, whose stage name is K.O, is another South African-born rapper who became famous after releasing his single “Skhanda Republic.” The artist is known to produce quality music and is currently eighth on the list of the wealthiest rappers in South Africa.

JR Tabure (Net Worth $850,000)

Thabo Bogopa Junior, who goes by the stage name JR is highly rated and is among notable award-winning rappers in South Africa. The artist has been in South Africa’s music industry for a while and has earned himself the ninth spot on the current top ten list of richest rappers in South Africa.

Jack Parrow (Net Worth $700,000)

Jack Parrow, whose real name is Zander Taylor, is a famous South African-based rapper who has worked with a rich list of artists, such as Die Antwoord, which holds the second spot on our list of richest rappers in South Africa. Jack hasn’t publicly declared his net worth, but it is estimated to be around $700,000.

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