Top 10 Richest Female Celebrities in Africa
Today, a continent filled with opportunities, women have turned these resources into massive empires.
African women aren’t lazy; they are business owners who take the world by storm and exploit it globally.
Thus, they can be ranked among the richest women in the world. So today, we will look at some of the richest female celebrities in African.
- Charlize Theron
Company: Denver & Delilah Films
Net Worth: $130 million
Country: South Africa
World-famous actress Charlize Theron is well known for her acting, which has earned her several awards.
Aside from theater, she started her own film company Denver & Delilah Films.
Since her debut in drama, Charlie has won several awards and recognitions, making both famous and wealthy.
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- Liya Kebede
Net Worth: $18 million
Ethiopia-born supermodel Liya Kebede moved to France after discovering a film producer.
Her career, which took off, involved her walking runway for famous brands like Gucci.
Signed to DNA Model Management, Liya has appeared on Vogue covers and worked in Paris and New York City.
- Lupita Nyong’o
Net Worth: $8 million
World-famous actress Lupita Nyong’o holds both Kenyan and Mexican citizenship.
She made her first big-screen appearance in “12 Years a Slave”, which later won the award for best picture with her winning an Oscar for her supporting role in the film.
Aside from acting, Lupita is also a film director and has worked as a production assistant.
- Tiwa Savage
Net Worth: $5 million
Tiwa Savage is a famous Nigerian pop singer born in Lagos state. She started her musical career by participating in the UK’s The X Factor, however she didn’t do it to the final twelve.
However, consistent in pursuing her dreams, she later landed a recording deal with Sony, followed by another in Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Label.
Tiwa Savage has collaborated with both American and African artists and produced some hit songs, which have gotten her some global awards.
Richest Female Celebrities In Africa
- Sophie Okonedo
Net Worth: $5 million
Nigeria-American actress Sophie Okonedo is next on the list. After receiving her acting education from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she has made several television and film appearances.
She is well known for her role in “Hotel Rwanda,” “Doctor Who,” and “Tsunami: The Aftermath,” which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
- Yemi Alade
Net Worth: $4.2 million
Yemi Alade is a famous Nigeria who rose to fame for her hit single “Johnny,” which was not just a hit in Nigeria, but in South Africa, Tanzania, Ghana, and the UK.
After bursting into the music scene in 2009, the Nigeria sensation has amassed several awards. She is currently one of the richest women in African, with a net worth of $4.2 million.
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- Chipo Chung
Net Worth: $4 million
Although she was born in Tanzania, Chipo Chung holds citizenship in Zimbabwe and China.
After graduating from London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Chipo made her theater debut in “Talking to Terrorists” and from there appeared in “Doctor Who,” “Camelot” among others.
- Danai Gurira
Net Worth: $4 million
Danai Gurira is an American actress that needs no introduction. The “Walking Dead” actress is of Rhodesian descent.
She started in theatre before moving to television and film in 2007.
The award-winning actress is known for her role as Okoye in the Marvel hit movie “Black Panther,” which she again reprised in Avengers.
- Carmen Ejogo
Net Worth: $3 million
Carmen Ejogo is an American actress of Nigerian descent, as she was born in London.
She began acting in 1993 as a teenager hosting the morning show, Saturday Disney.
In 2000 she made her film debut in “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and has become a well-known television sensation. Aside from acting, she pursued a singing career in the 1990s, making several collaborations.
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- Benu Mabhena
Net Worth: $350,000
Best known for her role in the Oscar-nominated film “Blood Diamond,” Benu Mabhena is undoubtedly one talented actress.
After moving to Los Angeles from London, Benu began pursuing her acting. Although she has yet to have more cast credit to her name, she is doing quite well for herself.