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How rich is Somizi?

Mzansi media personality Somizi Buyani Mhlongo, aka Somgaga, has made a name for himself and is easily one of the country’s finest exports when it comes to all things fashion, food, dance, and all-around entertainment. Born to parents who were both in the entertainment industry, Somizi dropped out of school and followed in their footsteps…

Mzansi media personality Somizi Buyani Mhlongo, aka Somgaga, has made a name for himself and is easily one of the country’s finest exports when it comes to all things fashion, food, dance, and all-around entertainment.

Born to parents who were both in the entertainment industry, Somizi dropped out of school and followed in their footsteps and began his career in 1992 and broke into prominence when he appeared in the political musical movie, Sarafina. His efforts paid off and continue to pay off as the superstar comfortably sits as one of the highest-paid entertainers in the country.

Let’s take a look at Somizi’s net worth and everything that has contributed to his fat, healthy bank account.

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Currently, Somizi’s net worth sits at an estimated 5 million USD which is the equivalent of just over 70 million cool South African Rands. With this figure, the media personality is one of the richest entertainers in Mzanzi.

As a multifaceted entertainer and self-proclaimed hustler, it only makes sense to have several streams of income. Let’s take a look at his different revenue sources and how they each contribute to Somizi’s net worth.

Somizi is no stranger to our TV screens and the media personality has appeared in and hosted various TV shows. Alongside fellow co-hosts Scoop and Nomuzi, Somizi has hosted V Entertainment since 2018.

Since 2015, he has sat as one of the judges on one of the most watched shows on tv, Idols South Africa. Somizi also had a stint in reality TV with his reality show Living the Dream with Somizi that aired in 2016 and his reality TV series Dinner At Somizi’s which is available on Mzansi Magic.

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When Somizi was not on our TV screens entertaining us, the media personality worked as a radio presenter on one of the biggest radio stations in the country, Metro FM.

The bulk of Somizi’s net worth comes from his books. The media personality currently has two books out. He released his first book Dominoes: Unbreakable Spirit – The Somizi Mhlongo Story in 2017 and it focus on his life story and how he overcame hurdles to become the man he is today.

His second book, Dinner At Somizi’s – I Am Not A Chef was released in 2020 and is inspired by his family’s cooking and celebrates food that is proudly South African. He currently earns royalties from all his book sales.

Somizi is currently one of the most sought-after MC’s and event hosts in Mzanzi and the personality makes anything between R2,000 – R70,000 per event or appearance.

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Somizi’s net worth has increased significantly as a result of her dancing and choreography. The dancer has created the choreography for a number of important occasions, including Miss South Africa, The Metro FM Awards, AFCON 2013 Opening and Closing Ceremonies, South African Music Award (SAMAs), and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The countless endorsements and brand alliances Somizi has had have also added to his wealth. Over the years, the media personality has collaborated with numerous companies and businesses. Among these are becoming the face of McCafé Coach Sessions after signing an endorsement contract with McDonald’s South Africa, being appointed the ambassador for DStv, receiving support from the Department of Water and Sanitation, and being named the spokesperson for DStv.

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As an all-rounded entertainer, he is clearly focused on securing his bag and as a result we would not be surprised to see that Somizi’s net worth has gone up by the end of the year.