Richest Athletes in South Africa And Their Net Worth
Richest Athletes in South Africa And Net Worth. They say if you’re good at something, you should never do it for free. So we should all perhaps take a leaf out of the books of the richest South African sports stars, and start charging megabucks for things we are well versed in.
They’ve worked hard, become the best in their field, and consistently produce world class performances in their respective sport. This is an entertainment industry, and if Hollywood stars make daft money, why can’t our athletes?
Top 10 Richest Athletes in South Africa And Their Net Worth.
10. Oscar Pistorious Net Worth: R194 Million ($15 Million)
Born in Sandton, Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa; Oscar Pistorious’s life is a story of promise and perseverance to a saga of murder and a 6 year prison sentence. Born with a condition called fibular hemimelia a birth defect where part or all of the fibular bone is missing. Due to this congenital condition doctors had to remove Pistorious’s legs when he was just 11 months old.
Despite the condition, Pistorious went on to play sports including, water polo, tennis and even rugby union. In 2003 at age 17, Francois van der Watt fitted Oscar with prosthetics that allowed him to run and exhibit his full potential. Pistorious went on to win Gold in 2004 Athens Olympics, 2008 Beijing Olympics, and the 2012 London Games Paralympic Games.
Birthday: 22 November 1986
Net Worth: R194 Million ($15 Million)
Sport: Track and Field
Top Endorsements: Nike, Oakley
Training: University of Pretoria
9. Chris Morris Net Worth: R222 Million ($17 Million)
Born in Pretoria Transvaal Province, South Africa , Chris Morris has made quite the name for his self on the South African national team as well as his club cricket sides. Morris currently plays for the Delhi Daredevils of the Indian Premier League. The son of former cricketer Willie Morris, may have started playing cricket at an advanced age when compared to others but his natural ability shines on the pitch.
Birthday: 30 April 1987
Net Worth: R222 Million ($17 Million)