In the black continent of Africa, South Africans are among the people taking the lead in diversifying their sources of income and people like Nomzamo Mbatha have taken their ventures outside the shores of Africa to the United States and beyond. The KwaZulu-Natal native is an actress, television personality, and businesswoman. She is equally credited with being a model, brand ambassador, and bookkeeper.
Nomzamo has been making waves in the entertainment world since her emergence to the limelight in 2012 when she ended up among the top three finalists in the MTV Base VJ Search for that year. Her most recent move was leaving her home country for the United States to join the cast of the upcoming Coming 2 America movie alongside other Hollywood greats.
The beautiful and brainy actress continues to diversify into several other ventures which have all contributed to the $3 million fortune she enjoys today. Thanks to her wealth, Nomzamo will continue to remain in the limelight as she has been quite loud in letting the world know that she has joined the league of the crème de la crème of the entertainment industry both in Africa and other parts of the world.
How Nomzamo Mbatha Built Her $3 Million Fortune
It goes without saying that Nomzamo Mbatha is one of the most successful South Africans in the entertainment world. When taking a headcount of the top-earning celebs, she will comfortably take her place among the top ten, hobnobbing with the likes of Trevor Noah and Pearl Thusi. The actress’s net worth was last estimated at $3 million by sources that are deemed reliable.
A lion’s share of her wallet obviously comes from her acting stints, however, as mentioned above, the movie star has diversified into business, television hosting, and modeling. Mbatha increased her earning powers through doing commercials for top-notch brands, more prominent among her ad deals is the Audi partnership where she currently functions as their brand ambassador.
Nomzamo Became a Millionaire Before Attaining The Age of 30
Nomzamo Mbatha was just 22 when she joined the MTV Base VJ Search in 2012 as a contestant, finishing as one of the show’s top three. By the time she hit 25 in 2015, the blossoming star rose to prominence by giving expression to the role of Thandekha on the set of the South African television show, Isibaya. 2015 was highly favorable to her as she also played the starring role in films like Tell me Something Sweet, The Jakes Are Missing, and the TV show Umlilo.
Also in 2015, Nomzamo became the host of Holiday Swap – a reality travel show that airs on SABC. Two years later in 2017, she landed a role in All About Love. Needless to say that Mbatha’s wallet felt the impact of all these projects as the actress joined the league of millionaire entertainers in the South African movie scene.
Her Fortune Will Skyrocket Following Her Role in Coming 2 America
In 2019, it was announced that Nomzamo Mbatha was set to join the cast of the comedy, Coming 2 America, which is an upshot to the 1988 hit movie of the same name. In the Paramount Picture’s production, the South African is to share the screen with icons like Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall who were the main cast of the original version. Other cast members include Wesley Snipes, Jermaine Fowler, Tracy Morgan, and Leslie Jones. Her role in this movie was the major reason she had to exit from her commitments on Isibaya.
With Mbatha going international, she will no doubt receive a huge boost in her bank balance as the production kicks off in the theaters on the 18th of December 2020.
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Also in 2020, Nomzamo Mbatha was chosen as a host for the 2020 finale of the Miss South Africa pageantry show, succeeding Bonang Matheba that has held the role for the past couple of years. Mbatha further earns from being a spokes-model for A-list brands like Puma, L’Oreal, Neutrogena, McDonald’s, Audi, and Veuve Clicquot.
In 2019, the actress was selected as a Goodwill Ambassador at the UN’s Refugee Agency. At a point in her career life, she made the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list.
Nomzamo Mbatha Has Been Living a Life Steeped In Luxury Since She Attained Fame
With the magnitude of wealth she has attained in the course of her career, one would not be surprised to hear that the SA actress has been living in the lap of luxury. Even though data on her landed property in South Africa is not readily available, we do know that she has acquired some plush houses for herself. Besides, moving from SA to the United States in anticipation of her role in Coming 2 America means that she is likely to acquire another house in the US. However, every detail about her fleet of automobiles are all out in the open.
She Acquired a New Audi SQ5 When She Became Their Brand Ambassador
During the first quarter of 2018, the media personality, businesswoman, and actress left fans agape after she took to Instagram to share her brand new automobile with the world. The year kicked off in a celebratory mood for Nomzamo Mbatha as she added brand new wheels in the form of an Audi SQ5 to her already robust car collection.
The South African actress is credited with being one of the Audi brand’s biggest fans and was selected as its ambassador, thanks to her close connection with the brand’s values, including her powerful account of personal advancement. The car is said to be retailed at a market price of R1 million and the actress was spotted expressing her joy through dance moves as she grinned from ear to ear while unveiling the new baby at the dealership.
Her Audi SUV was Written-off in 2017 After She Had an Accident
We would not be completely wrong to surmise that the Audi SQ5 that Nomzamo received in 2018 may be in the form of a replacement for her white-colored Audi SUV which was involved in a road accident the previous year. The year was really a trying one for the actress; the accident and its accompanying damages notwithstanding, the driver of the other car tried to be devious about the whole issue. The second driver actually made several attempts to have her dragged through the mud.
However, Nomzamo Mbatha managed to put all that behind her and in less than one year, she took delivery of the Audi SQ5. The Isibaya star wasted no time in expressing her heartfelt gratitude for the Audi SQ5 which she received as part of her ongoing partnership with Audi South Africa as the brand’s ambassador.
According to the television personality and actress, the car is going to do so much in easing her ever-busy life. In her description of the new baby, Nomzamo said it’s beautiful with futuristic features. She also gushed about the automobile having a personal touch and that she appreciates the fact that it has much attention to detail. From her description, it is easy to see that everything one may need and everything that may likely bother one about a vehicle has all been simplified.
Nomzamo was Chosen as an Audi Ambassador as Her Life Reflects The Very Essence of the Brand
The Audi brand spoke through Tashta Bhana, their South African public relations manager who said that Nomzamo Mbatha was chosen for the brand ambassadorial job thanks to her distinctiveness, progressive career, and her life achievements. All these, according to Bhana, made her an excellent celeb to represent the Audi brand. Bhana said that their sight was set on someone always pushing herself to achieve better results and forge her own path in life. The brand, she said is all about progressing, moving forward, and making stellar achievements irrespective of obstacles and Mbatha seems to fit the bill.
Other than her Audi cars, Nomzamo still has other expensive rides. She even owns a horse for her personal pleasure. From what is perceivable, the actress just loves cars and she loves to go for the expensive brands. Her Audi R8 V10 plus costs about R2 970 000.