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?
10. Chris Morris
The Proteas’ all rounder has managed to cash-in on the IPL riches, signing a lucrative deal with the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League; a money-spinning tournament in which he has appeared in since 2013.
He’s made his name as a T20 specialist, and has cemented his place as a favourite for the Delhi crowds when he bludgeoned a record breaking 82* off just 32 balls last year, scoring the league’s fastest ever half-century off 17 balls.
Net worth: R222 million ($17 million)