Every hip hop fan is obsessed with the South African rap star, Tbo Touch. His masculine voice, exceptional style, and lyrics can make anyone fall in love with his music. His real name is Thabo Molefe. He was born in 1976 in Thokoza and later emerged as a hip hop star of the country.
In my opinion, if someone has revolutionized the hip hop genre in SA, that name is Tbo Touch. I have been following him since he was fired from the radio and my major concern is his personal life, his earnings, and lifestyle.
Tbo Touch lives a luxurious life in millions of rands house and has expensive cars which are hard to afford even for a celebrity. Let’s find out how much he gets paid and manage his income.
Tbo Touch Salary
The amazing part of this professional life is that he is not a member of any band but still, he earns millions of rands at the end of the year. Actually, he has a radio station and released a list of albums that make him a millionaire and future billionaire of South Africa. But the strange thing is that he never reveals his income and keeps his financial life personal from the public.
However, he is known as the best rapper in South Africa that’s why multiple music organizations contact him and hire him for their representation. Right now he is running more than 2 radio stations, YouTube, and other social media channels to earn money. His current salary from a SABC radio station is R480000 per month in which his allowances are not part of the pay.
The station also provides him with different allowances such as a car allowance, house, and clothes for daily shows. According to a newspaper he was approached by the SABC CEO to run their programme on radio for R1 million per month. But he rejected the contract and later agreed to the half-day duty because he also works with other stations and runs his own radio station.
Some statistics claim that Tbo Touch is the richest radio station presenter in South Africa. The reason behind his popularity is his collaborations with different national and international rappers. He has worked with the famous AKA and Cassper. Furthermore, his internationally famous and wealthy rappers also support him such as Rick Ross and Lil Wayne.
Additionally, he has earned enough money from releasing his music albums such as Touchdown and Touchdown 2. An estimation suggests that he earns more than R3 million only from the albums but he also has other sources of income. I have gathered all of them, see below!
Tbo Touch Other Sources Of Income
Because he is a well-known personality in South Africa that’s why international music organizations invite him for the work. He is one of the richest rappers in South Africa because of his magical lyrics and incredible rapping skills. The basic source of his income is the radio but there are also other side sources which are mentioned below!
1. Radio Stations
First, he is associated with different radio organizations such as the SABC station and Lesedi FM. These stations give him R1 million per month excluding allowances. Furthermore, he also owns a radio station which is considered the fastest-growing FM in South Africa, Central Touch FM.
He works with different stations such as MetroFM and other stations in which he is not properly employed but visits once or twice a month. The exact pay from these stations is unknown but according to an estimation, he must get R50000 per session for half an hour.
On the other hand, he charges for radio interviews for example if he is invited for the raps then the fees are different than the personal life interviews. According to his assistant, Tbo Touch spends most of his day visiting one radio station to another and receives invitations from multiple FMs.
2. Media Appearances
You might often see him on the morning shows and in music awards, if you are thinking that he appears there for you then change your perspective. Actually, Tbo Touch charges more than R76000 for appearing on Television and the rates are different for each channel. If he is invited to a news channel for an interview then certainly the prices are low.
But for morning shows and other kinds of programmes, he charges thousands of rands. According to his colleague, the per session fee is determined after reviewing the rating of the channel. For example, if the channel rating is low then Tbo Touch will charge more than usual. But for the high ratings, Tbo Touch fees are between R50000 to R80000.
Stepping ahead, Tbo Touch charges high when he is invited for the hosting which is R400000 but the amount will be determined after reviewing ratings and dialogue with the channel manager. Here I should inform you that these are his fees and charges in which I am not including the allowances he asks for from the media heads.
3. Sponsors & Commercials
It is true that he is associated with a list of companies in which national and international brands are included. Tbo Touch does not reveal the information of his sponsors Publically but an Instagram post confirms that he is currently a brand ambassador of an alcohol company. Anyhow, his income from the sponsors is unrevealed but it is expected that he gets a salary in the millions.
On the other hand, you have seen him in commercials for hotels and clothing brands. He has not signed any contract with a commercial company but his assistant claims that in the future, he will appear in more commercials. Anyhow, the expected salary is R60000 but the exact digits are hidden.
4. Music Concerts & Academies
Another major source of income is music concerts which pay him back thousands of rands. He often appears as a host but sometimes he raps on the stage. Well, the concert charges depend upon the singer, location, and duration. It is expected that he gets almost R75000 per concert.
Lastly, he has a music academy, the Touch Academy where he trains young enthusiasts regarding DJ and rap science. Touch Academy’s net worth is not revealed on social media sites because it is newly launched by Tbo Touch but in the future, he will make this school a better place to learn about music.
Tbo Touch Assets
Although Tbo is one of the most respected personalities of the SA, he does not like to show off his personal life on social media accounts. That’s why if you review his account, you will find nothing except music videos and a bunch of pictures. Anyhow, he is famous because of his love for super and luxury cars., I have gathered information about his assets, see where he spends his money!
1. His Cars
Like all other celebrities, he is also a fan of cars, especially the expensive super and luxury ones. If you check his social media account, you can see his blue MK7 Convey which he possesses for daily use. But you should also know that he has an Audi R8 which is about R3,594,100.
In addition, he uses a luxury vehicle the G-Wagon from Mercedes Benz the G-Class. This G Wagon is one of the most expensive vehicles in the world and its price is about R 3,962,717. Now you can imagine how luxurious his life is.
2. His House
Then comes his luxury house which is located in the Parkland Estate In Styne in the City of South Africa. He never posted a single picture in the house nor it is part of the public record because celebrities live in an area where fewer and fewer laymen approach them.
However, according to his friends and colleagues, his house is beautifully furnished and has all the things one dreams of. There is a small garden and the house is painted with white plus orange colors. The details are hidden about his house because of security concerns.
How much does TBO touch earn?
Tbo Touch earns R480,000 from the SABC station and his car allowances are not included in the amount.
Is TBO Touch back on Metro FM?
Yes, Tbo Touch is back on Metro FM because it is the only station that pays more than all others.
Who is the richest radio presenter in South Africa?
Tbo Touch is the richest radio presenter in South Africa.
Tbo Touch has revolutionized rap science and has become one of the most famous and wealthy rappers in South Africa. The struggle behind success is a different story but his earnings are unexpected for a layman as he has different businesses, and works as a host, musician, lyricist plus a celebrity in morning shows. Anyhow I have explained his income and other sources of money, I hope this information helps you in the future.