One of the most amazing South African media personalities, Anele Mdoda, reportedly has a net worth estimated at $10 million (over R151 million). For close to two decades, the gorgeous TV host has been active in the media industry and has finally set the bar with her breakfast radio show, Anele and The Club, which airs on 947 FM. The show is widely considered the best breakfast show in Mzansi and has won a handful of awards for the 37-year-old Anele in the last few years.
Not only has Anele garnered tremendous fortune out of what she enjoys doing, but she has grown to become one of the most famous South African media figures. She made her country proud by being among the Academy Awards red carpet hosts for two consecutive years. As a philanthropist, the multi-award-winning radio presenter often serves as a voice for the less privileged via her shows. She constantly works towards bettering primary education in South Africa and has been working as a brand ambassador for Inspired Education Group SA.
How Anele Mdoda’s $10 Million Net Worth Come About
Since her young age, Anele Mdoda has been passionate about radio disc jockeying. She eventually took to the career path during her days on campus at the University of Pretoria. After becoming quite famous for her exploits as a radio disc jockey and show presenter, she transitioned into a TV host in 2009. Since then, Anele Mdoda’s career has made an upward trajectory, which accounts for her eye-popping net worth estimated at $10 million (over R151 million). This she has been able to amass through her plethora of careers as she is well-known for her works as a radio presenter, TV host, author, and brand ambassador.
Radio Presenting Gigs
Anele Mdoda started her career as a radio presenter and disc jockey in 2004 while attending the University of Pretoria, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Relations. While there, she got acquainted with Grant Nash (who now works as 5FM’s program manager), and the two started working together at the time, developing on-air chemistry. She subsequently got hired by a Johannesburg-based radio station, 94.7 Highveld Stereo. Recognizing the need for a co-host, the radio personality recommended her friend Nash for the radio station, and he got recruited.
The two hosted an evening show at 94.7 Highveld Stereo on weekdays for a year, which became a huge success, before moving to the national broadcaster, 5FM, in March 2008. Anele and Nash were made the F & Martinengo Show host at the radio station, replacing the longtime former hosts of the show, Ian F and Sasha Martinengo. Later on, Anele Mdoda increased her net worth by taking up TV roles. Nevertheless, she returned to radio presenting by launching Anele and The Club on 947 FM, previously known as 94.7 Highveld Stereo.
The show has become quite popular with the South African audience and has been rated as the best breakfast radio show in the country. Anele and The Club breakfast show airs every weekday from 6 AM – 9 AM. Besides having interview sessions with SA’s A-list entertainers, Anele has interviewed some Hollywood stars on her show, including Wendy Williams.
TV Hosting Roles
Having been inspired by fellow South African media icon Trevor Noah, Anele Mdoda transitioned to a TV presenting in 2009 when she served as the co-host of the reality TV show SA Got Talent. She later co-hosted TV to the Power of 5, a SABC magazine, lifestyle, and TV series, in 2011. Three years later, she hosted a docu-reality series titled Dream School SA on M-Net. That same year, she co-hosted a talk show called Tongue In Cheek on SABC 3. Her career reached a new height when she emerged as the host of her show Real Talk With Anele.
The daily talk show aired on SABC 3, and Anele Mdoda hosted almost 400 episodes of the show in over 4 seasons from 2016 to mid-2018, increasing her net worth from the stipends she pocketed from her roles, though how much she earned as salaries at the time is still under wraps. She enchanted the viewers with her bright and bubbly personality on the show. Thus, in 2017, Real Talk bagged the South African Film & Television Award (SAFTA) for Best Talk Show. Similarly, Celebrity Game Night, which the radio DJ hosted in 2019 and 2020, won the 2020 SAFTA Award for Best International Format Show.
Also, in 2019 and 2020, Anele made Mzansi proud by serving as one of the Academy Awards red carpet show hosts at the Dolby Theatre in California. In 2018, she hosted The Voice SA. She currently works as a co-host of The Buzz on Honey Africa TV Channel. Apparently, the accomplished media figure is working hard on becoming one of the world’s A-list TV presenters.
She Has worked As A TV Show Judge and Panelist
Striving to become one of the richest SA’s media personalities, Anele Mdoda jacked up her net worth with additional TV roles. In the past years, she has worked in the capacity of a panelist and TV show judge. Since 2012, she has been working as a judge on Miss South Africa Pageants. In 2013, she served as a judge on the Mzansi Magic reality competition, Clash of the Choirs South Africa. Anele also served as one of the panelists for The Road to Miss South Africa.
Furthermore, she had an MC role in the first season of Minnie Dlamini: Becoming Mrs. Jones and has made appearances in several other TV shows. They include Dancing with the Stars (2008), Young and Jobless (2012), Comedy Central Roast of Steve Hofmeyr (2012), Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 (2018), and The Dan Nicholl Show (2012).
Having grown to become one of the most famous radio and TV figures in Mzansi, Anele Mdoda has penned some lucrative endorsement deals over the years, which also account for her impressive net worth. In 2013, she emerged as the face of Cotlands Active Learning Toy Libraries. She has worked alongside Sam Cowen to raise awareness for an inspiring educational initiative, highlighting the importance of using TuGo toys in educating children. Later, in February 2021, the Mthatha native became an ambassador for Inspired Education Group SA, a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school group.
Anele has also been involved in many projects and campaigns that help develop educational skills in disadvantaged societies. As a result, she carried out humanitarian duties by building toilets for the schools in disadvantaged communities. The bold and beautiful radio show anchor had reportedly penned a sponsorship deal with Standard Bank SA in the past years.
She Also Makes Money As An Author
In 2012, Anele Mdoda released her first publication, entitled “It Feels Wrong To Laugh, But.” Although the number of copies the book sold is unavailable and how much she made from the sales, Anele must have stepped up her total wealth from the book sales. She has also revealed plans of publishing her autobiography and cookbooks. She stated that she would write her biography when she is ready to be truthful about her life and not compromise on the truth.
Anele Mdoda Emerged as The Best Breakfast Show Host in South Africa in 2021
Arguably, Anele Mdoda has been ruling TV and radio in Mzansi for some years now. She emerged as the Best Breakfast Show Host in South Africa at the South African Radio Awards held in August 2021 when she was 37 years old. She outshined many famous radio show hosts, including Metro FM’s Moeti “MoFlava” Tzatziki and Algoa FM‘s Wayne Hart, to clinch the much-coveted award. More so, at the age of 28, Anele was named Most Stylish Media Personality. She had won the Best of Johannesburg Award for Best Radio Personality twice, with the recent win happening in her early thirties in 2018.