You do not need to be an ardent follower of sports in South Africa before you will get to know Thembinkosi Lorch. A football star who plays as a forward for the Bafana Bafana as well as for the Orlando Pirates, he has been in the news for his great skills, and most recently, for getting in trouble with the law after an assault on his girlfriend.
The Orlando Pirates star has accumulated a fortune that is quite impressive over the years, thanks to his career as a football star. With a fortune said to be over half a million dollars, the Lorch lives an expensive lifestyle with everything from expensive cars to all other good things of life.
Thembinkosi Lorch’s Personal Profile
- Full Name: Thembinkosi Lorch
- Date of Birth: 22 July 1993
- Place of Birth: Bloemfontein, South Africa
- Occupation: Footballer
- Net Worth: $500,000
A Look At The Net Worth And Salary Of Thembinkosi Lorch
The Bafana Bafana player started his professional club career in 2013, and then six years later, he started playing for the South Africa National team. Since then, he has continued to record more achievements in his career, and it is thanks to this that Thembinkosi Lorch’s net worth is currently estimated to be over $500,000, which is somewhere in the range of R8 to R10 million based on current conversion.
With a market value of around $940,000 according to the Transfer Market, his football career has been his main source of income. He is one of the highest-earning players of the Orlando Pirates, as he pockets nothing less than R108,000 each month as his salary. This means that based on his current contract with the club, he is respected to take home an annual salary of R1.296 million each year, outside of bonuses and other earnings.
The star striker’s salary has continued to go higher through the years, and may even go higher since he is still yet to see the peak of his career. From 2013 to 2015, he played for the Maluti FET College, although what he got as salary with the club was never revealed.
After he left the team, Lorch moved to Orlando Pirates on a deal that was speculated to be around R500,000. He was sent on loan to Cape Town All Stars but his salary was never disclosed. By the end of the loan, he returned to his parent club but was soon sent again in 2016 on a loan to Chippa United. He remained there until 2017 when he finally made it back to Orlando Pirates. In between his moves, Thembinkosi Lorch was offered a better deal by the Pirates, but details about the deal were not made public.
The footballer makes his fortune in different ways, including the following:
- Salary and bonuses as a football player
- Endorsement deals
His Endorsement Deals With Brands Also Increase His Earnings
It is not only through his salary and contracts that Thembinkosi Lorch gets to make money. He also earns from his numerous endorsement deals with various brands. He has a deal with shoe manufacturer and brand, Puma together with other Orlando Pirates players, including Musa Nyatama and Mpho Makola. Nonetheless, what he makes from this deal is not known. However, most of the time when he is not rocking Calvin Klein, he can be found rocking the brand.
In 2019, he was offered a contract by the car tracking company, Cartrack South Africa, which announced it as its newest brand ambassador in August of the same year. Details about the deal were not made public. Among other smaller deals, he is the brand ambassador for Fragrance Boutique.
He Has A Home In Midrand
The 2018/2019 PFA player of the year has a property in Midrand. It was here that he was said to have assaulted his girlfriend in 2020, which led to his arrest. After the offense, he drove off in one of his two cars together with his friend while his girlfriend was left behind, stranded.
For someone as notoriously private as Thembinkosi Lorch, it is not surprising that details about his house are not known. The location of the house, the size, cost, rooms, and other such information have not been provided for media consumption.
Even though he has not shared much about his home, the few pictures he has shared on social media have shown that he has a very simple and yet beautiful home.
Thembinkosi Lorch Has An Expensive Fleet Of Cars
Apart from the houses they live in, footballers, unlike most other stars, splash a good chunk of what they make on the cars they drive. The case of Thembinkosi Lorch is not any different. The footballer drives expensive and luxurious cars, some of which fans never knew he could afford.
In 2019, he got for himself a new Lamborghini car, which got many talking in the country. He was said to have spent as high as R6 million to get the beauty. The following year, he took out a little over R1.09 million to buy himself a Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.6L Summit.
While driving all those sweet cars, he has also ensured that his father is also sharing from his blessings as he was said to have purchased for his father a car. According to reports, the Orlando Pirates striker splashed some cool cash to get a Lamborghini for his father who is a Kaizer Chiefs fan. The reason behind this was joked to be so that the older man could start supporting the Pirates.
Other cars owned by the footballer are not known as he is not one of those that always share the things they own on social media. He once revealed that his favorite car is a Mercedes Benz G-Class, although there is nothing to suggest that he owns one yet. Here is a list of the cars we know he owns, as well as the price of each:
- Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.6L Summit- Over R1.09 million
- Lamborghini – R6 million
Lorch Enjoys A Lifestyle of Designer Wears
Unlike many other celebrities and footballers, including Itumeleng Khune, Thembinkosi doesn’t seem to be too much caught up in the fray for cars. Instead, he is one of those who put looking good above everything else.
The Bafana Bafana star is known among fans and followers for his love for designer T-shirts, belts, pants, and shoes. Although as stated, he is a Puma brand ambassador, he also loves other brands, including D&G and Calvin Klein, which is his favorite brand.
Thembinkosi Lorch Spends Money On Charity
Thembinkosi Lorch does not get too carried away with the rich lifestyle to forget about charity in the bin. His name has been mentioned many times concerning donations towards some charitable causes through the years. Some of these donations include an R10,000 contribution he made to Ikageng Itireleng home in Orlando West in 2019 after he won the Man of the match in a game during the Carling Champion Cup.
According to the star, he loves giving back to society as it is something he learned from his father who believes in giving back to society. That was not the first time he was giving money to charity as he was said to have also made donations to other organizations.