Pabi Moloi (born January 18, 1984) is a 39 year-old South African media personality with a net worth of R34 million.
Moloi rose to immense popularity as the host of the MNet magazine program, All Access, from 2009 until 2012. She has gone on to make huge wealth from her business ventures in the media industry. A top-notch TV and radio presenter, the respected media guru is one of the hotly sought-after broadcasters right now.
What is Pabi Moloi’s Age Now?
Pabi Moloi is currently 39 years old. She was born in Diepkloof, Soweto, South Africa, on the 18th of January 1984 to Nana Moloi and her husband. Her mother is easily recognized for portraying the character Jita in the popular 1974 musical project Ipi Tombi.
Not much is known about her family background and early life. Pabi hasn’t also revealed the identity of her father and other family members to the public. She spent the bulk of her life in Johannesburg.
The radio presenter received her elementary and high school studies in schools in her region. As a high school student, she studied musical theatre and was constantly doing recordings at KTV. She enjoyed the latter much more than playing netball.
Moloi studied Life Coaching in 2021 and subsequently Entrepreneurship through the School of Entrepreneurship in 2022.
The Diepkloof-born star recently disclosed that she is working on an interesting project (which she refused to mention) and that the knowledge she would gain from her Entrepreneurship course will incredibly help in the development of the project.
She Has Been Under the Spotlight for Over Three Decades
Without mincing words, Pabi Moloi needs no introduction within the media space. She is a popular figure and one of the best brains in the industry. Having hosted several top-rated programs and worked with so many prominent brands and individuals since she debuted, it is fair to describe her as one of the best media personalities of her era.
At 39, the TV and Radio icon has indeed surpassed many expectations. Pabi began her media career at the tender age of four, doing commercials. She later launched her presenting career on a kiddies show on KTV in her teens.
One of the beloved child stars then, Pabi was able to take care of certain challenges at her home with the money she was being paid. She took a leap into the radio industry at the age of 18 when she joined Highveld Stereo (now 947). This was after she left KTV.
She invested two years of her life at Highveld Stereo and then moved to Metro FM for another two years. She equally spent two years at YFM, after which she returned to Highveld Stereo.
Her stint with the establishment lasted for five years. Currently, she works with Power FM as a presenter, and it’s been over 7 years of flourishing career with the radio station. Pabi Moloi had her career breakthrough in the year 2009 when she landed an M-Net gig that swiftly put her on the international map.
The contract afforded her the opportunity to showcase her sterling hosting prowess on the M-NET Magazine program All Access from 2009 to 2012. Moloi also hosted the second season of the SABC3 game show (Out of the Box) in 2006 and the SABC1 show (The Amazing Date) in the year 2008.
The Soweto public figure was the host of the DStv gospel channel, One Gospel, and a co-host of the sixth season of the SABC3 reality competition TV series, Strictly Come Dancing, in 2013.
She was among the four television personalities who hosted SABC3’s daily talk show, Trending South Africa, in July 2016. As usual, her performance on the show was nothing short of phenomenal. The show gained thousands of participants due to her incredible insights about trending issues on social media.
Pabi has a professional acting credit to her name as well. In 2007, she appeared in the eighth season of the SABC1 drama movie the Soul City as the character Unathi.
The talented media personality is currently the host of e.tv’s The Morning Show and My Power Weekend Breakfast talk show which focuses on issues including politics, mental health issues, personal development, and spirituality.
What are the Iconic Radio Presenter’s Career Highlights?
For Pabi Moloi, joining three other TV personalities on the show Trending South Africa when she was six months pregnant with her baby was one of her career highlights. She continued the show until very late in her pregnancy and then took some time off.
The TV presenter also has a prestigious award to her name. The mother of one won her first major industry award in the year 2012 at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA). She walked home with the Golden Horn Award for Best Talk Show Host (for Trending South Africa).
In August 2022, she was one of the recipients of the 8th Annual Panache Gauteng Women of Wonder & Visionary Awards, which took place at the Hilton Sandton.
Pabi Moloi’s Net Worth
Pabi Moloi is worth an estimated R34 million. Most of her wealth comes from her ventures in the media and entertainment industries.
In early 2022, it was reported that her husband (Pabi claims they were never married even though she announced her marriage ceremony herself in a since-deleted Instagram post) wanted her to share their assets equally following their separation.
Pabi Moloi’s estate reportedly includes a house in Elton Hill and in Edenburg in Sandton; an apartment in Broadacres in Fourways; two houses in Waverley, and an apartment in Noordwyk, Midrand. She further has savings, investments, and other valuables.
The Power FM host has one child, a son she had in 2016 with her estranged husband Raun Adams.