‘Jerry Mofokeng’ Bra Neo’s business empire and net worth
He has been dupped as the king of the game. His acting career spans decades, and he has managed to cap it with several accolades, including the precious golden horn award. Of late, he has been nailing his reformed Bra Neo character, and we can’t get enough of it. We have been used to violent and ruthless Bra Neo, but he shows his good side of late.
Jerry Mofokeng is a multi-award-winning South African actor best known for his on-screen character Bra Neo on etvs most watch soapie Scandal. We can all agree that he is not new to small screens as his career spans decades, with his fame coming into the early ’90s.
A few years ago, the University of Free State awarded Dr Jerry Mofokeng Honorary Doctorate for his contribution to the entertainment industry and other empowerments projects aimed at emancipating the less privileged and marginalised.
However, at the age of 56-years-old, he had to change his name to include his father’s surname, whom he didn’t know for decades. The seasoned actor was born on 17 April 1956.
In the 1970s, Bra Neo matriculated at Orlando West High School and Youth Alive Ministries in Soweto. After matriculating, he pursued his acting dream by attending Wits Drama School. However, he majored in acting upon completion; he furthered his education with a masters degree in Theatre Directing from Columbia University in America.
Scandal’s actor Bra Neo business empire and net worth gets Mzansi talking
He’s thrust into the limelight came when he starred on The Line. From there, he starred in drama series, including Mr Bones and the award-winning movie Tsotsi. He starred in several films and drama series that made him one of Mzansi’s finest.
In the mix of things, his salary and net worth have become of Mzansi’s interest. We can all agree to the fact that Scandal is one of Mzansi’s most paying drama series that has a command of more than 5.5 million viewers as of September this year. With its star-studded cast its every actor dream to star in the drama series.
In recent years actors have been rewarded, taking consideration of actors experience, role prominence and time on scenes. Undoubtedly, his illustrious career costs a fortune, and he is one of the most paid actors in Mzansi. For his Bra Neo character, he is paid between R75 000 and R85 000 per month.
However, with an estimated net worth of R4.5 million, he is arguably one of the wealthiest entertainers in Mzansi. Bra Nea is a celebrated business mogul interested in education and an established therapist who focuses mainly on life counselling and coaching. Rumour has it that he is also into mining and real estate.