1. Ernie Els
Ernie by name, Earner by nature. Though Kallis is all but there, Els remains as South African sports only billionaire. We keep telling you, there’s money in all of this golfing lark!
The Big Easy officially tops our list of the richest South African sports stars. He has four Majors titles (two x Open Championship, two x US Open) and a whopping 79 further tour victories to his name.
Els’ endorsements with Calloway and Boeing have looked after him well, and he now even has his own wine farm. Nothing else quite says ‘billionare’ like that, hey? He is worth R1.3 billion ($100 million)