Nelson Mandela Net Worth

Nelson Mandela Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Nelson Mandela net worth is
$10 Million

Nelson Mandela Wiki Biography

A famous politician, Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in Cape Province, South Africa.  He eventually became the 1st President of South Africa after the apartheid era, which position he held in the period from 1994 to 1999. Actually, Nelson Mandela was considered to be one of the greatest politicians in the world, and even received the Noble Peace Prize in 1993.

So just how rich was Nelson Mandela? Sources estimate that Nelson’s net worth is $1.5 million, which was accumulated mostly through success in politics.

Nelson Mandela Net Worth $1.5 Million

As regards his overall career, Mandela joined African National Congress in 1944. At first, he was an assistant of the ANC Youth League. Probably at that time Nelson had no idea that politics would bring him any net worth, nor was he interested. Nelson Mandela’s net worth was increased when he joined the Transvaal ANC with a position on the executive committee. Five years later in 1952, Nelson started boosting his net worth with income from the H.M. Basner law firm.

Nelson was the one who started various protests with non-violent resistance against the apartheid regime in South Africa. One of the protests collected over 10,000 people for a rally which took place in Durban, and for that Nelson was arrested. Still, it did not stop Nelson Mandela from pursuing a career in politics and increasing the total size of his net worth.

In 1961 Nelson co-founded Umkhonto we Sizwe. The famous politician was the one to be selected as a delegate in one of the movements that took place in 1962. This was called the Pan-African Freedom Movement for Central, Southern and East Africa.

Nelson was such an activist that he was not allowed to participate in the politics of the state. Regardless, Nelson Mandela was a frequent participant in various boycotts and protests, and in 1962 he was arrested again, and he subsequently spent 27 years in prison. One year after his release, Nelson became the President of the African National Congress (ANC), for the period from 1991 to 1997. In 1994 Nelson was elected as the first President of democratic South Africa. Nelson Mandela’s net worth was also boosted with incomes from the Non-Aligned Movement in which he was the Secretary General.

Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela not only accumulated sizeable net worth, but also received many honours: Lenin Peace Prize, Nishan–e–Pakistan, Bharat Ratna Award, The Order of Canada, and the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, in total over 250 awards. It is certainly true that Nelson Mandela was much admired as a politician: he was even called The Father of the Nation or “Madiba” in South Africa.

Nelson Mandela was known as a humanist and philanthropist, too. Not only did he support many organizations, but he also established a charitable organization in 1995 named the Nelson Mandela Children`s Fund.

In his personal life, Mandela was married three times, firstly to Evelyn Ntoko Mase from 1944-57 with whom he had two sons and two daughters – they divorced largely because her allegiance to the Jehovah’s Witnesses demanded political neutrality. Mandela’s second wife was Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: they had two daughters, but divorced in 1996, apparently because of political differences. Mandela’s third wife was Graca Michel whom he married in 1998.

The famous revolutionary, and towering figure for democratic ideals, died on December 5, 2013.

Full NameNelson Mandela
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 18, 1918, Mvezo, South Africa
DiedDecember 5, 2013, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa
Place Of BirthMvezo
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
ProfessionLawyer, Politician, Social activist, Statesman, Peace activist, Philanthropist
EducationUniversity of South Africa, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Fort Hare, Healdtown Comprehensive School, University of London International Programmes, University of London
NationalitySouth Africa
SpouseGraça Machel (m. 1998–2013)
ChildrenMakaziwe Mandela-Amuah, Zenani Mandela
ParentsNoqaphi Nosekeni, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa
SiblingsLieby Piliso, Nothusile Bhulehluth, Mabel Notancu Ntimakhwe, Baliwe Mandela, Makhutswana Mandela, Daligqili Mandela, Mhlalwa Mandela, Nomabandla Mandela, Constance Mbekeni Mandela
NicknamesRolihlahla Mandela , Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela , Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela , Madiba , tata , His Excellency , Mandela , The father of the Nation
AwardsNobel Peace Prize, Bharat Ratna, Time's Person of the Year, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Sakharov Prize, Congressional Gold Medal, Gandhi Peace Prize, Lenin Peace Prize, United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights, Arthur Ashe Courage Award, Ambassador of Conscience Award, Princess of Asturi...
NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Biography / Auto-biography
Movies, Mandela
TV ShowsDeath of Apartheid
1Often wore colourful batik shirts.
1During my lifetime, I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.
2[on Steve Biko, who was murdered in 1977] They had to kill him to prolong the life of apartheid.
3Special Olympians face prejudice with the injustice of apartheid.
4Before I went to jail, I was active in politics as a member of South Africa's leading organization - and I was generally busy from 7 A.M. until midnight. I never had time to sit and think.
5The United States has made serious mistakes in the conduct of its foreign affairs, which have had unfortunate repercussions long after the decisions were taken.
6I started to make a study of the art of war and revolution and, whilst abroad, underwent a course in military training. If there was to be guerrilla warfare, I wanted to be able to stand and fight with my people and to share the hazards of war with them.
7The titanic effort that has brought liberation to South Africa, and ensured the total liberation of Africa, constitutes an act of redemption for the black people of the world.
8There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and non-violence against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenseless people.
9Our single most important challenge is therefore to help establish a social order in which the freedom of the individual will truly mean the freedom of the individual.
10I do not deny that I planned sabotage. I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness nor because I have any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after many years of tyranny, exploitation and oppression of my people by the whites.
11There are many people in South Africa who are rich and who can share those riches with those not so fortunate who have not been able to conquer poverty.
12There is nothing I fear more than waking up without a program that will help me bring a little happiness to those with no resources, those who are poor, illiterate, and ridden with terminal disease.
13Let us give publicity to H.I.V./AIDS and not hide it, because the only way to make it appear like a normal illness like TB, like cancer, is always to come out and say somebody has died because of H.I.V./AIDS, and people will stop regarding it as something extraordinary.
14My son has died of AIDS.
15Africans require, want, the franchise on the basis of one man one vote. They want political independence.
16You know, you can only lead them from behind.
17Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.
18If you are poor, you are not likely to live long.
19I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people.
20I have been influenced in my thinking by both west and east.
21I really wanted to retire and rest and spend more time with my children, my grandchildren and of course with my wife.
22It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.
23I have retired, but if there's anything that would kill me it is to wake up in the morning not knowing what to do.
24I am confident that nobody... will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also with myself.
25Intervention only works when the people concerned seem to be keen for peace.
26I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances.
27Forget the past.
28By ancestry, I was born to rule.
29Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.
30I made a mistake by being ejected from the presidency. Next time, I will choose a Cabinet which will allow me to be life President.
31I should tie myself to no particular system of society other than of socialism.
32Sometimes, I feel like one who is on the sidelines, who has missed life itself.
33I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally tell other people who say those who are struggling for liberation in their country are terrorists.
34Leaders in all spheres who are living with HIV should be encouraged, not coerced, to lead by example and disclose their HIV status.
35Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.
36I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.
37In countries where innocent people are dying, the leaders are following their blood rather than their brains.
38Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.
39If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America.
40We can't afford to be killing one another.
41I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders.
42Unlike some politicians, I can admit to a mistake.
43There is no such thing as part freedom.
44Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.
45No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.
46When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.
47Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
48Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose.
49To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.
50I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses.
51There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
52If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.
53Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
54Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
55A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.
56I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
57Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
58I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.
59Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
60We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
61In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
62There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.
63If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.
64There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
65Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.
66It always seems impossible until it's done.
67After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
68There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
69If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
70For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
71Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
72I can't pretend that I'm brave and that I can beat the whole world.
73I have always regarded myself, in the first place, as an African patriot.
74Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS.
75Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
76A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
77I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
78It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
79If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
1A large statue built to honor him in South Africa was later found to have in its ear a small statue of a rabbit. The rabbit was later removed.
2Father of daughters Zindzi Mandela and Zenani Mandela from his marriage to Winnie Mandela.
3During his life, he received more than 250 international awards and honors, not the least of which included the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002, and one of the last recipients of the Soviet Union's Order of Lenin before the award was discontinued in December 1991.
4His nickname, Madiba, is a sign of respect within his extended family and within his Xhosa community, or tribe, and which was adopted by the nation as the ultimate expression of respect and love. He also had another, lesser used, nickname, Tata, meaning Father, as he is considered the the father of the modern nation of South Africa.
5Came out against the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.
6His third wife, Graça Machel, holds the distinction of being the only woman in history to hold the title of first lady of two independent nations. She was first lady of Mozambique from June 25, 1975 to October 19, 1986 when her first husband, Samora Machel, served as president. She became first lady of South Africa July 18, 1998 to June 14, 1999, when she married President Nelson Mandela.
7Co-founded, with Peter Gabriel and Richard Branson, world human rights advocacy group The Elders in July 2007.
8He was awarded an honorary A.C. (Companion of the Order of Australia) in the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honors List for his services to Australian-South African relations.
9Father, with Winnie, of two girls named Zanani (1958) and Zindziswa (1960).
10Father, with Evelyn, of two boys named Madiba Thembekile (1946-1969), Makgatho (1950-2005) and a girl named Makazime (1953).
11Son of Henry Gadla Mandela and Nosekeni.
12He was awarded the C.C. (Companion of the Order of Canada) on September 3, 1998 for his services to democracy in South Africa.
13May 2004: Embarked on Unite Against Hunger, a two-day event in South Africa with Australian pop star Dannii Minogue. Unite Against Hunger is a food crisis relief program, headed by food and health care giant Tigar Brands. The charity ensures that more than 10,000 children across South Africa get much needed food every month.
14Subject of the Specials song "Nelson Mandela", which was a number nine hit single in the UK chart in 1984.
15Subject of the Simple Minds song "Mandela Day" (from their 1989 album "Street Fighting Years").
16In the late 60s, while imprisoned at the South African prison, Robben Island, he volunteered, and was cast, to play the role of King Creon, in the prison's Christmas play selection, Antigone (by Sophocles).
17On 11 June 1988, while he was still imprisoned, actors and comedians joined many of the biggest names in music for a concert at Wembley Stadium, London, to celebrate his 70th birthday.
18The name Nelson was given to him on his first day of primary school; the name Rolihlahla means "tree-shaker" but is also a Xhosa slang for "troublemaker."
19Granted honorary Canadian citizenship. He is only the second person to receive this honour, the first being Raoul Wallenberg of Sweden who was awarded posthumously. [November 2001]
20He is an honorary member of the British Labour Party.
21During his imprisonment, violence between the minority white rulers and Blacks was rampant (e.g Soweto), until the 1994 elections. This event would make the African National Congress (banned since 1948) a part of the political forum.
22Imprisoned at Robben Island Prison (1963 - 1980s). The prison is now a tourist attraction after Mandela's release.
23Mandela, along with Walter Sisulu et.al., were found guilty by a South African judge in 1963, and sentenced to life imprisonment.
24First black president of the Republic of South Africa (1994 - 1999)


Malcolm X1992Soweto Teacher


Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom2013autobiography


Belmonte2013TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Ali2001special thanks


Mandela's Children2015Documentary post-productionHimself
Children of the Light2014DocumentaryHimself
Mandela, the World That Made Him2012Documentary shortHimself
The Art of Reconciliation2012DocumentaryNelson Mandela
Térkép2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Sing Your Song2011DocumentaryHimself
Gomorron2004-2010TV SeriesHimself - Möter Malou / Himself
Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Fair Play2010DocumentaryHimself
Nelson Mandela: The Life and Times2010VideoHimself
The Real World of Peter Gabriel2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
All the Sins of the Past2009Documentary
46664: A Concert for Nelson Mandela2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mandela at 902008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Road to Ingwavuma2008Documentary shortHimself
Concert for Diana2007TV Special documentaryHimself - Pre-recorded Message
Daddy's Girl2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
People of Peace2007Documentary shortHimself (voice)
Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
CBS Cares2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
The Queen at 802006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live 82005TV Special documentaryHimself
Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 052005TV MovieHimself
Life and Times2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Boda real2004TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Accused #1: Nelson Mandela2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2000-2004TV SeriesHimself
Les dix2003Himself
Morten og Peter i Dublin2003TV Series documentaryHimself
XXI Century2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Nobel Peace Prize 1993
South Africa Freedom Day: Concert on the Square2002VideoHimself
HBO First Look2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Ali'2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Breakfast with Frost2001TV SeriesHimself
Legacy2000TV Short documentaryHimself
2000 Essence Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
Cape Divided1999Documentary shortHimself
Portræt af Nelson Mandela1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mandela and the Children1998DocumentaryHimself
FashionKingdom1998TV MovieHimself
Caiga quien caiga1998TV SeriesHimself
Dynasty: The Nehru-Gandhi Story1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
HARDtalk1997TV SeriesHimself
Witness1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Mandela's Fight for Freedom1995TV MovieHimself
Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
La marche du siècle1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Panorama1990-1994TV Series documentaryHimself
The Life & Times of Chris Hani1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Children of Africa1993TV SpecialHimself
Charlie Rose1993TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Talking with David Frost1993TV SeriesHimself
This Week1992TV SeriesHimself
Cerimònia d'inauguració jocs olímpics Barcelona '921992TV MovieHimself
Beyond Hate1991Video documentaryHimself
The 12th Annual Black Achievement Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Neruson Mandera kokkai enzetsu1990TV MovieHimself
Good Morning Britain1990TV SeriesHimself
The Journal1990TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Probe Team1989TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography1987TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Conspiracy2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Wright Stuff2014TV SeriesHimself
Democracy Now!2013TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2010-2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Former President of South Africa (segment "Mandela") / Himself (segment "Mandela")
Mike & Mike2013TV SeriesHimself
Do the Math2013DocumentaryHimself
Music for Mandela2013DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Plot for Peace2013DocumentaryHimself
Fire in the Blood2013DocumentaryHimself
Give Us the Money2012DocumentaryHimself
Bad 252012DocumentaryHimself
A Jubilee Tribute to the Queen by the Prince of Wales2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Journal de France2012DocumentaryHimself
Frost on Interviews2012TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Diamond Queen2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Basta2011TV SeriesHimself
Mama Africa2011DocumentaryHimself
No me la puc treure del cap2010TV SeriesHimself
Fire in Babylon2010DocumentaryHimself
I Am2010/IIIDocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Bang Bang Club2010Himself (uncredited)
Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Free at Last2010DocumentaryHimself
Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Hell of a Job2010DocumentaryHimself
Have You Heard from Johannesburg: Road to Resistance2010DocumentaryHimself
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHimself
Moonwalking: The True Story of Michael Jackson - Uncensored2009Video documentaryHimself
White House Revealed2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lord, Save Us from Your Followers2008Video documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Hansie: A True Story2008Himself
Catalunya.cat2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Agassi: Between the Lines2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Darling! The Pieter-Dirk Uys Story2007DocumentaryHimself
Moses Sithole: The South African Strangler2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
The Queen2006Himself (uncredited)
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Shot That Shook the World2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Legenden2005TV Series documentaryHimself
SexTV2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Star Trek: Enterprise2004TV SeriesHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Der durstige Planet2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Not Cricket: The Basil d'Oliveira Conspiracy2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV 2 003 - Året i ord og billeder2003TV Special documentaryHimself - Former President, South Africa
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Kronprins af tiden2003TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Corporation2003DocumentaryHimself - After Release, with Winnie (uncredited)
Maxima's Miracle2003TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony2002DocumentaryHimself
Der Frieden und sein Preis - Das Vermächtnis des Alfred Nobel2001TV Short documentaryHimself - Laureate 1993
Alles komt terug2001TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Beatles Revolution2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
American Masters2000TV Series documentaryHimself
A Force More Powerful1999DocumentaryHimself
Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - #81
De 101999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Many Faces of Death, Part 51995Video documentaryHimself
The Many Faces of Death, Part 61995Video documentaryHimself
The Speeches of Nelson Mandela1995Video documentaryHimself - Interview and Speeches
CNN Presents1995TV Series documentaryHimself - President, South Africa
Anne Frank Remembered1995DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Lessons in Love1995/IIVideo
The Many Faces of Death, Part 41995Video documentaryHimself
In Darkest Hollywood: Cinema and Apartheid1993DocumentaryHimself
Peter's Friends1992Himself (uncredited)
7 sur 71990TV SeriesHimself
World in Action1984-1986TV Series documentaryHimself
Beat This!: A Hip Hop History1984TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won Awards

2014Cinema for Peace Honorary AwardCinema for Peace AwardsMandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
2009Nobel Peace PrizeNobel Prize
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