Hugh Masekela Net Worth


hugh masekela net worthHugh Ramapolo Masekela was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer. He has been described as “the father of South African jazz.” Masekela was known for his jazz compositions and for writing well-known anti-apartheid songs such as “Soweto Blues” and “Bring Him Back Home”.

Hugh Masekela Net Worth 2019 is $1.5 Million

First Name Hugh
Last Name Masekela
Full Name at Birth Hugh Ramapolo Masekela
Age 78 years
Birthday 4th April, 1939
Birthplace Wilbank, South Africa
Build Average
Eye Color Brown – Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Aries
Ethnicity Black
Nationality South African
University Guildhall School of Music, London, England, Manhattan School of Music, NY
Occupation Text Musician, singer, composer, bandleader
Occupation Trumpeter
Claim to Fame co-wrote (with Mbongemi Ngema) musical play Sarafina!
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Afrobeat
Music Genre Jazz
Year(s) Active 1956–present
Music Style World Fusion
Music Mood Summery
Instrument Trumpet
Instrument (text) Trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone cornet, vocals
Record Label Mercury, MGM, Uni, Chisa, Blue Thumb, Casablanca Records, Heads Up, Verve, Polygram

Jazz trumpeter and singer who used his music to bring black and white people together and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1968. He became known as a member of Johnny Gertze, the first major African jazz group to record an LP. In 2019, Hugh Masekela Net Worth is $1.5 Million.

Family Life

He was formerly married to the Grammy Award-winning singer Miriam Makeba . He fathered television host Sal Masekela .

How Much is Hugh Masekela Worth?

According to Forbes, Hugh Masekela Net Worth 2019 is $1.5 Million.


He was inspired to learn the trumpet after seeing “Young Man With a Horn,” starring Kirk Douglas as a character based on jazz trumpeter Bix Beiderbecke.


His song “Grazing in the Grass” sold over four million copies in the United States.

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