Make Money Mondays

Elvis Blue opens up about money

I played my guitar [busking] at Rosebank. I earned so much money!

Elvis Blue

The best money decision I’ve ever made was to split the R500 000 I won at Idols with Lloyd Cele. A deal is a deal!

Elvis Blue

The worst money decision I’ve ever made was starting a handbag business with my wife.

Elvis Blue

Every week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.) as part of his weekly “Make Money Mondays” feature.

This week Arabile Gumede (in for Whitfield) interviewed Elvis Blue.

Blue – with three platinum and two gold albums - is one of South Africa’s most commercially successful artists.

He shot to fame in 2010 when he won M-Net’s Idols, and unselfishly shared half his winnings with runner-up Lloyd Cele.

Blue created an initiative called “The Cookiejar” that enables people who attend his shows to give directly to specific projects by simply dropping their change in a cookie jar.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

Everything I own is in South Africa. It’s very heavy.

Elvis Blue

My parents were together [when dealing with money].

Elvis Blue

My dad – even if he had R2 in his wallet – he would know about it.

Elvis Blue

Compared to others at my school we didn’t have a lot of money.

Elvis Blue

I was a terrible waiter! I got demoted to being a clown.

Elvis Blue

My first investment was a retirement annuity and an investment to prepare for my daughter’s studies.

Elvis Blue

I had my first bank account when I was 15 years old in boarding school in Potchefstroom.

Elvis Blue

I’ve never really done everything else other than music.

Elvis Blue

My parents were always supportive.

Elvis Blue

Giving that money away bought us so much press! It was worth much more than R250 000! It was in the millions.

Elvis Blue

Click here (then“like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

Article brought to us by Old Mutual.


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'I get anxious when people talk to me about money'

'I get anxious when people talk to me about money'

Bruce Whitfield interviews comedian Anne Hirsch about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

'My mom was passionate about investing. We listened to share prices every day'

'My mom was passionate about investing. We listened to share prices every day'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Prof Nicola Kleyn (Gibs) about her attitude toward money and beliefs about it.

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

Magda Wierzycka – Sygnia’s renegade CEO – on her attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Kahn Morbee (real name 'Dingaan') of The Parlotones opens up about his money

Kahn Morbee (real name 'Dingaan') of The Parlotones opens up about his money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Morbee about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Tebogo "ProVerb" Thekisho opens up about money

Tebogo "ProVerb" Thekisho opens up about money

What is rapper ProVerb’s attitude to the stuff that makes the world go ‘round (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)?

Does winning a SAMA make you rich? Loyiso Bala (Bala Bros) opens up about money

Does winning a SAMA make you rich? Loyiso Bala (Bala Bros) opens up about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Bala about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Popular articles
Autopsy report confirms Selahle died of unnatural causes in police custody

Autopsy report confirms Selahle died of unnatural causes in police custody

Tshegofatso Selahle died on Sunday after being arrested by JMPD officers for allegedly skipping a robot in Johannesburg.

To get her money's worth, woman wears her wedding dress for entire year

To get her money's worth, woman wears her wedding dress for entire year

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Ndlovu Youth Choir shine once again with latest AGT performance

[WATCH] Ndlovu Youth Choir shine once again with latest AGT performance

The inspiring South African choirU2's Beautiful Day at America's Got Talent quarter-finals.

Trevor Noah – 4th highest paid comedian on Earth – made R430 million in 2018

Trevor Noah – 4th highest paid comedian on Earth – made R430 million in 2018

Trevor Noah cracked Forbes magazine’s list of highest-paid stand-up comedians in the world.

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

Magda Wierzycka – Sygnia’s renegade CEO – on her attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Former EFF MP: 'I didn't know where the money came from until it was leaked'

Former EFF MP: 'I didn't know where the money came from until it was leaked'

EFF member Tebogo Mokwele and Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni respond to leaked CR17 bank statements.

'Aarto Amendment Act takes away right to be tried before an ordinary court'

'Aarto Amendment Act takes away right to be tried before an ordinary court'

Justice Project South Africa chairperson Howard Dembovsky explains what the new bill will mean to motorists.

'I get anxious when people talk to me about money'

'I get anxious when people talk to me about money'

Bruce Whitfield interviews comedian Anne Hirsch about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

[WATCH] Father and daughter dance-off changes tune when she starts twerking

[WATCH] Father and daughter dance-off changes tune when she starts twerking

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.