Make Money Mondays

Maps Maponyane (son of Marks) gets decidedly personal about money

I just thought my dad was very popular! I just thought he had many friends!

Maps Maponyane

I drew up my first contract when I was seven years old… I convinced my parents to pay me R1 per week in exchange for a neat room and breakfast in bed… I would save that…

Maps Maponyane

I consistently save about 60% or 70% of my entire income.

Maps Maponyane

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 he spoke to Maps Maponyane.

Maponyane is a television presenter, actor, fashion designer, speaker, model, creative consultant, voiceover artist, philanthropist and entrepreneur.

Born in Soweto, he is the second son of famed footballer Marks Maponyane.

Maponyane completed matric in 2008 at St John's College and completed his BA degree at Wits.

What does he believe about money?

Does it keep him up at night?

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

My dad had two or three other jobs while playing professional football.

Maps Maponyane

In the late 80s he got paid R600 per month playing football.

Maps Maponyane

We weren’t particularly affluent at all!

Maps Maponyane

Mom has always worn the pants!

Maps Maponyane

From about 21 or 22 I started putting money aside in unit trusts.

Maps Maponyane

I’ve had the same car for eight and a half years.

Maps Maponyane

Prior to Brexit I bought pounds…

Maps Maponyane

I spend an unnecessary amount of money on food.

Maps Maponyane

I love collecting watches… I have 25… I’m pedantic when it comes to being on time…

Maps Maponyane

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