Famous activist, politican, and wife to the late Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela has died. She was the First Lady of South Africa, as well as someone who fought for civil rights and against apartheid.Image Credit: Superikonoskop
Mandela will be remembered throughout the world. So what was Winnie Mandela net worth at death? What were Winnie Mandela’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Winnie Mandela was best known for being married to Nelson Mandela, whom she married in the late 1950s. Nelson Mandela was a lawyer and activist, and the couple had two daughters together. After Nelson Mandlea’s release in the early 1990s, the two separated and later divorced. Winnie Mandela sought $5 million from Nelson, claiming that that was half of his net worth.
While she was married to Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela was very much involved in the struggle against apartheid. She was arrested several time, and tortured. She Was even in solitary confinement for several months.
But she ended up being more controversial than Nelson Mandela, due to the fact that she approved violent acts against the white minority in South Africa. She promoted violent acts like “necklacing” in order to punish people.
After divorcing her husband, Winnie Mandlea was arrested again, this time on fraud charges. She remained a leader in the ANC, but had to resign because of the charges. She also has made some questionable statements about Nelson Mandela, after the divorce.
Winnie Mandela earned several million from her settlement during her divorce. She has also earned significant money from her work with the ANC, and with other work she has done. Movies and books have been written about her.
In all, we estimate Winnie Mandela net worth in 2018 at $14 million.