Thato Dithebe (21 November 2000) is a South African actor, dancer and Television presenter best known for playing Neo on House of Zwide.
He was also the host of YoTV. Which he hosted for over 6 years since 2015. In this article we will look into his life and some interesting things about him.
Biography of Thato Dithebe
Full name: Thato Dithebe
Alias: President Thato
Date of birth: 21 November 2000 (23 years old)
Place of birth: Krugersdorp, West Rand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Education: University of the Witwatersrand (BSc in Civil engineering)
Occupation: Actor, Dancer, Influencer, Brand Ambassador and TV Presenter
Known for: Neo on House of Zwide, hosting YoTV from 2015
Siblings: Tebogo Dithebe
Net worth: $1.2 million
Nationality: South African
Early life of Thato Dithebe
Thato Dithebe, aka PresidentThato, is a 23 year old actor as of 2023. He turned 23 this year on the 21st of November. So, he was born on the 21st of November 2000.
He was born and raised in the West Rand of Johannesburg, in a town called Krugersdorp (Mogale City). Thato has an older sister who is married. His sister’s name is Tebogo Dithebe. She has two daughters that we know of.
However, as to whether Thato has other siblings or not remains unknown. Dithebe who is also known as President Thato began performing and paving his way into the industry from a young age, as young as 8 years old.
In fact Thato once represented South Africa in Germany in his early teens. So, he’s not only good at acting but he is actually a trained dancer and he’s really good at it.
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The Educational background of Thato Dithebe
After graduating or matriculating from high school somewhere in 2018. Dithebe took a path to study Civil Engineering at the university of the Witwatersrand.
The degree was a Bachelor of science in Civil engineering. Moreover, while studying, he continued to host the Educational TV show of YoTV on SABC 2.
His degree took 4 years and in 2021 after he stopped hosting YoTV, he started hosting a new music show called Gen Z.
He finished his degree in 2022. However, not much information is available on whether he ventured into the work field nor does he intend to in the future.
Personal life of President Thato
Aside from the fact that he is actually into dancing and influencing on Instagram. Not much is known about the actor’s private life. So, there’s no information on his relationship status nor any rumor on who he’s dating at the moment.
Thato Dithebe career path
He has represented South Africa on the biggest international stages on multiple occasions, as a part of the South African Dance Team.
In 2015 he was crowned world champion at the IDO World Hip Hop, Breakdance, and Electric Boogie Championships in Rimini, Italy. He has also done big things locally, winning South Africa’s Got Talent in 2016 with his dance crew Kryptonite Dance Academy.
He has been on the nation’s TVs for over 10 years, entertaining both the young and old. When he was 8 years old he won the Maggi-2-Minute Noodles YoTV presenter search and the rest is history.
While he was still studying a BSc in Civil Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand. He continued to “edutain” South Africa’s youth on YotvLive.
To sum it all up, Thato Dithebe is the future of the industry. “The kid from krugersdorp who’ll get you dancing, laughing, and believing in yourself all at the same time”.
More career highlights
You may not know Thato only from presenting. That’s because he is also an actor. He plays the role of Neo on House of Zwide where started off acting as Alex Khadzi (Warren Masemola’s) side kick.
And, now he is working at House of Zwide and has taken a more permanent role. But, that’s still not all.
Thato also gets endorsements from deals he makes with brands. In fact he has been a brand ambassador for a handful of brands in sponsorship.
Moreover, the brands range from beverage brands like Heineken, to food companies like Wimpy, smartphone companies like Vivo and Samsung, and Clothing brands like Adidas. It is clear that he takes all opportunities without being choosy.
How tall is Thato Dithebe
While it’s important to know that Thato himself hasn’t revealed his true height. However, we do have some estimates on how tall he actually might be.
According to our recent estimates based on decentralized sources, Thato Dithebe is expected to have a height of around 1.76m to 1.78m. As can be seen in his tall stature.
Salary and Net worth
Even though he started off as a call actor. He gradually took on a lead or supporting role on House of Zwide. So, his salary on House of Zwide is expected to be from R25,000 to R35,000.
And, pertaining his net worth, sources suggest that he’s worth around $1.2 million to $1.5 million. Considering the multiple brand deals he’s had, his TV career and other income streams.
It’s unclear if he has any Facebook account he officially owns aside from parody accounts in his name. However, we do know that he is on Twitter as @Presidentthato and uses the very same name for his Instagram account.
He is very popular both on Twitter and Instagram with his Instagram account amassing around 51.6K followers to date.