Elton Jantjies Biography: Age, Wife, Height, Mother, Brother, Cars, House, Salary, Net Worth & Position

Basic Information

Stage Name: Elton Jantjies
Real Name: Elton Thomas Jantjies
Occupation: Athlete, Rugby Player
Date Of Birth/Age: 1st August 1990 (33 Years Old
Place of Birth: Graaf-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Married (Wife: Iva Ristic)
Education: Hoërskool Florida


Elton Thomas Jantjies is a professional Rugby player signed to the South Africa national team, the NTT Red Hurricanes in the Japan Rugby Football Union, and the Golden Lions in the Currie Cup. He is one of the most famous Rugby players in South Africa.


Elton Thomas Jantjies was born in Graaf-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa, on the 1st of August, 1990. He celebrated his 32nd birthday in August 2022.


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Elton Jantjies is married to Iva Ristic. Elton and Iva have three beautiful children. In 2022, rumours flew that Elton was cheating on Iva. He was suspended from the Springboks squad in September 2022 following allegations of inappropriate behavior with the team’s dietician Zeenat Simjee. According to reports, Jantjies had spent the night away from the team at a separate hotel during the test series against New Zealand. This was reported to be an unusual practice for athletes. Further reports revealed that patrons at the hotel heard the two having sexual encounters and later arguing.

Further reports revealed that Jantjies left the hotel without paying the bill and later paid the outstanding charges after a couple of weeks. The Springboks shared a statement that read, “The Springboks’ management are aware of reports regarding Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies and a team dietician. No team protocols were breached, but the individuals are returning to South Africa to attend to these personal reports and to eliminate any distractions to the team’s preparations for the Test against Argentina.”

In late October, Jantjies checked himself into a rehabilitation center for drugs abuse.


Elton Jantjies is 1.76m tall.


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Elton Jantjies’ mother is named Alma Jantjies. He attended the Rugby World Cup 2019 Champions Tour on November 7, 2019, in Gauteng, South Africa, with her.


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Elton Jantjies is the older brother of Flyhalf Tony Jantjies. Tony is a professional South African Rugby player for Alcobendas in the División de Honor in Spain. Elton is two years older than Tony. Weeks before Elton joined the Stormers, their father was stung by a bee and died in the hospital. Elton stated in previous interviews that his father was his mentor and kicking coach.


Following the kind of posts Elton makes on social media, it is evident that he likes the finer things in life. He shared a photo of BMW with his name on it in July.


Elton has kept some versions of his life away from social media. He does not share pictures of the home he shares with his wife and children on social media.


According to an article on, Elton Jantjies has had much success in his Rugby career. He has also gained many honors, including the SARU Young Player of the Year (2010) and the SA U20 Player of the Year (2010). The article further states that Elton earns R240 000, which is nearly $14,000. CapeTalk published a report revealing that players with the lowest salaries warn between R240 000 to R2 million annually. Rugby has more wages than football in South Africa.

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Net Worth

The exact estimate of Elton Jantjies’ net worth is unknown to the general public. Neither he nor anyone on his team has revealed it. However, several news outlets have estimated his worth to be between $1 million to $1.5 million. This is an unconfirmed estimate. Elton’s success in his Rugby career proves he could have good money in the bank.


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Elton Jantjies plays at the Flyhalf position for the Springboks.

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