This is Nǃxau ǂToma from Namibia, main actor in ‘Gods Must be Crazy’, a movie celebrated on TVs across the globe.
ǂToma was only given $300, and the movie went on to make over $60m worldwide.
This was despite money already being a serious matter for other San, since many of them depended on purchased food and government aid and/or had enlisted in the South African Army due to the high wages it paid.
He was, however, able to negotiate for near $500,000 for his appearance in the sequel.
He died in 2003.