In recent years, Zendaya has risen to fame for her work as an American actress, singer and dancer–not to mention her stunning beauty and grace. Quite the triple threat, Zendaya is best known for playing Rocky Blue on Disney Channel’s teen comedy series, Shake It Up. At only 19 years old, Zendaya has budding potential ahead of her.
Zendaya’s Net Worth as of 2018: $4.5 million
Let’s see the breakdown of how Zendaya earned her cash.
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Zendaya began her career as a model for Macy’s, Mervyn’s, Old Navy and iCarly merchandise. In 2010, she burst onto the television scene in Shake It Up as Rocky Blue, yielding $138,581 from the series. She also released a music video, “Dig Down Deeper,” which appeared in Pixie Hollow Games and earned her $349,650.
For her work in Disney’s 2011 series, PrankStars, she collected $126,263. Then in 2012, Zendaya starred in the film, Frenemies, alongside co-stars Bella Thorne and Mary Mouser. The movie chronicled the stories of three pairs of friends who constantly switch between being friends and enemies. She drew in $284,091 from her role as Halley Brandon.
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Zendaya’s dance skills were really put to the test when she competed on Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars. She was the show’s youngest contestant at that time–only 16 years old. She performed extremely well with the help of her partner, Valentin Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy. She finished as runner-up to country music singer, Kellie Hickler, and reportedly earned a total of $345,000.
The actress also played the voice of Lollipop in the 2013 movie, Super Buddies, bringing in $216,450. In 2014, she reportedly earned $162,338 starring in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Zapped. She played 16-year-old Zoey Stevens, whose phone app malfunctions one day and controls boys instead of dogs.
By the end of the year, Zendaya’s net worth was approximately $1.5 million.
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Zendaya landed another lead role in the Disney Channel series, K.C. Under Cover. She plays the character of K.C. Cooper, an average teenage girl whose life is suddenly turned upside down when she is recruited as a spy. With Season 2 currently wrapping up, she has drawn in a hefty $400,000 and counting.
The star even made a cameo in Taylor Swift‘s highly anticipated “Bad Blood” music video, which was released May 17, 2015. However, many would say her shining moment of the year was her graceful response to Fashion Police host Guiliana Rancik’s racially insensitive comments on the star’s dreadlocks.
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Today, it is estimated that Zendaya’s annual salary comes in at around $250,000. What does the future hold for her? At such a young age, we have high hopes for this promising star. Slay on, Zendaya.
In March 2016 she was cast in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming as Michelle. The film is scheduled to be released July 7, 2017. She is also set to be in The Greatest Showman, which will hit theaters on December 25, 2017.
Zendaya rewrites the stars with Zac Efron in the big screen musical “The Greatest Showman”.