Zendaya Net Worth

How much is Zendaya worth?

Net Worth:$17 Million
Profession:Professional Actress
Date of Birth:September 1, 1996
Country:United States of America
1.78 m

About Zendaya

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, best known as “Zendaya” is an American actress and singer. Her name comes from the Shona name Tendai which means “to give thanks”. She was born in Oakland, California on September 1, 1996. Her parents are Claire Maire, who has both German and Scottish roots, and Kazembe Ajamu, an African-American. Zendaya has five elder siblings on her father’s side but she is the only child in that marriage.

As of 2021, we estimate Zendaya has a net worth of $17 million dollars.

How did Zendaya get so rich?

From the moment she was given the chance in Shake It Up, the actress, singer and dancer started to earn around $140,000 per year. Then, her participation in Frenemies (2012) left her $284,000 and she added $385,000 more in 2013 after playing a part in Dancing with the Stars.

It was not just her talent at acting that contributed to her fotune but also her awesome voice that brought her money through her concert tour. Therefore, by the end of 2014, she had already $1.5 million in her pockets. This way, little by little, Zendaya has built a fortune of around $17 million, and it is said that after the premiere of Spider-man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-man: Far From Home (2019), she left several doors opened to continue growing in her career.

Apart from the money itself, Zendaya has bought a $1.4 million dollar house in Northridge, Los Angeles. Even though some people expected this to happen years ago, the actress and singer had expressed how comfortable she felt at her parents’ house with home cooking and someone to wake her up in the mornings. Her decision to buy her new own house came after her old dream of having a spiral house, just as Cinderella’s. The place is more than 4000 square-feet and among all, it has an incredible pool, a fireplace and five bedrooms but, undoubtedly, the thing she appreciates the most are the stairs.

Cars are one of the most common luxuries celebrities like to have. However, as far as we know, it seems not to be one of Zendaya’s passions as the only one we know she has is a Lexus GS.

Why is she so famous?

As her father was a manager, she grew up familiarized with the California Shakespeare Theater. Also, she participated in several productions while she was attending the Oakland School for the Arts. One of them was Once on This Island where she played Little Ti Moune. Zendaya was also always passionate about dancing and so she decided to join a dance group called Future Shock Oakland when she was just eight. She remained there for three years moving around the rhythms of hip hop and hula dances.

Although she acted in different productions, her professional career started as a model for Macy’s. Right after that, she had the opportunity to appear in an ICarly toys ad and in a commercial with Selena Gomez. However, it wasn’t until 2009 when she got a role in “Dance Dance Chicago” (later known as Shake It Up) that she reached fame. Initially, she had auditioned for CeCe Jones but she was given the role of Rocky Blue. This sitcom had more than six million of views becoming one of the most Disney Channel’s successful premieres.

Two years after, Zendaya debuted in the world of music with her single “Swag It Up” and some months later she featured Bella Thorne, her co-star, in “Watch me”. The song was a hit as it reached the Billboard Hot 100.

From that time, she has participated in famous films such as The Greatest Showman (2017) and both deliveries of Spider-man in 2017 and 2019.

What makes her so successful?

One of the things that makes Zendaya so successful nowadays is her great ability to explore different talents and scenarios. Since she was a little girl, she felt motivated by acting but she did not stop there, she was also curious about dancing and so she decided to exploit that talent by joining Future Shock Oakland. This decision maybe contributed to her awesome performance of Michael Jackson‘s “Leave Me Alone” which was a success at Shake It Up auditions.

Her persistence makes of her a great actress, singer and dancer. For instance, once she reached fame at Shake It Up when she was just 13, she did not stop and continued looking for different chances to allow her to demonstrate what she was actually capable of. Then, it was in 2015 when she appeared in the Oscar’s red carpet that she became highly recognized and also a matter of controversy about her hair. Giuliana Rancic said the hairstyle made her look like “she smells like patchouli oil…or maybe weed.” Controversy that she took as a good point to defend her roots. “There is already harsh criticism of African-American hair in society without the help of ignorant people who choose to judge others based on the curl of their hair,” she explained via Instagram. “My wearing my hair in locs on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of color that our hair is good enough.”

Zendaya is a versatile and determined woman who has dabbled in distinct art expressions such as music, dancing and acting, and had built a wide experience from all of them. She stands up for herself as we can see in the “hair controversy” she went through and she has already shown comittement through her early career, leading us to believe that Zendaya will go on to great fame and fortune.

We calculate Zendaya is worth $17 million dollars in 2020.


As you have seen, there are several reasons to think of Zendaya as a great and integral artist. In around 10 years of career, she has been able to act, sing and dance by the side of Zac Efron, Tom Holland and many more important celebrities.

It is also evident how she has evolved and matured in these 10 years. Her pride in her roots made her defend many causes and be recognized not just for her talent but also for her critical thinking.

On the other hand, her fortune may be the consequence of both her talent and her good sense for managing money. Her decision of not buying a house too early as some other celebrities usually do just as they reach fame, led her to save money, think about what she really wanted and invest it in a good way.

Being just 23 and having a fortune of $17 million as well as a stunning house says so much about Zendaya’s success. We do not know for certain what will be of her but as young as she is, there could be just amazing projects and productions in her future.

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