How much is Zoe Saldana worth?
|Net Worth:||$35 Million|
|Date of Birth:||June 19, 1978 (age 44)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
About Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana was initially raised in Queens, New York, but when she was 9, her father died and her mom moved Saldana and her two sisters to the Dominican Republic where they lived with their grandparents for the next seven years. Zoe later moved back to America and after an appearance in an episode of Law & Order, her film career began with the role of a ballet dancer in Center Stage (2000).
Zoe Saldana is an actress who isn’t afraid to speak her mind, and she is a campaigner for better equality for Latino actors, who are often relegated to stereotypical roles, either with no speaking part or typecast as sex symbols. Zoe is definitely a well-known face having starred in blockbusters like Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy, and has a filmography of over 70 titles to her credit.
Her early films ranged from low-budget movies to big studio productions like Pirates of the Caribbean and Avatar. The latter transformed her life completely, leading rapidly to more opportunities, notably the Colombian action film, Colombiana. Both movies used her athletic capacity and her graceful movement, which are characteristics she earned through her extensive dance training.
At the ECOS Espacio de Danza Academy, Zoe studied various dance forms but discovered a love for ballet. When she was 17, Zoe returned to the United States and continued dancing with Faces, a youth theater group, and then with New York Youth Theatre where she was talented spotted.
Not only did she gain significant exposure during her time there, but her experience with Faces also brought her immense joy as the group was making a positive impact on young people’s lives, including own.
Zoe first made a guest appearance in Law and Order in 1999 and in 2000 performed her first big-screen part, appropriately, as Eva Rodríguez, the young and influential ballet Dancer in Center Stage (2000).
The next couple of years saw her in a few supporting roles until 2003 when she played Anamaria, an ex-lover of Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Saldana’s good looks and talent placed her in various Hollywood movies alongside mega-stars like Tom Hanks in the Terminal, Ashton Kutcher in Guess Who (2005), a send-up of the Spencer Tracy’s classic Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and Dennis Quaid and Mathew Fox in Vantage Point, the superb thriller in 2008.
2009 was a big year for Zoe, as she took on the role of communications officer, Uhura, aboard the Star Trek Enterprise in the remake of Star Trek by JJ Abrams. In December of 2009, Zoe was Neytiri, the ancient warrior in James Cameron‘s sci-fi epic Avatar. Thereafter, roles came thick and fast.
Zoe returned to Star Trek Enterprise and also starred as Gamora, the green assassin in Marvel’s box-office hits, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. To date, the young and beautiful star has over 70 acting credits to her name.
Saldana’s Total Net Worth
In 2019 it was reported that Zoe Saldana’s films had grossed more than $11 billion worldwide, making her the second-highest-grossing film actress of all time. Ever since her roles in Avatar and Guardians of the Galaxy, Saldana has been being paid around $3-5 million for starring roles. From her acting career do date, it is estimated that she has earned around $55 million, after having appeared in over 50 films and more television series besides.
Zoe is not just an actress, she is also a model and brand ambassador for various beauty companies worldwide. As of 2014, she became the latest face of L’Oreal for print and television ads. From her various endorsements it is estimated that Saldana has earned around $5-10 million dollars.
Her total career earnings, including her acting and her producing work, as well as her work as a model, are estimated to be around $62.5 million dollars. Of that amount, $5-8 million will have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $56 million, will have been taxed at 49% as Saldana has been residing in the state of California. Therefore, after-tax, it is estimated that she has had total earnings of $28.56 million, having paid $27.44 million dollars in taxes.
Zoe Saldana married Marco Perego Saldana in 2013 and they remain together. They have three children together and appear to be a stable household and that likely extends to Zoe’s managing of her finances. In her personal life she supports various charities and is also a supporter of FINCA International, a micro-finance organization.
In 2016, Saldana purchased a property in Beverly Hills for $8.7 million. It is likely that she has invested elsewhere, as well, including in the stock market.
In her personal life, Saldana is estimated to have spent $3-4 million dollars of her career earnings but also probably possesses assets valued at around $1-2 million, not including investment assets. Some of her career income will have been converted into investment assets, her returns from which are being estimated at $6-7 million dollars in value. Therefore, it is estimated that Zoe Saldana has a net worth of a rounded up $35 million dollars.
The journey from a budding New York dancer to a leading Hollywood actress has been full of challenges, yet she has remained strong against all odds within the movie industry. With unbelievable spectrum, deep focus, and a relentless determination to engage in different projects, Zoe Saldana knows how to challenge herself taking on such diverse and creative roles, whether it is super heroine or a soulful jazz diva.