Zendaya Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Earnings

Zendaya Net Worth

Zendaya has an estimated net worth of $20 MillionActress and singer Zendaya first came to fame in 2010 with the television comedy ‘Shake It Up.’ She went on to star in big-budget films like ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ and ‘The Greatest Showman.’ She earned the majority of her income from movies and TV shows.

Zendaya began acting as a child, performing in plays at the California Shakespeare Theater and other theaters in her hometown of Oakland, California. She made her television debut in 2010 on the popular tween comedy series Shake It Up, and her self-titled debut album was released in 2013. Zendaya transitioned to film with Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman in 2017, before putting her wholesome image behind her with the drama Euphoria, following another Disney series, K.C. Undercover.

To calculate the net worth of Zendaya, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as loans and personal debt, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Zendaya
Net Worth: $20 Million
Monthly Salary: $200 Thousand+
Annual Income: $2 Million+
Source of Wealth: Actress, Singer, Dancer

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Early Life

Zendaya was born on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California, and comes from a theatrical family. She spent much of her childhood hanging out at the California Shakespeare Theater, as the daughter of a stage manager. She also participated in its youth program and performed in a few of its productions.

Zendaya landed a number of roles in local theatrical productions while attending the Oakland School for the Arts. She also attended the American Conservatory Theater and the Cal Shakes Conservatory to hone her skills. Zendaya was also interested in dance. She spent several years as a member of the Future Shock Oakland dance group and studied hula at the Academy of Hawaiian Arts.

Zendaya began her career as a model, working for companies such as Macy’s and Old Navy in addition to her theatrical work. Zendaya appeared as a backup dancer for Selena Gomez in a Sears commercial. She ultimately decided to only use her first name professionally. In the Shona language of Zimbabwe, “Zendaya” means “to give thanks.”

Movies and TV Shows

‘Shake It Up’

Zendaya’s career took off in 2010 with the premiere of Shake It Up on the Disney Channel. According to McClatchy-Tribune Business News, the show was “a buddy comedy about two best friends who dream of becoming professional dancers and finally get their chance when they get to audition for their favorite show.”

Zendaya and her co-star, Bella Thorne, rose to prominence as tween idols among their adoring fan base. Their show’s songs, including “Something to Dance For,” became hit downloads with their target audience, and their two characters became so popular that they inspired their own fashion line.

‘A.N.T. Farm,’ ‘Good Luck Charlie,’ ‘Frenemies’

Aside from her hit show, Zendaya provided the voice for the animated television film Pixie Hollow Games (2011). She also appeared in episodes of A.N.T. Farm and Good Luck Charlie, and she co-starred with Thorne in the 2012 television film Frenemies.

Zendaya switched from the fictitious dance show to the popular televised competition Dancing with the Stars in 2013. On the show, she was paired with professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy and competed against celebrities such as Andy Dick, Kelsey Pickler, and Aly Raisman. Her prior experience, on the other hand, was ineffective. As she explained on Good Morning America, “I’m very familiar with hip hop dancing… So I’ll have to forget everything I know and start over.”

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‘K.C. Undercover,’ ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘The Greatest Showman’

Following Dancing With the Stars, Zendaya starred in the Disney comedy K.C. Undercover for three seasons before making her big screen debut in 2017 with Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman, where she played Anne Wheeler alongside Hugh Jackman.

Zendaya voiced two animated films in 2018: Duck Duck Goose and Smallfoot. In 2019, she reprised her role as Michelle “M.J.” Jones in Spider-Man: Far From Home.


Zendaya distanced herself from her Disney image by signing on to play Rue in the HBO series Euphoria. Based on creator Sam Levinson’s turbulent adolescent years, the show generated buzz ahead of its June 2019 premiere for its graphic depictions of teen drug use and sexuality.

Zendaya told The New York Times about the show’s controversial content: “To be honest, I don’t find it all that shocking. People will do so. I accepted the fact that it would be divisive. It is true, whether people like it or not. I’m telling someone else’s story. Just because it doesn’t happen to you doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen all the time.”

At the People’s Choice Awards in November 2019, the actress was named Best Drama TV Star for Euphoria and Best Female Movie Star for Spider-Man: Far From Home. She was the youngest person ever to win the Emmy for Best Lead Actress at the 72nd Emmy Awards in September 2020.

Music and Book

Zendaya signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records in 2012, and her self-titled studio album was released the following year. Although her follow-up album has yet to be released, she released the single “Something New” with Chris Brown in 2016 and collaborated with Zac Efron on the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman.

Zendaya published her first book, Between U and Me, in 2013, in which she offers advice to her young fans.

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