Former Disney star turned Hollywood actress Zendaya must be lucky to have been born with the talent to sing, dance, and act. Having been in the entertainment industry for more than a decade now, she surely has risen in the list of rich celebrities. Here’s how Zendaya started her career that contributed to her fortune:
Zendaya co-starred with Bella Thorne from 2010 to 2013 in Disney’s sitcom Shake It Up.
She was also a contestant in Dancing With the Stars’ sixteenth season.
Her role in the musical The Greatest Showman in 2017 made the public recognize her singing talent.
She is known for her role in the HBO drama series Euphoria.
Some of her most known movies include Space Jam: A New Legacy, Dune, and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
How Shake It Up Shaped Her Career
In 2010, Zendaya made her acting debut as Rocky Blue in Disney’s sitcom Shake It Up. She co-starred alongside Bella Thorne who played the role of CeCe Jones. Zendaya reprised her role in multiple seasons until the show was canceled in 2013. Things did not stop for Zendaya during that time, but rather it was the gateway to her acting success. She continued working with Disney for television films Frenemies and Zapped.
After being part of Disney for a few years, Zendaya became part of Dancing With the Stars. She was a contestant in the TV dance competition and won second place in season 16’s finale.
Aside from her acting and dancing stints, Zendaya also has a career in music. She recorded multiple soundtracks under Disney but her solo career began when she released her self-titled debut album in 2013. Two years later, she switched to Republic records when she released her second album in 2015. “Something New”, a song in collaboration with Chris Brown, was one of her hits. Today, the song is regaining traction on TikTok.
Sponsorships and Recent Projects
Adding to Zendaya’s massive gain because of her singing, dancing, and acting career are her sponsorships and endorsements. She became the face of various beauty and lifestyle brands such as CoverGirl, Chi Hair Care, and Lancôme. She also starred in a commercial for Beats By Dre Color. Moreover, she was recognized by Mattel in 2015 with her own Zendaya Barbie Doll.
While Zendaya started in much demure roles because of Disney, she still swiftly transitioned into more mature roles, becoming the woman that she is today. She plays Rue in HBO’s television series Euphoria and also starred as MJ Watson in the three Spider-man films.
Zendaya’s Net Worth in 2022
Because Zendaya has been in the spotlight for more than 10 years now, it’s safe to say that she has already saved quite a fortune from all her acting projects, music career, and sponsorships. She bought a $1.4 million home in LA in 2017 but purchased another one worth $4 million in 2020. According to some reports, the now 25-year-old’s net worth today is at $15 million!