Zendaya Raked in Some Serious $$$ From Her ‘Spiderman’ Movies 👀

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Zendaya is, like, one of the most impressive 25-year-olds on the planet. In September 2020, she made history as the youngest person ever to win an Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Rue in HBO’s Euphoria. Normally, I turn green with envy when I hear a young celeb is worth way more than the $16 I keep in Venmo, but not with Zendaya! Honestly, this woman deserves everything in the world and she hustles hard on different projects, so it’s not even upsetting to learn that she’s worth literally millions and millions of dollars.

When you hear everything the actor slash singer slash designer has accomplished in her brief time on Earth, you’re definitely going to want to take a page out of her book. Got your notebook ready? Let’s do this.

She Worked Her Way Up

Before Zendaya danced into our lives on Shake It Up, she starred in commercials for Sears and even appeared in a Kidz Bop music video.

She’s Got That Disney Money

Zendaya’s career really exploded in 2010. After landing a starring role on Disney’s Shake It Up, she acted in tons of video shorts and two Disney movies until she eventually moved on to play the titular role in K.C. Undercover. However, it wasn’t until just four years ago in 2018 that Zendaya and Disney Channel parted ways and she moved on to the next chapter of her life. But you better believe she's still raking in residual $$$ from the network.

Not to Mention That Space Jam Money

In case you didn't already know, Zendaya voiced Lola Bunny in Space Jam: A New Legacy, which is already pretty epic in and of itself considering how iconic the cartoon character is. And if you thought that the opp to get cast in the role was a big deal, just wait until you hear what the movie’s budget was, LOL. Per Forbes, the latest installment of the Space Jam franchise had a budget of $150 million, which is, well, huge to say the least. TBD on what slice of that pie Zendaya got, but it better have been big.

And She’s Got Those Home Box Office Funds

In addition to that Space Jam moolah, Zendaya has most notably taken on more mature and artistic roles like that of Rue in Euphoria. And with season 2's record-breaking stats, it's easy to see why the show is definitely one of the actor's biggest projects to date. Though Zendaya's Euphoria salary isn’t publicly known, co-star Sydney Sweeney reportedly made $325,000 for 13 episodes, which is a wild amount already TBH. Seeing as Zendaya plays the titular character in the series and is an executive producer on the project, it's safe to say she makes a bit more than the other cast members.

Oh, and Don’t Forget About Marvel

When it comes to the big screen, Zendaya has starred in three hit Spider-Man movies alongside Tom Holland, which equals BANK. Just how much bank exactly? Well, it was reported back in February that the most recent Spider-Man movie up to that point, Spider-Man: No Way Home, paid her $10 million just in bonuses alone *pauses for dramatic effect*. Soooo you can only imagine how much she got paid for the series total. Z also blessed her fans with roles in The Greatest Showman, Dune, and Malcolm & Marie, which was purchased by Netflix for $30 million.

Her Music Maketh More Money

In 2013, Zendaya released a self-titled album. She followed it up with a bop called “Something New” with a man whose name we don’t speak in this household, and she has an amazing song on the Euphoria soundtrack (if you haven’t listened to “All for Us” recently, go take care of that rn). Zendaya has yet to release a sophomore album, but that’s okay because I’ll happily allow “Replay” to live in my mind rent-free as she continues to collect her streaming checks.

And She Has Some Casual Mansions

Zendaya has tied up some of her money in real estate investments, as ya do when you’re rich (so I would assume!!). In 2017, she dropped $1.4 million for a home in Northridge, a suburb of Los Angeles. Then, in March 2020, she paid $4 million for a fancy place in Encino, another neighborhood in L.A. Here’s a glimpse of her gorgeous backyard if you want to know what paradise looks like:

Fans Invest in Her Style

Before she had her super-lucrative and stylish Tommy Hilfiger collabs, the multi-hyphenate celeb had Daya by Zendaya—a gender- and size-inclusive clothing line that launched alongside an app. TBH, shoutout to Z for being ahead of the curve before a bunch of other brands got a clue.

At the time, Zendaya spoke about her vision and said:

“This [diversity] is the future. You can’t stop it. It’s going where it’s going, so I choose to be with the future. I’m not living in the past, I don’t want to go back—I don’t want to ‘Make America Great Again.’ No, no, no. I’m going forward, so this clothing line is kind of the physicalization of that.”

The actor also partnered with Boohoo in 2018 to curate a collection of Z-approved designs that fans could purchase at more accessible prices.

Zendaya Has Lent Her Face to Tons of Brands

Aside from her Hilfiger designs, Zendaya partners with some of the most prestigious labels and companies in the game. In 2015, Barbie made a Zendaya doll (okay, not not jealous). Then, in 2016, she became the face of CoverGirl. And in 2019, Lupita Nyong’o welcomed her into the Lancôme family where she was fronted the Idôle fragrance campaign. There's no doubt she’s still definitely raking in money from that deal. Damn, do we love to see it!

She Somehow Has Time to Write Books and Guest Judge Too

Let me remind you that Zendaya wrote an inspirational book called Between U and Me: How to Rock Your Tween Years With Style and Confidence and was a guest judge on Project Runway. Oh, and she also had a stellar go on Dancing With the Stars, where celebs are said to make up to $295,000 per! episode!!

Cool, So What’s Zendaya’s Total Net Worth?

No surprise—all that hard work adds up to a shi*t ton of money. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Zendaya is worth a whopping $20 million! And that’s not even counting the birthday money I plan on contributing to whatever fashion line she blesses us with next!

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