Zendaya Coleman, known simply as “Zendaya,” celebrates her 19th birthday on September 1. Despite her young age, Zendaya has already established herself as a talented actress, singer, model and dancer. Her roles on “Shake It Up,” “Frenemies,” “Dancing With The Stars” and, most recently, “Black-ish” have created a loyal fan base.
Find out how much the actress has been paid for recent gigs, highlights of recent drama and whether she’s slated for a Lohan-level meltdown.
Zendaya Net Worth: $1.5 Million
Zendaya has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Here is a breakdown of her earnings between 2010 and 2014, according to Celebrity Glory.
For her season on “Dancing With The Stars,” Zendaya reportedly received a $125,000 signing bonus. The longer she and her dance partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, remained on the show, the more they were paid each week. As a runner up on the show for season 16, Zendaya reportedly earned a total of $345,000.
Zendaya also made a cameo in the “Bad Blood” music video, appearing alongside such talent as Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and, of course, Taylor Swift herself. In the music video, Zendaya plays the assassin Cut Throat. You can see Zendaya’s short appearance in “Bad Blood” here:
Zendaya Drama in the News
A few months ago, the multi-talented artist received attention for attending The Oscars with her hair done up in dreadlocks. On “The Fashion Police,” Giuliana Rancic called out the fashion move, saying the dreadlocks made Zendaya look like she “smells like patchouli oil. Or, weed.”
Zendaya responded on Instagram to the inappropriate comment with composure and class.
Rumors also recently spread that Zendaya was dating One Direction’s former member, Zayn Malik. She quickly quelled the rumors when a fan brought the news to her attention. In a short tweet, Zendaya said that she and Zayn had “literally never met.”
Does Zendaya’s Birthday Mark Doom for the Child Star?
Many of Hollywood’s youth face problems attributed to their early fame and fortune. Between the pressure of working grueling jobs and being on the receiving end of an unhealthy amount of attention, fame and fortune can drive many young stars to make choices that lead to poor health, addiction, financial trouble, and other hardships. Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Amanda Bynes are among the biggest examples of how child stars can come into trouble in adulthood.
Yet, while so many child stars have gone off the deep end, Zendaya seems to have her head on straight. The actress has remained composed and professional in the public eye despite her high net worth — much like Natalie Portman in her young years. If Zendaya continues on her trend of hard work and seized opportunities she could be worth much more in coming years. Here’s to hoping 19 brings as much literal and proverbial good fortune as the years preceding for the actress.