Maddie Ziegler has lived a very eventful life as of late. As with any child performer who has shown impressive talent — Ziegler’s current experiences with the life of fame and fortune began very early on. Initially gaining popularity on the Lifetime show Dance Moms for her exceptional dancing skills at the young age of 8, Ziegler never failed to impress viewers and become Abby Lee Miller’s favorite performer in the show.
And as she continued her success with the show, Ziegler’s popularity rose to astronomical levels as she began starring in hit pop star Sia’s music videos namely Chandelier and Elastic Heart which continue to rack up millions of views even up to today. Of course, with this amount of recognition, the 19-year old dancer has amassed an impressive amount of wealth in her superstar career — a whopping $5 million to be exact according to Celebrity Net Worth. Let us break down how Maddie Ziegler became one of the richest child dancers of the 2000s.
According to reports, Ziegler’s breakthrough with Dance Moms has earned her a generous $2,000 per episode, which amounts to an approximate $400,000 for her overall duration with the show (six seasons). Ziegler’s collaboration with Sia most likely has turned over an astounding profit for the young dancer — considering the fact that Sia’s net worth as of late has amounted to $25 million. Not to mention the lucrative advertisement revenue that Ziegler will most probably share with the musician in her music videos on YouTube thanks to Ziegler’s major contributions.
Besides her performances with Sia and Dance Moms, Ziegler also earns from her numerous partnerships with major brands such as Marc Jacobs and Pop-Tarts who all want the Chandelier dancer onboard for their promotions. Ziegler also has a New York Times best-selling book called The Maddie Diaries which chronicles her early life as a budding celebrity dancer.
And to top it all off, Ziegler has also ventured into the film industry with roles in popular shows such as Pretty Little Liars and even being cast in the musical film West Side Story directed by iconic filmmaker Steven Spielberg. The money just keeps on coming in for Maddie Ziegler and she’s showing no sign of stopping anytime soon.
By Neil Gregorio
Neil Gregorio is a graduating university student who writes as a hobby; when he is away from the keyboard, he spends his time watching Japanese animated shows and jamming out to his favorite rock music.