Naya Rivera's Net Worth: How Much Is The Former Glee Star Worth Today?

UPDATE: On July 13, 2020, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office confirmed Naya Rivera's body has been recovered at Lake Piru. In a press conference, Sheriff Bill Ayub said, "We are confident the body we found is that of Naya Rivera.

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Naya Rivera may be known for her career-defining role in Glee, but her first acting credit actually dates back to decades earlier. On July 8, 2020, the 33-year-old was reported missing and now presumed dead from an accidental drowning after taking her son on a boating trip in Southern California's Lake Piru (per Associated Press). Her child, Josey Hollis Dorsey, was found asleep alone on a boat with Rivera nowhere in sight. He told authorities he and his mom went swimming in the lake but she never got back to the boat (via CNN). 

Amid her tragic disappearance, many fans want to know more about the actress and singer, such as her relationship with ex-husband Ryan Dorsey and how she got her start in Hollywood. Rivera's impressive list of accomplishments — including TV commercials, a record deal, and a published book — prove she's more than just a former Glee star. Here's how much the multi-talented star was worth at the time of her disappearance.

Naya Rivera has been acting since she was a baby

Naya is estimated to have a net worth of $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Rivera's net worth is the result of her early start in show business. She landed a number of commercial jobs before snagging a role on CBS' The Royal Family at just 4 years old. After that, she went on to appear in plenty of popular sitcoms, including Family Matters, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Even StevensSmart Guy, 8 Simple Rules, and more (via IMDb).

Her big break came in 2009 when she landed the role of Santana Lopez on Glee, starring in 113 episodes in total. She began as a recurring character on the series, but then got promoted to the main cast in Season 2.

In 2011, Rivera also signed a record deal with Columbia Records, according to Billboard, and later released her debut single "Sorry" featuring ex-fiancé Big Sean. Then, in 2016, she released a memoir titled Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up, in which she opened up about her struggles with anorexia, her relationships with exes Big Sean and Ryan Dorsey, as well as her feud with Glee co-star Lea Michele.

In her latest project, the actress played Collette Jones on Step Up: High Water alongside singer Ne-Yo. Rivera was scheduled to resume filming later this year after the show was picked up for a third season on Starz.

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