• Naya Rivera has a net worth of $5 million
  • She joined the TV show “The Royal Family” at four years old
  • Rivera has been reportedly missing since July 8

Naya Rivera built an impressive career over the years and it is not surprising she managed to accumulate a big net worth, too.

Rivera’s net worth is estimated at $5 million. She is known for portraying Santana Lopez on the hit TV musical “Glee.” But unknown to many, she started her career in acting years before. Rivera appeared in Kmart commercials when she was just 9 months old, per Celebrity Net Worth. Since then, she made appearances in numerous projects for TV.

The Valencia, California native joined the “The Royal Family” series at just four years old. Among the more popular shows she guested in were “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Smart Guy,” “Even Stevens,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” and “8 Simple Rules.” Joining the showbiz industry at a young age certainly gave Rivera some perks.

US actress Naya Rivera had posted a photo of her and son Josey Hollis Dorsey on social media shortly before she disappeared
US actress Naya Rivera with son Josey. AFP / Chris Delmas

Rivera has the awards to back up her acting chops. She was nominated for the Young Artist Award in 1992. In 2010, the “Glee” star went on to win the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series together with the cast. The TV personality won at the People’s Choice Awards in 2014 and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for the “Glee” cast’s version of “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

According to In Touch, when not busy filming, she was into writing books. In 2016, she published “Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up.” The American singer was also into fashion and even launched her own clothing line. Rivera also gave a helping hand to those in need. She regularly supported various causes such as Stand Up to Cancer, The Trevor Project, The Elephant Project, and The Sunshine Foundation, among others.

Sadly, the 33-year-old TV personality has been reportedly missing since July 8. Authorities are presuming she drowned in Lake Piru in Southern California after renting a boat with her son, 4-year-old Josey. Her son is safe but Rivera remains missing. The search for her continues as the investigation on what really happened is still ongoing.

Fans and fellow actors are hoping for the best for Rivera and her family. Some of them have posted prayers and inspiring messages on social media.