How Much Is Maya Jama Getting Paid For Love Island?

Maya announced her partnership with eBay UK with this post
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How Much Is Maya Jama Getting Paid For Love Island? Maya Jama is paid more than £600,000 as the host of Love Island. 

Maya is a British television and radio presenter, actress, and model. She is best known for hosting several shows on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, including The Maya Jama Show, and presenting on television shows such as The Circle and The Rap Game UK.

Maya is of Somali and Swedish descent, and her first significant hosting job was for JumpOff TV. She was born on August 14, 1994, and is a Leo. Jama has been in relationships with celebrities like Stormzy and Ben Simmons. 

Jama has also made appearances on other British shows, such as The Xtra Factor, and had her show on Channel 4 called 'Don't Hate The Playaz.' She has also hosted the MOBO Awards and the Red Bull Culture Clash.

How Much Is Maya Jama Getting Paid For Love Island?

Maya Jama is paid £600,000 for Love Island. Maya is paid more than the previous host of Love Island, Laura Whitmore. 

The former DJ's soaring popularity has landed her deals with big companies, like appearing in the global GAP campaign and being an ambassador for Aussie. She has 2.6 million followers on her Instagram.

Her celebrity status and the success of her business ventures have racked up her price as she shall earn more money than the eventual winner of "Love Island 2023," who will be awarded £50,000 to share among the winning couple. 

Maya at the Brit Awards
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In comparison to Maya's earnings, the net worth of the 2023 Love Island cast members, along with their occupations, are given below: 

  1. Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown is a Model and Property Developer and earns an average salary of £42,500.
  2. David Salako is a Money Advisor and earns an average salary of £44,360.
  3. Tom Clare is a Semi-professional football player with a net worth of £500 thousand.
  4. Ellie Spence is a Business Development Executive with an average salary of £33,048.
  5. Haris Namani is a TV Salesman and earns an average salary of £31,108.
  6. Olivia Hawkins is a Ring girl and actress with an average wage of £20,000.
  7. Shaq Muhammed is an airport security officer and earns an average salary of £20,536.
  8. Tanyel Revan is a hairstylist and earns an average salary of £25,487
  9. Will Young is a farmer with a net worth of £32,500.
  10. Anna- May Robey is a Payroll administrator with an average wage of £23,452.
  11. Ron Hall is a Financial Advisor with an average salary of £44,360.
  12. Kai Fagan is a Science and PE teacher and earns an average salary of £38,810.
  13. Lana Jenkins is a Makeup artist and earns an average salary of £19,082.
  14. Tanya Manhenga is an influencer with an average wage of £50,000.

Her Net Worth And Earnings

Maya is a multi-millionaire with a £2.5 million net worth. Her primary source of income comes from her profession as a TV Host.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, she discussed that she struggled to earn enough money to travel and work when she moved to London in 2012 at just 16 years of age. 

Jama discusses that she pretended to have lost her Oyster card to travel to work and survived for years with £1 meals per day. Fast forward a decade, Maya is an entrepreneur and lives in a mansion she bought through hard work and diligence. 

Maya for the MTV EMA London in 2017
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Maya Journey To Being A Millionaire 

TV Host and Presenter 

In 2014, Maya was signed by MTV to present on the show "The Wrap Up" this opportunity opened big doors for the star as she went on to present at the 2017 pre-Brit awards and become the primary host of the social media stream of the red carpet.

Maya presenting the Soccer Aid Charity Event for ITV
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Furthermore, she hosted "The Circle" in 2018, and her prices increased to become one of the highest earnings TV Presenters in the modern world. 


Besides being among the highest-earning TV Hosts, Maya is also an entrepreneur. She has made a significant profit from selling beverages and cosmetic products through her company, MIJ.

Maya promoting her MIJ Eye Patches
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She has trademarked her name through the company and plans on selling clothing, scented candles, perfume, and many more beauty products. In 2021, Maya released her skincare range through MIJ, which sold out in the first week of release and made her £250,000 in seven days.

Sponsorship and Ad Deals 

Being in showbiz and gaining fame attracts a lot of sponsorship and ad deals, which has helped Maya earn an enormous fortune. Maya has worked as a model for big brands and companies, including collaborations with clothing companies like PrettyLittleThing and working for Steve Madden. 

Maya posing for Adidas
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The presenter was named the most influential person by Vogue in 2019 and had been appearing in sports campaigns for three years straight. Similarly, Maya is also an ambassador for Adidas. Her works include collaboration with brands like Mcdonald's and Bacardi.