Tay Zonday is an American actor, singer, musician, comedian, voice artist, announcer, and YouTube Personality. Adam Nyerere Bahner is his birth name. He got instant popularity as his song “Chocolate Rain” went viral after getting released in 2007. This song crossed more than 115 million views on YouTube in 2017. Let’s find out how much is Tay Zonday’s net worth in 2018.
Tay Zonday Early Life
Tay Zonday was born on 6 July 1982 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to parents both of whom are school teachers. Zonday is of mixed origin and is the youngest of three siblings. In 2004, he graduated from The Evergreen State College and afterward he went to Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, but before completing his graduation he dropped out.
Zonday is yet to marry, and he is single without having any known relationships. There has never been even any rumor of his seeing someone. In his entire career he has never been in headlines or allied with any woman actor or coworker, and this has repeatedly caused apprehension among his fans if the star is keeping something under his hat. He is often speculated to be gay. But Tay has never denied or confirmed these theories.
Tay Zonday Career
Tay Zonday kicked off his music career in 2007 in Minneapolis, where he frequently played at The Southern Theatre Balls Cabaret. Zonday became a sensation of YouTube in July 2007 when he was a student doing his graduate studies in Minneapolis. Soon he started appearing in many TV series.
Zonday performed in G4TV’s “Attack of the Show,” VH1’s “Best Week Ever,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, “Lily Allen and Friends,” “Opie & Anthony Show,” “Tosh.0”, and also “Maury,” in which he played “Chocolate Rain.”
He made his appearance on TV in 2008 in the show “Lily Allen and Friends” and acted upon a cover of Lily Allen’s first appearance “Smile.” The video earned an award on YouTube in the “music” category in March 2008.
His channel on YouTube is called “TayZonday,” and it has more than 1 million subscribers in 2017 with more than 2 billion views. All kinds of videos are uploaded on the channel – comedy, acting, imitation, and voice-overs. The singing videos make his channel most popular.
Of late, he has also performed in the role of a voice actor. Tay Zonday too part in a multimedia presentation made to celebrate the history of NASA’s 50 years. Besides, he has voiced a part in Robot Chicken of Adult Swim.
Awards & Achievements
In March 2008, Tay Zonday achieved an award of YouTube in the category “music.” On 12 August 2007, he reached the Sundays Los Angeles Times’ front page. Additionally, he turned out to be the theme of countless remixes and parodies on YouTube. He also took part in the television show Good Morning America. Tay Zonday was nominated Best Guest Star in a Web Series for the Streamy Awards in the year 2009 for the movie “Fite Nite.”
Net Worth of Tay Zonday
Tay Zonday boasts an estimated net worth of around $500 thousand. Zonday receives the major part of his earnings by way of his channel on YouTube. Nevertheless, he takes part in multiple TV series and movies, which as well as the source of added dollars. He is also a bass singer and earns thousands by live performance.
Tay Zonday is an extremely talented actor in Hollywood, and he has been credited a lot in favor of his talent. He is understood for the films “I want my three minutes back,” which was released in the year 2008.
He participated in numerous TV shows like Lily Allen and Friends. Furthermore, he performed in Comedy Central and Firefox commercials. He grew to be a recognized celebrity by singing his song “Chocolate Rain” at the age of just 25.