Maya Jama became a millionaire at just 24 but ‘isn’t motivated by money’

Broadcaster, TV star, model and now actress Maya Jama has seen her career skyrocket over the last few years.

The 26-year-old boasts a fashion line and range of skincare masks, collections with PrettyLittleThing and JD Sports, and modelling gigs for brands including Adidas and Maybelline.

And she's even starred in a Netflix show, Katherine Ryan's The Duchess.

Now, the former Radio 1 DJ has revealed that she became a millionaire "two years ago" – but being rich was never her goal.

"You do something you enjoy and then you get paid for it and you're like, 'Oh my gosh, this is so cool!'" humble Maya remarked.

Maya became a millionaire at just 24
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She's used some of her fortune to buy her own place in south-west London, and had hunkered down with a pal for the second lockdown.

An insider recently told The Sun : "Maya has been grafting for years, honing her craft, but this year she's really come into her own.

"After leaving Radio 1 in May she said she had exciting projects and she wasn't wrong.

"Landing a presenting gig alongside Peter Crouch on his BBC primetime TV show Save Our Summer was massive, and it's just the start."

She's carved out an incredibly prestigious career
(Image: Maya Jama/Instagram)

Maya's enjoying single life after splitting from Stormzy last year
(Image: Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Maya's also enjoying single life, having split from boyfriend of four years and grime rapper Stormzy in 2019.

She says she's "not actually looking", and admits she's nervous about her next big relationshiop.

"It makes me nervous [about] who I'm going to be with next," Maya told The Evening Standard, "because if they aren't in the public eye already, maybe they're going to be brought into [it]."

Maya's carved out a considerable social media following, and has been lauded for her no-nonsense approach to online trolls.

She formed the perfect clapback to a troll
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One recently called her a "sl*t" on Instagram, to which Maya commented "pr*ck" on one of their photos.

Sharing a screenshot of her comeback, Maya laughed: "If you can't beat 'em…"

Others targeted her over her wardrobe for Save Our Summer.

"I found it ridiculous," Maya told MailOnline.

"I've been wearing the same outfits, the same cut tops, my entire career and there was never really that many comments on it until I started putting on a bit of weight."

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