MAYA Jama will soon be giving Kim Kardashian a run for her money in the entrepreneur stakes.
The TV presenter has racked up a £2.5m fortune – as she’s tipped for to replace Laura Whitmore as Love Island host.
Laura, 37, announced she had quit last month after presenting just three series – and viewers already know who they want to replace her.
Maya, 28, was previously tipped to host the ITV2 show in 2019 after Caroline Flack stepped down.
Now the TV star is a favourite to host the show when it returns for the winter instalment.
Meanwhile Maya has been busy making her fortune.
As well as her popularity on TV shows, Maya has fronted dating campaigns, deals with Coca Cola, a skincare range, clothing collaborations and has further TV deals in the pipeline.
Her bumper earnings are reported in financial statements for MIJ & Co Entertainment Limited.
New accounts were reporting £2,143,364 in business assets as at 31 January 2022.
With previous statements reporting £500,000 in pay for her.
Latest figures revealing cash reserves at £1,531,092 and money owed to
her reported at £580,755 – key assets on the books, alongside £19,264
Her investments valued on the city markets by St James Place Wealth
Management, according to the small print.
Jama’s nest egg was whittled down to £1,740,769 after allowing for bills.
Maya set her business up in 2017.
It’s nature of business reported to Companies House as ‘media representation.’
Though one member of staff is reported as being employed there are no
Earlier accounts however have reported dividend payments to Maya.
With total pay so far reported to her at £486,000 – comprising
£206,000 in 2021, £189,000 in 2020 and £91,000 in 2019.
As well as pocketing her earnings from media work the firm also owns
the trademark for Cling Cling – through which she plans on selling
booze and soft drinks.
In addition, it has trademarked her name, giving her licence to sell hundreds of products.
Ranging from perfume, through to air fresheners, hair dyes, scented
candles, jewellery, stationary, clothing; as well as providing TV and
radio services and ‘consulting services relating to cosmetics, hair,
diet, nutrition, beauty, beauty care and beauty treatment’ – according
to the paperwork.
Jama has a second business MIJ Masks but it has yet to prove a money spinner.
Set up in 2019 as a hairdressing and other beauty treatment business,
it was £127,642 in the red as at 30 September 2021.