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William Zabka's $6 Million Net Worth - All His Income Sources That Made Him Rich

Published Mon Aug 17 2020 By Aashika
William Zabka's $6 Million Net Worth - All His Income Sources That Made Him Rich

William Michael Zabka has an enormous amount of net worth $6 million. He has earned his worth from his career as an actor, screenwriter, director, producer as well as a martial artist. 

He has been an active actor in the entertainment industry since the 1980s. He has appeared in more than dozens of movies and has starred in numerous series. 

Let’s find out how Zabka makes his income from his career.

Highest Grossed Movie

Zabka’s breakout role came from his first movie ’The Karate Kid’, which was the movie in 1984. The movie was not only his first debut but also the highest-earning movie of his acting career. 

He portrayed the character of Johnny Lawrence, the main antagonist to the lead actor which was played by Ralph Macchio. The film was made on the budget of $8 million and profited up to $100 million in the box office. 

William Zabka in the movie 'The Karate Kid' as Johnny Lawrence.
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Salary from Cobra Kai

Johnny Lawrence of ‘The Karate Kid’ earned $1 million per season of ‘Cobra Kai’. In the series, it also serves as a co-executive producer. The web television series is based in ‘The Karate Kid’. It was launched on YouTube Red, which ran seasons one and two from 2018 to 2019. 

In 2020, Netflix acquired both previous seasons which will be released on August 28, 2020. 

His web television series'Cobra kai' along with co-star Ralph Macchio.
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Appearances in Television Movies and Series

After giving a hit movie as a debut, he was signed by many directors. Then he played the movies like Just One of the Guys (1985), Back to School (1986), The Karate Kid Part II (1986), A Tiger’s Tale (1988), Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1992), The Power Within (1995), and so on.

In the movie 'Just One of the Guys' with his cast members. 
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He has also appeared in numerous TV series include The Greatest American Hero, Gimme a Break!, E/R, The Equalizer, To The Ends of Time, and many more. Similarly, Zabka starred as a guest star in series like Robot Chicken, How I Met Your Mother, Psych, and Gotimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street

Music Video Director

Apart from acting, William Zabka is also a music video director. In 2007, he directed and also appeared in the first music video for the band ‘No More Kings’ entitled ‘Sweep the Leg’. After that, he worked in videos like ‘Why Wait’ in 2010, and ‘Yours If You Want It’ in 2017. Additionally, he made a cameo appearance in the comedy movie ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ in 2010. 

Screen Writer and Producer

In 2003, he wrote and produced a short film called ‘Most’ which shot on location in the Czech Republic and Poland. It won numerous awards at a prestigious film festival, including Best Festival at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films in 2003. It also nominated for an Academy Award in the Live Action Short Film category. 

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