Top 5 richest professionals on 'Dancing With The Stars'
The professional dancers and judges surely have their pockets full. Keep reading to know who ranks to be the richest.
'Dancing With The Stars' pros are adept at making moves on the floor! But, have you ever wondered how rich they are? The professional dancers and judges surely have their pockets full. Keep reading to know who ranks to be the richest.
'Dancing With The Stars' has been on Disney+ for almost 17 years now. The show is now coming back with Season 31. Once again fans will witness professional dancers pairing with famous faces of the entertainment world and competing to win the trophy. Challenges, eliminations, and redemptions will be a part of the show. In the meantime, let's take a look at the top 5 richest pros of 'Dancing With The Stars'.
1. Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough is the all-time richest pro of 'Dancing With The Stars'. With $10 million net worth, Hough has been a part of the show for five seasons. She was first seen on the dancing show in 2007, Season 4. Later, the star came as a judge on the show in 2014.
Know for her outstanding career in dancing and choreography, Hough showed her dancing skills when she was just 10 years old. She got training in gymnastics, music, theatre, and different forms of dance at 'The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts' in the UK. Hough was the youngest American to win 'Junior World Latin Champion' and 'International Latin Youth Champion'. Ever since then, she has only excelled in her dancing career. In 2008, Hough was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography. She even won for the category in 2015. Besides being a pro dancer, Hough is also a good singer and actor. She released her debut album in 2007. Moreover, she has starred in famous movies like 'Harry Porter and the Sorcerer's Stone', 'Ariel Moore', and 'Footloose'. Apart from a blooming career, Hough has also had an interesting love life. She was in a relationship with country singer Chuck Wicks. She then got involved with TV host Ryan Seacrest. Later, Hough settled with Brooks Laich, an NFL professional hockey player. However, the couple got divorced in 2020.
2. Derek Hough
Derek Hough is Julianne's brother. He holds a net worth of $8 million. Derek is a Latin and ballroom professional dancer. The star bagged the winning position of 'Dancing With The Stars' six times. Later, he was featured as a judge in Season 29.
Julianne's brother has an almost similar life history. They grew together, excelled together, and even worked and were awarded for similar things. Besides dancing, the star also excels in acting. He was cast in 'Harry Porter and the Sorcerer's Stone', was the lead actor in 'Footloose: The Musical', and was also cast in 'Burn the Floor'. He also did 'Hairspray Live!', 'Make Your Own Move', and 'Nashville'. Derek is a two times Emmy winner and eight times nominee for Outstanding Choreography. The star has hosted Return to Downtown Abbey: A Grand Event and worked with the band Breaking Benjamin for the album 'Ember'. Currently, Derek has been dating dancer Hayley Erbert and announced their engagement in June 2022.
3. Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Ukrainian native Maksim Chmerkovskiy is a professional Latin-ballroom dancer. The dancer may not have won many times in 'Dancing With The Stars', but he surely has a heavy pocket. With net worth of $8 million, Maks ranks among one of the richest pros of ABC's dance show.
Maks rose to fame with 'Dancing With The Stars'. The star holds 10 international dance championship awards across the globe. Moreover, he owns four dance studios in New York City. The star first opened the dance studio in New Jersey with his father when he was just 16 years old. In 2009, he debuted as a dancer in 'Burn the Floor'. Maks has a keen interest in acting. He has been featured as a guest on 'General Hospital' three times. Later in life, Maks along with his younger brother went on a live tour, performing in 45 different cities, named 'Maks and Val Live on Tour'. Maks is now married to Peta Murgatroyd. They first met each other at 'Burn the Floor' in 2009 and later were featured together in 'Dancing With The Stars'. The couple shares the same profession and has one child together.
4. Valentin Chmerkovskiy
It seems that sibling duos are rocking the rich list of 'Dancing With The Stars' pros. Maks' brother Valentin Chmerkovskiy has a net worth of $7 million. The Latin dancer joined ABC's show in Season 13 and continues to be a part of the show. He is a two-time winner of the trophy.
Val became a pro dancer at the age of 12. Ever since then he has bagged many awards and even participated in international competition 'The German Open'. He, along with his brother Maks, has traveled to various cities for their performance. Besides dancing skills, Val also possesses musical skills. He is into rapping and playing violin as well. In 2019, Val got married to Jenna Johnson, a Latin and ballroom dancer. The couple met each other on the ABC show and developed an attachment almost right away. In 2018 they got engaged. The couple is now expecting a baby boy together.
5. Jenna Johnson
Yes, you heard it right, Val's wife Jenna Johnson. Jenna has a similar net worth as her husband, $7 million. Jenna got a big push in her career from 'So You Think You Can Dance'. Later, she joined 'Dancing With The Stars' as a troupe member in Season 18. By reaching season 23, she became a pro dancer.
Jenna always knew that she wanted to be a performer. Coming from a normal family in Utah where no one had ever ventured in Hollywood, it was hard for Jenna's family to accept her dreams. But, they always supported her. The journey was not easy for Jenna. She even struggled with mental issues. At a certain point, the star openly talked about her depression and that brought peace to her mind. The reality star thinks that she is in better hands when she is with her husband Val. They both are dancers. Still, there have never been career clashes between them. Chmerkovskiys now has a family of dancers and they do dance tours together.
'Dancing With The Stars' Season 31 will air September 19 on Disney+.