The richest judge in Dancing with the stars might surprise you
Bruno Tonioli has worked in Hollywood for decades, choreographing for films such as “Ella Enchanted”, music videos like “Give in to Me” by Michael Jackson and tours for Tina Turner, for ABC. However, most fans will recognize him in “Dancing with the Stars” as he is judged. all season since its launch in 2005, more than 440 episodes, by IMDb.
What’s even more impressive is that he simultaneously ruled the UK version of the show, “Strictly Come Dancing,” from its debut in 2004 until 2020. According to Hi!, the latter earned him between £ 200,000 and £ 249,000 (between $ 277,000 and $ 345,000) in 2018 and, although he suffered a 50% pay cut in 2020 because he could not introduce yourself in person, Daily mail calculated he was making £ 125,000 (approximately $ 173,000) for 3 minutes and 46 seconds of screen time. This comes down to £ 33,185 (or $ 46,000) per minute. It’s no wonder he was “gutted” to be replaced in 2021 due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (via Live Chronicle). However, he does not run out of money, as he continues to earn around $ 30,000 per episode for the American show.
And while Tonioli splurged on real estate, buy a $ 2.825 million mansion in West Hollywood, he is in charge of saving. Talk with It’s money, he recounted how his parents “instilled in me a great respect for money, because it was always very scarce and it had to be managed properly”. This good management resulted in a net worth of $ 16 million.