Bruno Tonioli Highest-Paid Dancer in the World

Bruno Tonioli
Bruno Tonioli led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid dancers” released on Friday.

It's been a rough year for the dancer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 66-year-old Bruno Tonioli has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid dancers for 2021 with an estimated $75 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 04/12/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Bruno Tonioli tops annual list of highest-paid dancers

In 2019 it looked like the dancer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday (December 3) that Tonioli is the highest-paid dancer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between November 2020 and November 2021, a nearly $40 million lead over his closest competition.

People With Money’s factors

In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.

The Italian dancer has an estimated net worth of $215 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Tonioli Burger” chain) in Rome, a Football Team (the “Ferrara Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondertonioli - Italy), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Bruno) and a fashion line called “Bruno Tonioli Seduction”.

The ranking is significant for many Bruno fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.

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