It's been a rough year for the dancer, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 34-year-old Mark Ballas has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid dancers for 2020 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 09/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Mark Ballas tops annual list of highest-paid dancers
In 2018 it looked like the dancer’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Wednesday (July 8) that Ballas is the highest-paid dancer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between June 2019 and June 2020, a nearly $30 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 American dancer has an estimated net worth of $185 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 Ballas Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Houston Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderballas - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Mark) and a fashion line called “Mark Ballas Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Mark fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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