Derek Hough is a popular American professional ballroom dancer who has an estimated net worth of over $5.5 million. He is also a singer, actor, and choreographer. He has won a record of six seasons of the popular reality TV show ‘Dancing with the Stars’. Hough has appeared in a number of television shows, theaters, and films. He has also choreographed many music videos.
Biography & Wiki
Derek Hough was born on May 17, 1985, in Salt Lake City, Utah to his parents Bruce Hough and Marianne Hough. He has four sisters named Julianne, Katherine, Marabeth, and Sharee.
All his grandparents and parents were dancers. At the age of 12, he went to London to study dance. He stayed in London for ten years and attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. He used to perform in the dance competitions in the US and UK with Mark Ballas and Julianne Hough.
In 2002, Derek Hough participated in the World Youth Latin Championship and won it. He has also won the Blackpool U-21 Latin Championships in 2003.
Derek Hough was in a relationship with India de Beaufort from 2000 to 2008. He has dated Shannon Elizabeth, Cheryl, Nina Dobrev, Nikki Reed, and Kate Hudson.
He is currently dating Hayley Erbert.
In 2001, Derek Hough appeared in a minor role in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’. He has also appeared in the films ‘Rock of Ages’ and ‘Make Your Move 3D’.
In 2007, he appeared as a panelist in ‘DanceX’ on BBC One. He then appeared on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in the same year. Hough has successfully appeared in Dancing with the Stars from 2007 till 2016 and has won it 6 times.
Hough has also appeared on other television shows like ‘Better With You’, ‘When I Was 17’, ‘Family Dance Off’, ‘Nashville’, ‘Lip Sync Battle’, ‘Jane the Virgin’, and ‘Hairspray Live!’.
Derek Hough has choreographed many singles like “Download” (Lil’ Kim), “I Believe In You” (Michael Buble), “Parachute” (Cheryl Cole), “Someone Somewhere Tonight” (Kellie Pickler), “That Song in My Head” (Julianne Hough), and “99 Times” (Kate Voegele).
He has appeared in five theatre productions and will be next seen in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’.
Derek Hough currently appears as a judge on the reality dance competition ’World of Dance’ on NBC.
Awards & Achievements
In 2014, Derek Hough was honored with the Kaleidoscope Award by UCLA. He has won the Industry Dance Awards three times and has also won the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards. In 2015, Hough won the World Choreography Awards and was honored at the 2016 Dizzy Feet Foundation’s Celebration of Dance Gala. He has won two Primetime Emmy Awards from seven nominations. Other nominations won by Hough include Teen Choice Awards, Reality Television Awards, and World of Industry Dance Awards.
Net Worth of Derek Hough
Derek Hough has an estimated net worth of more than $5.5 million as of 2017. He makes his fortune from his regular salary which he has been getting from ‘Dancing with the Stars’. Part of this wealth also comes by choreographing various music videos and by being the judge of ’World of Dance’.
Derek Hough is considered one of the most dancer and choreographers in the world. He has won several dance competitions in the UK and USA. Through his dance, he went on to become a celebrity and has also competed in the celebrity edition of Red Nose Day’s ‘American Ninja Warrior’. He is also a writer and his first book was released in 2014, which entered in the list of ‘The New York Times Best Seller’.