Derek Hough has established himself one of the most popular names in the entertainment industry. It has been estimated that the overall size of Derek Hough’s net worth is as much as $3 million. Derek has accumulated such a high net worth through his careers as a dancer, choreographer, singer, musician, actor and producer. In addition to this, Hough is also known as a winner of Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography which has also added much to his net worth and popularity. Derek Hough has been accumulating his net worth since 2007.
Derek Hough Net Worth $3 Million
Derek Hough was born on May 17, 1985 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. In his family, dance was loved and valued as all his grandparents and parents were dancers. He was taught dancing from early childhood. Derek Hough has won many professional Latin and ballroom dancing awards including the New York Dance Alliance Outstanding Dance, being named the LA Outstanding Dancer of the Year, a Blackpool U-21 Latin title and IDSF World Youth Latin Champion. He has set lots of records as a professional dancer and proven to be one of the best in this sphere. However, Derek rose to prominence after entering the television dance competition ‘Dancing with the Stars’ directed by Alex Rudzinski. Derek has added much to his net worth by winning the show five times, taking second place twice, and third once. He has been starring on the show since 2007.
He has also appeared in other television shows including ‘DanceX’ (2007), ‘Better With You’ (2011), ‘When I Was 17’ (2011), ‘Family Dance Off’ (2013) and ‘Nashville’ (2014).
In addition to the above mentioned television appearances, Hough has also appeared on the big screen, adding to his overall amount of net worth. He has appeared in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ (2001) directed by Chris Columbus, ‘Rock of Ages’ (2012) directed by Adam Shankman and ‘Make Your Move’ (2013) directed by Duane Adler. Furthermore, Derek Hough has appeared in the music videos of such artists as Julianne Hough, Kate Voegele, Lil’ Kim, Cheryl Cole, Kellie Pickler and Mark Ballas.
Theatre appearances are also in Derek’s biography. From 2005 to 2006 he danced in musicals ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’, ‘Footloose’ and the operetta ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in London. He also danced in ‘Burn the Floor’ (2010) on Broadway. Due to his popularity it is expected that the overall amount of his wealth will continue rising in the near future.
Even if Derek has won the Emmy Award only once, he has been nominated for the Emmy Outstanding Choreography Award six times between 2009 and 2014, once with Chelsie Hightower. Hough also won the Young Hollywood Award in 2014 and was honoured by Kaleidoscope Award and GLSEN Award the same year. Needless to say, all nominations and awards have added to his popularity and net worth.
Derek Hough has dated several ladies in recent years, but as far as is known, he is not currently in a steady relationship.
He is a second cousin of Ross Lynch, Riker Lynch, Rocky Lynch and Rydel Lynch, of the band, "R5", and of their brother, Ryland Lynch, the band manager. Their maternal grandmothers are sisters. He has English, Dutch, French-Canadian, German, Swiss-German, Scots-Irish, Scottish, Danish, Swedish, and French ancestry.