Derek Hough Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 17, 1985
Birth place: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Profession:Dancer, Actor, Guitarist, Musician, Music Video Director, Choreographer, Singer-songwriter
Nationality:United States of America
Parents:Bruce Robert Hough, Mari Anne Hough
Siblings:Julianne Hough, Katherine Hough, Marabeth Hough, Sharee Hough
Books:Taking the Lead

Interesting Facts

1Best friends with Mark Ballas.
2He and partner Amber Riley are crowned the winners of Dancing with the Stars (2005) Season 17. [November 2013]
3He and partner Nicole Scherzinger are crowned the winners of Dancing with the Stars (2005) Season 10. [May 2010]
4He and partner Brooke Burke-Charvet are crowned the winners of Dancing with the Stars (2005) Season 7. [November 2008]
5He and partner Kellie Pickler are crowned the winners of Dancing with the Stars (2005) Season 16. [May 2013]
6He and partner Jennifer Grey are crowned the winners of Dancing with the Stars (2005) Season 11. [November 2010]
7Cousin of Lorien Hough-Cord.
8A world champion of Latin and ballroom dancing.
9He 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.
10Nephew of John Hough and Tina Hough, owners of the Roosevelt Hotel in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
11Brother of Julianne Hough, Katherine Hough, Mara Beth Hough and Sharee Hough.
12Has 8 nieces and nephews - Paris, Willow, Star, Bronson and Quaid Wise (from sister Sharee Hough). Aidan Poole (from sister Mara Beth Hough). Ariana and Adilyn Phillips (from sister Katherine Hough).
13Good friends with Cheryl. They met when Derek choreographed and starred in her music video for her hit single, Parachute.
14(August 8, 2009) Broke up with Shannon Elizabeth. They met when they were partnered together on Dancing with the Stars (2005) in Spring 2008.
15Attended and graduated from the Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts in London.
16Mother: Marianne Nelson (Stepfather: Aaron Nelson) Father: Bruce Hough (Stepmother: Debra Hough).
17Grandparents: Colleen and Bob Hough.
18Uncles: Scott Hough, Charlie Hough.
19Last name is pronounced "Huff".
20At age 18, he debuted in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", and stayed with the show for the final six months of its run at the London Palladium.
21Moved to London at age 12 and lived there for 10 years, before moving to Los Angeles to star on Dancing with the Stars (2005).
22His first professional role was that of Ren McCormick in the musical adaptation of Footloose (1984). His sister, Julianne Hough, stars in the remake of said film, Footloose (2011), as Ariel Moore.


1Blond hair and blue eyes


1You don't have to be good at something in order to get started. You just have to get started in order to be good at it.
2The road called "Someday" leads to a town called "Nowhere".


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars (2005)· Tessandra Chavez
· Julianne Hough
2014Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsHottest Body (of Work)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars (2005)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars (2005)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars (2005)
2014Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsBest Bromance· Mark Ballas
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars (2005)· Allison Holker
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars (2005)· Chelsie Hightower (choreographer)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars (2005)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars (2005)· Julianne Hough




2015 Hero Dog Awards2015TV Movie post-production
Nashville2014TV SeriesNoah West
Zenk pirmaji zingsni2013Donny
Rock of Ages2012Dancer (uncredited)
Better with You2011TV SeriesPhilip
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone2001Hogwarts Schoolboy (uncredited)



Lip Sync Battle2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series performer - 1 episode



Better with You2011TV Series choreographer - 1 episode



Entertainment Tonight2007-2015TV SeriesHimself / Herself
Dancing with the Stars2007-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Partner: Kellie Pickler / Himself - Partner: Nicole Scherzinger / ...
Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHimself
Extra2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Lip Sync Battle2015TV SeriesHimself - Competitor
Good Morning America2008-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2008-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Guest Co-Host / Himself - Guest Host
Rachael Ray2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Omg! Insider2008-2014TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The View2009-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2014 Young Hollywood Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
E! News2014TV SeriesHimself
A Hollywood Christmas at the Grove2013TV MovieHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Choreography and Nominee: Outstanding Choreography
Family Dance Off2013TV SeriesHimself - Host (2013-)
2013 Young Hollywood Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Wonderview2013TV SeriesHimself
Fighters Only Mixed Martial Arts Awards IV2011TV SpecialHimself
Ridiculousness2011TV SeriesHimself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2010TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2008-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2010TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Question Presenter
Cheryl Cole's Night In2009TV MovieHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Access Hollywood2008TV SeriesHimself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade2007TV SpecialHimself
2007 American Music Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
20/202007TV Series documentaryHimself
DanceX2007TV SeriesHimself - Choreographer
XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony2002TV MovieDancer (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Omg! Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHimself

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