Maksim Chmerkovskiy Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Maksim “Maks” Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy was born on 17th January 1980, in Odessa, Ukraine, and is a Latin Ballroom dancer and a choreographer. He became known in 2006, when he was one of the professional dancers cast in the second season of the television show “Dancing with the Stars”.

So just how rich is Maksim Chmerkovskiy? Sources estimate Maks’ net worth at $3 million. The dancer has made most of his money dancing: he has received between $1,000 and $5,000 a week during his participation in 14 different seasons of “Dancing with the Stars” and he owns several dance studios, which bring more income to his net worth. Maks Chmerkovskiy is also a Broadway performer and an actor.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Net Worth $3 Million

Maksim Chmerkovskiy started dancing at the age of four, in Ukraine. When he was 13, he broke his leg and doctors didn’t give any chance to his dancing career, but Maks returned to the dance floor six months after the accident. His family then moved to the US when Maks was 14.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy won the Ohio Star Ball Latin Champion in 2003, the Manhattan Dancesport Professional Latin Championship in 2004, and the Yankee Classic Professional Latin Championship in 2005. He was also a finalist in the competitions World Masters and Moscow Kremlin Cup in 2004. As a professional dancer, Maks was ranked second in the US and seventh in the world. These performances began his net worth.

Maks was cast in “Dancing with the Stars” in the second season of the television show. He danced in the final round four times, his team finishing second twice and third the other two times. In 2014, Maks Chmerkovskiy and his partner, Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis, won the “Dancing with the Stars” title. These added to his net worth.

Maks also participated in the sports show “The Superstars”, broadcast by ABC, in which he won the competition, together with his partner Kristi Leskinen, a freestyle skier. In 2011, he was the star in the Ukrainian version of “The Bachelor”, and one year after he became the host of the Ukrainian version of the show “The Cube”. He was a guest in shows like “Entertainment Tonight”, “The Meredith Vieira Show”, “Live with Kelly and Michael”, and “Good Morning America”. Maksim Chmerkovskiy received small roles in the television series “The Exes”, “General Hospital”, and “Chasing Life”, and in the movies “Byrd and the Bees” and “Lost Luck”. All these appearances improved his net worth.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy started performing on Broadway in 2009, in the show “Burn the Floor”. In 2013, he starred in the musical “Forever Tango”, also on Broadway. He also choreographed the show “Le Rêve”, played in Las Vegas, and a dancer during the touring dance show “Ballroom with a Twist”. His net worth was improving consistently.

A part of Maks’ earnings comes from his studios. The dancer opened his first dance studio in New Jersey when he was 16, together with his father. Now he owns six dance studios, known by the name “Dance with Me”, two in New Jersey, one in Long Island, one in Manhattan, one in Connecticut, and one in California. He also founded the Rising Stars Dance Academy in New York.

Inhis personal life, Maks Chmerkovskiy has a relationship with dancer Peta Murgatroyd, also a cast member of “Dancing with the Stars”. In the past, he was engaged to Karina Smirnoff (also seen in “Dancing with the Stars”) and had a relationship with model Kate Upton.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 17, 1980
Birth place: Odessa, Ukraine
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.8796 m)
Profession:Choreographer, Dancer
Parents:Larisa Chmerkovskiy, Aleksandr Chmerkovskiy
Siblings:Valentin Chmerkovskiy
TV shows:Dancing with the Stars, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

Interesting Facts

1Brother of Val Chmerkovskiy.
2Maksim and Karina broke their engagement in September 2009.
3Maksim and Karina Smirnoff became engaged in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve [January 5, 2009].


1My mother is Christian and my father is Jewish (we are a confused family), so my brother and I got the best of both worlds. However, we live a life closer to that of a Jewish family.


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