Mark Ballas Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Mark Alexander Corky Ballas Jr. was born on 24 May 1986, in Houston, Texas USA, of Mexican, Spanish and Greek (father) and British (mother) descent. Mark is a dancer, choreographer, as well as actor and musician, best known since he became famous thanks to his extraordinary talent first displayed in 2007 on the well-known TV show “Dancing with the Stars”. Participating in 16 seasons of the program in a row and winning two of them, Mark Ballas has become one of the world’s most highly-paid dancers.

So just how rich is Mark Ballas? Forbes have recently estimated that Mark’s net worth is equal to $4 million, with his wealth having been accumulated principally from his dancing, but also singing and acting.

Mark Ballas Net Worth $4 Million

Ballas was born into a family of dance champions Corky and Shirley Ballas, so the background of his parents probably played a major role in Mark deciding his career, as of course he started dancing as a toddler. By the age of 10, when his family had moved to London, Ballas managed to become Britain’s Juvenile Ballroom and Latin American Dance champion. At the age of 11, while attending London’s Rosemead Preparatory School, Mark gained a full-time position at the Academy, together with a full college scholarship. In fact, in the year 2005 he won the “Performer of the Year” award.

The debut of Mark Ballas on “Dancing with the Stars” took place in 2007, the fifth season of the program. His partner was Sabrina Bryan from the girl group Cheetah Girls, and although the pair was eventually voted off the show, Ballas returned to win the title in season six, with a different celebrity partner in Olympic figure skating gold medallist Kristi Yamaguchi. This success certainly benefited the accumulation of Mark’s net worth.

In 2011 Mark was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Choreography. In addition to dancing and choreography, Ballas is also known as a singer, songwriter and musician. Together with his close friend Derek Hough, and sister Julianne, Ballas launched 2B1G while they were still teenagers, and then with Derek the blues-rock band called Almost Amy, soon changing its name to Ballas Hough Band and releasing its debut album “BHB” in March 2009. Later on, in March 2011 Ballas released his first solo CD “HurtLoveBox”.

To mention the success of Mark Ballas in his acting career, he has played the starring role in the “Copacabana” musical, and was one of the principal dancers in the UK National “Tour of Maria de Buenos Aires”. He was also a stand-in for one of the leads in the “Buddy Holly Musical”. By the way, you might have also noticed Ballas in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, in which he played an extra.

This impressive list of career accomplishments to date is the main reason Mark Ballas is already a millionaire today. Being among the highest-paid dancers in the world, he tries his fortune in business as well. Recently, together with his colleague and friend Derek Hough, Ballas has purchased a house to renovate and sell at a profit, listing the home for almost $2 million. He also owns few restaurants called the Fat Ballas Burger in Washington and, as well as working closely with CoverGirl cosmetics.

Even though Mark Ballas works in one of the most vivid industries in the world and has thousands of fans worldwide, he has always been noted for being extremely private about his personal life. He has been known to date both Julianne Hough, and Samantha Bryan.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 24, 1986
Birth place: Houston, TX
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Profession:Singer, Guitarist, Actor, Dancer
Nationality:United States of America
Parents:Corky Ballas, Shirley Ballas
Music groups:Ballas Hough Band
TV shows:Dancing with the Stars

Interesting Facts

1Engaged to B.C. Jean [January 22, 2016].
2On May 19, he won Dancing with the Stars (2005), Season 8, with his celebrity partner, Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, the fourth woman celebrity to win the US version of the show. [May 2009]
3Mark's paternal grandfather was of Greek descent, and Mark's paternal grandmother is of Mexican (including Spanish) ancestry. Mark's mother, who is from the U.K., is of English and Irish descent.
4On May 20, he won Dancing with the Stars (2005), Season 6 with his celebrity partner, Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, the second woman celebrity to win the US version of the show. [May 2008]
5Released his group (Ballas Hough Band)'s first album called "BHB" on March 10, 2009 [March 2009]
6Son of Corky Ballas and Shirley Ballas.
7Learned dancing at his parents' dance studio in Houston, Texas. Other students included his Dancing with the Stars (2005) friends, Derek Hough and Julianne Hough.
8Has a band, "Almost Amy", with his friend Derek Hough.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsBest Bromance· Derek Hough
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding ChoreographyDancing with the Stars (2005)




Samantha Who?2008TV SeriesMateo Romero
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone2001Hogwarts Schoolboy (uncredited)



Dancing with the Stars2009-2014TV Series performer - 2 episodes



Steppin' Out with Katherine Jenkins2012TV Movie choreographer: Argentine Tango
Melissa & Joey2010TV Series choreographer - 1 episode



Dancing with the Stars2007-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Partner: Bristol Palin / Himself - Partner: Aly Raisman / ...
Live with Kelly and Michael2008-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Good Morning America2008-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2007-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Dancing with the Stars
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20152015TV SpecialHimself
The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2014TV MovieHimself
Extra2014TV SeriesHimself - Dancing with the Stars
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Dancing with the Stars
2014 Young Hollywood Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
The International Fashion Film Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Musical Guest
HuffPost Live Conversations2014TV SeriesHimself
E! News2014TV SeriesHimself
Hello Ross!2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The World Champion YoYo Event2014DocumentaryHimself
Wonderview2013TV SeriesHimself
Bethenny2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
The View2013TV SeriesHimself
Huffpost Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Strictly Come Dancing2012TV SeriesHimself - Katherine Jenkins Jive Partner
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2012TV Series documentaryHimself
American Music Awards 20122012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Exit Door III2012Documentary shortHimself
Rockstar Academy2011TV SeriesHimself
80th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2011TV MovieHimself
Keeping Up with the Kardashians2011TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2010TV SeriesHimself
Melissa & Joey2010TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2010TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Question Presenter
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2009 CMT Music Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
E! News Live2008TV SeriesHimself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade2007TV SpecialHimself
Omg! Insider2007TV SeriesHimself
XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony2002TV MovieDancer (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself
The Undefeated2011DocumentaryHimself - on The Tonight Show
E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHimself

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