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Tony Dovolani Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Driton “Tony” Dovolani was born on the 17th July 1973, in Pristina, Kosovo of Albanian ethnicity, and is a professional ballroom dancer, best known for his involvement in the reality competition series “Dancing with the Stars” since 2006 to the present, mostly as a dancer, although he has also participated as an instructor and a judge.
How rich is the professional dancer? Authoritative sources report that the outright size of Tony Dovolani’s net worth is as much as $2 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Dancing is the main source of his wealth.
Tony Dovolani Net Worth $2 Million
To begin with, the boy was raised in a family of Albanians in Kosovo, and at the age of three he began attending folk dance classes. At age 15, he moved with his family to the USA, where he attended the Fred Astaire Dance Academy. Tony Dovolani became the winner of many dance contests held in the USA from 2005 to 2006, when he performed in a duo with either Inna Ivanenko or Elena Grinenko.
However, the dancer rose to national prominence as a participant in the popular dancing competition “Dancing with the Stars”. As a contestant he has participated in the show partnering, among others, the professional wrestler Stacy Keibler (3rd place), the country music singer Sara Evans, television personality Leeza Gibbons, the actress Jane Seymour (6th place) and another actress Marissa Jaret Winokur. The 8th season he started with the television personality Nancy O’Dell, yet she could not dance because of an injury, so he was paired with the television personality Melissa Rycroft. Although the two had little practice together, they managed to finish in 3rd place. Afterwards, he danced with the model Kathy Ireland (14th place), and partnered the reality television star Kate Gosselin (8th place). It should be said that Dovolani was also a partner of the actress Audrina Patridge (7th place), the television host Wendy Williams and the singer Chynna Phillips. Later, he danced with the professional tennis player Martina Navratilova. Once, Dovolani and his partner Melissa Rycroft became the winners of the season. Then, he danced with the singer Wynonna Judd, the actress Leah Remini (5th place), the actress NeNe Leakes and the fashion designer Betsey Johnson. Recently, Dovolani formed a pair with the actress Suzanne Somers (9th place), the reality television star Kim Zolciak and the actress Marla Maples. Overall, participation in the television show “Dancing with the Stars” has added huge sums to the total size of Tony Dovolani’s net worth.
In addition to his involvement in the reality competition show, Tony is known for appearing in the cult film “Shall We Dance” (2004) by Peter Chelsom. He played a dance instructor alongside Jennifer Lopez in the film “Shall We Dance” (2004); Dovolani was the dancing coach of the singer in the real life, too.
Finally, in the personal life of the professional dancer, Tony Dovolani is married to Lina; they have two daughters and a son, and the family resides in New York City.