Ranking The 10 Richest Dancing With The Stars Winners

Dancing With The Stars is a hit American dance competition that has been running for 28 seasons now, featuring some of the biggest celebrities in the world as they team up with professional dancers in an elimination-style show.

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Throughout the history of the show, there have been some very big celebrity names who are known all over the world, and there have also been times where the show has struggled to attract top celebrity talent, leading to some smaller celebrities taking the spot.

Winning Dancing With The Stars can do wonders for a celebrity stars career, and while it isn't always the biggest name that ends up winning, during this list we shall take a look through the history books at the 10 richest winners of the show.

10 Rashad Jennings (Net Worth: $5 Million)

Rashad Jennings won the Dancing With The Stars competition far more recently than many on this list, taking home the mirrorball as the season 24 champion alongside his professional partner, Emma Slater.

Jennings had to beat off Fifth Harmony star, Normani Kordei and two-time World Series champion, David Ross in order to claim the prize, but it was certainly a feat that he deserved, even if he was an unexpected winner at the start of the season.

Jennings has a net worth of $5 million, and while he no doubt was paid well for his dancing appearances, the vast majority of his wealth actually comes from his NFL career, where he was a running back.

9 Jennifer Grey (Net Worth: $10 Million)

Jennifer Grey was crowned Dancing With The Stars champion back in 2010 after pairing with the legendary Derek Hough, who knows a thing or two about winning the hit show, with the pair dazzling on the dancefloor.

The couple were incredibly popular throughout their time on the show, having incredible chemistry on the dancefloor as Grey showed she had the moves to get the job done, winning the mirrorball in style.

Aside from appearing on the dancing show, Grey has earned her $10 million net worth through acting, with people knowing her best from her performance in Dirty Dancing, which certainly changed her career.

8 Apolo Anton Ohno (Net Worth: $10 Million)

Another former Dancing With The Stars winner with a net worth of $10 million is Apolo Anton Ohno, who won the competition back in 2007  alongside Julianne Hough, who is one of the most well-known professionals from the show.

Apolo was able to defeat former 'N Sync member, Joey Fatone, and super middleweight boxing champion Laila Ali in this year to take home the top prize, which is something that he is very experienced in doing.

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While his mirrorball victory was certainly a huge accomplishment, Ohno is best known for winning two gold medals during the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in the short track speed skating.

7 Nicole Scherzinger (Net Worth: $12 Million)

While she might not have the highest net worth of former Dancing With The Stars victors, with her personal value being set at $12 million, Nicole Scherzinger is certainly one of the most well-known names to have won it.

The former Pussycat Dolls singer won the competition in 2010 on the 10th season of the show, where she was partnered by the serial winner, Derek Hough, in a star-studded season that featured former Baywatch star, Pamela Anderson.

Scherzinger is best known for being a member of the Pussycat Dolls girl group, and she has since gone on to be a popular model and a television personality on shows like X-Factor.

6 Donald Driver (Net Worth: $16 Million)

Former NFL wide receiver, Donald Driver has a net worth of $16 million which he earned throughout his football career, most notably with the Green Bay Packers, but he swapped all that for the dancefloor in 2012.

Driver was part of season 14 on Dancing With The Stars, and he went on to win the entire thing alongside Peta Murgatroyd in what was a fantastic competition, with Driver showing the world how talented he at dancing.

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Beating out both Catherine Jones and William Levy in the final, Driver was able to pick up the victory, which proved to be a very popular decision amongst fans of the series that particular year.

5 Hines Ward (Net Worth: $16 Million)

Another former Dancing With The Stars winner that has a net worth of $16 million is Hines Ward who is another former NFL star who dazzled on the dance floor with his fancy footwork.

The former wide receiver won the competition alongside Kym Johnson in season 12, taking the crown in the finals against both Chelsea Kane and Kirstie Alley, showcasing his fantastic personality along the way.

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This season also featured the likes of Chris Jericho and Sugar Ray Leonard, but in the end, no other celebrity came close to Hines this particular year.

4 Donny Osmond (Net Worth: $18 Million)

Donny Osmond picked up the mirrorball victory back in season nine, which took place in 2009, teaming up with Kym Johnson to win the competition, beating Erin Andrews and Evan Lysacek in the finals.

Osmond is a national treasure who is incredibly popular all around the world, and when he was brought onto the show the hopes were high that he would be good, but Osmond went above and beyond those expectations.

Osmond has a net worth of $18 million and is best known for his singing career alongside the rest of the Osmond family, as well as his solo career, creating some incredible songs known all around the world.

3 Emmitt Smith (Net Worth: $18 Million)

Another former Dancing With The Stars champion is Emmitt Smith who was one of the shows first ever winners, taking the crown for season three alongside his partner, Cheryl Burke.

Smith defeated Joey Lawrence and Mario Lopez in the final to win the entire competition, with this being the second victory for Burke as the professional within the first three seasons of the show.

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Smith has a net worth of $18 million, and while the dancing win was certainly a big moment for him, he is best known for his career in the NFL, where he was a successful running back.

2 Brooke Burke (Net Worth: $25 Million)

Brooke Burke managed to win the Dancing With The Stars competition in the seventh season of the popular competition, pairing up with Derek Hough in order to claim the mirrorball.

Burke defeated both Lance Bass and Warren Sapp in the finals and is one of the most popular contestants in the history of the show in a season that also happened to feature Kim Kardashian.

However, Burke's impressive $25 million net worth comes from her modelling work, with many people knowing her from being a top star for the likes of Playboy and Maxim.

1 Helio Castroneves

So here we have it, officially the richest ever Dancing With The Stars champion, which is the former race car driver, Helio Castroneves, who grew an incredible net worth of $40 million over his competitive career.

During his season (which was season five), the Brazilian partnered up with Julianne Hough, who had managed to win the competition for the second year in a row with this victory.

The pair managed to defeat Marie Osmond and Mel B in the finals, as well as other celebrities such as Mark Cuban and Jane Seymour throughout the season.

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