Derek Hough Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career

Derek Hough Net Worth 20200, Biography, Education, and Career

Derek Hough Net Worth 2020 Derek Hough is an American dancer specializing in Latin and Ballroom dance.

He is also a choreographer, director, actor, musician, singer, and songwriter. He was athletic as a young child and was introduced to the fine arts by his mother.

Derek Hough Net Worth


Derek Hough was born on May 17, 1985, in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

His nationality is American and ethnicity is mixed (English, Dutch, French-Canadian, German, Swiss-German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, 1/16 Danish, 1/32 Swedish, French).

He is the son of Marianne and Bruce Hough, who was twice chairman of the Utah Republican Party and has four sisters, Sharee, Marabeth, Katherine, and Julianne.

As a child, he participated in karate, acrobatics, and sports like football and basketball. He was introduced to fine arts by his mother.

Derek Hough dated British actress and singer-songwriter India de Beaufort from 2000 to 2008.

In 2008, he met former model and actress Shannon Elizabeth. They were in a relationship for a year.


He was 12 years when his parents separated; he was then sent to London to study under ballroom dancers Shirley Ballas and Corky Ballas.

He spent ten years in London and studied at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, where he received training in theatre, gymnastics, song, and several dance forms including jazz, tap, and ballet.

Derek Hough Net Worth


From 1998 and 2004, Derek Hough participated in several competitions that took him to several foreign nations like Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Ireland, the US, and Czechoslovakia.

In 2002, he won the WDSF World Youth Latin Champion, as well as the Under-21 Latin title at the Blackpool Dance Festival in 2003.

Meanwhile, in 2001, he made a guest appearance in the feature film ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’.

In 2006, he became a part of a theatre cast by playing the lead in ‘Footloose: The Musical’. However, he made his Broadway debut later in 2010 with ‘Burn the Floor’.

In 2007, he was one of the panelists on the reality television show BBC One’s ‘DanceX’.

In 2007, he made his initial appearance at the season four of the reality dancing show ‘Dancing with the Stars’, as a guest instructor.

The same year, he joined the crew as a professional instructor for the following season. He was paired with actress Jennie Garth and the duo reached the semifinals during the season.

In season seven (2008) of ‘Dancing with the Stars’, Derek Hough appeared with model Brooke Burke.

The pair won the season as well as the mirror ball trophy. In the following season of the show, he appeared along with rapper Lil’ Kim.

In season nine of the show, he was paired with model Joanna Krupa. However, they were eliminated during the semifinals, finishing in the fourth place.

For the next season (season ten), he partnered with singer Nicole Scherzinger and they won the season’s final.

Derek Hough has been associated with the show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ for many years, except for two seasons, season 12 and season 22.

Celebrities he has partnered with during this period include television personality Maria Menounos, paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy, YouTube personality Bethany Mota, gymnast Nastia Liukin, and wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin.

In 2011, he took a break from his reality show appearances to act in his debut feature film ‘Make Your Move’. The movie premiered years later, in 2014.

In 2013, he stated that he would be working on a performance for the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics short dance program for ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White. The contesting duo went on to win a gold medal for the routine.

In 2014, he also directed Mark Ballas’ music video song titled ‘Get My Name’.

He released his first book ‘Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion’ the same year. The book went on to enter ‘The New York Times Best Seller’ list.

The following year it was announced that he would play the lead in the Broadway production ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, scheduled for premiere in 2017.

He also choreographed and appeared in the music video ‘The Arena’ alongside performance artist Lindsey Stirling.

He has made special appearances in television series like ‘Jane the Virgin’ (2016). The same year he played the role of Corny Collins in the NBC live broadcast of the musical ‘Hairspray’.

In 2017 he was also the lead actor, director, and choreographer in the music video of the song ‘I Believe in You’ in the album ‘Nobody but Me’ by Michael Bublé.

Derek Hough Net Worth

Net Worth

Derek Hough has a net worth of $4 million.

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