The Strictly Come Dancing beloved judge Bruno Tonioli is known for his swift moves and hilarious judgment on the infamous show. He is an Italian born dancer, choreographer, and TV personality. He is popular for his appearance on the judging panel in Strictly come dancing and its American version Dancing With The Stars. He is one of the renowned faces in the entertainment industry and contributed substantially to the world of dance.
Bruno Tonioli net worth is estimated at around $16 million!
The flamboyant dancing personality has earned quite heftily through his career in dancing. Apart from being a world-class dancer, Bruno has entertained and worked in many different roles and each role has contributed millions to his net worth.
As of 2020, he is said to have a whopping net worth of $16 million. According to sources, he is said to get $30 thousand per episode of Strictly.
Being a former professional dancer, now he earns mostly by being a panelist on famous shows like Dancing With The Stars, and as reports suggest he earns nearly $1.2 million per season on the show.
Following the recent updates, he was seen again on the 29thseason of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ earning more millions to grow his already impressive fortune.
Missing from the 18th Season of Strictly?
Fans were disappointed when Bruno was missing from the 18th season of Strictly Come Dancing. He was nowhere seen sharing the panel with Craig Revel Horwood, Oti Mabuse, and Shirley Ballas just like old times. Though he couldn’t make it physically but embraced the shown with his presence virtually. Bruno had to settle in America delivering his prior commitments and working as a judge on the American version of the show, Dancing with The Stars. The pandemic however has made it difficult for the dancer to travel back and forth from the U.S to the U.K. It was therefore decided Bruno would continue to stay in the States and honor his responsibility there.
Bruno started gaining recognition in Hollywood when he became one of the judges of a hit reality dancing series “DWTS”. Back then the show was a flop but gradually became one of the greatest dancing reality show in history with 29 seasons until now. Bruno has been associated with the show from the very beginning. He is appreciated for his hilarious judgments on the show keeping the viewers entertained.
Bullied in his youth for being gay
Bruno was born in November 1955 and belongs to Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Following Bruno’s autobiography “My Story”, he stated he was bullied during his childhood and young days by his peers for being gay.
He left home when he was 18 to make a legendary dancing career. He experienced his big break when he appeared in an Elton John music video. He carried on working hard and choreographing for celebrities like Freddie Mercury, Tina Turner Paul McCartney, and the forever dance icon Michael Jackson. Bruno has also choreographed films including Ella Enchanted, The Gathering Storm, Little Voice, What a Girl Wants, and The Parole Officer.