What Is ‘DWTS’ Pro Jenna Johnson’s Net Worth?
Jenna Johnson is back for another season of Dancing With the Stars. Season 30 promises to be big for Johnson, who is partnered with celebrity JoJo Siwa. The two are making history as the show’s first same-sex dancing couple. As Johnson prepares for the significant moment, read on to learn more about her life and net worth.
Jenna Johnson’s journey to ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Growing up in Utah, Johnson and her sisters developed a passion for dancing. As a teen, Johnson won numerous national dance competitions. In 2013, she embarked on her dream of being a professional dancer. She competed on season 10 of the Fox series So You Think You Can Dance. However, she was eliminated during week eight of the competition.
In 2016, she got her big break as the newest pro to join season 23 of Dancing With the Stars. Unfortunately, her first season didn’t fare well, with her and partner Jake T being the first elimination. However, Johnson’s luck changed during season 26 when she and Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon took home the mirrorball trophy. Johnson returned for the next three seasons but has yet to win another trophy. However, that might change during season 30.
Jenna Johnson and JoJo Siwa making ‘Dancing With the Stars’ history
As reported by Deadline.com, Dancing With the Stars planned to include a same-sex couple. YouTube star Siwa was to be paired with a female dancer. Before the show’s Sept. 20 premiere, the celebrities’ partners remained a mystery.
However, as seen on the broadcast, Siwa’s partner was none other than Johnson. All eyes were on Siwa and Johnson as they made their historic debut on the dance floor. According to Entertainment Weekly.com, Siwa and Johnson’s performance was impressive; they landed a score of 29 out of 40, the highest of all the couples. Momentum is on the pair’s side, but they have stiff competition from Olympic gymnast Suni Lee, the top contender to win. Yet, Siwa and Johnson shouldn’t be counted out.
Jenna Johnson’s personal life and net worth
At 27 years old, Johnson has managed to earn herself a nice nest egg. According to CelebNetWorth.net, Johnson’s net worth is estimated at $7 million. Most of Johnson’s fortune comes from Dancing With the Stars. As reported by Parade.com, the pros start with $1,600 per episode, but the amount increases to $5,000 per episode if the pro returns for another season.
Dancing With the Stars has been huge for Johnson’s career and personal life. In April 2019, she married fellow professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Like his wife, Chmerkovskiy is also a mirrorball champion, winning the trophy twice. First with Rumer Willis, then with Laurie Hernandez.