‘The Challenge’: How Much Money Has Aneesa Ferreira Won Despite Never Winning a Final?

There are several legends of The Challenge that are still starring on the hit MTV show today — Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio, Wes Bergmann, and Chris “CT” Tamburello, to name a few. However, there is one legend that has been pretty successful but has not won a season. That star is Aneesa Ferreira.

Aneesa Ferreira 'The Challenge"
Veronica Portillo (from left) and Aneesa Ferreira visit SiriusXM Studios in 2017. | Monica Schipper/Getty Images

Ferreira began competing back in 2002 but has yet to achieve the ultimate accomplishment by winning a season title. She has, however, still won money on The Challenge. So, how much has she won in her career? 

Aneesa Ferreira has been on ‘The Challenge’ since 2002

Before going on The Challenge, Ferreira was on The Real World: Chicago, which aired in 2002. She then made her first appearance on The Challenge when she competed on Battle of the Sexes, which aired in 2002 and 2003.

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Ferreira has ultimately starred in 13 total seasons of The Challenge, including Total Madness that is currently airing. She was also on two seasons of the spinoff, Champs vs. Stars

Ferreira has had a lot of success in many of the seasons she has been on. She has, however, yet to win a season. 

Ferreira has made it to the final twice

In her first two seasons — Battle of the Sexes, and Battle of the Sexes 2 — Ferreira went home about halfway through. However, she was a part of Team Veterans in The Gauntlet 2 and reached the final. Despite making it to the final, Ferreira did not win as she was a runner-up that season.

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Ferreira then got sent home right before the final in The Duel and The Inferno 3. She then went back to the final in The Duel II, though, but ultimately finished third. 

She has since not made it back to a final in the six other seasons she has competed in (not including Total Madness), but she did finish fourth in Rivals II. Ferreira also took some time off as she starred on XXX: Dirty 30 in 2017, and then Champs vs. Stars in 2018, but did not return until Total Madness this year. 

How much money has she won on ‘The Challenge’ despite not winning a season?

No, Ferreira has not actually won a season, unlike the other legends still starring on the show today. Devenanzio has won six seasons while Bergmann has won two and Tamburello has won three. She has, however, still won some money on The Challenge in her career.

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When she was a runner-up on The Gauntlet 2, Ferreira won $8,571, according to Fandom. She then won $15,000 when she was on The Duel II and finished third, and then $500 when she finished fourth on Rivals II. Ferreira has ultimately won around $24,071 total in her career. 

She also raised some money for charity on Champs vs. Stars, raising a total of $6,450 in her two seasons.

Despite never winning a season of The Challenge, Ferreira is still a legend on the show, and her performances over the years have still paid off.