When big earners are mentioned we often think of tech moguls, Hollywood A-listers, wealthy heiresses and so on. Here, we spotlight a category of big earners that are often overlooked; fitness celebrities. These folks make serious bank though they sweat more for it than the average big earner.
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Shaun T. Net Worth
Shaun T, born on May 2, 1978 is a fitness specialist and trainer from New Jersey. In addition to his fitness work, he’s also a choreographer and motivational speaker. His career began at Rowan University where he taught an aerobics class as part of his coursework towards a sports science degree. After graduating Shaun moved to California where he worked as a choreographer, trainer and dancer. His work won him many admirers including Beachbody, one of the biggest fitness companies in America whose representatives approached him for a demo workout video. As of 2016 Shaun’s videos have sold more than 8 million copies through Beachbody. Shaun T. net worth is estimated to be around 10 million dollars. This is due not only to his videos but his massive online presence and other ventures such as his clothing line with Fila and several speaking engagements.
Billy Blanks Net Worth
Billy Blanks was born in September 1955 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He’s a fitness trainer, personal health coach and occasional actor. He began his career as a personal health coach by opening a fitness center in LA with the likes of Paula Abdul among his clients. He appeared in his first movie in 1988 and went on to star in many more earning a reputation for martial arts expertise. He eventually developed his trademarked workout technique called Tae Bo. This technique uses a mix of taekwondo and boxing moves to improve fitness and flexibility. Through his fitness career, movie roles, and TV appearances Bill Blanks net worth has reached 40 million dollars as of 2020.
Jillian Michaels Net Worth
Jillian Michaels was born in Los Angeles, California on February 18, 1974. She’s a black belt holder as well as a nutrition and wellness consultant. She began her fitness career early starting as a personal trainer while a student at CSU. She eventually rose to fame through NBC’s The Biggest Loser where she acted as team trainer. Her award winning fitness app has been downloaded over 500,000 times. Jillian Michaels net worth of 18 million dollars comes from her 20 workout DVDs which have sold up to100 million copies, 9 best selling books, a podcast, and 5.8 million dollars she won in a 2017 legal dispute with Lionsgate.
Jen Selter Net Worth
Jen Selter, an American model and internet celebrity, was born in New York on August 8, 1993. Although she experienced bullying in childhood due to her appearance, this did not stop her and she started her career on Instagram at 15 years old. Most of her workout pictures and videos appear on Instagram where she has over 12 million followers. Her YouTube and Tik Tok videos have garnered over a million views. She’s also a businesswoman co-owning fitness brands such as Blandjet and JenstaBar. Due to numerous endorsement deals with several sports brands Jen Selter’s net worth is around 6 million dollars.
Brooke Burke is a fitness expert, CEO, TV host, and author who was born on September 8, 1971 in Connecticut. She’s appeared in over 15 TV shows and is best known for hosting the travel show Wild on!. She won the 7th season of Dancing with the Stars and went on to co-host 8 seasons of the show. She released a DVD series of workouts and launched her fitness app ‘Brooke Burke body’ in 2012 and 2017 respectively. She teaches her own signature workout technique ‘Booty Burn’ in California. Brooke Burke has a net worth of 30 million dollars.
In recent years social media has turned healthy living into a fad with significant financial implications for the fitness industry. However, the wealth of fitness celebrities isn’t due to their fitness careers alone as they also dabble in other ventures to augment their incomes.