Season 24 of “Dancing With the Stars” is can’t miss television for anyone who has ever dreamed of watching Mr. T mamba or Simone Biles salsa. The new season of the hit ABC series kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, March 20.
Olympic gymnast Biles is currently favored to win the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy this season, though “Glee” actress Heather Morris — who also auditioned for Fox series “So You Think You Can Dance” and worked as a backup dancer for Beyoncé — is a close second.
Only time will tell which celebrity will come out on top on the dance floor. For now, learn more about what made this season’s “DWTS” contestants rich and famous.
Paired with Sasha Farber, Simon Biles is likely feeling the heat, as her fellow Team USA gymnast Laurie Hernandez was the “DWTS” Season 23 champion. A four-time Olympic gold medalist, Biles tied for most decorated female athlete at the Rio 2016 Olympics, winning a total of five medals. She has a net worth of $2 million.
Professional bull rider Bonner Bolton will be dancing with Sharna Burgess this season. That he’s dancing at all is quite miraculous; the Texas native was temporarily paralyzed from the neck down after being bucked off the back of a bull and landing on his head in January 2016, reported People.com. Bolton’s net worth is unknown.
Singer and actress Charo is putting her dancing skills to the test with partner Keo Motsepe. The “Sexy Sexy” singer has a net worth of $8 million. You might recognize her from recent appearances on “Jane the Virgin” or her recurring stint as April Lopez on “The Love Boat.”
Funnyman Chris Kattan will have to get serious in the ballroom if he wants to dance his way to the top with partner Witney Carson. In addition to his “DWTS” performance, Kattan is slated to appear in three films this year: “Walk of Fame,” “How to Get Girls” and “The Bobby Roberts Project.” The “Saturday Night Live” alum has a net worth of $8 million.
Former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross retired after leading the team to a 2016 title. Now the two-time World Series champion is joining forces with pro Lindsay Arnold to win the Mirrorball Trophy. His net worth is $11 million.
Known as Erika Girardi to “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” fans, Erika Jayne regularly performs on the nightclub circuit, so she might even be able to show partner Gleb Savchenko a few moves. The “Xxpensive” singer, who is also among the richest “Real Housewives,” has a net worth of $5 million.
“Glee” alum Heather Morris will be dancing with popular pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy this season. The actress will also star in the TV movie “Psycho Wedding Crasher” this year. Morris’ net worth is $4 million.
Famous for his work on “The A-Team,” Mr. T is partnered with Kym Herjavec for his return to television. The actor has dozens of credits to his name — including “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs,” “Not Another Teen Movie” and “Rocky III” — all of which have contributed to his net worth of $1.5 million.
She’s a former Olympic figure skater who earned both a silver and bronze medal, but Nancy Kerrigan is most famous for being clubbed in the knee with a police baton preceding the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Paired with Artem Chigvintsev for this season of “DWTS,” Kerrigan’s net worth is $8 million.
Fifth Harmony member Normani Kordei will compete with Season 23 “DWTS” champion Valentin Chmerkovskiy. The “Work From Home” singer has a net worth of $3 million.
Currently an unsigned free agent, NFL running back Rashad Jennings was released from the New York Giants in February. While searching for a new team, he’ll stay busy dancing with pro Emma Slater.
Detailed net worth information for Jennings isn’t available, but Spotrac estimates his earnings at nearly $10 million for his eight seasons as a professional football player.
Nick Viall found love with fiancé Vanessa Grimaldi on Season 21 of “The Bachelor.” Now he’s hoping to find success on “DWTS” while dancing with fan-favorite Peta Murgatroyd. The former software salesman, who earned around $100,000 as “The Bachelor,” is a two-time runner-up on “The Bachelorette” and also starred on a season of “Bachelor in Paradise.” Viall’s net worth is not known.
All net worth figures are according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.