The tantalizingly dramatic Dance Moms remains a guilty pleasure for countless viewers, drawing them in with its intriguing premise and cementing them as fans with its unyielding conflict. The show builds itself around the constant friction between director, owner, and choreographer of the Abby Lee Dance Company, Abby Lee Miller, and the mothers of her many talented pupils.
It’s been several years since the absurdly enthralling series aired its most recent episode, but thanks to its presence on several streaming services — check Hulu or the Lifetime channel — Dance Moms remains a fan favorite.
Some of the stars the series has birthed have risen to incredible heights, blossoming into genuine superstars over the course of their still-young careers. Others remained relatively small or else disappeared completely from the limelight. The diverse scope of talent fans have witnessed on the show over eight seasons has likewise led to a broad range of incomes, as some of the show’s most popular stars vastly out-earn their former teammates.
Dance Moms stars net worth ranking
Even the lowest-earning former Dance Moms star is living comfortably off the money they earned both on the show and off, with several enjoying celebrated careers in music, dance, and acting. The most popular of the show’s former stars have greatly surpassed their former mentor, Abby Lee Miller, while others are more content with a low-key life away from the spotlight.
10. Brooke Hyland – $500,000
One of the first of Dance Moms’ original stars to say goodbye to the show has since maintained a relatively low-key life. While she has released several musical tracks and acted in a film or two in the years following her departure, it seems that Brooke mostly plans to carve out a new direction in life for herself. She has since graduated from college and pivoted into a career in fashion and e-commerce, according to a 2020 interview with A-List Nation, and already has a tidy $500,000 net worth in her early ’20s, according to The Things.
9. Kendall Vertes – $1.2 million
The second-lowest earner among Dance Moms’ former stars can still claim millionaire status. Kendall Vertes, who debuted in the show’s second season, has maintained star status in the years following her departure from the series. She’s since signed onto several film and television projects and released a few music videos, with one single topping 28 million views on YouTube. Vertes currently boasts a net worth of between $1.2 and $1.5 million, according to Wealthy Genius.
8. Abby Lee Miller – $2 million
The net worth of the woman behind the mega-popular series sits comfortably in the middle of her students. Miller’s net worth used to be much higher, thanks to sky-high tuition costs and a steady income from the series, but legal issues and a stint in prison drastically drained the Dance Moms star’s bank account. She is now worth a still-impressive $2 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
7. Kalani Hilliker – $2 million
Matching her former teacher at the $2 million mark, according to Celebrity Net Worth, we have Kalani Hilliker, a mainstay who joined the series in season four. She soon became a crowd favorite and used the popularity she found there to launch into a career with the Irreplaceables, a separate dance team coached by Cheryl Burke of Dancing With The Stars fame.
6. Paige Hyland – $2 million
The second Hyland sister fared much better than her older sister in the monetary department, accumulating a net worth equal to that of Miller — and several of her other Dance Moms stars — over the course of her brief career. Hyland was a favorite on the series from the very start, but left — along with her sister — in season four. The 21-year-old has since branched out, forming a stellar career for herself on YouTube, where she boasts 725,000 subscribers.
5. Nia Sioux – $2 million
One of Dance Moms’ most popular original stars, Nia Frazier — or Nia Sioux — was a fixture of the series for its first seven seasons and remains one of the show’s longest-lasting members. She eventually left to lend her talent to the Irreplaceables, along with a number of television and film projects. She, like Miller, the younger Hyland, and Hilliker, has a net worth of $2 million, according to MDDailyRecord.
4. Mackenzie Ziegler – $3 million
The youngest Ziegler sister never quite managed to reach the heights of her older sister, but Mackenzie Ziegler is still thriving. During their time on the show, the Ziegler sisters subverted norms and presented a collected and capable sibling team, one that supported each other through all of their ups and downs. She and her sister left the show after season six, allowing Mackenzie to launch into a thriving career in music. She now boasts a net worth of $3 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, more than the vast majority of her former co-stars.
3. Maddie Ziegler – $5 million
One of the most popular stars to be birthed from Dance Moms’ ranks, Maddie Ziegler is instantly recognizable. She was a crowd — and Abby’s — favorite through many of the show’s early seasons, before gaining even more prominence as the official dancer behind many of Sia’s most popular music videos. Her Dance Moms fame has since propelled Maddie into a career in dance, music, modeling, and film. She is currently worth $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and her career is just getting started.
2. Chloe Lukasiak – $6 million
Presented as the primary competition to Miller’s favored dancer, Chloe found herself constantly pitted against Maddie. Her talent often fell to the background, much to her mother’s chagrin, and the conflict this prompted drove much of the drama in the show’s early seasons. She eventually left the show, a move that helped propel her career to the heights it has currently reached. Chloe’s branching out into acting saw her appear in several films, including 2016’s Center Stage: On Pointe and Next Level. These days she is worth $1 million more than her former competition, with a net worth of $6 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
1. JoJo Siwa – $20 million
The biggest earner in Dance Moms history is recognizable even by strangers to the show. JoJo Siwa may have started in Abby Lee Miller’s care, but she has since rocketed past her former mentor and all of her former co-stars to become one of America’s most popular celebrities. She turned her stint on Dance Moms into a lucrative YouTube career, a move that helped her branch out into her own projects in film, television, and music. She turned her bright, bubbly personality and style into a brand, all of which has earned her a current net worth of $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.