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Richest Ballet Dancers in the World

27 May 2014

3. Benjamin Millepied – $900,000 net worth

Now a fixture in Hollywood, this French dancer was relatively unknown in the mainstream world until a few years ago but has long been a famous face in the ballet world.

Born in France,  Millepied started dancing at the age of 8 under the instruction of his mother, who is also a ballet dancer.  He has danced for the American Ballet Theatre, City Ballet ,the Paris Opera, and School of American Ballet .

He made the transition from ballet to Hollywood when he choreographed the dances for the thriller, Black Swan – where he also played a small part in the movie.

There Millepied met Natalie Portman, who was starring in the movie, with whom he became engaged in 2010. The couple recently welcomed their son into the world in 2011.

The 5 Richest Ballet Dancers
The 5 Richest Ballet Dancers

 

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