- After prison time and a year of cancer treatments, Abby Lee Miller's net worth took a major hit.
- The Dance Moms star is getting back on her feet, walking and debuting a new Ask Abby talk show in 2020.
- Abby receives paychecks for appearances, films, Dance Moms spinoffs, and more.
Abby Lee Miller is on a comeback tour. The Dance Moms star is getting back on her feet after a tough few years filled with prison time and health issues. (Literally, she's learning how to walk again.) Abby is also taking over the TV one new show at a time and filling up her bank account while she's at it.
The reality TV personality is well on her way to raking in the big bucks again—I'm talking a paycheck per episode, a dancewear line, AND Dance Moms spinoffs. It all started with the hit Lifetime show Dance Moms, but in 2015, the star’s life and subsequent finances took a major hit when she was sentenced to 366 days in prison for bankruptcy fraud—and again in 2018, when she was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a rare form of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. But with all that behind her, here's how much money Abby is earning this year.
Abby announced a new talk show coming in 2020.
The reality star shared her exciting news in an Instagram video. "I have my own talk show called Ask Abby," she explains in the post. "Yes, that's right, you can ask me anything. I'm looking for excited, talented, fun, fabulous kids, teenagers, and tweens in the Los Angeles area that would be interested in sitting on the couch next to me and find out what it really takes to make it in Hollywood. This is your chance to be on top of my pyramid."
Abby added, "It's gonna be fun."
Abby first cashed in on Dance Moms.
Abby Lee took over her mom’s studio and renamed it Reign Dance Productions in 1984 (it’s the studio where Dance Moms is filmed). And from 2011, when Dance Moms first premiered, to 2016, Abby was cashing checks for $8,899 every month, according to Us Weekly. That’s every month for six seasons, people.
Abby turned her Dance Moms fame into more paychecks.
Besides her stint on the main show, Abby was getting a little extra something for its spinoffs, Dance Moms: Miami, Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, and Abby’s Studio Rescue. And that's all in addition to her ALDC dancewear collection endorsement deals and appearances in film and television shows, including Drop Dead Diva.
She published a book, Everything I Learned About Life, I Learned In Dance Class.
Abby poured all her dancing know-how into the pages of her debut book in 2014.
Abby's finances took a hit with prison time and cancer diagnosis.
Abby seemed to be living quite comfortably until she was indicted and charged for hiding $775,000 of her earnings in October 2015. Per People, Abby was keeping money in various accounts and having friends travel with a total of $120,000 in their luggages on her behalf. Including her yearlong prison sentence, Abby was ordered to pay $40,000 in fines, plus the $120,000 she tried to hide through friends.
Things only got more troublesome for Abby when she had to have emergency spinal surgery and doctors realized the symptoms she’d been experiencing were due to a rare form of cancer. The bills for her treatments, though not disclosed, were sure to have cost the now cancer-free star a pretty penny.
Curious about Abby Lee's health journey? Here's everything she's gone through:
Abby returned to Lifetime for Dance Moms season 8.
The most recent season debuted in June 2019. Her salary for the season wasn't released, but you can use her previous earnings to estimate how much cash has been coming her way recently.
There's some complicated math, but according to Showbiz Cheatsheet, Abby’s net worth is about $2 million dollars. And she’s sure to be earning more as she logs more screen time with her new talk show Ask Abby, new seasons of Dance Moms, and other Lifetime spinoffs.
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