Bobby Bones, famed as the host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Bobby Bones Show, is an American on-air radio personality. 38-year-old Bones, besides his skills in hosting, has also proved his versatility in dancing as he won the 2018 reality show Dancing With The Stars, alongside his partner Sharna Burgess.
Professional since the 2000s, Bobby earns an applaudable sum of money with his radio career. As the winner of the 27th season of the Dancing With The Stars, not only Bones earned a huge fame but also alluring economic benefit, aiding his massive net worth. Let's get the details of his salary, net worth, and earnings.
The 2002 graduate with a B.A. in Radio/Television from Henderson State University, Bones hosts the nationally syndicated show The Bobby Bones Show since 2003 and has amassed millions of listeners in nearly 100 stations, including radio markets such as Washington, D.C., Chicago, Boston, and Miami.
Bones is paid well from the show and in over 15 years of career, he has accumulated a huge fame and a substantial amount of net worth. As of 2018, Bobby Bones is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $8 million.
Even though the exact figure of his salary is yet to be disclosed, he is alleged to earn nearly a million dollar fortune on an annual basis.
As reported, in an average, the nationally syndicated radio host earns up to $90,000 to $1 million a year, while the sidekicks in small markets earn around $30,000-$50,000 annually.
Sadly, the world's highest paid radio hosts' salary is much more than Bobby's net worth. The top earner Howard Stern earns around $90 million while the second and third highest paid Rush Limbaugh and Ryan Seacrest make $84 million and $58 million respectively.
Well, besides radio hosting, Bones is also a good dancer and became the winner of 2018 Dancing With The Stars (27th Season). With the prize money from the Dancing With The Stars, Bobby's net worth is likely to reach around $8.5 million.
For the 27th season of Dancing With The Stars, Bones was announced as one of the celebrities on the TV, in September 2018. The show was hosted by Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews while Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli were the judges.
Pairing with a professional dancer Sharna Burgess, Bones' couple was the second lowest scorer though won the competition with on the basis of vote counts on November 19, 2018.
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Well, the prize money for the 27th season of the show is yet to be disclosed but comparing with the past seasons, the contestants making their way to final reportedly earns $345,000 in total.
As for a fact, the final 3 contestants in DWTS each receive the same amount as the prize money, so the finalists Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe, and Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten are likely to earn same as of Bones.
Video: Bobby Bones Wins 27th Season of Dancing With The Stars
As reported, each contestant at the start off of the season gets a $125,000 signing bonus which increases gradually after a week passes by.
The winner of the 21st season Bindi Irwin was paid $10,000 extra per week for weeks 3 and 4, $15,000 for week 5, $20,000 for weeks 6 and 7, $30,000 for weeks 8 and 9, and $50,000 for weeks 10 and 11.
Comparing with The Voice and America's Got Talent (AGT), the DWTS winners are paid more as The Voice winner banks around $100,000 while AGT's $1 million prize money is reduced to $150,000 to $250,000 after the tax cut off.
Initially having worked at the college station KSWH-FM 91.1, Bobby Bones moved to KLAZ in Hot Springs, Arkansas for full time in 2001.
As reported, Bones first full-time radio contract paid him $17,000. Then in 2002, Bobby was hired by Q100/KQAR, though he later shifted to another radio station KLAL.
Eventually, Bones began working for KHFI-FM and is working as the host of The Bobby Jones Show since its premiere in 2003 that airs on WSIX-FM Studios.
Later in February 2013, Bones' show The Bobby Bones Show went into national syndication with Premiere Networks owned by the Clear TV.
Bones, in 2016, admitted that he spent around $13,000 on Nashville billboards in 2013 for a PR campaign to garner sympathy with a slogan GO AWAY BOBBY BONES.
But in a summary, it can't be denied that Bobby Bones is one of the talented and versatile personalities. We wish him best for further.